Pilots March Madness is Back! Basketball Teams Advance to Regionals

Zhane Duckett '19.


Good luck to the SJND Women’s Basketball Team on their road to State!

Both the Men’s and Women’s teams have had successful seasons, winning their respective BCL-E championships and earning a #1 seed in the North Coast Section playoffs, in which they both advanced to the final round.

NCS Championships
In the NCS Championship game, the Women's Team took a commanding lead late in the 3rd quarter and never looked back, beating Arcata 90-47 for the NCS D4 Championship title. The Men's team fought hard but fell to St. Patrick-St. Vincent of Vallejo 63-54 in their NCS D4 Championship game. However, both teams advanced to CIF Regional playoffs, with the Women’s Team earning a #3 seed in the Division I playoffs and the Men earning a #6 seed in Division II.

CIF NorCal Playoffs
Both teams hosted the first round of NorCal playoffs on Wednesday, March 7. The Women’s Team pulled off a thrilling win versus McClatchy (Sacramento), outscoring them by one point 47-46, while the Men lost to Woodcreek (Roseville) 71-54, ending their season. The Women move on to the next round and will host Saint Francis (Mountain View) on Saturday, March 10 at 6:00 p.m.

Winners of the NorCal Championships will play for the State title on March 23 or 24 at Golden One Arena in Sacramento.

Congrats to both teams on their exciting seasons! Go Pilots!

View the Women's CIF State Bracket

View the Men's CIF State Bracket
 

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