Many locals were in shock after the Cardinal Newman boys were selected to the Division 2 CIF State Championships Bracket after losing to Tamalpais in round 2 of the NCS Tournament. Here’s a recap of what went down.
Open Division
The Cardinal Newman girls received a 7 seed in the Open Division and play at Carondelet Friday Night at 7pm.cb d4
Notes: No surprise here, the defending D4 State champs will play against the best of the best and challenge other defending state champions in their quest to win an Open Championship.
Division 2
Montgomery boys receive a 10 seed in D2 and will go to Serra Wednesday night at 7pm.
Cardinal Newman boys receive a 15 seed in D2 and will go to Whitney on Wednesday at 7pm
Notes: Again, a shock that Cardinal Newman even made it. No one thought that after a home loss to 6 seeded Tamalpais in round two wouldn’t be their last game of the season. Montgomery has a winnable game against Serra, who sports just a 14-13 record. If both teams get a win in round one, the teams renew the rivalry for the fifth time this season.
Montgomery girls are an 8 seed and host Roseville Wednesday night at 7pm
Notes: After a blowout loss to Miramonte in the NCS Championship, the Lady Vikings get another game to show what they’re made of.
Division 3
Analy boys receive a 9 seed in D3 and go to Placer Wednesday at 7pm
Notes: After a loss to powerhouse Campolindo on the road, Analy lost their shot at a home game. If that game were closer, maybe seeds would have been switched.
Division 6
Rio v RVC 1Rio Lindo receives a 4 seed in D6 and hosts Sacramento Waldorf Wednesday at 7pm
Rincon Valley Christian has received an 8 seed in D6 and goes to Fall River HS Wednesday at 7pm
This is the first time we have had two D6 local schools in the State Tournament. RVC comes off a loss to Rio Lindo, while the Spartans have a home game.
#2 Rincon Valley Christian hosts  #7 Victory Christian from Carmicheal.  The Viings are 19-8 on the sesson.
View the Bracket here