Here are the predicted scores by Cal-Hi Sports for each of the five CIF divisional girls basketball state finals plus the Open Division to be played this week at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento.
We have updated rankings in this post plus our breakdowns of each CIF divisional state championship game. Our No. 1 teams are Brea Olinda of Brea (D1), Cajon of San Bernardino (D2), Sacred Heart Cathedral of San Francisco (D3), Cardinal Newman of Santa Rosa (D4) and Eastside College Prep (D5). Go inside to see which...
Winners on the day at The Walter Pyramid in Long Beach are Brea Olinda of Brea and Cajon of San Bernardino. Winners at Colony High in Ontario are Lakeside of Lake Elsinore, Antelope Valley of Lancaster and Village Christian of Sun Valley. Recaps by Ronnie Flores & Mark Tennis.
It could be a matchup of No. 1 teams in CCS final between St. Francis (D1) and Los Gatos (D2). That’s what happens when sections have open divisions (not many of them do) and we have to place teams into a long-standing state ranking system by divisions. Other No. 1 teams are still San Dimas...
Hart gains honor no team wants as state’s first major upset victim of the postseason. Most significant result from Tuesday sees La Verne Lutheran top Windward. Highest-rising newcomer is Westlake in Division II.
Biggest changes this week are in D3 with newcomers Oak Park and Sonora of La Habra and Cathedral Catholic going up to No. 3. St. Joseph Notre Dame also returns to No. 2 in D5.
It’s been two weeks since these rankings were last done and there are nine newcomers, headed up by Compton and Independence of Bakersfield in D3 and Dublin in D2. Hottest risers are Hart of Newhall, Serra of San Mateo and Capital Christian of Sacramento.
Russell Westbrook’s alma mater makes the most noise this week with a jump to No 5 in Division III. Redondo also goes way up in D2 despite 10-8 record. This week’s rankings don’t include results from this week but hard to miss Crespi’s huge win over Loyola.