California state finals are set

Mater Dei defeated Canyon Springs in the Southern regional Division I final, and Berkeley beat Concord Carondelet in the Northern final.

In Division IV, Windward and Imani Stafford will advance to the state final for SoCal.

Rialto beat Buena with a buzzer shot for the Division II title. But there is controversy.

St. Bernerds upset Santa Clara in Division V.

Santa Maria St. Joseph will play Bishop O’Dowd in the Division III final.

Complete scores and championship schedule:

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL BASKETBALL

Regional finals, Saturday

Girls

Division I: Mater Dei 59, Canyon Springs 44

Division II: Rialto 44, Buena 42

Division III: Santa Maria St. Joseph 54, Serra 45

Division IV: Windward 68, La Jolla Country Day 58

Division V: St. Bernard 60, Santa Clara 45

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL BASKETBALL

Regional finals, Saturday

Girls

Division I: Berkeley 68, Concord Carondelet 57

Division II: Stockton St. Mary’s 56, Loomis Del Oro 48

Division III: Oakland Bishop O’Dowd 57, Sacramento 46

Division IV: Albany St. Mary’s 70, Modesto Christian 42

Division V: Los Altos Hills Pinewood 41, Alameda St. Joseph Notre Dame 36

State championships, March 25-26 at Power Balance Pavilion, Sacramento (formerly Arco Arena)

Friday, March 25

Division V Girls: St. Bernard vs. Los Altos Hills Pinewood, 3:30 p.m.

Division II Girls: Rialto vs. Stockton St. Mary’s, 6 p.m.

Saturday, March 26

Division IV Girls: Windward vs. Albany St. Mary’s, 9:30 a.m.

Division III Girls: Santa Maria St. Joseph vs. Oakland Bishop O’Dowd, 1 p.m.

Division I Girls: Mater Dei vs. Berkeley, 6 p.m.

Seventeen out of 20 teams in the state finals are private schools. That makes me feel like cussing.

1 COMMENT

  1. I hear ya Sue, they have monkeyed with the rules, the divisions etc etc and still the privates have the cookies, what is that telling us… but it seems to fall on deaf ears.

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