We are already a week into February, and there's only one week left of regular season basketball. With league tournaments right around the corner, several squads have established themselves as strong contenders, ready to make their run to the State Championship. The North Coast Section features several strong girl's hoops teams including Bishop O'Dowd, Carondelet, and Miramonte and on the Central Coast side there is Archbishop Mitty, and Sacred Heart Cathedral.
In tonight's show you will see a re-match between East Bay League Rivals Monte Vista and Carondelet. The last time these two squads played, Monte Vista beat Carondelet 63 to 60. Carondelet did not take the loss lightly and their aggressive play and strong shooting remakes for a strong Cougar presence. Another team making their name know is the Miramonte Matadors. The Matadors have only lost one game all season to Southern California's Windward. Miramonte is a young team with only one senior, but you would never know if you saw the team's connection out on the court. Most recently they have some impressive wins against Archbishop Mitty and league rival Campolindo. The final team in the NCS is Bishop O'Dowd. The Dragons started their season ranked No.1 in the nation, and have since fallen to No. 11, but still continue to dominate in the Bay Area. The team has four girls going to Division 1 schools next year, and are sure to be hard to get by during the playoffs.
The Central Coast Section is led by defending State Champions Archbishop Mitty. The Monarchs will play second place league rival Sacred Heart Cathedral this week. Mitty is led by Kelli Hayes, who is averaging close to 18 points a game. The Monarchs will have their hands full with the Irish who currently are in first place in the West Catholic League. Whichever team wins the final game Thursday will be crowned WCAL league champions.
Check out highlights from these games and much more tonight at 5 p.m. And throughout the week on Comcast Sports Bay Area.