Despite a twenty-point loss to Santa Barbara last Saturday, the Lakeside Lady Lancers retained their #2 Southern Section ranking and a spot in the 2014 CIF State Division III Girls Basketball Tournament. In Quadrant 4 on the Southern California side of the bracket, they will host the #4 Hoover Patriots (20-10, 9-1) from Fresno. Santa Margarita overcame a 2-6 league record to win the CIF-SS Division 3A title over Inglewood and earn the other top berth in Quadrant Four.
Santa Barbara (26-5, 6-2) and Mount Miguel (25-5, 8-0) are the top seeds in Quadrant 3. Lakeside and Santa Barbara would each have to win three games to face each other again in the SoCal Regional Finals.
On the Northern California side, Quadrant 1 is ruled by #1-seed North Coast Section Champion Enterprise (26-2, 8-0) from Redding who drew a first round bye. Their last loss was to Oregon’s top-ranked team, South Medford. Sac-Joaquin Section runner-up Florin (21-10, 10-4) also drew a round one bye. North Coast Section runner-up Encinal (20-8, 9-1) from Alameda and Sac-Joaquin Section Champions Modesto Christian (23-8, 12-0) both drew first round byes in Quadrant 2.
Southern California Regional Finals will be held at Colony High School in Ontario on March 22. State Finals will be held at Sleep train Arena in Sacramento on March 28th.