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West Valley girls earn No. 1 seed as CIF announces state basketball playoff brackets

Madalynn Bassett and the West Valley girls team earned a No. 1 seed in the CIF Division V state playoffs. The Eagles host No. 16 Le Grand. (Photo by Mike Daly / Shasta County Sports)

If there’s to be another North State magical state-title run like last year’s Mount Shasta boys team, it’ll likely come from a “road warrior.”

In Shasta County, only four teams earned first round home games – Fall River boys and the West Valley, U-Prep and Redding Christian girls.

The Eagles are the No. 1 seed in Division V after their 29-26 Northern Section Division IV win over U-Prep. West Valley hosts No. 16 Le Grand on Tuesday. The Bulldogs from outside of Merced lost the Sac-Joaquin D-V semifinals.

The CIF seeds teams based on a competitive equity model, meaning a team’s section division might be different at the state level. All playoff coverage is presented by Redding Rancheria.

U-Prep earned the four-seed and hosts No. 13 Golden Sierra at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The second-seeded Grizzlies lost to No. 1 Colfax in the Sa-Joaquin D-V finals.

The Redding Christian girls earned a No. 2 seed in the NorCal Division VI postseason (there is no state title at that level) and hosts No. 7 Tomales on Wednesday.

On the boys side, Fall River, which fell to Weed in the Northern Section D-VI finals, earned a No. 3 seed in the NorCal D-VI playoffs and hosts No. 6 St. Bernard’s of Eureka on Wednesday. Weed earned the No. 1 seed and hosts No. 8 South Fork on Wednesday.

Elsewhere, all the other Shasta County teams which qualified for state play were sent packing.

In Division III boys,  No. 11 Foothill earned an 11-seed and travels Tuesday to Salinas to play No. 6 Palma.

In Division IV boys, U-Prep earned a No. 9 seed, despite winning a section crown, and travels to No. 8 Brookside Christian on Tuesday.

In Division IV girls, No. 10 Enterprise travels to No. 7 Cloverdale of the North Coast Section on Tuesday.

Here’s a list of all the Northern Section teams and game:

Division III – boys

No. 9 Central Catholic (Modesto) at No. 8 Pleasant Valley, 8 p.m. Tuesday
No. 11 Foothill at No. 6 Palma (Salinas), 7 p.m. Tuesday

Division IV – boys

No. 9 U-Prep at No. 8 Brookside Christian (Stockton), 7 p.m. Tuesday

Division V – boys

No. 16 Durham at No. 1 Pierce, 7 p.m. Tuesday
No. 12 Oroville at No. 5 Eastside College Prep (East Palo Alto), 7 p.m. Tuesday
No. 13 Mount Shasta at No. 4 Christopher (Gilroy), 7 p.m. Tuesday
No. 14 East Nicolaus at No. 3 San Domenico (San Anselmo), 7 p.m. Tuesday
No. 11 Argonaut (Jackson) at No. 6 Gridley, 8 p.m.
No. 15 Los Molinos at No. 2 Bradshaw Christian (Sacramento), 7 p.m.

Division VI – boys (NorCal only)

No. 8 South Fork (Miranda) at No. 1 Weed, 7 p.m. Wednesday
No. 6 St. Bernard’s (Eureka) at No. 3 Fall River, 7 p.m. Wednesday

Division IV – girls

No. 13 El Dorado at No. 4 Pleasant Valley, 6 p.m. Tuesday
No. 10 Enterprise at No. 7 Cloverdale, 7 p.m. Tuesday
No. 15 Chico at No. 2 Argonaut (Jackson), 7 p.m. Tuesday

Division V – girls

No. 16 Le Grand at No. 1 West Valley, 7 p.m. Tuesday
No. 13 Golden Sierra at No. 4 U-Prep, 7 p.m. Tuesday
No. 14 Colusa at No. 3 Monte Vista Christian (Watsonville), 6 p.m. Tuesday
No. 11 Durham at No. 6 Gridley, 6 p.m. Tuesday
No. 10 Hughson at No. 7 Wheatland, 7 p.m. Tuesday

Division VI – Girls (NorCal only)

No. 8 Fall River at No. 1 Laytonville, 7 p.m. Wednesday
No. 7 Tomales at No. 2 Redding Christian, 7 p.m. Wednesday

Staff Reports is content produced by the Shasta County Sports team.

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