Sunday Feb 22 2009
Pairings set for basketball playoffs
By: Ray Hacke Journal Sports Writer
Del Oro’s boys, girls squads each receive No. 2 seeds in Div. III
They’re both aiming to be No. 1 in the Sac-Joaquin Section. For the time being, however, Del Oro High’s boys and girls basketball teams are both seeded No. 2 in their respective Division III playoff brackets. Del Oro’s girls (24-1), who recently completed their third straight unbeaten Sierra Foothill League season, are slated to open the postseason at home Tuesday night against 15th-seeded Center (14-12) of Antelope. The Golden Eagles’ boys (19-7), meanwhile, will host their playoff opener on Wednesday against El Camino (11-16) of Sacramento. The boys and girls teams from Bear River, Colfax, Forest Lake Christian and Foresthill all made the playoffs in their respective divisions as well. In Division IV, the girls teams from Bear River and Colfax will both start out on the road Tuesday night. Bear River (17-9), seeded ninth, are slated to open against eighth seed Capital Christian (21-5) in Sacramento, while 12th seed Colfax (17-10) will travel to face No. 5 Linden (20-6). On Wednesday, Bear River’s boys (20-7), seeded third, have a home date with No. 14 Linden (11-9). No. 12 Colfax (15-10), meanwhile, will play at No. 5 Central Catholic (22-5) of Modesto. In Division V, the eighth-seeded Forest Lake Christian girls (14-9) will tip off postseason play at home Tuesday against Valley Christian (13-9) of Roseville while 10th seed Foresthill (13-8) faces No. 7 Trinity Prep (14-6) of Napa in an away game. On the boys side, No. 3 seed Forest Lake Christian (18-5) has a first-round home game on Wednesday against No. 14 Sacramento Adventist (8-13) of Carmichael. Sixteenth seed Foresthill (10-14) will travel Wednesday to play top-seeded Bradshaw Christian of Sacramento. All games are scheduled to start at 7 p.m.