Here is the full schedule for the CIF State Girls Basketball Championships.
We have included the Southern California and Northern California Regionals, as well as the information about tickets.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL
No coach in the county has a busier week than El Dorado’s Wayne Carlson, whose winter and spring sports have fully overlapped.
Carlson, the Golden Hawks’ boys golf coach, headed to El Dorado Park Golf Course in Long Beach on Monday for the team’s match at Cypress. He traveled back to El Dorado High for practice w
Mater Dei’s quest for a fourth consecutive CIF State boys basketball championship begins Friday when the Monarchs play a home game against St. Augustine of San Diego in the first round of the CIF Southern California Regionals.
AZUSA – Brooke Salas walked toward the sideline and stood, solemnly, next to El Dorado coach Wayne Carlson as the referees walked to the scorer's table.
When they verified the junior guard had picked up her fifth foul with 3:02 to play, she immediately grabbed the open seat on the bench, where fellow starter Mirand
SANTA ANA – One of the more difficult duties not listed in a head coach’s job description is consoling players after a devastating loss.
On Saturday afternoon, Fairmont Prep’s David Esparza learned exactly how hard that task actually is.
Up by four points late, Esparza and the Huskies were a mere three mi
SANTA ANA – One thing that cannot be taught on a basketball court is size.
The major concern Orangewood Academy had entering Saturday night’s championship matchup was whether they’d be able to overcome an absence of height against a much larger Ribet Academy of Los Angeles team.
It was evident early on, however,
AZUSA – The JSerra girls basketball team stood behind a hoop at Azusa Pacific on Friday night, joining in on the celebration when the Lions boys team captured its first CIF-SS title.
The Lions girls anticipated they would be celebrating their own a little more than 12 hours later. And with four minutes to go Saturday, they had it i
Saturday could be remembered as the greatest day in the history of Orange County high school sports.
You don't believe us? OK, consider this:
There were 17 county teams competing for CIF-SS titles in basketball and soccer.
Those teams were taking part in 15 championship games.
All of it happened in one day and eve
One thing that cannot be taught on a basketball court is size.The major concern Orangewood Academy had entering Saturday night's championship matchup was whether it would be able to overcome an absence of height against much taller Ribet Academy of Los Angeles.It was evident early on, however, the Spartans' lack of inches would ult
Bishop Montgomery of Torrance came back from four points down in the final four minutes to defeat the Lions 46-43 in the CIF-SS Division 4AA final on Saturday at Azusa Pacific.
Chelsea Lidy's layup gave the Knights a 44-43 lead with 30 seconds to go, and JSerra's Megan House missed two free throws at the other end. After
AZUSA — After a first half unlike any he saw this season, Mater Dei coach Kevin Kiernan walked off the court past a corner of the bleachers filled by Windward of Los Angeles supporters.
They stood and screamed, waving blue-and-white pom-poms and swinging big-head cutouts of Windward’s stars. Kiernan kept his head down
OCVarsity's girls basketball reporters Mark Cooper and Kenny Connolly preview the CIF-SS girls basketball championship games on Saturday:
CIF-SS CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES
El Dorado(26-4) vs. West
SANTA ANA – Standing underneath her own basket in the waning moments of the game, Santa Margarita's Zaire Williams glanced up at the scoreboard knowing she could finally let her guard down.
The Eagles had overcome a double-digit, third-quarter deficit and was a buzzer sound away from celebrating its first CIF-SS championship
CIF-SS GIRLS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Mater Dei (26-1) vs. Windward of Los Angeles (24-2)
At Azusa Pacific
University, Friday, 9 p.m.
Fan info: Tickets are $13 general admission, $7 students with valid ID
The 10 a.m. starting times Saturday for Canyon's boys basketball team and the JSerra girls team in CIF-Southern Section championship games might look difficult.
“We practice at 10 a.m. every Saturday,” Canyon coach Nate Harrison said. “We haven't played a game at 10, though. It's not a great time.”
Orange County boys basketball won three CIF-Southern Section championships in 2004 and 2009.
That is the most CIF-SS titles by county boys teams in one season in the sport since the section began boys basketball playoffs in 1915.
Orange County could have seven CIF-SS boys basketball champions this year. There are 12 CIF-SS boys b
HUNTINGTON BEACH – All season, the Huntington Beach girls basketball team has menaced Southern California opponents with an aggressive, trapping defense.
In the CIF-SS Division 1A semifinals, the Oilers ran into a team that didn’t flinch at the pressure, but used it against them.
With a patient, deliberate motion offe
RIVERSIDE – As the door to the visitor’s locker room swung open on Tuesday evening, El Dorado’s Brooke Salas strutted out with a grin on her face and a fist clenched in the air.
One by one, the Golden Hawk players exited to locker room, each individual more ecstatic than the previous as the cheers from the El Dor
BREA — For a flash, Brea Olinda’s improbable season appeared as if it might lurch forward one more game.
The Ladycats pulled within one point when Reili Richardson buried Brea’s second consecutive 3-pointer with 15.4 seconds to go. A minute earlier, Long Beach Millikan led by eight.
It had the makings of Brea&rs
Of the five Orange County teams that advanced Saturday to championship games, two — JSerra and Fairmont Prep — did so for the first time.
Their wins this weekend were signs of two programs on the rise.
The Lions (21-9) lost in the semifinals last season but got over the hump with a 51-39 win over Rosary in Division 4A
The CIF-SS schedule for the boys and girls basketball championship games was released Monday. It was updated Tuesday night with the matchups for each game.
Tickets are available at the participating schools.
Tickets for the games at Honda Center are available through Ticketmaster.
Hartmann is the captain for the girls basketball team and a three-year varsity starter, helping the Tritons to consecutive South Coast League titles. Hartmann is an International Baccalaureate Diploma candidate. Hartmann current class