Basketball: CCS brackets released

St. Ignatius senior guard Eilise O'Connor sets up on defense in the Wildcats' 34-31 loss to Notre Dame of Belmont on Tuesday. The Wildcats are the second seed in the Division 3 tournament and will play Saturday. (Photo by AJ Canaria)

The CIF-Central Coast Section playoff matchups were released late on Sunday, with seven San Francisco schools receiving bids to play in the Division 3, 4 and 5 tournaments.

Tournament play begins on Tuesday, but all San Francisco schools start Thursday or later.

An interesting note, both Jewish Community teams received bids to play in the D-5 tournament, but turned down the bids because many of the players are heading to Israel on a junior and senior class trip.

Here are the matchups. San Francisco teams are in italics.

Boys Division 3
Winner of (10) Pioneer (San Jose) [9-15] / (15) Prospect (Saratoga) [9-14] @ (7) Archbishop Riordan [11-14], 7 p.m. Thursday

Winner of (9) Valley Christian (San Jose) [8-17]  / Seaside [10-13] @ (8) St. Ignatius [11-14], 7 p.m. Thursday.

(4) Sacred Heart Cathedral [11-14] has a first and second round bye, and will play in quarterfinals on Saturday @ St. Ignatius.

Girls Division 3
(2) St. Ignatius [17-8] and (3) Sacred Heart Cathedral [12-12] both have first and second-round byes, and won’t play until Saturday in quarterfinal @ Sacred Heart Cathedral.

CCS Girls Division 4
(2) Mercy [19-7] has first and second-round byes and won’t play until quarterfinals at Santa Cruz High School on Saturday.

CCS Boys Division 5
(8) San Francisco Christian [11-11] vs. York (Monterey) [5-5]@ Alma Heights Academy (Pacifica), 7 p.m. Thursday

CCS Girls Division 5
(5) Immaculate Conception [16-5] @ St. Francis (Watsonville) [16-8], Time TBA. Saturday

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  1. Girlsbballfan says:

    I don’t have much faith in the boys teams in the CCS, but Mercy, SI and Sacred Heart Cath. all have legit shots to win it all.

  2. public says:

    Where’s the AAA coverage at?

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