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Huffman, Waters honored by Cal-Hi Sports

Carondelet senior Hannah Huffman and Bishop O’Dowd junior K.C. Waters were both honored as top players in their respective divisions by Cal-High Sports today.

Huffman, who will play at Notre Dame next year, was named the state’s  Division II player of the year. The four-year starter averaged 18.7 points and seven rebounds this year for the Cougars playing a variety of positions. In her career, she helped Carondelet accumulate four league championships and three North Coast Section titles. They reached the NorCal finals three times and the state title game twice.

Waters was named California’s Division III player of the year after leading Bishop O’Dowd to its first ever state championship. The 6-1 forward, who was also honored by Cal-Hi Sports as its Freshman of the Year two seasons ago, averaged 14 points and 12 points this year. She’s the No. 34 ranked prospect in the class of 2013 and has numerous Division I college offers to choose from. Waters named the East Bay Player of the Year.

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Final 2012 East Bay girls basketball poll

Team Record Points Last poll
1. Bishop O’Dowd (5) 30-3 75 1
2. Berkeley 29-3 70 3
3. Carondelet 28-4 65 2
4. Miramonte 31-2 60 4
5. Salesian 31-5 55 t6
6. St. Mary’s 27-8 50 5
7. Deer Valley 22-9 42 8
8. Dougherty Valley 21-10 41 t6
9. Heritage 25-6 35 9
10. Mission S.J. 27-4 31 10
11. Monte Vista 22-6 22 11
12. Alameda 22-8 18 12
13. Oakland Tech 18-12 16 NR
14. St. Joseph Notre Dame 24-11 11 NR
15. Dublin 18-9 6 15

Also receiving votes: Piedmont (19-11, 2 votes), Foothill (15-13, 1). The East Bay Prep Girls Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay.

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All state basketball championships to be televised

High school basketball fans who can’t make it to Sacramento this weekend are in luck. Comcast SportsNet will be televising all 10 games. CSN California will have the Division I-IV games while the Division V games played Saturday morning will be on CSN Bay Area. Recently only the Division I and Division II games have aired. Every game except for the Division I games on Saturday will be aired live. The Division I boys will be aired at 10 p.m. on Saturday while the girls will be shown at midnight.

Jimmy, Ben and I will also have the live blog going this weekend, so be sure to join us here, too.
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NCS girls basketball brackets

UPDATE: It was determined on Monday that Campolindo is not eligible for the postseason. The Cougars do not meet the NCS criteria of having more wins than losses in their overall record, division record or league record (11-14 overall, 6-6 in league, 6-6 in division). So the Cougars have been pulled out of the bracket and the teams seeded below them all get a bump up. Check below for new pairings.

DIVISION I
Tuesday’s first round

No. 9 Granada (16-10) at No. 8 Foothill (14-12), 7 p.m.
No. 13 Pittsburg (14-12) at No. 4 Castro Valley (19-7), 7 p.m.
No. 12 Livermore (13-13) at No. 5 Heritage (22-4), 7 p.m.
No. 10 Amador Valley (16-10) at No. 7 James Logan (19-8) 7 p.m.
No. 14 Liberty (17-9) at No. 3 Mission San Jose (25-2), 7 p.m.
No. 11 Santa Rosa (18-9) at No. 6 Monte Vista (21-5), 7 p.m.
Friday’s quarterfinals
Foothill/Granada winner at No. 1 Berkeley (23-2), 7 p.m.
Amador Valley/James Logan winner at No. 2 Deer Valley (19-7), 6:30 p.m.
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East Bay girls basketball poll — 2/13

No new teams enter the fold, but there is some minor shuffling.

Team Record Points Last week
1. Bishop O’Dowd (6) 21-3 90 1
2. Carondelet 21-3 84 2
3. Berkeley 21-2 78 3
4. Miramonte 24-0 72 4
5. St. Mary’s 20-6 66 5
t6. Dougherty Valley 16-8 57 6
t6. Salesian 23-3 57 7
8. Deer Valley 17-7 48 8
9. Heritage 19-4 40 t10
10. Mission S.J. 22-2 34 t10
11. Monte Vista 19-5 32 9
12. Alameda 19-6 25 12
13. James Logan 18-7 19 13
14. Foothill 13-11 10 15
15. Dublin 15-8 9 14

Also receiving votes: None. The East Bay Prep Girls Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay. Records are as of Saturday.

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East Bay girls basketball poll — 2/6

Hardly any movement this week.

Team Record Points Last week
1. Bishop O’Dowd (6) 19-2 90 1
2. Carondelet 18-3 84 2
3. Berkeley 20-2 78 3
4. Miramonte 22-0 72 4
5. St. Mary’s 17-6 66 5
6. Dougherty Valley 15-7 60 6
7. Salesian 20-3 54 7
8. Deer Valley 15-6 48 8
9. Monte Vista 18-4 39 9
t10. Heritage 18-4 34 t10
t10. Mission San Jose 20-2 34 t10
12. Alameda 17-6 24 12
13. James Logan 16-7 19 13
14. Dublin 13-8 8 14
15. Foothill 11-11 5 NR

Also receiving votes: Granada (15-7, 3 points), Moreau Catholic (13-8, 2). The East Bay Prep Girls Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay. Records are as of Monday.

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East Bay girls basketball poll — 1/24

Voters had some tough decisions to make after St. Mary’s beat Berkeley on Saturday. Many voters still valued Berkeley’s body of work and kept the ‘Jackets ranked ahead of the Panthers. So Berkeley drops just one spot and Carondelet, which owns a 40-point win over St. Mary’s, moves up to No. 2. The rest of the top 10 stays pretty much the same. Castro Valley cracked the poll at No. 12 after beating Heritage in overtime on Saturday for its 10th straight win.

Team Record Points Last week
1. Bishop O’Dowd (6) 15-2 90 1
2. Carondelet 14-3 84 3
3. Berkeley 15-2 74 2
4. Miramonte 19-0 73 4
5. St. Mary’s 12-6 69 5
6. Dougherty Valley 12-7 60 6
7. Salesian 17-2 53 7
8. Mission San Jose 18-1 49 8
9. Deer Valley 11-6 42 9
10. Monte Vista 15-3 36 11
11. Heritage 15-3 26 10
t12. Castro Valley 13-4 22 NR
t12. Alameda 12-5 22 t15
14. Granada 13-5 14 14
15. Dublin 11-6 3 12

Also receiving votes: Amador Valley (13-5, 2 points), Washington (13-6, 1). The East Bay Prep Girls Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay. Records are as of Monday.

Note: Records include Monday’s games, though votes were compiled before those games took place. Every ranked team that played won, so I don’t think it would have changed anything.

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East Bay girls basketball poll — 1/10

Team Record Points Last week
1. Bishop O’Dowd (6) 10-2 90 1
2. Carondelet 10-2 84 2
3. Berkeley 11-1 78 3
4. Miramonte 14-0 72 4
t5. Dougherty Valley 8-6 63 5
t5. St. Mary’s 7-5 63 6
7. Deer Valley 9-5 54 7
8. Heritage 13-1 46 8
9. Salesian 11-2 40 9
10. Mission San Jose 14-1 39 10
11. Granada 12-2 30 15
12. Monte Vista 11-3 20 12
13. Amador Valley 9-4 18 11
14. Liberty 11-3 9 NR
15. Dublin 8-5 7 14

Also receiving votes: McClymonds (14-1, 4 points), Moreau Catholic (8-5, 3). The East Bay Prep Girls Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay. Records are as of Monday.