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 Saturday, March 24, with first tip-off set for 9:30 a.m.

Tickets for all three sessions are available through TicketMaster or at the Power Balance Pavilion Box Office.  Ticket prices range from $10-$45 per session.

As a result of the landmark agreement with Time Warner Cable, for the first time all Championship games will be aired live in select markets. will provide audio coverage of all 10 games.

The Division I Girls game is a rematch of 2011 as Mater Dei (3-1) seeks to defend their title against Berkeley (2-8).  In Girls Division II Archbishop Mitty (4-4) hopes to win their fifth title, while La Jolla Country Day (2-3) and Laguna Hills (1-0) are seeking their third and second crowns respectively in Girls Divisions IV and III.

The Mater Dei Boys (8-4) are making their 13th State Finals appearance, most among any teams in State history, and look to defend their 2011 Division I crown. In the Division IV Boys game, Price (6-1) looks to record a seventh title as they take on Salesian (1-1) who are making a second consecutive appearance.  Archbishop Mitty (1-2) seeks to repeat as State Champions in Division II Boys, while St. Joseph Notre Dame (4-3) also looks to defend their title in Division V Boys.  Additionally, in the Division III Boys game the Sacred Heart Cathedral Boys (1-1) are in search for their second title.

Seven teams are making their first appearance in the State Finals and two (Bishop O’Dowd {0-1} – Girls Division II and Mission Prep {0-6} – Girls Division V) are attempting to claim their first State Championship.  Teams making their first State Championship showing include:  Alemany (Boys Division III), Brookside Christian (Girls Division V), J.W. North (Girls Division II), La Costa Canyon (Boys Division II), Salesian (Girls Division IV), Sheldon (Boys Division I), Village Christian (Boys Division V).


Friday, March 23 (Session I)

1:30 p.m.    Division IV Boys     Price (Los Angeles) vs. Salesian (Richmond)

3:30 p.m.    Division IV Girls      La Jolla Country Day vs. Salesian (Richmond)

6:00 p.m.    Division II Girls        J. W. North (Riverside) vs. Archbishop Mitty (San Jose)

8:00 p.m.    Division II Boys       La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad) vs. Archbishop Mitty (San Jose)

Saturday, March 24 (Session II)

9:30 a.m.    Division V Girls       Mission Prep (San Luis Obispo) vs. Brookside Christian (Stockton)

11:15 a.m.   Division V Boys      Village Christian (Sun Valley) vs. St. Joseph Notre Dame (Alameda)

1:00 p.m.    Division III Girls       Laguna Hills vs. Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland)

2:45 p.m.    Division III Boys      Alemany (Mission Hills) vs. Sacred Heart Cathedral (San Francisco)


6:00 p.m.    Division I Girls         Mater Dei (Santa Ana) vs. Berkeley

8:00 p.m.    Division I Boys        Mater Dei (Santa Ana) vs. Sheldon (Sacramento)


March 23-24      All 10 Championship Games – Live in HD and SD, televised on Time Warner Cable

·         Time Warner Cable – Check for details.

o    High Def – Games air live on Time Warner Cable channel 700, channel 890, channel 590 and channel 671

o    Standard Def – Live in LA – channel 101, San Diego – channel 411 and Desert Cities – channel 111

o    Also available on TWC Local On Demand.

  • Time Warner Cable has also made the games available for distribution to other local television providers throughout California. Please check with your local television distributor for channels and times.
  • Online: Games streamed live on


INTERNET COVERAGE will provide live audio coverage of all 10 State Championship games