The CIF Southern Section girls basketball playoffs are here and the stakes have never been higher. With the playoffs officially underway, it’s time to take a look at the pairings and schedule for the upcoming games.
The CIF Southern Section girls basketball playoffs are divided into five divisions, with the Open Division having a pool-play format. The Open Division features Sierra Canyon, Sage Hill, Ontario Christian, Bishop Montgomery, Etiwanda, Mater Dei, Windward, and Corona Santiago. Pool-play Round 1 takes place on Saturday, Feb. 11, followed by Round 2 on Feb. 15, and Round 3 on Feb. 18. The Championship game will take place on Feb. 25 at the Honda Center.
Division 1 will begin with the first round on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. Teams in this division include Crean Lutheran, Rosary, Peninsula, North Torrance, Esperanza, Alemany, Long Beach Poly, Valley View, Corona Centennial, Oaks Christian, Woodbridge, Orangewood Academy, Marlborough, Vista Murrieta, Harvard-Westlake, Camarillo, Oxnard, Westlake, Eastvale Roosevelt, Sonora, Orange Lutheran, Brea Olinda, Lynwood, St. Paul, West Torrance, King, Eisenhower, and Chaminade.
Division 2AA will also begin with the first round on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. Teams in this division include Summit, La Salle, San Marcos, Rolling Hills Prep, Burbank Burroughs, Paramount, Covina, Canyon Country Canyon, Cerritos, San Clemente, La Serna, Ventura, Long Beach Wilson, South Pasadena, Redondo, San Juan Hills, Beaumont, Chino Hills, San Dimas, Anaheim Fairmont, Newport Beach Pacifica Christian, Crescenta Valley, Oxnard Pacifica, Santa Monica, Troy, Bonita, and Hart.
Division 2A will begin with the first round on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. Teams in this division include Beckman, Brentwood, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, Northview, Cypress, Aliso Niguel, Claremont, Keppel, Calabasas, Cajon, St. Mary’s Academy, Tesoro, Portola, Village Christian, Los Altos, Riverside Poly, Oak Hills, Glendora, Burbank Providence, Culver City, Yucca Valley, Shadow Hills, and Leuzinger.
Division 3AA will also begin with the first round on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. Teams in this division include Victor Valley, Los Osos, Yucaipa, Xavier Prep, Agoura, Louisville, Heritage, Northwood, Arcadia, Pioneer, California, Los Alamitos, Twentynine Palms, Bishop Amat, Moreno Valley, El Dorado, San Bernardino, Walnut, Whitney, Saugus, Highland, Murrieta Valley, Yorba Linda, Sunny Hills, Gabrielino, Valencia, Holy Martyrs, Burbank, and Corona del Mar.
Division 3A will also begin with the first round on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. Teams in this division include Rancho Christian, Buena, Garden Grove Santiago, Heritage Christian, South Torrance, Temescal Canyon, Placentia Valencia, Santa Ana Calvary Chapel, Pilibos, Ridgecrest Burroughs, La Canada, Villa Park, Cantwell-Sacred Heart, Diamond Bar, CSDR, Great Oak, La Quinta, Chino, Norwalk, Anaheim, Lancaster, Hesperia, Temple City, Trinity Classical, Torrance, Hillcrest, Campbell Hall, Hawthorne, and Bishop Conaty-Loretto.
Division 4AA will begin with the first round on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. Teams in this division include Elsinore, Buena Park, Whittier Christian, Rio Hondo Prep, Beverly Hills, Edison, Rosemead, Irvine, Glendale, Foothill Tech, Long Beach Jordan, Whittier, Flintridge Sacred Heart, Garey, Shalhevet, Patriot, Aquinas, Simi Valley, Knight, Westminster, Montclair, Silverado, El Toro, La Habra, San Jacinto Valley Academy, Riverside North, Segerstrom, and Rialto.
Division 4A will begin with the first round on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. Teams in this division include Bishop Diego, Yeshiva, Orange Vista, Charter Oak, Bermuda Dunes Desert Christian, Muir, Godinez, Oxford Academy, Avalon, Bethel Christian, California Lutheran, Coast Union, Notre Dame Academy, Banning, San Jacinto, Arrowhead Christian, Big Bear, Canyon Springs, Quartz Hill, Santa Maria Valley Christian, Laguna Beach, Dominguez, Oakwood, Sacred Heart, Rubidoux, Dana Hills, Pasadena Poly, Santa Paula, Crossroads, and Newbury Park Adventist.
Division 5AA will begin with the first round on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. Teams in this division include Grand Terrace, St. Margaret’s, Ocean View, Pacifica Christian/Santa Monica, Duarte, Geffen, Loara, Immaculate Heart, Garden Grove Pacifica, Cate, Sierra Vista, Faith Baptist, Vistamar, Edgewood, Santa Ana, Fontana, Channel Islands, Gahr, St. Joseph, Hesperia Christian, Coachella Valley, AGBU, South Hills, Kaiser, El Rancho, Loma Linda Academy, Don Lugo, Marina, Nordhoff, Magnolia, and Ramona.
Division 5A will begin with wild-card games on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. Teams in this division include Buckley, Ojai Valley, Alhambra, Animo Leadership, Silver Valley, Orange, Ganesha, Jurupa Valley, Adelanto, Tahquitz, San Gabriel Academy, Vasquez, Santa Rosa Academy, Redlands Adventist, El Monte, Mesa Grande, Cobalt, Downey Calvary Chapel, Pomona Catholic, Nuview Bridge, Lancaster Baptist, Hillcrest Christian, La Verne Lutheran, Environmental Charter, St. Monica, Samueli, Western, Malibu, Mesrobian, San Gorgonio, Lake Arrowhead Christian, Lucerne Valley, Riverside Prep, Bloomington, West Valley, Westminster La Quinta, Nogales, United Christian, Ramona Convent, Newport Christian, Academy of Careers & Exploration, Pasadena Marshall, Coastal Christian, and Oak Park.
The CIF Southern Section girls basketball playoffs are sure to be an exciting event and the stakes have never been higher. With the first games beginning on Feb. 7, it’s time to start preparing for the playoffs and see who will come out on top!