Posted by LA Times on March 17, 2018 at 11:57:12:
A look at Saturday's girls' regional basketball finals
By ERIC SONDHEIMER
MAR 16, 2018
Fresno Clovis West vs. L.A. Windward at Long Beach State, 4 p.m.: Clovis West is a defending state champion that beat Studio City Harvard-Westlake on a three-pointer in the final seconds of the semifinals. Freshman point guard Nikki Tom is a future star. Windward has been making three-pointers and relying on junior standout Charisma Osborne.
The pick: Windward.
L.A. Ribet Academy vs. Gardena Serra at Long Beach State, noon: If you want to see size, Ribet has it with 6-foot-9 Andrea Aquino. Serra is led by junior Alexis Tucker, who's averaging 16.9 points.
The pick: Serra.
San Diego San Marcos at Redondo, 6 p.m. Redondo has several players who have stepped forward in big games. That kind of versatility should come in handy against a San Marcos team that relies on 6-foot Rachel Roberts.
The pick: Redondo.
Chula Vista Mater Dei at Fullerton Sunny Hills, 6 p.m.: Sunny Hills will need to keep making three-pointers to pull this one out against a Mater Dei team that relies on 5-8 junior Chloe Webb, who's averaging 20.1 points.
The pick: Mater Dei
San Pedro Rolling Hills Prep at Palmdale Knight, 6 p.m.: At 29-2, Rolling Hills Prep has been rolling. Sophomore Alyssa Maxey is a player to watch. Knight has its own sophomore standout in Keyna Hadley.
The pick: Rolling Hills Prep.
Oxnard Hueneme at Hanford Sierra Pacific, 6 p.m.: Home-court advantage should be big for Sierra Pacific, which is led by sophomore Celeste Lewis. Hueneme, at 15-17, has been led by Isabel Ayala, averaging 14 points.
The pick: Sierra Pacific.
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