Daily Playoff Update

We know we're late with this, but to be consistent and give credit where it's due here are scores and brief highlights from boys and girls section championship games played on Saturday, March 2. Games played at The Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim not included as they already were extensively written up and posted on Saturday night.

San Diego

Div. I Girls Championship -- El Camino (Oceanside) 48, Poway 29. Wildcats improve current win streak to 11 games.

Div. II Girls Championship -- Orange Glen (Escondido) 52, Mt. Miguel (Spring Valley) 41. Katie Anderson scored 19 and Jessica Campbell had 16 points and 19 rebounds for the Patriots, who won school's first-ever girls hoops section title.

Div. III Girls Championship -- Santana 69, University City 59. Sultans went on 21-0 run in second quarter. Amanda Krismer led with 20 points. Jackie Turpin had 11 assists.

Div. IV Girls Championship -- Bishop's (La Jolla) 72, Coronado 31. Sixth straight section title for Knights. Mallorie Winn netted 32 points and had eight rebounds and six steals.

Div. V Girls Championship -- La Jolla Country Day 108, Julian 35. This may have been the earliest section title game ever played with 8 a.m. start. Candice Wiggins paced win with 29 points, 13 steals and eight assists.

Southern

Div. I-A Girls Championship -- San Clemente 67, Hart (Newhall) 60. Second straight title for Tritons, who were led by Lindsey Pluimer's 26 points, 14 rebounds and five assists.

Div. II-AA Girls Championship -- Ventura 61, Troy (Fullerton) 43. Surprisingly one-sided affair keyed by Katy O'Brien's 33 points. Cougars won first section title since 1976.

Div. III-AA Girls Championship -- Artesia (Lakewood) 55, Apple Valley 37. Lindsey Thomas led Pioneers with 15 points.

Div. IV-AA Girls Championship -- St. Bernard (Playa del Rey) 41, St. Paul (Santa Fe Springs) 30. Vikings won third straight section title and seventh in last 11 years. Star guard Alexis Kendricks left the game with possible concussion.

Div. IV-A Girls Championship -- Cantwell Sacred Heart (Montebello) 77, Montclair Prep (Van Nuys) 66. Maritza Villalta scored 31 for the CSH, which won first section title in any sport in school's 55-year history. Eshaya Murphy went nuts as usual for MP with 41 points and 22 rebounds.

Div. V-AA Girls Championship -- Rolling Hills Prep 58, Hillcrest Christian (Granada Hills) 46. Win avenges loss from earlier in the season. Charmaine Jones had 25 points, seven rebounds and five steals for RHP.

L.A. City

Boys Championship Division -- Westchester 57, Fairfax 50. The burden hasn't entirely been lifted, but Comets were able to smile Saturday at the Forum, winning their third consectutive City Championship. Both teams qualified for the state Division I playoffs. Westchester (28-2), currently ranked No. 5 in the nation, was seeded No. 1 in Southern California.

Boys Invitational Division -- University 87, Reseda 77. Uni was led by the inside-outside combination of senior center Aaron Brown, who dominated the paint, scoring 26 points, and hauled down a game-high 19 rebounds, and the smooth outside game of junior forward Ruben Boykin, who added 23 points, and 18 rebounds.

Girls Championship Division -- Narbonne (Harbor City) 64, Chatsworth 39. Third straight city section title for Gauchos.

Girls Invitational Division -- Washington 43, King-Drew 37. Johnisha Rice was the Generals' top scorer with 11 points.

Central Coast

Div. II Boys Championship -- St. Francis (Mountain View) 63, Fremont (Sunnyvale) 56. Lancers have now won four section titles in five years. Hakeem Gilliard scored 13 points and had eight assists.

Div. III Boys Championship -- Sacred Heart Cathedral (SF) 59, Riordan (SF) 50. Odioh Odiye led the Irish with 19 points. Marquise Kately had 29 points and 13 rebounds for Riordan.

Div. IV Boys Championship -- Monte Vista Christian 66, Valley Christian (San Jose) 42. J.T. Tipson tossed in 19 points and had 15 rebounds for MVC, which won second straight section title and avenged one of its three losses from earlier in the season.

Div. II Girls Championship -- Pinewood (Los Altos Hills) 54, Aragon (San Mateo) 43. Panthers have now won five striaght section titles.

Div. III Girls Championship -- Sacred Heart Cathedral (SF) 43, Presentation (San Jose) 29. Third straight section title for Irish, which swept section boys-girls crowns.

Div. IV Girls Championship -- Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton) 28, Menlo School 24. Coach Lamont Quattlebaum's 42nd coaching win of season (he led boys to 21-4 season). Gators also won 12th overall section title.

North Coast

Div. I Boys Championship -- De La Salle 76, St. Mary's (Berkeley) 70. Panthers had 20-game win streak. DLS got lift off bench from Taylor Pena, who scored 15 points.

Div. II Boys Championship -- Northgate (Walnut Creek) 41, Amador Valley 35. Broncos upped win streak to 22 games and took Div. II title after winning Div. III crown a year ago.

Div. III Boys Championship -- Del Norte (Crescent City) 59, Piner (Santa Rosa) 58. Amazing comeback as Del Norte trailed by 18 with 6:58 left. Winning points on basket by Justin Clifton with seven seconds left. Del Norte also won in overtime in the semifinals.

Div. IV Boys Championship -- Marin Catholic (Kentfield) 69, Salesian (Richmond) 50. Nick Vita soared for 29 points for MC.

Div. V Boys Championship -- University (SF) 61, St. Vincent (Petaluma) 43.

Div. I Girls Championship -- Berkeley 60, Pittsburg 53. Seventh straight section title for Yellowjackets. Shaquita Brown led in scoring with 16 points.

Div. II Girls Championship -- Amador Valley 46, Bishop O'Dowd (Oakland) 34. Dons won fourth straight section title and 10th overall despite trailing 10-1 at the start.

Div. III Girls Championship -- Miramonte (Orinda) 51, Alhambra (Martinez) 42. Molly Nohr scored 22 and Tori Markey 17 for the winners.

Div. IV Girls Championship -- Ursuline (Santa Rosa) 42, Marin Catholic 37. Bears' defense only gave up two points in the fourth quarter. They improved to 30-1 and earned top Div. IV NorCal seed.

Div. V Girls Championship -- Branson (Ross) 56, Cloverdale 23.

Sac-Joaquin

Div. I Boys Championship -- Modesto Christian 66, Vallejo 57. Crusaders dominated the glass as David Paris scored 18 points and had 14 rebounds, Bobby Cole had 18 points and nine rebounds and James Noel had 15 points and 16 rebounds.

Div. II Boys Championship -- Rio Americano 55, Oak Ridge 53. Miles Taylor and Will Cruz led the Raiders with 17 points each.

Div. IV Boys Championship -- Amador (Sutter Creek) 65, Encina 55. John Meath led Amador with 17 points, but 7-1 Steve Grooters was perhaps even more of a force with 15 points, eight rebounds and four blocks.

Div. I Girls Championship -- Kennedy (Sacramento) 60, Laguna Creek 45. Monique Smartt-Kidd shined for Cougars with 23 points and 12 rebounds.

Div. II Girls Championship -- St. Mary's (Stockton) 63, Vacaville 42. Fourth straight section crown for Rams, who cruised behind standout Dominique Banks (20 points, 9 rebounds).

Div. IV Girls Championship -- Colfax 40, Patterson 35. Falcons' defense held Patterson scoreless in second quarter.

Northern

Div. I-II Boys Championship -- Pleasant Valley (Chico) 70, Shasta (Redding) 47. Chris Briggs led the Vikes with 20 points.

Div. III Boys Championship -- Enterprise (Redding) 75, Anderson 38. Fifth straight section title for Hornets.

Div. IV Boys Championship -- Wheatland 59, Sutter 47. First ever section title for Pirates. Lawrence Wright led in scoring with 20.

Div. I-II Girls Championship -- Pleasant Valley (Chico) 47, Foothill (Redding) 44. Lauren Himmelspach hit layup and three-pointer in game's last minute as Vikings held on for the win.

Div. III Girls Championship -- Enterprise (Redding) 51, Oroville 49. Team extended current win streak to 16 games.

Div. IV Girls Championship -- Yreka d. Gridley. No other details reported.


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