Thirteen local teams are still alive as the North Coast Section Basketball Playoffs enter the second round.
This round rates as the biggest of the NCS playoffs.  The winners, except for Division 6, qualify for the Nor Cal playoffs.
The North Coast Section playoffs are as far as Division 6 goes.
Division 1, 2 and 3 have their games on Friday, Division 4, 5 and 6 on Saturday.
Five of the thirteen play on sr
No. 6 Santa Rosa (21-8) at No. 3 Clayton Valley Charter (23-6)
Clayton Valley Charter won the Diablo Valley League going 11-1. The lone loss was to third place Northgate 56-50. They won the other game against them 81-52.  It is the first year of three straight championships that Clayton Valley Charter hasn’t gone through the league undefeated.
Clayton Valley Charter senior Hailey Pascoe is averaging over 22 points a game. S he started the season with three 30 plus point games, including a season high 38 in the third game.  She has had two 37 point games since.  Her season low is 14 points, which was against Santa Rosa in December which Clayton Valley Charter won 55-47.
In the first quarter of that December game between the two teams, Devin Murray went down with one of her two concussions on the season in the first quarter.  She is back for her third game since returning from concussion number two.
This is the first season that Clayton Valley Charter is in Division 1.  Both teams are less than 50 students from being in Division 2.
Santa Rosa’s leading scorer is Kylie Oden who is averaging 14.4 a game.  She scored 20 in the opening round win over Liberty.
Sophomore Emily Codding had a couple of 20’s in the win over Liberty, twenty points and twenty rebounds.  She is averaging a double-double a game, 12.5 points and 11.4 rebounds.  She didn’t have her first double-double until the eighth game of the season.  She didn’t have a double in either department in the first five.  Once she got going, she got going, having had sixteen since.  The game against Liberty was the first game she hit the twenty mark in each category. The twenty rebounds are a season high.
The Division 1 Girls first round games were the closest of any set of games in any bracket.  The Santa Rosa score, 73-50, was the most one sided score.  Still the best seeds won, except for No. 9 over No. 8.
Defending champion Deer Valley is the No. 9 seed, and travels to No. 1 James Logan.

Zack Merriken dribbles it up the court for Montgomery. The Vikes host a home game tonight in the NCS second round.

No. 10 Northgate (14-14) at No.2 Montgomery (19-10)…7 pm
A win for Montgomery not only qualifies them for the Nor Cal part of the playoffs, but will give them twenty wins in a season for the fifth time in six years.
Northgate defeated Casa Grande in Round One 70-60 to get its record to .500.  They have won four of five to get to .500 for the first time since they were 1-1.  They lost eight straight after that, and it has been a long road back.  The late run pulled them into a tie for second in the Diablo Valley League.  That early eight game losing streak is why they are a No. 10.
In the power rankings, the Diablo Valley League is ranked third of the 23 leagues in the North Coast Section.  Northgate finished 9-3 in league play.  The North Bay League is ranked 11th.
Senior Jeremy Moniz leads the team in scoring and rebounds.  In the win over Casa Grande, he scored 24 points, hitting five for seven from three point range.  The 24 points equaled a season high.  He is one of three seniors on the team that is averaging double figures in scoring.
The No. 1 seed in Division 2 is El Cerrito, who is 26-3 on the season.  They host three time defending champion and No. 9 seed Newark Memorial, who is 14-13 on the season.
No. 6 Alameda (14-13) at No. 3 Windsor (17-11)
No. 8 Ukiah (16-11) at No. 1 Carondelet (25-2)
No. 7 Montgomery (14-14) at No. 2 Dublin (23-3)
With half the league moving to the second round of the playoffs, you can call this a successful playoff already for the North Bay League Girls.
Now here comes the scary part. At least, that is, for the teams going on the road.
Montgomery and Ukiah are the teams on the road to take on the top two seeds in Division 2.  No. 1 Carondelet and No. 2 Dublin are a combined 46-5, and won in round one by a combined 92 points.
Montgomery’s opponent is Dublin, who is 23-3 on the season.  Two of the losses are to Miramonte, who is the No. 1 seed in Division 3 and along with Bishop O’ Dowd is the favorite.
If you follow high school basketball, then you know about Ukiah’s opponent Carondelet.  They are the sister school of De La Salle.  The Cougars have dominated Division 2 over the last decade, winning ten of twelve section championships. Last year they won the championship game by 52.
Windsor gets a home game against Alameda, who defeated Casa Grande 43-34 in round one.  They are in a four team power packed league that includes Bishop O’ Dowd, Piedmont and Berkeley.  All three teams are in different Division’s, and the lowest seed No. 4 which is Piedmont in Division 4.  They did beat Montgomery in December 53-50.
The other NBL team still in the playoffs is Cardinal Newman.  They host Justin Siena in a second round Division 4 game on Saturday.
No. 9 Cloverdale (21-5) at No. 1 Cardinal Newman (27-2)…8 pm
No. 6 Justin Siena (20-9) at No. 3 Cardinal Newman (24-5)…6:30 pm
No. 5 CSD (18-10) at No. 4 Rio Lindo Adventist Academy (19-5)…7 pm
No. 6 Rincon Valley Christian (16-11) at No. 3 Archbishop Hanna (22-4)
No. 7 Anderson Valley (17-8) at No. 2 St. Elizabeth ….7 pm
No. 9 Rincon Valley Christian (13-12) at No. 1 St. Bernard Catholic…6:30
No. 5 Cornerstone Christian (15-13) at No. 4 Summerfield Waldorf (16-7)…6:30
No. 11 Anderson Valley (10-8) at No. 3 Round Valley (16-6)…7 pm
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