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SoCalHoops State Tournament News

D-III CIF State Championship
Playoff Brackets--(Mar. 11, 2003)

cif1.h2.jpg (7564 bytes)Some people have been telling us that they've had problems finding the brackets (or in opening them up with Adobe Acrobat Reader) at the State CIF website.   In particular, all of the state tournament brackets (both boys and girls) can be found at a single link at the state website.  We have not had that same problem, but for those experiencing any technical difficulties, we've got the info set out below in two different ways: 1.  In the form of a .jpg graphic, and 2. in the form of familiar web-based html content (utilzing our own graphic style of setting out the bracets....Either way, no one should be complaining about not knowing where and when the games are and who is playing whom.   And finally, just so there is no mistake about what's happening tonight in the SoCal Regionals, here's who's playing (* indicates the home team, and all games are at host school sites in the first round unless otherwise indicated:

2003 CIF State Basketball Championship Tournament
SoCal Regionals:  March 11, 2003 Games:
First Round Games--Division III

Upper half of bracket:
8:00 p.m.     Steel Canyon @ Artesia
7:30 p.m.     Hanford @ La Jolla

Lower half of bracket:
7:30 p.m.    Compton Centennial @ Washington Union
7:30 p.m.    Santa Margarita @ Harvard-Westlake

Here's the bracket in graphic form (this is the same bracket you'd see if you used Adobe Acrobat)


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And for those of you who prefer the bracket in our usual format (which of course also will make it easier for us to update after tonight's gamesm here is the combined SoCal-NorCal bracket:

Round 1
March 11
7:30 p.m.
Round 2
March 13
7:30 p.m.
SoCal Finals
March 15
@ 12:00 p.m. 
LB Arena
State Finals,
March 22
2:45 p.m.
NorCal Finals
March 15 -
12:00 p.m.
ARCO Arena
NorCal Round 2
March 13
Home Schools
7:30 p.m.
NorCal Round 1
March 11
7:30 p.m.
Steel Canyon
          West Valley
*La Jolla
El Cerrito
@ Berkeley HS
* Washington Union
Santa Margarita
Archbishop Mitty

In the South, the No. 1 seed is Artesia (CIF-SS); Harvard-Westlake (CIF-SS) is  No. 2;  Washington Union (San Diego) is No. 3 and La Jolla (Central) is No. 4.  Travel priorities basically determine which teams will have to travel during first and successive rounds, and in this case, the seed order is the same as the travel priority for the first four teams, meaning the seeded teams will all be home unless and until they play against each in a later round.  We're personally looking forward to the rematch of Harvard-Westlake and Compton Centennial if both teams win tonight, and this sort of thing is becoming a ritual with Centennial, which has been trying now for four years to get the monkey off its the last four years, Centennial has lost three times to Bishop Montgomery in the Section finals and then went on to lose again to the Knights in the second round of the state about bad luck.  Anyway, here's the seeding and travel priorities: 

Seeded Teams  

Travel Priority Numbers   

Travel Priority Numbers

1. Artesia  

1. Artesia, Lakewood-SS 28-2   

5. Hanford-CS 28-2

2. Harvard-Westlake  

2. Harvard-Westlake, Studio City-SS 26-6  

6. Centennial, Compton-SS 19-10

3. Washington Union  

3. Washington Union, Fresno-CS 25-3  

7. Santa Margarita, Rancho Santa Margarita-SS 20-10

4. La Jolla  

4. La Jolla-SDS 23-7   

8. Steel Canyon, San Diego-SDS 16-14


Again, as most people know, we don't really cover the NorCal Regionals, at least not in any detail, but in case you're interested in looking at that half of the bracket, here it is in jpg format:

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