Final Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area Ratings (Girls)

In support of our weekly highlights show that airs every Sunday at 4:30 p.m. on KRON TV, Channel 4, in San Francisco, here's the final top 20 rankings for the 2002-2003 girls basketball season. Our Bay Area Top 20 includes teams from the CIF Central Coast and CIF North Coast sections only plus teams from Solano and Napa counties of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section.

(After games of Saturday, March 22; previous rank in parentheses)

1. (1) Mitty (San Jose) 31-3

2. (2) Piedmont 30-4

3. (3) Vacaville 33-3

4. (4) Pinewood (Los Altos Hills) 25-5

5. (5) Ursuline (Santa Rosa) 29-4

6. (6) Carondelet (Concord) 28-3

7. (7) Berkeley 26-6

8. (8) Amador Valley (Pleasanton) 24-7

9. (10) Marin Catholic (Kentfield) 23-7

10. (9) Sacred Heart Cathedral (San Francisco) 25-10

11. (11) Notre Dame (Salinas) 28-3

12. (12) Healdsburg 27-3

13. (13) Technical (Oakland) 25-4*

14. (14) Presentation (San Jose) 26-9

15. (15) Bishop O'Dowd (Oakland) 25-3

16. (19) St. Mary's (Berkeley) 20-9

17. (16) Acalanes (Lafayette) 23-8

18. (17) Miramonte (Orinda) 20-8

19. (18) Moreau Catholic (Hayward) 26-5

20. (20) Northgate (Walnut Creek) 20-8

Notes & Highlights

Seniors Khalilah Daniels, Jenna Green and Mary-Eileen Gallagher were the core of Mitty's program for the last three years and also were the main reason the Monarchs are the Bay Area's best for 2003. Losing to Lynwood, one of the top three teams in the nation, in the Div. I state final is certainly nothing to be that disappointed about. There was definitely no quit in the Monarchs. They played hard until the final horn.

There weren't as many flip-flops for the final girls rankings as there were for the boys. In fact, the only one was Marin Catholic over Sacred Heart Cathedral. Once the Irish had lost in the Div. III state final to Bishop Montgomery, we had to revert back to an early-season matchup in which Marin Catholic beat them by 56-43.

It wasn't a flip-flop, but another team that did move up in the final rankings was St. Mary's of Berkeley. The Panthers' playoff loss was by just 54-51 to Healdsburg and late in the season they turned heads with an upset win over Piedmont.

And now on to softball and baseball.....

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