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All-State Girls BB 2024: First Team

CIF Open Division state champ Etiwanda, runner-up Archbishop Mitty and SoCal Open finalist Sierra Canyon all place two players each on this year’s top 10 group for the 45th annual Cal-Hi Sports all-state girls basketball teams. That left only four spots for the rest of the state to get and one of those went to […]

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Ms. Basketball 2024: Kennedy Smith

It’s now being called the quad and that’s being a state player of the year for California among freshmen, sophomores and juniors and then finishing it off by being named Ms. Basketball. Etiwanda’s Kennedy Smith has now completed the quad and has been selected as the Ms. Basketball for California girls hoops. She’ll now join […]

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Girls BB State Team of Year 2024

Going back-to-back as a State Team of the Year in California girls basketball history isn’t that unusual, so the biggest question in the aftermath of Etiwanda’s CIF Open Division state title game victory over Archbishop Mitty is whether the Eagles will join Mater Dei of Santa Ana next year as the only schools in state […]

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Girls BB Saturday CIF State Finals

State No. 2 Etiwanda puts itself into the all-time conversation with a one-sided win over previously unbeaten national No. 1 Archbishop Mitty in the CIF Open Division state championship. It is also a second straight Open Division title for the Eagles. Other big winners at the Golden 1 Center were Harvard-Westlake of Studio City (Girls […]

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Girls BB CIF State Previews & Picks

It was sub-par year for us doing predictions of state finals last year at 9-3 after a 11-1 showing from 2022. It’s time to take a crack at the 2024 lineup of games for girls basketball that will be played this weekend at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento. We do this with respect to […]

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NEW Girls BB State TOP 35 Rankings

With league play winding down or finished in CIF sections throughout the state, there were no changes in the first 15 spots of this week’s rankings and very minimal movement after that. There was only one newcomer this week but as the playoffs unfold there will likely be more movement as some teams are eliminated...

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LJCD Sweet 16 Roundup

State No. 1 Etiwanda girls crank up the defense to win Platinum Division title at 21st annual La Jolla Country Day Sweet 16 early season tournament. Host school reaches the title game and its longtime head coach, Terri Bamford, won the 700th game of her career to join an illustrious all-time state list. We hope […]

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Preseason Boys/Girls Basketball Hub

Here’s the place to go for all of the preseason boys/girls basketball content that has been completed on over recent weeks and months. Plus, we’ve added an additional list: the Top 10 Mr. Basketball & Ms. Basketball Player of the Year candidates. Some teams have already begun their seasons this week. Others will be […]


Preseason Girls BB Ranks (1-15)

Welcome to the start of our coverage of the 2023-24 girls basketball season in California. We begin with the same format for the boys — top 40 overall preseason state state rankings — and have matched the coverage of the two genders for more than 40 years. Despite transfers and graduations aplenty, the top four […]

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Special national title for Kinnebrew & Cal Sparks girls

Cal Sparks founder and director Elbert Kinnebrew led the charge to a crown in Chicago in July despite an ongoing fight against cancer. FOR A LOOK AT THE FINAL TWO STOPS IN HAROLD ABEND’S GIRLS OF SUMMER TOUR (GOLD CLUB), CLICK HERE. Because it was not possible to be in Orange County and Nevada at […]

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