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Northern Section basketball playoff brackets released

JT Beasley and No. 4 Shasta travel to No. 3 Enterprise to face Demarreya Lewis-Cooper and the Hornets on Friday in the opening round of the Northern Section Division III playoffs. It will be the fifth time the two teams have met this season. (Photo by Mike Daly / Shasta County Sports)

It’s Episode V for the Shasta and Enterprise boys as the Wolves and Hornets square off in the Northern Section Division III first round on Friday at Manatowa Gymnasium.

The Northern Section released its postseason brackets and the fifth meeting of the 2019-2020 season is among the first-round highlights. The playoffs culminate with games Feb. 28 at Butte College and Feb. 29 at Shasta College.

All Shasta County Sports playoff coverage is presented by Redding Rancheria.

The fifth-seeded Wolves travel to Enterprise to face No. 4 Enterprise for a fourth time in the House of the Hornets. Enterprise has won three of the four meetings, all at Enterprise in the Harlan Carter, the Jamie Angley Hornet Classic and the first round of Eastern Athletic League play. The Wolves took Round Four last week at Harlan Carter Gymnasium.

No. 1 Foothill has a first-round bye and takes on the Shasta-Enterprise winner on Feb. 26.

The bottom of the D-III bracket features No. 6 Las Plumas at No. 3 Pleasant Valley and No. 7 Red Bluff at No. 2 Chico. Both games are Friday, with the semifinals Feb. 26 at the higher seed. The Title game is 4:15 p.m. Feb. 28 at Butte College.

BRACKETS: Click here to see all the boys playoff brackets

Division IV

U-Prep is the No. 1 seed in the Division IV boys bracket with a first-round bye and faces the winner of No. 8 Paradise-No. 9 Yreka on Feb. 21.

On the top of the D-IV bracket, No, 4 Sutter also has a bye and faces the 5-12 winner between Oroville hosting Winters.

The bottom of the bracket has No. 2 Pierce and No. 3 Gridley each with first-round byes. The Bulldogs face the 6-11 winner of Wheatland at Anderson and the Bears get the 7-10 winner of West Valley at Lassen.

The D-IV championship is at 12:45 p.m. Feb. 29 at Shasta College.

Division VI

In Division VI, Redding Christian earned the No. 1 seed and faces No. 8 Burney in a first-round matchup on Thursday. The winner takes on the victor between No. 4 Weed hosting No. 5 American Christian Academy.

On the bracket’s other side, No. 2 Quincy hosts No. 7 Loyalton and No. 3 Fall River sees No. 6 Maxwell, that game is Friday.

The D-VI title game is at 7:45 p.m. Feb. 29 at Shasta College.

Division V

In D-V action, East Nicolaus is the one-seed and plays the Williams (8)-Trinity (9) winner. No. 4 Durham hosts No. 5 Colusa on the top of the bracket.

The other side features No. 2 Los Molinos taking on the winner of No. 7 Portola and No. 11 Hamilton, while No. 3 Mount Shasta draws the No. 6 Modoc-No. 11 Biggs winner.

The D-V title game is at 7:45 p.m. Feb. 28 at Butte College.

Division VII

In D-VII action, No. 1 Hayfork hosts. No. 8 Happy Camp, while No. 4 Paradise Adventist hosts No. 5 Butte Valley.

On the south side of the bracket, No. Big Valley hosts No. 7 Mercy and No. 3 Greenville hosts No. 6 Princeton.

The Division VI title clash is at 4:15 p.m. Feb. 29 at Shasta College.

Girls

In Division III, Foothill and Shasta meet for the third time with the No. 4 Wolves hosting the fifth-seed Cougars on Thursday. The winner draws No. 1 seed Pleasant Valley on Feb. 25

On the bottom half of the bracket, No. 2 Enterprise hosts No. 7 Las Plumas while No. 3 Chico hosts No. 6 Red Bluff. Both games are scheduled for Thursday, but Enterprise might opt to join the boys for a Friday doubleheader.

The D-III title game is at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at Butte College.

BRACKETS: Click here to see the girls playoff brackets

Division IV

Willows is the top seed in D-IV and hosts the winner of No. 9 Wheatland at No. 8 Lassen. No. 4 Sutter is also on the top half of the bracket and hosts the 5-12 winner on Thursday. Fifth-seeded U-Prep host Orland on Tuesday.

On the bottom of the bracket, No. 2 West Valley has a first-round bye and hosts on Tuesday the winner of No. 10 Pierce at No. 7 Oroville. Gridley is the third seed and plays the Corning (6) vs. Yreka (11) winner.

The girls D-IV title game is at 11 a.m. Feb. 29 at Shasta College.

Division VI

In Division VI, Redding Christian earned the top seed and hosts No. 8 Weed on Feb. 21. The winner plays the 4-5 winner between Loyalton and Quincy.

On the bottom of the D-VI bracket, Fall River is the No. 2 seed and hosts No. 7 Tulelake on Friday. The winner plays either No. 3 Etna or No. 6 Burney. The title tilt is at 6 p.m. Feb. 29 at Shasta College.

Division V

In Division V, Portola is the No. 1 seed and plays the Biggs (8) vs. Los Molinos (9) winner while No. 4 Colusa hosts No. 5 Hamitlon on Thursday.

No. 2 Durham plays the Mount Shasta (7) vs. Williams (10) winner and No. 3 Trinity hosts No. 6 East Nicolaus.

The D-VI championship is 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at Butte College.

Division VII

Greenville is the one-seed in D-VII and hosts No. 8 American Christian Academy on Feb. 19. The winner takes on the winner of No. 4 Butte Valley vs. No. 5 Surprise Valley.

The other side of the bracket features NO. 2 Mercy hosting No. 7 Big Valley and No. 3 Hayfork hosting No. Princeton.

The D-VII title game is at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 29 at Shasta College.

Aaron Williams has been involved in the North State sports scene for nearly two decades. He spent eight years as the Sports Editor for the local newspaper and another four more as the voice of high school football on the radio. Williams has coached various sports at the high school level over the past decade, most recently at Shasta High, and is also the public address announcer for the Shasta College football and basketball teams.

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