AZUSA – After a first half unlike any they saw this season, season, Kevin Kiernan and the Mater Dei coaching staff walked off the court next to a corner of the bleachers filled by Windward of Lo... Full story
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... Full story
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 ... Full story
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.... Full story
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... Full story
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 semif... Full story
This is the place to find all of OCVarsity's game stories, photos, playoff brackets and more from the girls basketball playoffs on Saturday night:
Girls basketball: Updated playoff brackets
Girls basketball: Saturday's playoff scores
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RANCHO CUCAMONGA — As they walked across the court, nine-tenths of a second away from redemption, Katie Lou Samuelson wrapped her left arm around Andee Velasco and hugged her close.
The Mater Dei juniors left the same court stunned last season... Full story
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – For the first time in school history, the JSerra girls basketball program is headed to a CIF championship game.
Four of the Lions’ five starters tallied double-digit points as JSerra defeated Rosary, 51-39, on Satur... Full story
MURRIETA – The Vista Murrieta girls basketball team filled in most of a very deep hole, but couldn't take the last step out.
Down by 13 in the third quarter, the Broncos rallied for a tie with 3:26 to play, but came up empty on their next six ... Full story
OCVarsity.com will have updated playoff brackets for all of the divisions throughout the playoffs.
The links to the brackets are below.
Open Division (consolation bracket)
D... Full story