Category Archives: basketball events
Section Title Hoops Highlights
In the two biggest matchups of state-ranked teams on Friday and Saturday, it was the No. 1 boys from Centennial of Corona and the No. 1 girls from Etiwanda that prevailed in CIF Southern Section Open Division finals against No. 2 Harvard-Westlake and No. 3 Sierra Canyon. We have compiled additional highlights and historical achievements […]
NEW Boys BB State TOP 25 Rankings
After studying all the results of the holiday tournaments, there are two newcomers to the first boys basketball State Top 25 rankings of 2022. The difficult part is not identifying the top teams, but making sense of which teams were not at full strength against key foes or had to drop out of holiday tournaments...
Nike TOC wrap: Etiwanda on top
State’s No. 1 girls team wins in the top division at nationally prestigious Nike Tournament of Champions in Arizona with come-from-behind win over first-ever Oklahoma finalist. The Eagles also set up potential No. 1 vs. No. 2 clash vs. Sierra Canyon at end of next week. Cathedral Catholic of San Diego won the title in […]
NorCal Tip-Off Classic Recaps
Here’s the results and recap from the 14th Annual NorCal Tip-Off Classic at Dublin. NorCal No. 1 and state No. 4 Campolindo opens its season with a quality win over No. 26 and host Dublin in the marquee game. Preseason state No. 6 Modesto Christian takes down No. 15 San Joaquin Memorial of Fresno and it […]
Centennial Climbs The Canyon
One night after school’s girls team lost in a heart-breaker in the CIF Southern Section Open Division final, the boys headed to state No. 1 Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth and won the biggest game in school history by toppling the host Trailblazers in the CIFSS Open championship. Centennial isn’t going to play in next week’s […]
White-Hot CIFSS Final Goes To MD
Monarchs capture their second straight CIF Southern Section Open Division title with an overtime win over Centennial of Corona on a buzzer-beating three-pointer by junior Lani White. Showdown matchups involving the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the state and with both sporting unbeaten records don’t always live up to the hype. This one […]
Boys BB: Middle Schoolers Comin’ Up
Twenty-three out of the 170 of the top middle school boys basketball players who attended the Pangos Junior All-American Camp last weekend in Utah get a shout out in this special. We don’t usually give much recognition to these youngsters since they haven’t even reached high school yet, but this event has proven to be […]
Boys/Girls BB Blasts From The Past
We presented Blasts From The Past in the fall for football, and will now look at doing the same for boys and girls basketball when those teams should be playing this winter. These are highlights from around the state from 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years ago. We’ve also added one […]
NBA Draft: More All-Time State Lists
With the Chino Hills duo of LaMelo Ball and Onyeka Okongwu going at No. 3 and No. 6 in the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft, we have come up with two new all-time historical state lists. One is a look at those teams that have had three future NBA players on the roster...
Boys BB: Saturday State Finals
In a spectacular display of rim-rattling dunks and jaw-dropping talent, Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth cruises past Sheldon of Sacramento to win its second straight CIF Open Division state championship. The Trailblazers also joined the girls for the first-ever Open Division title sweep since the CIF went to the Open Division in 2013. We also have...