JC baseball pairings announced

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San Bernardino Valley College has received the No. 4 seed for the community college playoffs which start on Saturday. The Wolverines (28-8) claimed their first Foothill Conference title since 2004 and have won 17 of their last 18 games.

Here’s the rundown:

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Tuesday (single elimination) No. 17 Santa Barbara (20-16) at No. 16 E Camino-Compton Center (21-15); No. 18 East Los Angeles (24-12) at No. 15 Rio Hondo (23-12).

Friday (Game 1, best-of-three series)

Compton-Santa Barbara winner at No. 1 Fullerton (25-11); No. 9 Cypress (23-13) at No. 8 Cuesta (21-15); No. 12 Mt. San Jacinto (24-12) at No. 5. Mt. SAC (26-10); No. 13 Canyons (22-14) at No. 4 San Bernardino Valley (28-8); No. 14 Bakersfield (24-12) at No. 3 Saddleback (25-11); No. 11 Orange Coast (22-14) at No. 6 Palomar (24-11); No. 10 Grossmont (26-10) at No. 7 Glendale (25-11); Rio Hondo-East LA winner at No. 2 Riverside (24-12).

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Tuesday (single elimination) – No. 17 Sequoias (19-17) at No. 16 Modesto (18-17); No. 18 Los Medano (18-18) at No. 15. Mission (22-13).

Friday, Game 1 (Best-of-three) – Modesto-Sequoias winner at No. 1 Santa Rosa (28-6-1); No. 9 San Mateo at No. 8 Cabrillo (18-18); No. 12 Sacramento (18-18) at No. 5 Chabot (24-12); No. 13 Laney (21-14) at No. 4 Fresno (26-10); No. 14 Solano (21-13) at No. 3 Marin (28-8); No. 11 Monterey Peninsula (23-13) at No. 6 San Joaquin Delta (24-12); No. 10 Merced (22-14) at No. 7 Feather River (24-12); Mission-Los Medano winner at No. 2 Sierra (29-7).

JC softball playoff pairings unveiled

Here’s the playoff draw for the CCCAA softball championships. Even throwing in the North for those that REALLY care. All series are best of three, with the first games next Saturday.

SOUTH

No. 16 Ventura (20-17) at No. 1. Riverside (36-3); No. 9 College of the Desert (29-8) at No. 8 Santa Ana (26-14); No. 13 Moorpark (24-12-1) at No. 4 Palomar (25-11); No. 12 Saddleback (22-14) at No. 5 Canyons (20-8-2); No. 14 Citrus (24-12) at No. 3 Cypress (33-7); No. 11 Grossmont (24-13) at No. 6 Santiago Canyon (30-9); No. 10 Cerritos (29-10) at No. 7 San Diego Mesa (30-8); No. 15 Chaffey (25-15) at No. 2 Mt. SAC (35-4)

NORTH

No. 16 Feather River (22-16) at No. 1 College of San Mateo (36-4); No. 9 Fresno (29-9) at No. 8 San Jose (28-12); No. 13 Solano (26-13) at No. 4 West Valley (28-10-1); No. 12 San Joaquin Delta (23-17) at No. 5 Hartnell (31-7); No. 14 De Anza (21-14) at No. 3 Sacramento (31-5); No. 11 Sequoias (28-9) at No. 6 Cabrillo (30-8); No. 10 Monterey Peninsula (27-12) at No. 7 Sierra (27-10-1); No. 15 Napa Valley (29-11) at No. 2 Shasta (34-6).

Chaffey men looking for redemption

The No. 4 Chaffey College men’s basketball team gets a chance for redemption tonight when it travels to No. 1 Saddleback (27-4) for a playoff game in which the winner advances to the state Final Four next week in Sacramento.

The Panthers (25-6) have lost to Saddleback twice on last second shots in the Jeff Klein tenure, although the playoff format was different then and those games were to get the Panthers to the Elite Eight.

This might be the best team Klein has had. Ask a coach and they’re always hesitant to compare teams. It’s like asking a coach to picking a favorite child.

But this team has a poise and air of confidence about it others have not.  The players don’t seemed overwhelmed by the playoff atmosphere and most have played together for two years, and many for three.

Klein also is blessed with depth. He uses a lot of guys and they all contribute. There isn’t much waste at the end of the bench.

Justin Long might be the best long distance shooter in the state and Sango Niang, a track standout turned very good basketball player, is a terrific catalyst on both sides of the ball. He’s like the Energizer Bunny. He never stops!

There are also solid veteran players in Ryan Nitz, Kenny Morgan and Justin Cole who don’t mind taking a backseat to the more heralded players.

The Panthers played a tough non-conference schedule and benefited from playing in tough Foothill Conference which has prepared them nicely for a playoff run.

The fact that two teams from the conference are still alive says a lot – No. 10 San Bernardino Valley College (22-8) will play No. 3 Mt. SAC (26-3) in what should be another quality playoff game.

Updated JC playoff schedule

The second round is complete. Here’s what the third round looks like. All games are on Wednesday. There were some upsets in second round play on both sides. The Foothill Conference fared well and the Orange Empire isn’t so loud and proud right now!

MEN

No. 9 East Los Angeles (21-7) at No. 1 Saddleback (26-4)

No. 12 Palomar (21-9) at No. 4 Chaffey (24-6)

No. 15 Mt. San Jacinto (21-10) at No. 10 San Bernardino Valley (21-8)

No. 6 College of the Canyons (21-8) at No. 3 Mt. SAC (25-3)

WOMEN

No. 8 Long Beach (24-4) at No. 1 Mt. SAC (30-0)

No. 5 San Bernardino Valley (25-5) at No. 4 LA Valley (23-8)’

No. 15 Palomar (17-1) at No. 10 Moorpark (18-12)

No. 11 Irvine Valley (21-10) at No. 3 Mt. San Jacinto (27-2).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated playoff schedule for women’s JC basketball

FRIDAY - No. 9 College of the Canyons at No. 8 Long Beach; No. 13 Chaffey at No. 4 Los Angeles Valley; No. 10 Moorpark at No. 7 Cypress; No. 14 Cuesta at No. 3 Mt. San Jacinto.

SATURDAY – Los Angeles Pierce at No. 1 Mt. SAC; No. 12 Santa Barbara at No. 5 San Bernardino Valley; Palomar at No. 2 Ventura; No. 11 Irvine Valley at No. 6 Pasadena.

Men’s JC basketball playoff schedule

Here is the updated playoff schedule for men’s basketball after completion of Wednesday play-in games. I

I will be heading to the San Bernardino-Riverside game on Friday and the Chaffey game on Saturday.

Friday’s games – No. 9 East Los Angeles (20-7) at No. 8 Mira Costa (19-9); No. 12 Palomar (20-9) at No. 5 Los Angeles Pierce (19-8); No. 10 San Bernardino Valley (20-8) at No. 7 Riverside (19-8); No. 11 Allan Hancock at No. 6 College of the Canyons (20-8).

Saturday’s games – Citrus (16-10) at No. 1 Saddleback (25-4); Irvine Valley (16-11) at No. 4 Chaffey (23-6); Mt. San Jacinto (20-10) at No. 2 Ventura (24-6); Antelope Valley (20-8) at No. 3 Mt. SAC (24-3).

Men’s JC basketball playoff draw

Southern California Regional Playoff draw

Wednesday’s gamesNo. 17 Citrus (15-10) at No. 16 Cuesta (18-13); No. 20 Santa Ana (15-11) at No. 13 Irvine Valley (15-11); No. 18 Fullerton (14-13) at No. 15 Mt. San Jacinto (19-10); No. 19 Cerritos (16-10) at No. 14 Antelope Valley (19-8)

Friday’s games – No. 9 East Los Angeles (20-7) at No. 8 Mira Costa (19-9); No. 12 Palomar (20-9) at No. 5 Los Angeles Pierce (19-8); No. 10 San Bernardino Valley (20-8) at No. 7 Riverside (19-8); No. 11 Allan Hancock at No. 6 College of the Canyons (20-8).

Saturday’s games – Cuesta-Citrus winner at No. 1 Saddleback (25-4); Santa Ana-Irvine winner at No. 4 Chaffey (23-6); Mt. San Jacinto-Fullerton winner at No. 2 Ventura (24-6); Antelope-Cerritos winner at No. 3 Mt. SAC (24-3).

 

JC playoff pairings for women’s basketball

The draw is set for the Southern California regional in women’s basketball. Here is the rundown:

WEDNESDAYNo. 17 LA Pierce at No. 16 Riverside; No. 18 Saddleback at No. 15 Palomar.

FRIDAY - No. 9 College of the Canyons at No. 8 Long Beach; No. 13 Chaffey at No. 4 LA Valley; No. 10 Moorpark at No. 7 Cypress; No. 14 Cuesta at No. 3 Mt. San Jacinto.

SATURDAY – Riverside-LA Pierce winner at No. 1 Mt. SAC; No. 12 Santa Barbara at No. 5 San Bernardino Valley; Palomar-Saddleback winner at No. 2 Ventura; No. 11 Irvine Valley at No. 6 Pasadena.

 

 

The latest state and JC men’s basketball polls

This Week’s CCCMBCA State Poll
1. San Francisco
2. Saddleback
3. Mt. San Antonio
4. Santa Rosa
5. Foothill
(tie) Ohlone
7. Riverside
8. Fresno City
9. Canyons
10. Sierra
11. Antelope Valley
(tie) Chaffey
13. Yuba
14. Palomar
15. Sequoias
16. East Los Angeles
17. Contra Costa
18. Allan Hancock
19. Lassen
20. Ventura

Southern California

1. Saddleback; 2. Mt. San Antonio; 3. Riverside; 4. Canyons; 5. tie, Antelope Valley and Chaffey; 7. Palomar; 8. East Los Angeles; 9. Allan Hancock; 10. Ventura; 11. Los Angeles Pierce; 12. San Bernardino Valley; 13. Los Angeles Harbor;   14. Cerritos
15. MiraCosta and Grossmont

Northern California
1. San Francisco; 2. Santa Rosa; 3. tie, Foothill and Ohlone; 5. Fresno City; 6. Sierra; 7. Yuba; 8. Sequoias; 9. Contra Costa; 10. Lassen; 11. Cabrillo; 12. San Joaquin Delta; 13. Marin; 14. San Jose City; 15. tie, West Valley and (tie) DeAnza

State and regional JC women’s hoops polls

STATE

1. Mt. SAC (27-0)

2. Ventura (26-3)

3. Fresno City (26-3)

4. Santa Rosa (23-5)

5. Mt. San Jacinto (24-2)

6. Foothill (23-5)

7. San Bernardino Valley (22-5)

8. Long Beach (21-4)

9. Pasadena (20-6)

10. Sierra (19-7)

11. Siskiyous (19-5)

12. LA Valley (20-8)

13. Chaffey (20-8)

14. Cypress (20-8)

15. San Francisco (18-9)

16. San Joaquin Delta (17-8)

17. Canyons (19-8)

18. Diablo Valley (16-10)

19. Cuesta (19-9)

20. Mission (19-7)

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

1. Mt. SAC; 2. Ventura; 3. Mt. San Jacinto; 4. San Bernardino Valley; 5. Long Beach; 6. Pasadena; 7. LA Valley; 8. Chaffey; 9. Cypress; 10. Canyons; 11. Cuesta; 12. East Los Angeles; 13. Irvine Valley; 14. Riverside; 15. Santa Barbara.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

1. Santa Rosa; 2. Fresno 3, Foothill; 4. Sierra; 5. Siskiyous; 6. San Francisco; 7. San Joaquin Delta; 8. Diablo Valley; 9. Modesto; 10. Mission; 11. Ohlone; 12. Chabot; 13. De Anza; 14. San Jose; 15. Cosumnes River