Girls Hoops Playoffs: Bishop Amat, Bonita and Duarte cruise; St. Lucy’s goes down

Over/Under 8 first-round prediction: I guess I owe the Inland Insider Tom Kiss an In N Out lunch. I bet that less than eight teams would advance past the first round with 23 games on the schedule. Ten teams advanced, so the over’s win.

CIF-SS Girls Hoops Playoffs
Saturday’s Second Round
All games start at 7 p.m.
Division 1A

Chino Hills at Ventura
Division 3AA
North Torrance at Diamond Ranch
Division 3A
Orange Lutheran at Northview
Bishop Amat at Irvine
Temescal Canyon at Wilson
Jurupa Valley at Bonita
Division 4A
Azusa at Windward
Gladstone at Sierra Canyon
Division 4A
Estancia at Duarte
Division 5AA
Workman at Flintridge Sacred Heart

By Steve Ramirez
La Canada High School’s girls basketball team finished fourth in the Rio Hondo League and was under .500 during the regular season.
St. Lucy’s Priory’s, meanwhile, enjoyed one of its better seasons in recent years, finished a strong second in the Sierra.
But the CIF-Southern Section playoffs often offer up surprises and Thursday’s opener was no exception. (To continue click thread)

Thursday’s Girls Basketball playoff results Schedule
Division 1AA

Cajon 84, Ayala 22
Division 1A
Valencia 45, Diamond Bar 28
Los Alamitos 52, Walnut 42
Chino Hills 60, Redlands East Valley 29
Division 2AA
Inglewood 97, West Covina 51
Division 2A
Beverly Hills 36, Arroyo 33
Division 3AA
Torrance 52, Rowland 43
Sonora 58, Sierra Vista 44
Agoura 68, Baldwin Park 32
Peninsula 59, Rosemead 18
Diamond Ranch 53, Beaumont 46
Division 3A
Orange Lutheran 79, Los Altos 31
Northview 53, Glenn 36
Bishop Amat 53, Buena Park 33
Wilson 44, San Jacinto 33
Bonita 71, Palm Springs 38
Division 4AA
Azusa 47, Rubidoux 19
Gladstone 59, Desert Mirage 58
L.A. Baptist 37, Covina 28
La Canada 52, St. Lucy’s 40
Division 4A
Duarte 64, El Segundo 41
29 Palms 65, San Dimas 62
Division 5AA
Workman 84, St. Monica Cathedral 67

Cailan Howey scored 14 points and had 17 rebounds and Kristene Hossepian had 12 points and the visiting Spartans scored a 52-40 upset in a Division 4AA game.
La Canada, also getting seven steals from Howey, improved to 8-19 and will travel to No. 2 seed Bishop Montgomery in Saturday’s second round.
St. Lucy’s, getting 13 points from Nicole Zugasti and 10 from Savannah Selby, finished 15-11.
La Canada coach Tamar Hill: “It’s nice. Really nice. We knew St. Lucy’s was good. We’ve had history with their program before. They play tough. But I think our defense shocked them at the beginning of the game.”
St. Lucy’s coach Mondo Lanier: “I expected (this could happen). I told the girls this was a winnable game, but it also was a game we could lose easily. I think we just had a horrible first half. Second half we played much better.”

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  • Killin’ me, Freddie! I’m going under as much as I hate to say it.

  • robert

    I’ll take the over……………
    Of the 23 local schools playing, 13 are at home.
    While I have only seen a handful of these teams play, I would like to think the majority will get the support of their student body and protect their respective “houses”.

  • tommykiss

    I’ll take the over for Lunch at In-N-Out

  • Fred Robledo

    Mr. Kiss, you’ve got a bet!

  • Just a Mom

    Where is Monrovia on your list?

  • 1st Round – Wilson

    Wilson girls 44 -33 over San Jacinto tonight, round 2 Sat home, Boys BB Round 2 home – tomorrow night

  • Frank

    Its great to see the Duarte girls doing well, Good Luck! Duarte High needs something to cheer for.

  • tommykiss

    I counted 10 Valley teams winning including my Alma Mater, Workman 84-67 winners going away !!!
    When can i get my Lunch??? im Hungry…..