Daily Playoff Update

California boys fall in NCS Div. II opener; Riordan-SHC boys set up CCS Div. III final; West of Tracy girls lose in Sac-Joaquin.

Section Basketball Playoff Scores

from Wednesday, Feb. 27

San Diego

Girls Div. I -- El Camino (Oceanside) 44, Mt. Carmel 41; Poway 59, San Diego 53. Note: Charde Houston scored 27 in last game of the season for San Diego.

Girls Div. II -- Orange Glen (Escondido) 52, Eastlake (Chula Vista) 40; Mt. Miguel (Spring Valley) 47, El Capitan (Lakeside) 45. Note: Orange Glen is the top seed.

Girls Div. III -- Santana (Santee) 77, Kearny 68; University City 55, Mission Bay 51. Note: All four teams were in this week's Div. III state rankings and highest-ranked squad won both games. Jaime Ransom had 30 points for Santana.

Girls Div. IV -- Bishop's (La Jolla) 65, Parker 42; Coronado 53, Calipatria 31. Note: Bishop's is defending state champion of division and expected to gain top seed in SoCal region playoffs.

Girls Div. V -- La Jolla Country Day 97, Calvin Christian (Escondido) 29; Julian 69, Lutheran 18. Note: Candice Wiggins 41 points for LJCD, which is defending state champion.


No games played. Championship games Friday for boys Div. V and boys Div. IV at Loyola Marymount University. Friday's big game for girls is between Lynwood (No. 1 in the state and nation) and unbeaten Long Beach Poly and will be held at The Pyramid in Long Beach.

L.A. City

No games played. Championship games Saturday at The Forum.


Girls Div. I -- Clovis West 46, Bakersfield 34; Redwood (Visalia) 60, Madera 59. Note: Jessica Tomplins made basket with eight seconds left for Redwood.

Girls Div. II -- Stockdale 81, Centennial 56; West (Bak.) 59, Edison (Fresno) 56. Note: Nikki Blue named to McDonald's All-American Game earlier in day. Scored 25 points for West.

Girls Div. III -- Granite Hills (Porterville) 65, Sierra (Tollhouse) 57; North (Bakersfield) 71, Wasco 46. Note: Granite Hills was strong Div. IV team a year ago.

Girls Div. IV -- Corcoran 57, Chowchilla 35; Dos Palos 56, Kingsburg 53. Note: Martrese Austin, 6-3 junior, scored 22 points for Dos Palos.

Girls Div. V -- Mission Prep (SLO) 68, Central Valley Christian 36; Immanuel 35, Coast Union 28. Note: Mission Prep going for 10th straight section title. First four were in Southern Section.

Central Coast

Boys Div. II -- St. Francis (Mountain View) 67, Los Gatos 65; Fremont (Sunnyvale) 50, Palo Alto 45. Note: Hakeem Gilliard had 18 points and seven assists for SF. Also made go-ahead basket with seven seconds to go.

Boys Div. III -- Riordan (SF) 66, Santa Cruz 58; Sacred Heart Cathedral (SF) 57, Soquel 48. SHC won 40-38 in WCAL playoffs over Riordan, but Crusaders won twice earlier in the season.

Boys Div. IV -- Monte Vista Christian 63, Hillsdale (San Mateo) 53; Valley Christian (San Jose) 74, Half Moon Bay 62. Note: Whoever wins between VC and MVC should be seeded No. 1 in northern regional playoffs.

Girls Div. II -- Pinewood 51, Notre Dame (Belmont) 30; Aragon (San Mateo) 53, Soquel 51. Note: Pinewood took control with 15-4 second quarter.

Girls Div. III -- Sacred Heart Cathedral (SF) 48, Santa Cruz 45; Presentation (San Jose) 43, Burlingame 36. Note: SHC makes it to CCS finals for fourth time in five years.

Girls Div. IV -- Menlo 61, Notre Dame (Salinas) 51; Sacred Heart Prep 34, Mercy (SF) 26. Note: Oops, ND Salinas was 25-2 and ranked high in Div. IV statewide. Guess the GPSL really is that much better than any other league around.

San Francisco

AAA Boys -- McAteer 63, Lowell 59; Lincoln 70, Wallenberg 49. Note: McAteer is defending champ and has had Div. III state enrollment.


No games played.

North Coast

Div. II Boys -- Amador Valley 68, California (San Ramon) 60; Monte Vista (Danville) 77, Hayward 61; Montgomery (Santa Rosa) 62, Foothill (Pleasanton) 46; Northgate (Walnut Creek) 67, Casa Grande (Petaluma) 48. Note: Cal was top seed and had terrific regular season. Any one of the four teams left could win.

Div. III Boys -- Kennedy (Richmond) 60, Las Lomas (Walnut Creek) 54; Piner 58, Alhambra (Martinez) 48; Acalanes (Lafayette) 73, Mt. Diablo (Concord) 60; Del Norte (Crescent City) 45, Miramonte 38. The Kennedy game was a first-rounder. All others were second-round. Kennedy will play its second round game on Thursday.

Div. V Boys -- Branson 52, Tomales 49; St. Vincent 61, Lick-Wilmerding 45; St. Bernard (Eureka) 67, Head-Royce (Oakland) 43. Note: Branson is top seed. No. 2 University (SF) scheduled for Thursday.

Div. I Girls -- Berkeley 72, Mission San Jose 30; San Leandro 44, Monte Vista (Danville) 34; Pittsburg 66, Castro Valley 59; Logan (Union City) 45, Newark Memorial 43. Note: Berkeley seeded No. 1 and Pittsburg No. 2.

Div. II Girls -- Amador Valley 72, Alameda 56; Ukiah 63, Analy (Sebastopol) 58; Bishop O'Dowd 46, Washington (Fremont) 40.

Div. III Girls -- Miramonte 65, San Lorenzo (Arroyo) 38; Moreau Catholic (Hayward) 51, Petaluma 48; Encinal (Alameda) 56, Acalanes (Lafayette) 54; Alhambra (Martinez) 62, Arcata 39. Note: Acalanes was No. 2 seed.

Div. V Girls -- Branson 46, St. Bernard (Eureka) 34; Berean Christian 52, Middletown 32; Cloverdale 64, Geyserville 51; Rincon Valley Christian 52, Urban 43. Note: Branson top seed.

Sac Joaquin

Div. IV Boys -- Encina (Sacramento 58, Christian Brothers 57; Amador (Sutter Creek) 59, San Juan (Fair Oaks) 45. Note: Christian Brothers was the No. 1 seed.

Div. I Girls -- Laguna Creek 56, Will C. Wood (Vacaville) 45; Kennedy (Sacramento) 59, Merced 41. Note: Kennedy is defending champion.

Div. II Girls -- Vacaville 68, West (Tracy) 49; St. Mary's (Stockton) 78, Sacramento 46. Note: West had 29-game winning streak broken.

Div. IV Girls -- Colfax 61, Amador (Sutter Creek) 51; Patterson 52, Bret Harte (Altaville) 50. Note: Patterson to play for first section girls sports title in school history.


Boys Div. IV -- Wheatland 69, Durham 67; Sutter 65, Corning 54. Note: Wheatland is top seed.

Boys Div. V -- Capital Christian 65, Bishop Quinn (Redding) 41. Note: Capital to play Liberty of Redding (27-1) in title game.

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