Girls basketball playoffs: Div. 3A pairings, Connolly's breakdown
OCVarsity has the pairings and breakdown for all of the CIF-SS girls basketball divisions.
Top four seeds: 1. Antelope Valley; 2. La Canada; 3. Corona del Mar; 4. Righetti.
Last year's final: Orange Lutheran def. Santa Margarita, 35-31
Playoff dates: First round (Feb. 18), second round (Feb. 20), quarterfinals (Feb. 24), semifinals (Feb. 27), final (March 4 or 5).
CONNOLLY'S COMMENTS: Natalia Bruening has been consistenly great for Corona del Mar this season, being held to single-digit points just once this entire year. The UC Santa Barbara-bound center has the ability to lead the third-seeded Sea Kings on a lengthy run in this division. . . . Because CdM possesses such great size in the post, slowing down the game and dictating tempo will be crucial. . . . Top-seeded Antelope Valley is the prohibitive favorite, winning 22 games in a row headed into postseason play.
FIRST ROUND GAMES
Antelope Valley - bye
Bishop Amat at Jurupa Valley
Rubidoux at Burroughs/Ridgecrest
Don Lugo at South Pasadena
Azusa at Cabrillo/Lompo
Granite Hills at Palos Verdes
Pacific at Tahquitz
Righetti - bye
Oak Park at Corona del Mar
Paso Robles at Sierra Vista
Bolsa Grande at Ocean View
Pioneer at Barstow
Bellflower at Leuzinger
San Luis Obispo at South El Monte
Wilson/Hacienda Heights at Santa Paula
La Canada - bye