With great pleasure, here are the leading players for the 35th annual Cal-Hi Sports Girls Basketball All-State Teams. These 10 include many who were finalists to be the Ms. Basketball State Player of the Year. They are selected regardless of year in school or CIF division and represent some of the top teams in the […]
It was the type of gritty, tough contest that Long Beach Poly’s girls basketball team has won many times over the years, but this time it was Clovis West of Fresno that got the triumph and did its part to set up a rematch with Archbishop Mitty in the CIF Open Division state final. The […]
This is a week when the eyes and mind and ability to analyze makes human rankings the far superior kind when you have nuances. On example is Stockton St. Mary’s beating teams at full strength and then being decimated by injuries and dropping completely out after being national top five to start the season. Another...
For the top girls basketball prospects in the state from the Classes of 2017, 2018 and beyond, Aquira DeCosta from Stockton St. Mary’s reigns as the best. But she’s not the only one that analyst Harold Abend checked out during three springtime NCAA events. Go inside for writeups on the next 10 top prospects, the […]
It’s time to begin releasing the teams for the 36th annual Cal-Hi Sports all-state girls basketball selections. We’ll start with underclass players. This is the best of the best among juniors, sophomores and freshmen. Five different schools were able to land three players on this year’s teams: Archbishop Mitty, Clovis West, Long Beach Poly, Pinewood […]
Two CIF Southern Section Open Division teams drop out of this week’s rankings, but they’re replaced by two from the same bracket. The biggest upset last week saw previously unranked Etiwanda knock off Mater Dei of Santa Ana, ensuring that last year’s CIF Open Division state finalists won’t be back in the Open Division for...
Girls basketball extravaganza with 128 teams wrapped up earlier this week with 16 teams crowned as champions in a competitive equity format that has long been the norm and long before the CIF headed in that direction. Long Beach Poly and Brea Olinda made it a CIFSS sweep of the top two divisions, but another […]
In between the continued acclaim for those like Lonzo Ball of Chino Hills and Sierra Campisano from Torrey Pines of San Diego, this week’s salute of the state’s top outings in boys and girls hoops is infused with some young ones, including Camarillo freshman Jamie Jaquez Jr., Hacienda Heights Los Altos freshman Jared Lucas, San […]
San Diego Horizon’s Dijonai Carrington has a breakout game to lead Cal Sparks Gold to a 5-0 record in Elite Group pool but it also was another great week for Vista Murrieta’s Jaelyn Brown. Cal Sparks Blue completes sweep of top two divisions with title victory in Elite A bracket.
Long Beach Poly beats Salesian in Open Division and will be No. 1 in the state. Chaminade adds another title in Division II championship, its third of the school year. Sierra Canyon also wins one for the San Fernando Valley in Division IV.