Unlike the boys’ first team that had eight seniors and two juniors, the girls’ team only has five seniors, with three juniors and two sophomores.
Toughest choice other than overall was in Division I where a sophomore edged a senior. Other honorees from Bakersfield, Oakland and Chatsworth. Go inside here as well for best among juniors and freshmen.
Mitty’s Aaron Gordon caps a spectacular week by winning MVP honors at the 2013 McDonald’s All-American Game in Chicago. In the girls game, California quartet contributes 19 points and 22 rebounds to West’s victory.
A group of six girls are in line to be selected as the 2013 honoree by Cal-Hi Sports. The Ms. Basketball State Player of the Year list now goes back to 1972 with selected players from earlier years, and includes numerous WNBA superstars.
Dragons avenge earlier 15-point loss with 15-point win over Windward of Los Angeles and spoil Windward’s attempt for a perfect season. Go inside for comments, instant analysis and highlights.
Windward vs. Bishop O’Dowd in the open division matches Windward’s pizazz vs. O’Dowd’s big, deep front line. Salesian vs. Serra looks like another tossup in D4, but Lynwood a strong favorite in D2.
Similar to the boys, the big game in the CIF’s new open division won’t be a No. 1 vs. No. 2 game, but it still has the potential to be a dynamite matchup. There is movement, but no newcomers in the next-to-last state top 20 rankings.
No. 3 Bishop O’Dowd shows there’s quite a gap between itself and No. 4 St. Mary’s of Stockton among the best in California high school girls basketball, although the impressive win doesn’t change this week’s rankings. Etiwanda moves into the top 10 while the lone newcomer is Serra of Gardena.
It’s a good week for the Inland Empire as Corona Santiago joins the top 10 and Corona Centennial breaks into the top 20 as this week’s lone newcomer. Bishop O’Dowd also wins Bay Area showdown against St. Mary’s of Berkeley.