Latest Team Rankings
Free Text Alerts
|ShopMobileRadio RSSRivals.com Yahoo! Sports|
|College Teams||High Schools|
March 7, 2013Shasta and College Park provided the biggest highlights on Friday with road wins to start the NorCal Regional playoffs. See who else moved on and what it means for Saturday's quarterfinals, including a section playoff rematch in Division II.
Freedom beats Bella Vista 74-60
McClymonds beats Santa Teresa 53-34
Bellarmine beats Lincoln-San Francisco 65-46
San Leandro beats Bethel 74-55
De La Salle beats Palo Alto 35-25
Piedmont Hills beats Oakland 63-56
Quarterfinal match-ups: Freedom at Deer Valley, McClymonds at Bellarmine, De La Salle at San Leandro, Piedmont Hills at Pleasant Grove
No surprises on opening night, which sets up four quality quarterfinal games. The best of the bunch is San Leandro, paced by toughness and good guard play, against De La Salle and its trademark defense. Deer Valley will also try for a third win over Freedom as five out of the eight remaining teams hail from the East Bay area. Go with Deer Valley, McClymonds, San Leandro and Pleasant Grove to advance on Saturday.
El Camino-San Francisco beats Rocklin 72-60
Sacramento beats Pleasant Valley 76-45
College Park beats Chico 54-52
St. Francis-Mountain View beats Montgomery 58-45
Quarterfinal match-ups: El Camino at Dublin, Sacramento at Grant, College Park at Mt. Eden, St. Francis at Antelope
College Park trailed by double digits most of the night before stealing a game at Chico a year after Chico pulled off a shocker at Antelope. The win sets up an all-Bay Area quarterfinal game with Mt. Eden. El Camino, coming off a 0-2 showing in the Central Coast Section Open Division, beat Rocklin out of the Sierra Foothill League and St. Francis showed the strength of the West Coast Athletic League with a double digit point win over Montgomery. The Lancers went 9-16 in the regular season. Dublin, Sacramento Mt. Eden and Antelope advance to the semi-finals.
San Marin beats Casa Roble 58-48
Drake beats Santa Cruz 71-50
Shasta beats Sierra 66-56
Weston Ranch beats Mission-San Francisco 87-53
Campolindo beats Burlingame 58-50
Quarterfinal match-ups: San Marin at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Shasta at Drake, Weston Ranch at Enterprise, Campolindo at El Cerrito
15-12 Shasta pulled off the shocker of the night in beating Sac-Joaquin Section Division III runner-up Sierra 66-56. Shasta was the 13th and last seed in the division. Campolindo overcame an unusual Selection Sunday to win at Burlingame to set up a second game with El Cerrito, which it beat in December. San Marin was able to control the size of Casa Roble while Drake and Weston Ranch posted easy wins. On Saturday, go with Sacred Heart Cathedral, Drake, Enterprise and El Cerrito for a chalk semi-final.
Corning beats Arcata 50-42
Orland beats Summerville 67-62
Soquel beats Colfax 63-53
Marin Catholic beats Riverbank 63-59
Menlo beats St. Mary's-Berkeley 60-54
Liberty Ranch beats Half Moon Bay 55-52
Quarterfinal match-ups: Corning at Cardinal Newman, Orland at Soquel, Menlo at Marin Catholic, Liberty Ranch at Riordan
Division IV was a good bracket for the Northern Section as Corning knocked off proven North Coast Section program Arcata and Orland beat SJS Division IV champions Summerville. Soquel won a back and forth game against Colfax in continuing its strong recent play while Liberty Ranch defeated Half Moon Bay in another milestone win for a young program under head coach Josh Williams. Looking ahead, Cardinal Newman and Soquel will meet in one semi-final and Marin Catholic-Riordan will meet in the other.
Liberty Christian beats Ripon Christian 67-55
Brookside Christian beats Modoc 77-52
Central Catholic beats Alma Heights Christian 87-47
Head-Royce beats Pinewood 64-56
Quarterfinal match-ups: Liberty Christian at St. Joseph, Brookside Christian at Branson, Central Catholic at University, Head-Royce at Capital Christian
The big news of the night was the return of Colgate bound post John Fenton, who scored 18 points in Central Catholic's blowout win over Alma Heights Christian. The Raiders are the No. 6 seed, but more than capable of going on a run due to their size. Liberty Christian picked up a win for the Northern Section while Head-Royce's win sets up the best quarterfinal in Division V with Capital Christian. St. Joseph, Brookside Christian, Central Catholic and Capital Christian move on with wins this Saturday.