For the 51st year in which there has been a Ms. Basketball State Player of the Year in the Golden State, we have a true Golden girl of talent as the honoree. It could only be the multi-faceted junior Juju Watkins from CIF Open Division state champion Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth. She may take even […]
It goes down to the last game, but that’s the difference for Centennial of Corona guard Jayda Curry in gaining this year’s most prestigious and longest running girls basketball individual honor in California. Choosing a Ms. Basketball with no state championships for a second straight year was made even more complicated by the fact there […]
Before the fireworks went off, Corona Centennial’s Josh Giles was selected State Coach of the Year in boys basketball. The fireworks may be cooling, but the school keeps on sparkling with Martin Woods named as State Coach of the Year for girls basketball. This is the first time a school has had both state coaches […]
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 […]
The playoffs begin in the CIF Southern Section this weekend and while we want to try and mirror the Open Division seedings in the CIF Southern Section our rankings are not seedings and we use a completely different set of criteria that has less emphasis on some factors the Southern Section and other sections for...
Despite action now underway throughout the state with the exception of some schools in the city sections, the pandemic is still forcing cancellations and re-scheduling as the drive continues in the Southern Region for section playoffs in the Central, San Diego and Southern Sections, and then a Southern Regional championship playoffs. With Tuesday night games...
Ms. Basketball State Player of the Year Te-hina Paopao of state No. 1 La Jolla Country Day and freshman teammate Breya Cunningham both get onto the top 10 slots for the 40th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State girls basketball teams. Cunningham is not the only freshman to snag one of these elite positions, either. Go inside […]
While the teams in the CIF Southern Section Open Division were beating each other in what is arguably the toughest non-state championship playoff bracket in the nation, we still have to find out if the favorites will prevail in the new CIF North Coast Section Open Division. State top-ranked La Jolla Country Day still looks...
Harold Abend’s Girls of Summer kicks off its 15th year of the Caravan roaming throughout California, and in years past outside the Golden State, in search of the state’s top girls high school basketball talent. Abend profiles Te-hina Paopao of La Jolla Country Day and profiles other early standouts on the summer circuit. Note: We […]
There ended up being 10 new teams that were not this high in the state rankings at the finish of the 2017-18 season. The CIF San Diego Section snagged four of the spots taken by newcomers. We don’t have a bubble list with this set of preseason rankings, but trust us that a lot of […]