High-SchoolCalifornia: Jillian Alleyne

All-State Basketball: Girls CIF Divisions

May, 6, 2012
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California high school girls basketball,Cal-Hi Sports state rankingsWillie Eashman/ESPNHSBishop O'Dowd's Kendall Waters plays tough defense in 2011 CIF Division III Northern California final.
This is the second group of 2012 Cal-Hi Sports all-state girls basketball teams, which breaks down the best of the best within each CIF state playoff division. Click here for All-State Underclass. Contributing: Harold Abend.

ALL-STATE DIVISION I

First Team
F/G Jordan Adams (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) 6-1 Sr.
G Elisha Davis (Berkeley) 5-6 Sr.
G Nirra Fields (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) 5-9 Sr.
F/G Destiny King (Long Beach Poly) 5-10 Sr.
F Keitra Wallace (Brea Olinda, Brea) 5-11 Sr.

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Final Cal-Hi Sports Girls BB Top 40

April, 5, 2012
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California high school girls basketball,CIF Southern Section championshipsMark Tennis/ESPNHSAdrianna Brodie, Jillian Alleyne and Brooklyn Jackson are from No. 11 Summit of Fontana.
Not one but two teams from Huntington Beach finish in the top 20 for the final rankings. Among those getting nods in expanded version are Alemany, Troy, Bellarmine-Jefferson and Pleasant Grove.

There really weren’t any surprises in this year’s five CIF state championship games contested at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento.

The way ESPNHS POWERADE FAB 50 No. 8 Mater Dei handled Berkeley 57-40 in the D1 title game, based on what teams did against the Monarchs in the Southern Regional playoffs, re-shuffled the rankings of the Northern California teams, but not that much.

Many of the assembled pundits thought the Bishop O’Dowd game with Laguna Hills might be a test for the Dragons, but coach Malik McCord’s girls showed why many consider them a possible top five national team coming into next season.

In the end, four of the five CIF state champions got into the top 40 final rankings and writeups. D5 champ Brookside Christian was considered as well, but had to be behind one too many D1 teams from the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section.

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New Cal-Hi Sports Girls BB Top 20

March, 13, 2012
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Summit beating Santiago and Sac High getting some love accounts for the only changes in this week’s rankings. Regional semis on Tuesday, though, could produce upset or two.

The first two rounds of the CIF Southern and Northern Regional playoffs went pretty much as seeded with a few exceptions.

It’s this week that the proverbial rubber meets the road, since we’ll know by Saturday night which teams will be playing for a state titles in Sacramento at Power Balance Pavilion on March 23-24.

The Cal-Hi Sports caravan was in San Francisco last week to see Kentfield Marin Catholic pull out an exciting 45-44 overtime victory over Mercy of San Francisco in Division IV action. Marin Catholic then went on the road to San Andreas where it lost 33-31 to Calaveras of San Andreas in the quarterfinals.

(Through games played on Saturday, March 10)
(Last week’s ranking in parentheses)

1. (1) Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 31-3
The Monarchs will play a doubleheader with the boys once again this week after Coach Kevin Kiernan’s girls won two games pretty handily last week, including ending the run of Huntington Beach in the quarterfinals with an 80-52 victory. Jordan Adams led the way against the Beach with a double-double 24 points and 13 rebounds (six assists, three steals) and Nirra Fields had 18 points after going for 25 in a 77-35 opening round win over Burbank. If Adams, after nursing an ankle injury the last two months, is rolling again with Fields, the Monarchs have to be heavy favorites to win a third straight Division I state title. They still have to deal with a hot Summit team on Tuesday to continue the run. The Long Beach Poly at Brea Olinda winner then looms before hotel rooms in Sacramento can be booked.

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