PCC hosts the winner of Wednesday’s play-in game between No. 15 Palomar and No. 18 Cerritos, which Pasadena beat 75-54 at Cerritos on Jan. 31. The Lancers also beat the Comets, 61-49, in both teams’ first game of the season. Game time Saturday is 7 p.m. “We kinda figured (the No. 2 seed) given the numbers,” PCC coach Joe Peron said. “I told the girls we’d probably be the No. 2 seed going in and they were cool. They were fine with that. “We’re definitely ready to play.” Because they’re on opposite sides of the playoff bracket, the only time they can play again is if they face each other in the state championship game on March 11 in Fresno. Meanwhile, Citrus men’s basketball team, ranked No. 15 in Southern California, hosts Cuesta (17-15) from the San Luis Obispo area on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. With their win over Santa Monica on Saturday, the Owls (20-12, 7-5 Western State Conference) became the first Citrus team to eclipse the 20-win barrier in over 10 years. Sophomore guard Phillip Friesen leads the team with averages of 14.5 points and almost six rebounds per game. If Citrus beats the Cougars, it will play San Bernardino Valley (26-6), which received a first-round bye. firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 962-8811 Ext. 2213 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Now the fun starts. Taking the first steps toward meeting each other again this season, the Mounties and Lancers earned the top two seeds in the Southern California Regional Tournament on Monday. Throughout the women’s basketball season, Pasadena City College and Mt. San Antonio battled for the top spot in Southern California. They split the two times the schools played each other – both teams defending home court – and beat every other team on their South Coast Conference North Division schedules. Mt. SAC, by virtue of its top spot in the final Southern California rankings and No. 1 RPI rating in the state, received the No. 1 seed and first-round bye. “I’d looked at the numbers, so I figured there was a good chance we’d wind up with the top spot,” Mt. SAC coach Laura Beeman said. “That’s why you work hard all season long, so you get that No. 1 seed.” Its state title defense begins at home on Saturday at 7 p.m. against the winner of Wednesday’s play-in game between No. 17 Imperial Valley and No. 16 Chaffey, which the Mounties (32-1) beat 54-50 in the Chaffey Tournament earlier in the season. “That’s the closest game that we’ve had, aside from the Pasadena game,” Beeman said of the Panthers. “It was in early November, so I’m sure we’re both better than we were then.” Also improved are the Lancers (31-1), who started the season with a school-record, 28-game winning streak and easily have beaten their last three opponents following their humbling 69-56 loss at Mt. SAC on Feb. 2.