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NCS basketball brackets

By Jimmy Durkin
Sunday, February 20th, 2011 at 10:41 am in Basketball, East Bay Prep Sports.

Here are the complete NCS boys and girls basketball playoff brackets. Playoffs start Tuesday for Divisions I through III and Wednesday for Divisions IV through VI.

Division I boys

Tuesday’s first round
No. 1 Castro Valley (25-1), bye
No. 9 College Park (18-7) at No. 8 Antioch (15-11), 7 p.m.
No. 13 Freedom (15-11) at No. 4 Newark Memorial (20-6), 7 p.m.
No. 12 Foothill (13-13) at No. 5 Berkeley (20-4), 7 p.m.
No. 2 De La Salle (22-4), bye
No. 10 Heritage (16-10) at No. 7 San Leandro (15-11), 7 p.m.
No. 14 James Logan (11-15) at No. 3 San Ramon Valley (23-2), 7 p.m.
No. 11 Amador Valley (15-11) at No. 6 Deer Valley (20-6), 6:30 p.m.

Friday’s quarterfinals
College Park/Antioch winner at Castro Valley, TBA
Heritage/San Leandro winner at De La Salle, TBA

Division I girls

Tuesday’s first round
No. 1 Berkeley (25-1), bye
No. 9 Foothill (17-9) at No. 8 Liberty (16-10), 7 p.m.
No. 13 Granada (12-14) at No. 4 Mission San Jose (25-2), 7 p.m.
No. 12 Pittsburg (13-13) at No. 5 James Logan (21-6), 7 p.m.
No. 15 College Park (13-13) vs. No. 2 Carondelet (23-3) at De La Salle, 7 p.m.
No. 10 Livermore (17-9) at No. 7 Castro Valley (17-9), 7 p.m.
No. 14 Irvington (13-13) at No. 3 Deer Valley (17-7), 8 p.m.
No. 11 Heritage (17-9) at No. 6 Monte Vista (18-7), 7 p.m.

Friday’s quarterfinal
Foothill/Liberty winner at Berkeley, TBA

Division II boys

Tuesday’s first round
No. 16 Concord (12-14) at No. 1 Montgomery (24-2), 8 p.m.
No. 9 Dublin (13-13) at No. 8 Maria Carrillo (17-10), 8 p.m.
No. 13 Windsor (18-8) at No. 4 Pinole Valley (18-8), 7 p.m.
No. 12 Hayward (12-14) at No. 5 Northgate (21-5), 8 p.m.
No. 15 American (14-12) at No. 2 Casa Grande (24-4), 8 p.m.
No. 10 Ukiah (20-8) at No. 7 Dougherty Valley (18-8), 7 p.m.
No. 14 Arroyo (13-13) at No. 3 Las Lomas (22-4), 7 p.m.
No. 11 San Lorenzo (13-13) at No. 6 Redwood (16-11), 7 p.m.

Division II girls

Tuesday’s first round
No. 1 Dougherty Valley (24-2), bye
No. 9 Hayward (16-9) at No. 8 Maria Carrillo (16-11), 6:30 p.m.
No. 13 Redwood (13-14) at No. 4 Montgomery (21-7), 6:30 p.m.
No. 12 Arroyo (16-10) at No. 5 Dublin (13-11), 7 p.m.
No. 2 Clayton Valley (24-2), bye
No. 10 Alameda (14-12) at No. 7 Northgate (17-9), 6:30 p.m.
No. 14 Mt. Eden (11-15) at No. 3 Santa Rosa (21-7), 7 p.m.
No. 11 American (15-11) at No. 6 Casa Grande (19-9), 6:30 p.m.

Friday’s quarterfinals
Hayward/Maria Carrillo winner at Dougherty Valley, TBA
Alameda/Northgate winner at Clayton Valley, 7 p.m.

Division III boys

Tuesday’s first round
No. 1 Bishop O’Dowd (21-5), bye
No. 9 Moreau Catholic (16-10) at No. 8 Del Notre (20-5), 7 p.m.
No. 13 Albany (11-16) at No. Kennedy-Fremont (22-4), 7 p.m.
No. 12 Terra Linda (16-12) at No. 5 San Marin (25-4), 7 p.m.
No. 2 El Cerrito (20-6), bye
No. 10 San Rafael (19-9) at No. 7 Sir Francis Drake (18-11), 7 p.m.
No. 3 Analy (19-8), bye
No. 11 Acalanes (14-12) at No. 6 Campolindo (18-8), 7 p.m.

Friday’s quarterfinals
Moreau Catholic/Del Norte winner vs. Bishop O’Dowd, TBA
San Rafael/Sir Francis Drake winner at El Cerrito, 7 p.m.
Acalanes/Campolindo winner at Analy, TBA

Division III girls

Tuesday’s first round
No. 1 Bishop O’Dowd (19-7), bye
No. 9 Hercules (17-9) at No. 8 Sonoma Valley (16-11), 7 p.m.
No. 4 Moreau Catholic (19-7), bye
No. 12 Sir Francis Drake (14-13) at No. 5 Acalanes (17-8), 7 p.m.
No. 2 Campolindo (21-5), bye
No. 10 Albany (14-11) at No. 7 Tamalpais (18-10), 7 p.m.
No. 3 Miramonte (21-5), bye
No. 11 San Marin (14-13) at No. 6 Analy (21-6), 7 p.m.

Friday’s quarterfinals
Hercules/Sonoma Valley winner at Bishop O’Dowd, TBA
Sir Francis Drake/Acalanes winner at Moreau Catholic, 7 p.m.
Albany/Tamalpais winner at Campolindo, 7 p.m.
San Marin/Analy winner vs. Miramonte, TBA

Division IV boys

Wednesday’s first round
No. 16 Cloverdale (16-8) at No. 1 Salesian (18-11), 8 p.m.
No. 9 John Swett (14-13) at No. 8 McKinleyville (13-13), 6:30 p.m.
No. 4 St. Patrick-St. Vincent (22-7) at No. 13 St. Helena (20-6), 7 p.m.
No. 5 Arcata (21-7) at No. 12 Middletown (18-9), 7 p.m.
No. 15 Fort Bragg (16-10) at No. 2 St. Mary’s (18-9), 7 p.m.
No. 10 Berean Christian (13-12) at No. 7 Justin-Siena (15-12), 7 p.m.
No. 14 Lick Wilmerding (14-13) at No. 3 Cardinal Newman (23-5), 7 p.m.
No. 11 Healdsburg (11-14) at No. 6 Marin Catholic (18-10), 6:30 p.m.

Division IV girls

Wednesday’s first round
No. 1 St. Mary’s (24-4), bye
No. 8 Ursuline (18-9) at No. 9 Cloverdale (21-5), 7 p.m.
No. 13 Lower Lake (17-8) vs. No. 4 Branson (24-5) at College of Marin, 8 p.m.
No. 5 Justin-Siena (22-6) at No. 12 Willits (13-12), 7 p.m.
No. 15 Berean Christian (18-8) at No. 2 McKinleyville (26-2), 8 p.m.
No. 10 St. Patrick-St. Vincent (15-13) at No. 7 Piedmont (16-11) , 7 p.m.
No. 14 St. Helena (18-8) at No. 3 Marin Catholic (22-7), 8 p.m.
No. 11 Arcata (17-8) at No. 6 Salesian, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday’s quarterfinal
Ursuline/Cloverdale winner at St. Mary’s, TBA

Division V boys

Wednesday’s first round
No. 16 Sonoma Academy (13-15) at No. 1 St. Joseph Notre Dame (19-8), 8 p.m.
No. 8 St. Vincent (15-10) at No. 9 California School for the Deaf (18-6), 7 p.m.
No. 13 Roseland University Prep (15-10) at No. 4 St. Elizabeth (18-6), 7 p.m.
No. 12 Bay School-S.F. (19-7) vs. No. 5 Branson (13-14), 6:30 p.m.
No. 15 Fremont Christian (14-11) vs. No. 2 University-S.F. (23-5) at Kezar Pavilion, 8 p.m.
No. 10 Hoopa Valley (10-17) at No. 7 Marin Academy (18-9), 7 p.m.
No. 14 Oakland Military Institute (19-8) at No. 3 Head-Royce (19-6), 8 p.m.
No. 11 Bentley (15-11) vs. No. 6 Stuart Hall (15-12) at Kezar Pavilion, 6:30 p.m.

Division V girls

Wednesday’s first round
No. 16 San Domenico (11-14) at No. 1 St. Joseph Notre Dame (20-4), 6:30 p.m.
No. 9 University-S.F. (16-11) at No. 8 Head-Royce (20-5), 6:30 p.m.
No. 13 Marin Academy (12-14) at No. 4 Sonoma Academy (23-4), 7 p.m.
No. 12 Fremont (20-4) at No. 5 Hoopa Valley (15-9), 7 p.m.
No. 15 California School for the Deaf (15-12) at No. 2 Rincon Valley Christian (26-2), 7 p.m.
No. 10 Bay School-S.F. (21-6) at No. 7 Athenian (24-3), 7 p.m.
No. 14 Bentley (11-14) at No. 3 Convent of Sacred Heart (17-9), 7 p.m.
No. 11 International (20-8) at No. 6 St. Vincent (15-10), 7 p.m.

Division VI boys

Wednesday’s first round
No. 1 Ferndale (16-6), bye
No. 9 Tomales (9-11) at No. 8 Laytonville (13-8), 7 p.m.
No. 13 Archbishop Hanna (15-12) at No. 4 Point Arena (17-7), 7 p.m.
No. 12 Summerfield Waldorf (12-8) at No. 5 Anderson Valley (17-9), 7 p.m.
No. 2 Rincon Valley Christian (20-7), bye
No. 10 Santa Rosa Christian (10-12) at No. 7 St. Bernard Catholic (8-17), 7 p.m.
No. 14 Contra Costa Christian (9-11) vs. No. 3 San Francisco Waldorf (14-8) at Annunciation Cathedral, 7 p.m.
No. 11 Candell’s College Prep (12-4) at No. 6 Pleasant Hill Adventist (18-2), 7 p.m.

Saturday’s quarterfinals
Tomales/Laytonville winner at Ferndale, 8 p.m.
Santa Rosa Christian/St. Bernard Catholic winner at Rincon Valley Christian, TBA

Division VI girls

Wednesday’s first round
No. 9 Point Arena (14-12) at No. 8 Rio Lindo Adventist (17-8), 7 p.m.

Saturday’s quarterfinals
Point Arena/Rio Lindo Adventist at No. 1 Tomales (16-8), 7 p.m.
No. 5 Round Valley (20-4) at No. 4 Potter Valley (18-8), 7 p.m.
No. 7 San Francisco Waldorf (11-10) at No. 2 St. Bernard Catholic (10-16), 7 p.m.
No. 6 Contra Costa Christian (18-9) at No. 3 Ferndale (7-17), 6:30 p.m.

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  • ??

    More teams making NCS with records well below .500, amazing. What has NCS become? What used to be a battle of elite teams who earned their berth into the playoffs has now become a revenue generating machine for NCS where everyone gets a trophy! Embracing mediocrity, got to love it.

  • Animal

    I agree they should change it to NSC (no state championship.) How many boys and girls teams can actually compete for state title? I would say 4 teams and too of them has to play each other. St. Mary’s of Berkeley , Berkeley high , Carondelet and on the boys side Salesian .

  • http://ibabuzz.com/prepcorner Jimmy Durkin

    I would add Castro Valley, O’Dowd and St. Joe’s as both teams that are capable of competing for a state title.

  • CVEAGLES

    I agree with #1. Teams with a record below .500, unless they play really good teams, which most I’m sure don’t, should not be there. This is for teams that are excelling in my opinion, not teams with a below .500 record.

  • http://ibabuzz.com/prepcorner Jimmy Durkin

    What it comes down to, as it so often does, is money. The playoffs are a big money maker for NCS with the gate revenues it receives. More teams in the playoffs means more games and more money. Pretty simple really, from the section’s perspective.

    Personally, I agree that it waters things down a bit. There are some exceptions of teams that are in a lower division that play mostly higher division schools in their league and I can see a case for them getting in. A few years back, Moreau was D-4 and got beat up in the HAAL but then beat then defending state champion St. Joe’s in the playoffs, which legitimized their selection. But those cases aren’t the majority.

  • DFAL Watcher

    Show Me The $$$$ !

  • Animal

    ? 2010 north cal state champions

  • Prep Fan

    D3 brackets are now posted. No surprise that BOD is the top sed for both boys and girls.

  • Prep Fan

    If #8 Del Norte beats #9 Moreau in the first round, then the #1 BOD boys will have to travel up to Del Norte for the second round game as they are league champs for the HDNL. It should not make a difference, but I’m sure BOD would rather play at home.

  • Falconfan

    Division is on the NCS-CIF Basketball website now.

  • Oh boy

    St. Joe’s dominates division 5.

    Who plays St. Mary’s girls in the D4 championship? McK’ville, Salesian and Marin Catholic will battle

    Salesian boy’s would win any division

  • Joe

    @Prep Fan….so that’s how it works? If a team has a higher seed than their opponent, but are league champs, while their opponent isn’t…then they get the home game?

    So Kennedy #4 in D-3 would have to go to San Marin #5 if those teams met in round 2?

  • http://ukiahcoachbrown.blogspot.com Coach Brown

    Wow, a 10th seed for Ukiah? Guess head-to-head doesn’t matter much.

  • http://ibabuzz.com/prepcorner Jimmy Durkin

    Joe,
    Yeah, hosting priority always goes to league champion. It’s only based on the seeding if both teams are league champs or neither are league champs. So Kennedy would to travel if it and San Marin both win.

    That’s why the CV-O’Dowd game was so huge the other day. Both teams were likely No. 1 seeds regardless, but only the winner of that game has the comfort of knowing it will host throughout the playoffs.

  • All

    Man, would have loved to see another Dougherty Dublin game…

  • Joe

    Thanks for the explanation Jimmy!

  • Scl alum

    I agree Ukiah boys got kindof a raw deal in the seeding. I would have at least given them an 8th seed, hosting a first round home game, after upsetting top-seeded Montgomery at Montgomery in the league playoffs. Hope they can get a good road win Wed.

  • Scl alum

    Looks like O’Dowd boys have a 360 mile road trip, playing at Del Norte. I wonder if this is the furthest a top seed has had to travel in the CIF playoffs..

  • LaLa

    Go St Liz Mustangs!!! Go St Mary’s Panthers!!!