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Championship matches are set in CCS basketball, soccer playoffs

Pinewood girls to meet Mitty in Open Division basketball

Pinewood's Jade Ramirez. Photo taken Feb. 21, 2022 by Karen Ambrose Hickey.

Pinewood hit consecutive 3-pointers to open the second quarter and never trailed again in avenging its only loss of the season and earning a trip to the Central Coast Section Open Division girls basketball final.

Pinewood went on the road to topple second-seeded St. Ignatius 61-42 on Wednesday.

No. 3 Pinewood (22-1) meets No. 1 Mitty (26-1) in a rematch of last year’s Open Division championship game, won by Pinewood.

Pinewood lost to SI at home on Dec. 11, 59-54, its third game of the season.

No. 7 Palo Alto earned its first-ever girls Open Division victory, going on the road to beat Sacred Heart Cathedral 47-43.

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St. Francis also won its final Open Division contest, topping Half Moon Bay 51-21. The Lancers led 15-3 after the first quarter.

In the boys Open Division, St. Francis fell to Bellarmine, 54-42.

All 16 of the girls and boys CCS Open Division basketball teams automatically advance into the CIF state NorCal tournament.

Central Coast Section Soccer

Boys

Menlo-Atherton advanced into the Division II championship match, getting past Mountain View 1-1 (4-2 on penalties kick).

Noah DeHaaff, Toivo Zahir and Caden Annison led the strong effort for the Bears.

Bryan Kim was a standout for Mountain View.

M-A plays at Sacred Heart Prep at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Sacred Heart Prep advanced with a 3-1 victory over Hillsdale.

In Division III, No. 8 Woodside advanced to the title match, beating No. 5 Prospect 1-0.

The Wildcats scored on a rebound off the Prospect goalie just before halftime.

Alexis Cardenas, Adrian Ruiz, Diego Ruiz and Benny Bogyo were among the stars for Woodside, which meets host No. 2 Mitty at 11 a.m. Saturday for the championship.

Sequoia edged Seaside 2-1 to reach the Division IV championship match. Jose Barragan scored the game’s first goal for the No. 2 Ravens, who travel to No. 1 King City, the southernmost school in the CCS, for a 3 p.m. showdown Saturday.

Girls

Menlo senior Francesca Prescott moves the ball downfield on Wednesday. Photo taken Feb. 23, 2022 by Pam McKenney/Menlo Athletics.

Los Altos scored the first three goals of its match with Carlmont en route to a 3-1 victory and a spot in the Division I finals at 6 p.m. Saturday against host Santa Cruz.

Lauren Han was part of a strong defensive effort for the Eagles, who have nine wins and a tie over their past 11 matches after starting the season 4-5-1.

In Division II, Menlo dropped a 2-1 decision in overtime to host Christopher.

Freshman Roya Rezaee put the Knights ahead 1-0 after taking a pass from Colby Wilson. Rezaee also filled in as goalie following a victory.

Sacred Heart Prep also dropped a heartbreaker, tying the game at 3-3 with a goal in the second overtime and then going down on penalty kicks, 5-4, to Piedmont Hills.

Molly Tinsley and Carly Gee scored for the Gators.

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Championship matches are set in CCS basketball, soccer playoffs

Pinewood girls to meet Mitty in Open Division basketball

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Pinewood hit consecutive 3-pointers to open the second quarter and never trailed again in avenging its only loss of the season and earning a trip to the Central Coast Section Open Division girls basketball final.

Pinewood went on the road to topple second-seeded St. Ignatius 61-42 on Wednesday.

No. 3 Pinewood (22-1) meets No. 1 Mitty (26-1) in a rematch of last year’s Open Division championship game, won by Pinewood.

Pinewood lost to SI at home on Dec. 11, 59-54, its third game of the season.

No. 7 Palo Alto earned its first-ever girls Open Division victory, going on the road to beat Sacred Heart Cathedral 47-43.

St. Francis also won its final Open Division contest, topping Half Moon Bay 51-21. The Lancers led 15-3 after the first quarter.

In the boys Open Division, St. Francis fell to Bellarmine, 54-42.

All 16 of the girls and boys CCS Open Division basketball teams automatically advance into the CIF state NorCal tournament.

Boys

Menlo-Atherton advanced into the Division II championship match, getting past Mountain View 1-1 (4-2 on penalties kick).

Noah DeHaaff, Toivo Zahir and Caden Annison led the strong effort for the Bears.

Bryan Kim was a standout for Mountain View.

M-A plays at Sacred Heart Prep at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Sacred Heart Prep advanced with a 3-1 victory over Hillsdale.

In Division III, No. 8 Woodside advanced to the title match, beating No. 5 Prospect 1-0.

The Wildcats scored on a rebound off the Prospect goalie just before halftime.

Alexis Cardenas, Adrian Ruiz, Diego Ruiz and Benny Bogyo were among the stars for Woodside, which meets host No. 2 Mitty at 11 a.m. Saturday for the championship.

Sequoia edged Seaside 2-1 to reach the Division IV championship match. Jose Barragan scored the game’s first goal for the No. 2 Ravens, who travel to No. 1 King City, the southernmost school in the CCS, for a 3 p.m. showdown Saturday.

Girls

Los Altos scored the first three goals of its match with Carlmont en route to a 3-1 victory and a spot in the Division I finals at 6 p.m. Saturday against host Santa Cruz.

Lauren Han was part of a strong defensive effort for the Eagles, who have nine wins and a tie over their past 11 matches after starting the season 4-5-1.

In Division II, Menlo dropped a 2-1 decision in overtime to host Christopher.

Freshman Roya Rezaee put the Knights ahead 1-0 after taking a pass from Colby Wilson. Rezaee also filled in as goalie following a victory.

Sacred Heart Prep also dropped a heartbreaker, tying the game at 3-3 with a goal in the second overtime and then going down on penalty kicks, 5-4, to Piedmont Hills.

Molly Tinsley and Carly Gee scored for the Gators.

Rick Eymer

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