Although her team lost in the CIF Open Division state final, the versatile guard still racked up a triple-double and did enough all season to hold off duo from champion team Chaminade for state’s highest individual accolade. Ionescu is only the fourth Ms. Basketball State Player of the Year from the CIF North Coast Section […]
We also choose honorees for juniors, sophomores and freshmen and for each CIF division. The most difficult this year might have been for the ninth graders. We also could have had co-players of the year in a couple of places. There are three players of the year from the CIF Southern Section with two from […]
As is another of our traditions, we present our expanded, final Top 40 overall girls basketball team rankings, this time covering the 2015-16 season. Teams getting a bump based on the CIF state finals are Sierra Canyon, Alemany and Cajon. St. Mary’s of Stockton also finishes second in a close call based on overall season...
We decided to only choose three as finalists for this season’s Mr. Basketball State Player of the Year honor, but went with more normal total of seven for Ms. Basketball State Player of the Year. Winners will be announced near the end of next week.
Open Division showdown won by state No. 2 Chaminade of West Hills over previously unbeaten No. 1 Miramonte of Orinda behind Leaonna Odom’s 33 points. The other two winners on the final day of high school games ever to be played at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento are Cajon of San Bernardino (D2) and Cardinal […]
Here’s what to look for in Saturday night’s historic CIF Open Division boys and girls basketball championship games to be played at Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena. It will be the final two high school games played in the building previously known as ARCO Arena. Perhaps the most people to ever see a game there was...
After taking down state and nation’s No. 1 team in the regional semifinals, a different unbeaten team, Miramonte of Orinda, cruises past Pinewood of Los Altos Hills to win CIF Northern California Open Division crown. The Matadors, with their one All-American, advance to their first Open Division state final where they will play Chaminade of […]
Here’s a quick look at the top 10 teams that will be highlighted in this week’s new Cal-Hi Sports State Top 20 rankings for boys and girls basketball.
Minyon Moore’s off-the-charts 40-point game for Salesian vs. Mitty and with her team getting Miramonte of Orinda next, got us to thinking that while we have a huge favorite who already is collecting numerous honors, the season isn’t over yet and that’s why we always wait until all games are in the books before announcing […]
After all of the Friday and Saturday section finals, here would be the eight girls basketball teams in Northern California and the eight in Southern California that we’d pick for the Open Divisions. The first five positions in the North and first two in the South should be easy, but even No. 3 in the […]