State Bound: Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary received the No 11 seed in Division IV for the CIF State basketball championships. (Staff Photo by Watchara Phomicinda)
The CIF State pairings for boys and girls basketball are out, and both the Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary boys and the St. Paul girls received No. 11 seeds in their respective Division IV brackets.
Cantwell (25-6), which lost 65-42 in its first trip to the CIF-Southern Section divisional finals last Thursday, will travel to No. 6 La Jolla Country Day (20-9) in the first round.
St. Paul (17-14), which lost in the 4A semifinals to Brentwood, will travel to No. 6 The Bishops, of La Jolla, in the first round.
Both games are scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m.
The second round is scheduled for Saturday, with the regional finals slated for March 17 at Colony High School in Ontario. The CIF State championships are March 23-24 in Sacramento.
In pairings released for the CIF State Southern California Regional soccer championships, the El Rancho boys and La Serna girls, who both lost respective divisional championships games, were shut out and did not receive bids.
The snub for El Rancho is a big surprising since the Dons, who won their first 26 games, were the highest ranked California team in ESPN national rankings for much of the year. But CIF’s hands were tied to their seeding rules, which gives first priority to division champions per each enrollment division.