JC teams down to third round

Three local JuCo teams are stil in the hunt for state championships.

San Bernardino Valley has both its men’s and women’s team alive while the Chaffey women are still in the hunt. Several other inland Empire teams are in the mix as well.

No. 19 Riverside pulled off the biggest surprise of the last round, upending No. 3 Mt. San Jacinto 79-76 in overtime on Saturday. Good for the still-homeless Tigers directed by John Smith.

No.  15 El Camino also pulled a stunner, beating No. 2 Mt. SAC.

So here’s what’s up in third round play on Wednesday . . .

MEN

No. 9 Cuesta (24-7) at No. 1 Citrus (26-1)

No. 12 Ventura (19-11) at No. 4 San Bernardino Valley (24-5)

No. 15. El Camino (18-9) at No. 7 Antelope Valley (22-7)

No. 19 Riverside (16-10) at No. 6 Saddleback (20-8)

WOMEN

No. 8 Chaffey (24-6) at No. 1 Mt. SAC (27-3)

No. 5 Cerritos (23-7) at No. 4 East Los Angeles (23-6)

No. 19 Cypress (21-9) at No. 2 Ventura (30-1)

No. 11 Mt. San Jacinto (23-7) at No. 3 San Bernardino Valley (27-3)