L.A. North: Ventura girls basketball team travels to Hanford in first round of state championships

The Ventura High girls basketball team has a challenging first-round match-up in the CIF Division II state championships. Ventura plays Hanford, the No. 3 seed in the Southern California bracket and the No. 12 team in the Western Region by ESPN Rise.

Ventura (25-5) lost to Brea Olinda, 59-42, in the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Division 2AA playoffs. Brea Olinda is the No. 1 seed in the Division II state championships.

In other games, Granada Hills (17-12) is on the road against Yosemite (28-3) and El Camino Real of Woodland Hills (22-7) is on the road against Villa Park (24-7) in the first round.