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Girls basketball playoffs: Div. 4AA pairings, Connolly's breakdown
OCVarsity has the pairings and breakdown for all of the CIF-SS girls basketball divisions.
Top four seeds: 1. Marymount; 2. Rosary; 3. St. Paul; 4. Duarte.
Last year's final: Bishop Montgomery def. JSerra, 59-49
Playoff dates: First round (Feb. 18), second round (Feb. 20), quarterfinals (Feb. 24), semifinals (Feb. 27), final (March 4 or 5).
CONNOLLY'S COMMENTS: Based on the schedule it has played, you have to like Rosary's chances at making a run in 4AA. The Royals finished third in the Trinity League behind only Mater Dei and Orange Lutheran, going 4-0 against 1AA at-large teams JSerra and Santa Margarita. . . . Nikki Miller and Becky Obinma are two talented post players who can flat out dominate the boards, and Camille Lira established herself as the go-to backcourt threat, scoring double figures in seven straight games to close out the regular season. . . . A potential semifinal matchup against a consistently solid St. Paul program would be a great game to see. The Royals have a chance to do something special.
FIRST ROUND GAMES
Marymount - bye
Gladstone at Estancia
Atascadero at Lompoc
St. Joseph/Lakewood at Pomona
Fillmore at Covina
Nipomo at El Segundo
Ganesha at Yucca Valley
St. Paul at La Reina
La Puente at Laguna Beach
Notre Dame/Sherman Oaks at Banning
Southlands Christian at St. Monica
Adelanto at Flintridge- Sacred Heart
Morro Bay at Foothill Tech
St. Lucy's at Bassett
San Dimas at Rosary