Cold Shooting Dooms Elk Grove, While Chino Hills BALL Out Sleep Train Arena To Win State Title

NORTH NATOMAS — De La Salle played the slow-down game with Chino Hills in the first half of the CIF Boys’ Open Division state championships on March 26. The strategy didn’t work in the second half. On the shoulders of three high-scoring brothers, Chino Hills kept its undefeated season in intact and claimed the Open […]

“Alley-Oop” Elevated Pleasant Grove To State Title

NORTH NATOMAS — After senior point guard Malik Thames threw a lob, alley-oop pass to sophomore center Marquese Chriss with four minutes left in the Division I State Finals, fellow Pleasant Grove teammate Matthew Hayes snapped his fingers. The dunk was good, and Hayes was sure the Eagles locked up the victory. The Pleasant Grove […]

Pleasant Grove Wins NorCal Division I Regional title; Plays for State Title

NORTH NATOMAS – In order to beat Deer Valley of Antioch and its 6-foot-10 senior Marcus Lee, Pleasant Grove of Elk Grove knew that its 6-foot-7 sophomore Marquese Chriss had to have a decent game on Sleep Train Arena’s floor. Chriss had 10 points, eight rebounds, and two blocked shots against Lee and the Pleasant […]

Sheldon’s Boys Ranked No. 4 Inaugural Open Division; Sac High Girls seeded No. 5

SACRAMENTO – After beating Pleasant Grove in a knock-down-drag-out fight at Sleep Train Arena over the weekend, the No. 4 Sheldon Huskies will start the CIF Northern California Regional playoffs against No. 5 Serra in the newly-formed Open Division. Bishop O’Dowd, ranked No. 3, will play No. 6 Modesto Christian while No. 2 Archbishop Mitty […]

CIF State Basketball Championship Finals March 23-24

SACRAMENTO – The 2012 CIF State Championships presented by Farmers are Friday-Saturday, March 23-24, at Power Balance Pavilion, in Sacramento. Twenty teams will compete for 10 State Basketball titles.  Teams in Divisions II and IV will compete on Friday, March 23, beginning at 1:30 p.m., while Divisions I, III and V will be contested on […]