NCS basketball brackets (all divisions now posted)

Good morning all and welcome to Selection Sunday in the North Coast Section. The brackets for the basketball playoffs should be getting released in the next couple of hours and I’ll be posting them here as they get released. You can of course also follow their release on the NCS web site. Any questions or comments, feel free to post them and I’ll aim to reply.

Division 1 boys
First round, Tuesday
No. 9 Granada (15-11) at No. 8 James Logan (17-9), 7 p.m.
No. 10 San Ramon Valley (14-12) at No. 7 Heritage (20-6), 7 p.m.
No. 11 Amador Valley (14-12) at No. 6 Berkeley (15-11), 6:30 p.m.
Quarterfinals, Friday
Granada/Logan winner at No. 1 San Leandro (21-5), 7 p.m.
No. 5 Monte Vista (20-6) at No. 4 Freedom (18-8), 7 p.m.
San Ramon Valley/Heritage winner at No. 2 Deer Valley (21-5), TBA
Amador Valley/Berkeley winner at No. 3 De La Salle (23-3), 8 p.m.

Division 1 girls
First round, Tuesday
No. 9 San Ramon Valley (15-11) at No. 8 Pittsburg (17-9), 7 p.m.
No. 13 Freedom (14-12) at No. 4 Deer Valley (17-9), 7 p.m.
No. 12 James Logan (14-12) at No. 5 Berkeley (16-10), 8 p.m.
No. 10 Mission San Jose (16-10) at No. 7 Foothill (14-12), 7 p.m.
No. 11 Dougherty Valley (14-12) at No. 6 Santa Rosa (22-6), 7 p.m.
Quarterfinals, Friday
San Ramon Valley/Pittsburg winner at No. 1 Heritage (22-4), 7 p.m.
Mission San Jose/Foothill winner at No. 2 Amador Valley (18-8), 7 p.m.
Dougherty Valley/Santa Rosa winner at No. 3 Monte Vista (21-5), 7 p.m.

Division 2 boys
First round, Tuesday
No. 16 Casa Grande (14-13) at No. 1 Newark Memorial (19-7), 8 p.m.
No. 9 Las Lomas (16-10) at No. 8 Pinole Valley (14-14), 7 p.m.
No. 13 Washington (14-12) at No. 4 Montgomery (21-7), 6:30 p.m.
No. 12 Livermore (13-13) at No. 5 College Park (21-4), 7 p.m.
No. 15 Northgate (10-13) at No. 2 Dublin (21-5), 8 p.m.
No. 10 Ukiah (17-10) at No. 7 Concord (20-6), 7 p.m.
No. 14 Alameda (12-14) at No. 3 Mt. Eden (17-9), 7 p.m.
No. 11 Redwood (13-13) at No. 6 San Lorenzo (15-11), 7 p.m.

Division 2 girls
First round, Tuesday
No. 9 American (18-8) at No. 8 Maria Carrillo (15-11), 7 p.m.
No. 13 College Park (17-9) at No. 4 Alameda (19-7)
No. 12 Windsor (15-10) at No. 5 Dublin (18-8), 6:30 p.m.
No. 10 Washington (13-12) at No. 7 Casa Grande (15-12), 7 p.m.
No. 14 Northgate (12-14) at No. 3 Montgomery (22-6), 8 p.m.
No. 11 Redwood (13-14) at No. 6 Newark Memorial (19-7), 6:30 p.m.

Quarterfinals, Friday
American/Maria Carrillo winner at No. 1 Carondelet (22-3), 7 p.m.
Washington/Casa Grande winner at No. 2 Clayton Valley (20-6), 7 p.m.

Division 3 boys
First round, Tuesday
No. 8 Tamalpais (16-10) at No. 9 Encinal (17-9), 6:30 p.m.
No. 12 De Anza (16-11) at No. 5 Miramonte (16-10), 7 p.m.
No. 10 Piner (15-11) at No. 7 San Marin (18-10), 7 p.m.
No. 11 Hercules (17-9) at No. 6 Analy (21-7), 7 p.m.
Quarterfinals, Friday
Encinal/Tamalpais winner at No. 1 Bishop O’Dowd (23-3), 8 p.m.
De Anza/Miramonte winner at No. 4 Sir Francis Drake (23-5), 7 p.m.
Piner/San Marin winner at No. 2 Campolindo (19-7), 8 p.m.
Hercules/Analy winner at No. 3 El Cerrito (20-9), 7 p.m.

Division 3 girls
First round, Tuesday
No. 9 Tamalpais (13-14) at No. 8 Eureka (15-8), 7 p.m.
No. 13 Analy (13-14) at No. 4 Kennedy-Richmond (24-2), 7 p.m.
No. 12 Hercules (16-11) at No. 5 Petaluma (24-4), 7 p.m.
No. 10 San Marin (17-10) at No. 7 Encinal (21-4), 8 p.m.
No. 11 Sonoma Valley (15-12) at No. 6 Novato (18-10), 7 p.m.
Quarterfinals, Friday
Tamalpais/Eureka winner at No. 1 Bishop O’Dowd (23-3), 6:30 p.m.
San Marin/Encinal winner at No. 2 Miramonte (25-1), 7 p.m.
Sonoma Valley/Novato winner at No. 3 Campolindo (22-4), 6:30 p.m.

Division 4 boys
First round, Wednesday
No. 16 Gateway (17-4) at No. 1 Salesian (26-3), 8 p.m.
No. 9 Healdsburg (22-6) at No. 8 Moreau Catholic (17-9), 6:30 p.m.
No. 13 Willits (21-5) at No. 4 Arcata (22-6), 7 p.m.
No. 12 Lick-Wilmerding (18-10) at No. 4 St. Mary’s (18-11), 6:30 p.m.
No. 15 Cloverdale (15-11) at No. 2 Cardinal Newman (26-2), 7 p.m.
No. 10 Piedmont (15-11) at No. 7 Justin-Siena (15-12), 8 p.m.
No. 15 Middletown (19-6) at No. 3 Marin Catholic (21-7), 8 p.m.
No. 11 McKinleyville (16-10) at No. 6 Fortuna (22-5), 7 p.m.

Division 4 girls
First round, Wednesday
No. 16 Middletown (16-10) at No. 1 St. Mary’s (25-4), 8 p.m.
No. 9 Fortuna (14-13) at No. 8 Justin-Siena (22-6), 6:30 p.m.
No. 13 Cloverdale (19-7) at No. 4 Piedmont (18-8), 7 p.m.
No. 12 Berean Christian (13-13) at No. 5 Arcata (20-3), 7 p.m.
No. 15 Lick-Wilmerding (15-10) at No. 2 Salesian (23-5), 6:30 p.m.
No. 10 Cardinal Newman (16-8) at No. 7 St. Patrick-St. Vincent (14-13), 7 p.m.
No. 14 Healdsburg (15-12) at No. 3 Moreau Catholic (20-6), 8 p.m.
No. 11 Willits (20-6) at No. 6 Marin Catholic (19-8), 6:30 p.m.

Division 5 boys
First round, Wednesday
No. 16 Roseland University Prep (15-12) at No. 1 St. Joseph Notre Dame (18-11), 8 p.m.
No. 9 South Fork (14-11) vs. No. 8 Urban-S.F. (18-9) at Kezar Pavilion, 5 p.m.
No. 13 Bay School-S.F. (16-10) at No. 4 Head-Royce (22-4), 7 p.m.
No. 12 Valley Christian-Dublin (14-13) at No. 5 Hoopa Valley (20-6), 7 p.m.
No. 15 Athenian (15-11) vs. No. 2 Branson (17-11) at Redwood, 8 p.m.
No. 10 Stuart Hall (18-9) at No. 7 Bentley (23-4), 7 p.m.
No. 14 St. Vincent (19-10) vs. No. 3 S.F. University (21-7) at Kezar Pavilion, 8 p.m.
No. 11 Oakland Military Institute (20-8) vs. No. 6 Marin Academy (13-10) at Lick Wilmerding, 7 p.m.

Division 5 girls
First round, Wednesday
No. 16 Drew (11-15) at No. 1 Valley Christian-Dublin (26-2), 7 p.m.
No. 9 Head-Royce (16-10) at No. 8 Sonoma Academy (21-4), 7 p.m.
No. 13 Bay School-S.F. (16-10) vs. No. 4 Urban-S.F. (21-6) at Kezar Pavilion, 6:30 p.m.
No. 12 Roseland University Prep (19-8) at No. 5 St. Joseph Notre Dame (12-14), 6:30 p.m.
No. 15 Chinese Christian (15-10) at No. 2 International (25-3), 7 p.m.
No. 10 S.F. University (14-13) vs. No. 7 Branson (16-10) at Redwood, 6:30 p.m.
No. 14 Athenian (12-13) at No. 3 San Domenico (22-6), 7 p.m.
No. 6 St. Vincent (20-6) at No. 11 Emery (20-6), 7 p.m.

Division 6 boys
First round games, Wednesday
No. 9 Rio Lindo Adventist Academy (17-9) at California School for the Deaf (17-9), 7 p.m.
No. 13 El Sobrante Christian (13-9) at No. 4 Laytonville (12-12), 7 p.m.
No. 12 S.F. Waldorf (10-11) at No. 5 Mendocino (18-8), 7 p.m.
No. 7 Summerfield Waldorf (21-7) at No. 10 Archbishop Hanna (15-9), 7 p.m.
No. 14 Anderson Valley (10-12) at No. 3 St. Bernard Catholic (12-12), 7 p.m.
No. 11 St. Elizabeth (11-15) at No. 6 Point Arena (18-8), 7 p.m.

Second round, Saturday
Rio Lindo Adventist/Calfornia School for the Deaf at No. 1 Rincon Valley Christian (24-4), 7 p.m.
Achbishop Hanna/Summerfield Waldorf at No. 2 Ferndale (11-11), 8 p.m.

Division 6 girls
First round, Wednesday
No. 9 El Sobrante Christian (10-10) at No. 8 Anderson Valley (12-7), 7 p.m.
No. 10 Summerfield Waldorf (15-9) at No. 7 Rio Lindo Adventist Academy (13-7), 7 p.m.

Second round, Saturday
El Sobrante Christian/Anderson Valley winner at No. 1 Ferndale (18-7), 6:30 p.m.
No. 5 Point Arena (21-5) at No. 4 Tomales (18-10), 7 p.m.
Summerfield Waldorf/Rio Lindo Adventist winner at No. 2 St. Bernard Catholic (16-9), TBA
No. 6 S.F. Waldorf (12-9) at No. 3 California School for the Deaf (19-9), 7 p.m.

Jimmy Durkin

Jimmy Durkin is a sports writer for the Bay Area News Group.

  • NCS Fan

    Hearing different answers on whether .500 record qualifies a team. Some say yes…others say u must be OVER .500 in either overall, league or division record. Can u clarify?

  • http://www.twitter.com/Jimmy_Durkin Jimmy Durkin

    You must be above .500 in at least one of those three criteria. A .500 doesn’t cut it.

  • cliff

    brackets D4 are done go http://cifncs.org

  • NCS Politics

    Very interesting brackets. After looking at all the divisions I think Moreau Catholic got hosed the most. They went 17-9 overall, they won 10 of their last 12 games (Newark by 2 and St. Mary’s) and they got a #8 seed.

    They beat; Mt. Eden #3 (D2), Washington #13 (D3) Logan #8 (D1)

    And they got #8 in D-4……They played Riordan, Salesian, St. Mary’s, Marin Catholic and Half Moon Bay…. Plus Newark (60-62) and Logan twice…

  • Eastbayfan

    Don’t complain about seeding just win and make a statement, no one remembers who was seeded what last year, we remember who went far, your not a legit team if you are just trying to make it to the second round


    FYI Newark beat Moreau twice..Moreau lost by 2 not Newark.

  • Jack

    I heard Caleb Baskett was ejected from last game, can anyone verify?

  • SLpiratefootball

    i agree with you seeds dont really matter just win the tournament home court is a good thing but dont give you a sure win

  • northcoast

    I think ncs politics was referring that moreau won 10 of 12 with their only losses being against st mary’s and loss by 2 vs Newark. Good luck to everybody this week!!!

  • http://TheSchoolmarm TheSchoolmarm

    My response to the seedings is that unless there is something crazy (like the NCS D1 football seedings in 2011) is that it’s not very fair to the seeding committees to complain about them: it’s hardly an exact science.
    What I don’t like are all the 1st round passes (in D1 Boys: there are 5, D1G:3, D3B:4, D3G:3, D6B:2, and D6G:6) in 4 round tournaments. When there are a lot of empty brackets with 1st round passes, unfair advantages are created and makes seeding too important. Last count had NCS with 148 Boys BBL teams. The Girls had slightly less teams. 96 (6X16) out of 148 doesn’t seem like too many teams in post season play. NCS needs to get rid of the tournament qualifying rules or go to 3 round tournaments when all the brackets for 4 rounds can’t be filled.

  • Gdog

    Not concerned about what is fair to the committee, how about what is fair to the kids? In all seedings are fine but certainly debatable.

    Every year people come on here talking about to many teams, eliminate games, cut the entrants to 8, etc… How could you get rid of qualifying rules? I mean really come up with the rules after the season is over? Because someone got a bye eliminate teams???

    What is the problem with letting the kids play a game? After one week 2/3rd’s of the teams are done anyway. Let the kids play the games. Even if they are a 15 seed and have no shot of making regionals. The coach and returning players gain experience. They get another few days of practice and preparation. Maybe they get to see an area they have never been to before, like a kid from Richmond traveling to Arcata or vice versa. Every team began on Nov 6th and have worked for the past 4 months so let them have another game for Pete’s sake.

  • http://TheSchoolmarm TheSchoolmarm

    Having full 4 round bracket tournaments would allow more teams and kids to participate. (B.T.W., I was wrong; there are 159 boys teams and 155 girls teams according to MaxPreps. I can’t find any info. about this published by NCS!).
    Of course NCS needs guidelines to determine the 16 teams from each division for the tournaments, but “qualifying rules” just limit the number of teams that are elgible. Hopefully, NCS will eliminate them for next year’s season before the season starts.
    And again, having full brackets doesn’t make the seedings quite so important except perhaps for the 7,8,9, and 10 seeds because of home court advantage.

  • Gdog

    Okay, now that is a bit different from your first post where you advocated for 3 round (8 team) tournaments. The SJS does this where the top 16 ranked teams get in regardless of record. Also if a team has 15 wins they are in so they actually have outbracket games if there are more than 16 qualifiers. Also interesting is that this year a #18 seed, won outbracket game and then beat the #2 seed in first round. They are 1 win away from a regional berth. So you never know.

  • redandblue2


    Here are the teams in NCS basketball and their division. It’s on the NCS website. There are a total of 163 teams spread across 6 divisions.


  • dfalfan07

    Campo bows out early…again.

    High seed, first round bye, extra time to prepare and scout the opponent, great home court crowd … lose.

    We’ve seen this movie before. Miramonte in 2010. Analy in 2011. Now San Marin in 2013.

    Outcoached by a mile, underpepared, overamped, frantic turnovers, poor shot selection. Time for a change.

  • http://aol BigDog

    Before the crowd can chant and cheer to say those comments about other teams their basketball team better be ready to play. Obviously they were not last nite. Good nite Irene.

  • http://aol YoMama

    Mira fans, might like this. A new cheer.

    C Can’t get ir done!
    A Ain’t sheeeeeeeeeet!
    M no Mojo!
    P white Punks on dope
    O get Out the building!

  • bigdog

    dela, odowd,salesian,st.joes, they will win it all. the north coast should have left them in the old CAL. but those guys thought the league was too powerfull with st.marys,moreau,st.liz,st.pats also in the league. all the north coast did was make more of these teams make the playoffs. no doubt the strongest basketball league of all time in norcal if not the state. the WCAL is a close second. privates rule the hoops.

  • redandblue2


    I can’t say I disagree about the coaching aspect of Campo’s early departure. Lucky for them, they still make the NorCals due to BOD going to the open division and Campo taking their spot in D3. We’ll see if losing to San Marin gives them some added incentive.

    Watson’s free reign of allowing a player to shoot nearly 20 times a game while making less than 20% on the season is puzzling any which way you slice it. Still, no one else on the team has stepped forward to take some of those shots, so can you blame the player? No, you have to blame the coach.

  • dfalfan07


    I think you are right – Mira fans need to come up with clever cheers to have something to feel good about.

    Because despite the sub-par coaching as noted by Redandblue2 above, Campo has simply owned Mira in hoops for the last decade-plus.

    The Mats can pull off the odd emotional win on occasion, but the Cougars have beat the dog out of them overall. The numbers don’t lie.

    So Mira can continue to work on their snarky cheers, but until they show some effort and fortitude on the court nothing much will change.