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NCS Boys and Girls Basketball Semifinal Predictions

BOYS

Division I

Selector No. 5 Monte Vista at No. 1 De La Salle No. 3 Castro Valley at No. 2 Newark Memorial
Michael Bower De La Salle Castro Valley
Steve R. Waterhouse De La Salle Newark Memorial
Jimmy Durkin De La Salle Castro Valley
Dennis Miller Monte Vista Castro Valley
Kyle Bonagura De La Salle Newark Memorial

Division II

Selector No. 1 Hayward at No. 5 Windsor No. 7 Casa Grande at No. 3 Las Lomas
Michael Bower Hayward Las Lomas
Steve R. Waterhouse Hayward Las Lomas
Jimmy Durkin Hayward Casa Grande
Dennis Miller Hayward Casa Grande
Kyle Bonagura Hayward Las Lomas

Division III

Selector No. 4 Acalanes at No. 1 Campolindo No. 2 Bishop O’Dowd at No. 6 Dublin 
Michael Bower Campolindo Bishop O’Dowd
Steve R. Waterhouse Campolindo Dublin
Jimmy Durkin Acalanes Dublin
Dennis Miller Campolindo Bishop O’Dowd
Kyle Bonagura Campolindo Bishop O’Dowd

Division IV

Selector No. 4 St. Joseph at No. 1 St. Mary’s No. 3 Salesian at No. 2 Kennedy-Richmond
Michael Bower St. Mary’s Kennedy
Steve R. Waterhouse St. Mary’s Kennedy
Jimmy Durkin St. Mary’s Kennedy
Dennis Miller St. Mary’s Salesian
Kyle Bonagura St. Mary’s Kennedy

Division V

Selector No. 5 SF University vs. No. 1 Branson No. 6 Lick-Wilmerding at No. 2 St. Elizabeth
Michael Bower Branson St. Elizabeth
Steve R. Waterhouse Branson St. Elizabeth
Jimmy Durkin Branson St. Elizabeth
Dennis Miller Branson St. Elizabeth
Kyle Bonagura Branson St. Elizabeth

GIRLS

Division I

Selector No. 5 Washington at No. 1 Deer Valley No. 3 Monte Vista at No. 2 Berkeley
Michael Bower Washington Berkeley
Steve R. Waterhouse Washington Berkeley
Jimmy Durkin Deer Valley Berkeley
Dennis Miller Washington Berkeley
Kyle Bonagura Washington Berkeley

Division II

Selector No.4 Pinole Valley vs. No. 1 Carondelet No. 2 Northgate at No. 3 Maria Carrillo
Michael Bower Carondelet Northgate
Steve R. Waterhouse Carondelet Maria Carrillo
Jimmy Durkin Carondelet Maria Carrillo
Dennis Miller Carondelet Northgate
Kyle Bonagura Carondelet Maria Carillo

Division III

Selector No. 5 Dublin at No. 1 Miramonte No. 3 Bishop O’Dowd at No. 2 Hercules
Michael Bower Miramonte Bishop O’Dowd
Steve R. Waterhouse Miramonte Hercules
Jimmy Durkin Miramonte Hercules
Dennis Miller Miramonte Hercules
Kyle Bonagura Miramonte Hercules

Division IV

Selector No. 5 St. Mary’s at No. 1 Justin Siena No. 3 St. Patrick-St.Vincent at No. 2 Moreau Catholic
Michael Bower Justin Siena Moreau Catholic
Steve R. Waterhouse Justin-Siena Moreau Catholic
Jimmy Durkin Justin-Siena St. Patrick-St. Vincent
Dennis Miller St. Mary’s St. Patrick-St. Vincent
Kyle Bonagura Justin Siena St. Patrick-St. Vincent

Division V

Selector No. 5 Rincon Valley vs. No. 1 Branson No. 3 Emery at No. 2 Head-Royce
Michael Bower Branson Head-Royce
Steve R. Waterhouse Branson Head-Royce
Jimmy Durkin Branson Emery
Dennis Miller Branson Head-Royce
Kyle Bonagura Branson Head-Royce

mbower

  • What the

    vegas,
    You said Newark would lose by five. So how did you cover?

    Again…I got lots of respect for waterhouse and bonagura….the rest of you guys just jumped on the bandwagon…

    It was a tough, good game, taking nothing away from CV, they came to play…but they came up just short.

  • Bill

    CV up by 9 with 1:48 to go, up by 5 with 39 sec. left in regulation—-a truly good team would have finished this one off. (15 missed free throws, all told, 2 ot, didn’t help). Very impressive for a first yr. coach though. Next yr., will be tough to come even close to this one, losing best players. (Broome, great to watch). CV should get into the habit of playing a tougher pre=season schedule.

  • Bill

    Also, I agree HAAL was much weaker this yr.

  • Michael Bower

    Bill,

    I wouldn’t judge CV by one game blown in the final minute. The fact they were up that much on a good Newark team shows how good the Trojans were this season…they’re “a truly good team.” 15 missed free throws and they still were in position to win. It took a couple long-range 3-pointers and double OT to put the Trojans away. Anyone who says they aren’t truly a good team obviously doesn’t follow prep hoops very much.

  • Michael Bower

    Yep, HAAL was down compared to last season, but like I said before, this season it was the second best league in the East Bay.

  • dmiller

    Mike,

    O’Dowd losing to Dublin??? Dublin is playing some inspired ball under Tom the Bomb and it’s a great group of kids out there.

    That’s a big indicator right there. That’s not the O’Dowd of yester-year, far from it in fact.

  • Michael Bower

    O’Dowd of course isn’t as good as last year. Everyone knew the No. 2 seed was too high for them. They had no outside shooting this season and that hurt them. Tom Costello is a great coach, too. He is going to turn Dublin into a powerhouse one day.

  • Jimmy Durkin

    You can’t underestimate any Costello coached team. I don’t know many (if any) coaches around who are better at getting the absolute most out of the team they have. I have it on record that Dublin may have fans pouring in from as far away as Waukegan, IL, to pack the house at St. Mary’s on Saturday.

  • dmiller

    The thing about Tom and his coaching, is that he gets the very most out of his kids… Last night, the pace they brought in the first half was nuts… it took some of the starch out of the O’Dowd size. There were 5-6 times in the first half O’Dowd would get it inside, get an easy bucket, then within six seconds, Dulin scored. The BOD big guys started missing short shots because they were just running out of gas.

    It was a lot of fun to watch in the packed gym….