The Week Ahead: Prep basketball playoffs kick into high gear

By From page B1 | February 24, 2014

FAIRFIELD — High school basketball playoffs highlight this week’s action with no fewer than four city teams seeded first, second or third in their respective Sac-Joaquin Section divisions.

Here’s a look at what’s happening this week:


All-league selection meetings for boys and girls basketball in the Monticello Empire League and Solano County Athletic Conference are scheduled to be held.


The top-seeded Vanden girls basketball team, begins its quest for its first SJS championship when it hosts Pioneer of Woodland in the first round of the Division III playoffs. The Vikings lost in last year’s title game.

The Solano Community College baseball team looks to shake off a tough 2-1, 11-inning loss to Santa Rosa when it entertains American River.

The Solano softball team plays its only game of the week at Diablo Valley


Basketball fans in the city will have a tough time deciding where to go as Rodriguez, seeded No. 2 in Division I, hosts Tokay of Lodi, Vanden, seeded No. 2 in Division III, entertains Patterson, and Fairfield, seeded No. 3 in Division III, takes on Inderkum of Sacramento at Ronald D. Thompson Gymnasium.


Should the Vanden girls get by Pioneer, they’ll have a home game against either East Union of Manteca or Placer of Auburn.


Spring sports officially start, though the weather may have a say about that.

The Rodriguez, Vanden and Fairfield boys basketball teams would host quarterfinal games if they win on Wednesday. The Mustangs would face either Golden Valley of Modesto or Oak Ridge or El Dorado Hills; the Vikings would meet either Casa Roble of Orangevale or Foothill of Sacramento; and Fairfield would battle either Sierra of Manteca or Central Valley of Ceres.

The Sac-Joaquin Section Masters tournament is at the Stockton Arena with Vacaville going for its third straight title and seventh in the last eight years, 16th overall. The tournament concludes on Saturday.

The Solano women’s basketball team opens the NorCal playoffs either Friday or Saturday. The seeding meeting is Monday.


The Solano baseball team rounds out its week at Sacramento City College.

Reach Paul Farmer at 425-4646, ext. 264, or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pfarmerdr.

Paul Farmer

Paul Farmer is a 1985 graduate of Brigham Young University. The Suisun City resident has been with the Daily Republic Sports Department since 1989 and has served as sports editor since 2007. He and his wife Jackie have four children.

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