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Shifting gears

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With the regular season behind them and postseason brackets set, the two local soccer participants are spending the week readying themselves for knockout-style competition.

The No. 4 Oxnard College men's soccer team (14-2-4) is expecting an athletic, physical and organized opponent when it hosts No. 13 Orange Coast (11-5-4) in Saturday's regional quarterfinals at 2 p.m.

"They won't be easy to break down," Oxnard coach Ross Greaney said. "We'll have to be patient. We have to just manage the game well."

Until No. 10 Citrus (15-2-3) arrives at the VC Sportsplex on Saturday at 1 p.m., the No. 7 Ventura College women's soccer team (14-5-1) will bracing itself for striker Jasmine Williams, who has a school-record 17 goals and 10 assists for the Owls this fall.

"The playoffs is all about that one game," Ventura coach Steve Hoffman said. "Can we shut down their one star?"

When the fields were announced Tuesday, Oxnard avoided three-time defending state champion Mount San Antonio, who eliminated the Condors the last two seasons. Ventura's path to the Final Four, most likely, could include rematches with No. 2 Canyons, No. 3 Cerritos or No. 6 Cypress, three of the teams to beat the Pirates this season.

As Pirates rest, SoCal regional football playoffs take shape

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Under usual circumstances, a bye week for the final week of the regular season would just mean the Ventura College football season ending seven days early.

But this has been no ordinary season for the Pirates, who have finished 10-0 for the first time in school history, won the SCFA Northern Conference and clinched a berth in next weekend's Southern California semifinals.

"It's a three-game season right now," Ventura coach Steve Mooshagian said this week. "You're in the tournament. There's only six teams that get to do this throughout the state of California and we're one of them."

Mooshagian's team practiced Tuesday and Wednesday, spent Thursday in the gym and took the weekend off, ahead of Sunday's playoff pairings announcement.

"We should know who we're going to play at some point on Sunday," said the third-year Ventura head coach.

The SoCal playoff field will consist of the National Division's three conference champions, plus a wildcard team, and be seeded by the final regional poll.

No. 2 Ventura (10-0) has clinched the Northern Conference.

No. 1 Mount San Antonio (9-0) and No. 3 Riverside City (8-1) -- both 5-0 in conference play -- will determine the Central Conference champion Saturday at 6 p.m. with their showdown in Walnut, which will be broadcast by http://www.SoCalCollegeSports.com.

The Southern Conference is a mess. No. 6 Santa Ana (7-2), No. 7 Saddleback (5-4) and No. 9 Fullerton (5-4) are tied atop the standings at 4-1. Santa Ana, which owns the tiebreaker, can clinch the berth by beating Fullerton Saturday. Should Fullerton triumph, Saddleback can clinch the berth by beating Golden West. Fullerton will advance with a win and a Saddleback loss.

While much of the Pirates' coaching staff is schedule to scout the Mt. SAC-Riverside showdown Saturday, Mooshagian is planning on taking in Santa Ana-Fullerton in person.

"It'll be interesting to see how it plays out," Mooshagian said. "There are about six scenarios in play... We can't control it. I just hope there's no shenanigans involved."

The Mt. SAC-Riverside loser seems to have the inside track on the wild card berth, which is goes to the highest ranked non-champion in the final regional poll. But No. 4 Bakersfield (7-2) and No. 5 Citrus (7-2) could force their way into the discussion by beating Pasadena City (1-8) and No. 8 Los Angeles Harbor (5-4) Saturday.

An 8-2 Riverside and an 8-2 Bakersfield could make for a heck of a wild-card debate Sunday morning, considering, in that scenario, both teams would have lost to the same two teams -- Ventura and Mt. SAC.

Mooshagian is more concerned with what the bracket would look like if Mt. SAC loses to Riverside for the second straight year. Ventura would, most likely, ascend to the top seed, but might not get the benefit of facing the bottom seed.

SCFA bylaws say the seeding committee "may" reseed the field to avoid matching up two conference opponents. In that scenario, five-time defending SoCal champion Mt. SAC would visit VC next week, rather than a potential four-loss team.

"That's my only concern," Mooshagian said. "If we happen to be fortunate to make it through undefeated, then we should play the fourth seed. It shouldn't have to be manipulated so that Mt. Sac and Riverside don't play again."

No complaints for odd pairing

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Matching up two conference foes in the first round of a 10-team postseason tournament may undermine conference play.

But Mark Schmidt didn't mind that the seeding committee pitted his Ventura College men's water polo team against WSC foe Los Angeles Valley in the first round of the Southern California regional playoffs today.

"It's familiar, it's nothing new," the Ventura coach said. "But, for my guys at least, it's not a bad matchup."

Ventura lost to the WSC champions twice, 11-10 on Sept. 15 and 10-9 in WSC play Oct. 17.

"We've got motivation to play Valley again," Schmidt said. "We lost to them twice by one goal each and both times we were pretty disappointed."

The winner of the No. 8 vs. No. 9 matchup, hosted by Fullerton College at 3:45 p.m., gets top-seeded Golden West (23-0) Friday.

CCCAA women's basketball playoffs update, Round 5

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Women's basketball

Southern California regional playoffs
First round, Feb. 22
No. 15 Pasadena City 67, No. 18 Antelope Valley 65
No. 16 San Diego Mesa 80, No. 17 Barstow 61

Quarterfinals, Friday
No. 3 San Bernardino Valley 61, No. 14 Moorpark 58
No. 4 East L.A 74, No. 13 Irvine Valley 66
No. 10 Cypress 63, No. 7 Long Beach 52
No. 8 Chaffey 67, No. 9 Saddleback 61

Quarterfinals, Saturday
No. 2 Ventura 55, No. 15 Pasadena City 50
No. 1 Mount San Antonio 88, No. 16 San Diego Mesa 46
No. 5 Cerritos 79, No. 12 Canyons 60
No. 11 Mount San Jacinto 55, No. 6 Fullerton 53

Semifinals, Wednesday
No. 2 Ventura 59, No. 10 Cypress 48
No. 3 San Bernardino Valley 66, No. 11 Mount San Jacinto 61
No. 1 Mount SAC 78, No. 8 Chaffey 51
No. 4 East L.A 72, No. 5 Cerritos 62

Finals, Saturday
No. 2 Ventura 64, No. 3 San Bernardino Valley 47
No. 1 Mount San Antonio 62, No. 4 East Los Angeles 60

Northern California regional playoffs
First round, Feb. 22
No. 15 San Joaquin Delta 62, No. 18 DeAnza 47
No. 16 San Jose City 55, No. 17 Skyline 48

Quarterfinals, Friday
No. 3 Fresno City 109, No. 14 Mission 64
No. 4 Ohlone 68, No. 13 Redwoods 41
No. 7 Siskiyous 73, No. 10 San Mateo 66
No. 8 Consumnes River 66, No. 9 Laney 63 (OT)

Quarterfinals, Saturday
No. 1 Foothill 80, No. 16 San Jose City 54
No. 2 San Francisco 87, No. 15 San Joaquin Delta 65
No. 5 Santa Rosa 54, No. 12 Chabot 36
No. 6 Sierra 71, No. 11 Taft 55

Semifinals, Wednesday
No. 1 Foothill 60, No. 8 Consumnes River 39
No. 5 Santa Rosa 65, No. 4 Ohlone 51
No. 2 San Francisco 63, No. 7 Siskiyous 55
No. 3 Fresno City 90, No. 6 Sierra 82

Finals, Saturday
No. 1 Foothill 57, No. 5 Santa Rosa 49
No. 3 Fresno City 82, No. 2 San Francisco 75

CCCAA Final Four, Friday at Consumnes River College, Sacramento
No. 2-South Ventura (32-1) vs. No. 1-North Foothill (29-4), 5 p.m.
No. 1-S Mount San Antonio (29-3) vs. No. 3-N Fresno (28-5), 7 p.m.

CCCAA men's basketball playoffs update, Round 5

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Community College men's basketball

Southern California regional men's basketball playoffs
First round, Feb. 22
No. 13 L.A. Valley 75, No. 20 Canyons 61
No. 19 Riverside 67, No. 14 L.A. Harbor 55
No. 15 El Camino 82, No. 18 Santa Monica 77
No. 17 Imperial Valley 79, No. 16 Hancock 72

Quarterfinals, Friday
No. 12 Ventura 80, No. 5 L.A. Southwest 75
No. 6 Saddleback 65, No. 11 San Diego City 55
No. 7 Antelope Valley 68, No. 10 Irvine Valley 56
No. 9 Cuesta 74, No. 8 Chaffey 68

Quarterfinals, Saturday
No. 1 Citrus 92, No. 17 Imperial Valley 78
No. 15 El Camino 56, No. 2 Mount San Antonio 57
No. 19 Riverside 79, No. 3 Mount San Jacinto 76
No. 4 San Bernardino Valley 87, No. 13 L.A. Valley 76

Semifinals, Wednesday
No. 4 San Bernardino Valley 77, No. 12 Ventura 71
No. 1 Citrus 81, No. 9 Cuesta 77
No. 19 Riverside 50, No. 6 Saddleback 41
No. 7 Antelope Valley 67, No. 15 El Camino 64

Finals, Saturday
No. 1 Citrus 94, No. 4 San Bernardino Valley 88
No. 7 Antelope Valley 87, No. 19 Riverside 73

Northern California regional playoffs
First round, Feb. 22
No. 17 Contra Costa 78, No. 16 Mendocino 72
No. 18 West Hills 66, No. 15 Sacramento City 60 (OT)

Quarterfinals, Friday
No. 5 Fresno City 102, No. 12 Modesto 61
No. 11 Consumnes River 82, No. 6 Ohlone
No. 7 Las Positas 71, No. 10 Sierra 67
No. 8 Cabrillo 65, No. 9 Foothill 63 (OT)

Quarterfinals, Saturday
No. 1 San Francisco 95, No. 17 Contra Costa 60
No. 2 Yuba 98, No. 18 West Hills 58
No. 3 Santa Rosa 86, No. 14 Feather River 81
No. 4 Diablo Valley 74, No. 13 Chabot 48

Semifinals, Wednesday
No. 8 Cabrillo 76, No. 1 San Francisco 70 (OT)
No. 5 Fresno City 67, No. 4 Diablo Valley 49
No. 2 Yuba 86, No. 7 Las Positas 83
No. 3 Santa Rosa 74, No. 11 Consumnes River 52

Finals, March 3 at higher seeds
No. 5 Fresno City 70, No. 8 Cabrillo 64
No. 2 Yuba 73, No. 3 Santa Rosa 70

CCCAA Final Four, March 10-11 at Consumnes River College, Sacramento
Saturday's state semifinals:
No. 7-South Antelope Valley (24-7) vs. No. 2-North Yuba (32-3), 5 p.m.
No. 1-S Citrus (28-1) vs. No. 5-N Fresno (31-3), 7 p.m.

CCCAA men's basketball playoffs update, Round 4

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Community College men's basketball

Southern California regional men's basketball playoffs
First round, Feb. 22
No. 13 L.A. Valley 75, No. 20 Canyons 61
No. 19 Riverside 67, No. 14 L.A. Harbor 55
No. 15 El Camino 82, No. 18 Santa Monica 77
No. 17 Imperial Valley 79, No. 16 Hancock 72

Quarterfinals, Friday
No. 12 Ventura 80, No. 5 L.A. Southwest 75
No. 6 Saddleback 65, No. 11 San Diego City 55
No. 7 Antelope Valley 68, No. 10 Irvine Valley 56
No. 9 Cuesta 74, No. 8 Chaffey 68

Quarterfinals, Saturday
No. 1 Citrus 92, No. 17 Imperial Valley 78
No. 15 El Camino 56, No. 2 Mount San Antonio 57
No. 19 Riverside 79, No. 3 Mount San Jacinto 76
No. 4 San Bernardino Valley 87, No. 13 L.A. Valley 76

Semifinals, Wednesday
No. 4 San Bernardino Valley 77, No. 12 Ventura 71
No. 1 Citrus 81, No. 9 Cuesta 77
No. 19 Riverside 50, No. 6 Saddleback 41
No. 7 Antelope Valley 67, No. 15 El Camino 64

Finals, Saturday
No. 4 San Bernardino Valley (25-5) at No. 1 Citrus (27-1)
No. 19 Riverside (17-10) at No. 7 Antelope Valley (23-7)

CCCAA Final Four, March 10-11 at Consumnes River College, Sacramento

Northern California regional playoffs
First round, Feb. 22
No. 17 Contra Costa 78, No. 16 Mendocino 72
No. 18 West Hills 66, No. 15 Sacramento City 60 (OT)

Quarterfinals, Friday
No. 5 Fresno City 102, No. 12 Modesto 61
No. 11 Consumnes River 82, No. 6 Ohlone
No. 7 Las Positas 71, No. 10 Sierra 67
No. 8 Cabrillo 65, No. 9 Foothill 63 (OT)

Quarterfinals, Saturday
No. 1 San Francisco 95, No. 17 Contra Costa 60
No. 2 Yuba 98, No. 18 West Hills 58
No. 3 Santa Rosa 86, No. 14 Feather River 81
No. 4 Diablo Valley 74, No. 13 Chabot 48

Semifinals, Wednesday
No. 8 Cabrillo 76, No. 1 San Francisco 70 (OT)
No. 5 Fresno City 67, No. 4 Diablo Valley 49
No. 2 Yuba 86, No. 7 Las Positas 83
No. 3 Santa Rosa 74, No. 11 Consumnes River 52

Finals, March 3 at higher seeds
No. 8 Cabrillo (24-3) at No. 5 Fresno City (30-3)
No. 3 Santa Rosa (26-5) at No. 2 Yuba (31-3)

CCCAA Final Four, March 9-11 at Consumnes River College, Sacramento

CCCAA women's basketball playoffs update, Round 4

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Women's basketball

Southern California regional playoffs
First round, Feb. 22
No. 15 Pasadena City 67, No. 18 Antelope Valley 65
No. 16 San Diego Mesa 80, No. 17 Barstow 61

Quarterfinals, Friday
No. 3 San Bernardino Valley 61, No. 14 Moorpark 58
No. 4 East L.A 74, No. 13 Irvine Valley 66
No. 10 Cypress 63, No. 7 Long Beach 52
No. 8 Chaffey 67, No. 9 Saddleback 61

Quarterfinals, Saturday
No. 2 Ventura 55, No. 15 Pasadena City 50
No. 1 Mount San Antonio 88, No. 16 San Diego Mesa 46
No. 5 Cerritos 79, No. 12 Canyons 60
No. 11 Mount San Jacinto 55, No. 6 Fullerton 53

Semifinals, Wednesday
No. 2 Ventura 59, No. 10 Cypress 48
No. 3 San Bernardino Valley 66, No. 11 Mount San Jacinto 61
No. 1 Mount SAC 78, No. 8 Chaffey 51
No. 4 East L.A 72, No. 5 Cerritos 62

Finals, Saturday
No. 3 San Bernardino Valley (28-3) at No. 2 Ventura (31-1)
No. 4 East Los Angeles (24-6) at No. 1 Mount San Antonio (28-3)

CCCAA Final Four, March 9-11 at Consumnes River College, Sacramento

Northern California regional playoffs
First round, Feb. 22
No. 15 San Joaquin Delta 62, No. 18 DeAnza 47
No. 16 San Jose City 55, No. 17 Skyline 48

Quarterfinals, Friday
No. 3 Fresno City 109, No. 14 Mission 64
No. 4 Ohlone 68, No. 13 Redwoods 41
No. 7 Siskiyous 73, No. 10 San Mateo 66
No. 8 Consumnes River 66, No. 9 Laney 63 (OT)

Quarterfinals, Saturday
No. 1 Foothill 80, No. 16 San Jose City 54
No. 2 San Francisco 87, No. 15 San Joaquin Delta 65
No. 5 Santa Rosa 54, No. 12 Chabot 36
No. 6 Sierra 71, No. 11 Taft 55

Semifinals, Wednesday
No. 1 Foothill 60, No. 8 Consumnes River 39
No. 5 Santa Rosa 65, No. 4 Ohlone 51
No. 2 San Francisco 63, No. 7 Siskiyous 55
No. 3 Fresno City 90, No. 6 Sierra 82

Finals, Saturday
No. 5 Santa Rosa (24-6) at No. 1 Foothill (28-4)
No. 3 Fresno City (27-5) at No. 2 San Francisco (26-5)

CCCAA Final Four, March 9-11 at Consumnes River College, Sacramento

CCCAA men's basketball playoffs update, Round 3

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Community College men's basketball

Southern California regional men's basketball playoffs
First round, Feb. 22
No. 13 L.A. Valley 75, No. 20 Canyons 61
No. 19 Riverside 67, No. 14 L.A. Harbor 55
No. 15 El Camino 82, No. 18 Santa Monica 77
No. 17 Imperial Valley 79, No. 16 Hancock 72

Quarterfinals, Friday
No. 12 Ventura 80, No. 5 L.A. Southwest 75
No. 6 Saddleback 65, No. 11 San Diego City 55
No. 7 Antelope Valley 68, No. 10 Irvine Valley 56
No. 9 Cuesta 74, No. 8 Chaffey 68

Quarterfinals, Saturday
No. 1 Citrus 92, No. 17 Imperial Valley 78
No. 15 El Camino 56, No. 2 Mount San Antonio 57
No. 19 Riverside 79, No. 3 Mount San Jacinto 76
No. 4 San Bernardino Valley 87, No. 13 L.A. Valley 76

Semifinals, Wednesday
Bracket A:
No. 9 Cuesta (24-7) at No. 1 Citrus (26-1)
No. 12 Ventura (19-11) at No. 4 San Bernardino Valley (24-5)
Bracket B:
No. 19 Riverside (16-10) at No. 6 Saddleback (20-8)
No. 15 El Camino (18-9) at No. 7 Antelope Valley (22-7)

Finals, March 3 at higher seeds
CCCAA Final Four, March 10-11 at Consumnes River College, Sacramento

Northern California regional playoffs
First round, Feb. 22
No. 17 Contra Costa 78, No. 16 Mendocino 72
No. 18 West Hills 66, No. 15 Sacramento City 60 (OT)

Quarterfinals, Friday
No. 5 Fresno City 102, No. 12 Modesto 61
No. 11 Consumnes River 82, No. 6 Ohlone
No. 7 Las Positas 71, No. 10 Sierra 67
No. 8 Cabrillo 65, No. 9 Foothill 63 (OT)

Quarterfinals, Saturday
No. 1 San Francisco 95, No. 17 Contra Costa 60
No. 2 Yuba 98, No. 18 West Hills 58
No. 3 Santa Rosa 86, No. 14 Feather River 81
No. 4 Diablo Valley 74, No. 13 Chabot 48

Semifinals, Wednesday
Bracket A:
No. 8 Cabrillo (23-3) at No. 1 San Francisco (27-2)
No. 5 Fresno City (29-3) at No. 4 Diablo Valley (24-5)
Bracket B:
No. 7 Las Positas (22-7) at No. 2 Yuba (30-3)
No. 11 Consumnes River (18-12) at No. 3 Santa Rosa (25-5)

Finals, March 3 at higher seeds
CCCAA Final Four, March 9-11 at Consumnes River College, Sacramento

CCCAA women's basketball playoffs update, Round 3

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Women's basketball

Southern California regional playoffs
First round, Feb. 22
No. 15 Pasadena City 67, No. 18 Antelope Valley 65
No. 16 San Diego Mesa 80, No. 17 Barstow 61

Quarterfinals, Friday
No. 3 San Bernardino Valley 61, No. 14 Moorpark 58
No. 4 East L.A 74, No. 13 Irvine Valley 66
No. 10 Cypress 63, No. 7 Long Beach 52
No. 8 Chaffey 67, No. 9 Saddleback 61

Quarterfinals, Saturday
No. 2 Ventura 55, No. 15 Pasadena City 50
No. 1 Mount San Antonio 88, No. 16 San Diego Mesa 46
No. 5 Cerritos 79, No. 12 Canyons 60
No. 11 Mount San Jacinto 55, No. 6 Fullerton 53

Semifinals, Wednesday
Bracket A:
No. 8 Chaffey (24-6) at No. 1 Mount SAC (27-3)
No. 5 Cerritos (23-7) at No. 4 East L.A (23-6)
Bracket B
No. 10 Cypress (21-9) at No. 2 Ventura (30-1)
No. 11 Mount San Jacinto (22-7) at No. 3 San Bernardino Valley (27-3)

Finals, March 3 at higher seeds
CCCAA Final Four, March 9-11 at Consumnes River College, Sacramento

Northern California regional playoffs
First round, Feb. 22
No. 15 San Joaquin Delta 62, No. 18 DeAnza 47
No. 16 San Jose City 55, No. 17 Skyline 48

Quarterfinals, Friday
No. 3 Fresno City 109, No. 14 Mission 64
No. 4 Ohlone 68, No. 13 Redwoods 41
No. 7 Siskiyous 73, No. 10 San Mateo 66
No. 8 Consumnes River 66, No. 9 Laney 63 (OT)

Quarterfinals, Saturday
No. 1 Foothill 80, No. 16 San Jose City 54
No. 2 San Francisco 87, No. 15 San Joaquin Delta 65
No. 5 Santa Rosa 54, No. 12 Chabot 36
No. 6 Sierra 71, No. 11 Taft 55

Semifinals, Wednesday
Bracket A:
No. 8 Consumnes River (21-7) at No. 1 Foothill (27-4)
No. 5 Santa Rosa (23-6) at No. 4 Ohlone (24-5)
Bracket B:
No. 7 Siskiyous (23-3) at No. 2 San Francisco (25-5)
No. 6 Sierra (22-8) at No. 3 Fresno City (26-5)

Finals, March 3 at higher seeds
CCCAA Final Four, March 9-11 at Consumnes River College, Sacramento

LIVE -- Southern California regional playoffs

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The Ventura College women's basketball team opens the postseason today against its bogey team. Pasadena is 7-1 against VC over the past 22 years, including three postseason wins.

You can follow our live updates here on Twitter.

The PCC@VC women's game is being broadcasted online by HomefieldSports.com.

Southern California regional regional quarterfinals

Women's basketball
No. 2 Ventura 55, No. 15 Pasadena City 50 FINAL Rebecca Griffin had 13 points and seven rebounds, Destinee LaFountain had 11 points, 14 rebounds and five block, sophomore wing Carlotta Kloppenburg scored 12 points on 3-of-7 shooting from 3-point land and freshman freshman point guard Rian Mew added 10 points and nine rebounds for VC.
No. 1 Mount San Antonio 88, No. 16 San Diego Mesa 46 FINAL
No. 5 Cerritos 79, No. 12 Canyons 60 FINAL
No. 11 Mount San Jacinto 55, No. 6 Fullerton 53 FINAL

Men's basketball
No. 1 Citrus 92, No. 17 Imperial Valley 78 FINAL
No. 15 El Camino 56, No. 2 Mount San Antonio 57 FINAL
No. 19 Riverside 79, No. 3 Mount San Jacinto 76 FINAL
No. 4 San Bernardino Valley 87, No. 13 L.A. Valley 76 FINAL

Northern California regional regional quarterfinals

Women's basketball
No. 1 Foothill 80, No. 16 San Jose City 54 FINAL
No. 2 San Francisco 87, No. 15 San Joaquin Delta 65 FINAL
No. 5 Santa Rosa 54, No. 12 Chabot 36 FINAL
No. 6 Sierra 71, No. 11 Taft 55 FINAL

Men's basketball
No. 1 San Francisco 95, No. 17 Contra Costa 60 FINAL
No. 2 Yuba 98, No. 18 West Hills 58 FINAL
No. 3 Santa Rosa 86, No. 14 Feather River 81 FINAL (OT)
No. 4 Diablo Valley 74, No. 13 Chabot 48 FINAL

CCCAA women's basketball playoffs update

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Women's basketball

Southern California regional playoffs
First round, Feb. 22
No. 15 Pasadena City 67, No. 18 Antelope Valley 65
No. 16 San Diego Mesa 80, No. 17 Barstow 61

Quarterfinals, Friday
No. 3 San Bernardino Valley 61, No. 14 Moorpark 58
No. 4 East L.A 74, No. 13 Irvine Valley 66
No. 10 Cypress 63, No. 7 Long Beach 52
No. 8 Chaffey 67, No. 9 Saddleback 61

Quarterfinals, Saturday
No. 16 San Diego Mesa (21-7) at No. 1 Mount SAC (26-3)
No. 15 Pasadena City (17-12) at No. 2 Ventura (29-1)
No. 12 Canyons (19-10) at No. 5 Cerritos (22-7)
No. 11 Mount San Jacinto (22-7) at No. 6 Fullerton (21-8)

Semifinals, Wednesday, at higher seeds
No. 8 Chaffey (24-6) vs. Mount SAC-San Diego Mesa
No. 10 Cypress (21-9) vs. Ventura-Pasadena City
No. 3 San Bernardino Valley (27-3) vs. Fullerton-Mount San Jacinto
No. 4 East L.A (23-6) vs. Cerritos-Canyons

Finals, March 3 at higher seeds
CCCAA Final Four, March 9-11 at Consumnes River College, Sacramento

Northern California regional playoffs
First round, Feb. 22
No. 15 San Joaquin Delta 62, No. 18 DeAnza 47
No. 16 San Jose City 55, No. 17 Skyline 48

Quarterfinals, Friday
No. 3 Fresno City 109, No. 14 Mission 64
No. 4 Ohlone 68, No. 13 Redwoods 41
No. 7 Siskiyous 73, No. 10 San Mateo 66
No. 8 Consumnes River 66, No. 9 Laney 63 (OT)

Quarterfinals, Saturday
No. 16 San Jose City (15-12) at No. 1 Foothill (26-4)
No. 15 San Joaquin Delta (17-14) at No. 2 San Francisco (24-5)
No. 12 Chabot (13-11) at No. 5 Santa Rosa (22-6)
No. 11 Taft (19-9) at No. 6 Sierra (21-8)

Semifinals, Wednesday, at higher seeds
No. 3 Fresno City (26-5) vs. Sierra-Taft winner
No. 4 Ohlone (24-5) vs. Santa Rosa-Chabot winner
No. 7 Siskiyous (23-3) vs. San Francisco-San Joaquin Delta winner
No. 8 Consumnes River (21-7) vs. Foothill-San Jose City winner

Finals, March 3 at higher seeds
CCCAA Final Four, March 9-11 at Consumnes River College, Sacramento

CCCAA men's basketball playoffs update

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Community College men's basketball

Southern California regional men's basketball playoffs
First round, Feb. 22
No. 13 L.A. Valley 75, No. 20 Canyons 61
No. 19 Riverside 67, No. 14 L.A. Harbor 55
No. 15 El Camino 82, No. 18 Santa Monica 77
No. 17 Imperial Valley 79, No. 16 Hancock 72

Quarterfinals, Friday
No. 12 Ventura 80, No. 5 L.A. Southwest 75
No. 6 Saddleback 65, No. 11 San Diego City 55
No. 7 Antelope Valley 68, No. 10 Irvine Valley 56
No. 9 Cuesta 74, No. 8 Chaffey 68

Quarterfinals, Saturday
No. 17 Imperial Valley (20-8) at No. 1 Citrus (25-1)
No. 15 El Camino (17-9) at No. 2 Mount San Antonio (22-5)
No. 19 Riverside (15-10) at No. 3 Mount San Jacinto (23-5)
No. 13 L.A. Valley (16-11) at No. 4 San Bernardino Valley (23-5)

Semifinals, Wednesday at higher seeds
No. 12 Ventura (19-11) vs. San Bernardino Valley-L.A. Valley
No. 6 Saddleback (20-8) vs. Mount San Jacinto-Riverside
No. 7 Antelope Valley (22-7) vs. Mount San Antonio-El Camino
No. 9 Cuesta (24-7) vs. Citrus vs. Imperial Valley

Finals, March 3 at higher seeds
CCCAA Final Four, March 10-11 at Consumnes River College, Sacramento

Northern California regional playoffs
First round, Feb. 22
No. 17 Contra Costa 78, No. 16 Mendocino 72
No. 18 West Hills 66, No. 15 Sacramento City 60 (OT)

Quarterfinals, Friday
No. 5 Fresno City 102, No. 12 Modesto 61
No. 11 Consumnes River 82, No. 6 Ohlone
No. 7 Las Positas 71, No. 10 Sierra 67
No. 8 Cabrillo 65, No. 9 Foothill 63 (OT)

Quarterfinals, Saturday
No. 17 Contra Costa (21-9) at No. 1 San Francisco (26-2)
No. 18 West Hills (17-12) at No. 2 Yuba (29-3)
No. 14 Feather River (16-10) at No. 3 Santa Rosa (24-5)
No. 13 Chabot (16-13) at No. 4 Diablo Valley (23-5)

Semifinals, Wednesday, at higher seeds
No. 8 Cabrillo (23-3) vs. San Francisco-Contra Costa winner
No. 7 Las Positas (22-7) vs. Yuba-West Hills winner
No. 11 Consumnes River (18-12) vs. Santa Rosa-Feather River winner
No. 5 Fresno City (29-3) vs. Diablo Valley-Chabot winner

Finals, March 3 at higher seeds
CCCAA Final Four, March 9-11 at Consumnes River College, Sacramento

LIVE -- Southern California regional playoffs

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For local schools, the Southern California regional basketball playoffs tip off tonight. We'll be in Inglewood, where the VC men visit L.A. Southwest in its first postseason game since 2009, and San Bernardino, where the MC women visit San Bernardino Valley.

You can follow our live updates here on Twitter.

The VC@LASW men's game is being broadcasted online by HomefieldSports.com.

Southern California regional men's basketball regional quarterfinals

Men's basketball
No. 12 Ventura 80, No. 5 L.A. Southwest 75 FINAL Freshman Najee Salaam had a game-high 34 points and seven rebounds, sophomore forward Corey Hall had 14 points and 20 rebounds and sophomore Austin Ramljak had 18 points on 5-of-12 from 3-point land as Ventura (19-11) advanced to Wednesday's regional semifinals. Despite falling behind 9-0 to start, the Pirates lead on the road at the half. Najee Salaam has a game-high 15 points, Corey Hall has 10 points and 10 rebounds, Austin Ramljak has 11 points and Joe Soto has six assists. VC made just 1 of 11 3s to start the game before ending the half on a 24-7 run.
No. 6 Saddleback 65, No. 11 San Diego City 55 FINAL
No. 7 Antelope Valley 68, No. 10 Irvine Valley 56 FINAL
No. 9 Cuesta 74, No. 8 Chaffey 68 FINAL

Women's basketball
No. 3 San Bernardino Valley 61, No. 14 Moorpark 58 FINAL Moorpark has been led by eight points from Ashley Samson and six points and six rebounds from Katie Lenik.
No. 4 East L.A 74, No. 13 Irvine Valley 66 FINAL
No. 10 Cypress 63, No. 7 Long Beach 52 FINAL
No. 8 Chaffey 67, No. 9 Saddleback 61 FINAL


OC men's soccer aims for history

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The Oxnard College men's soccer team will attempt to reach the third round of the postseason for the first time in school history today.

Riding a 17-match unbeaten streak and ranked No. 20 in the national coaches' poll, the No. 4-seeded Condors (14-1-6) will host No. 12 Long Beach City (8-7-6) in the Southern California regional semifinals today at 2 p.m.

"They're a pretty good team," said Greaney. "They pack a lot of defenders and they try to counter attack."

Which is the type of opponent Oxnard and its possessing, passing style has seen repeatedly this season.

"Because it's college soccer and 80 percent of the teams do that same thing," said Greaney.

Oxnard will be without defender Salvador Mendoza, who was sent off in Saturday 1-0 win over Hancock.

The Condors' attack is led by Rio Mesa High product Javier Marquez (11 goals, four assists), Channel Islands High product Jesus Landeros (10 goals, four assists), Pacifica High product Sigifredo Torres (seven goals, eight assists) and Hueneme High product Gustavo Navarro (two goals, 10 assists).

A potential regional final trip to defending state champion and No. 1 Mount San Antonio (18-0-3), the top-ranked team in the nation, is lurking for the winner.

Now top seed, VC prepares for powerhouse

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The No. 3-seeded Ventura College women's soccer team (18-3) is now the highest seed remaining in the Southern California regional playoffs after a wild Saturday that saw three top seeds eliminated.

"When I first heard that I was shocked," said midfielder Megan Erskine. "It puts more pressure on us, but that's a good thing."

VC will host No. 11 Cypress (13-4-4), a three-time state champion, for a berth in the regional finals tonight at 5:30 p.m.

The Pirates, ranked No. 13 nationally, edged No. 14 East Los Angeles 2-1 Saturday and topped Cypress 1-0 Sept. 3 on Merissa Campos' long-range strike.

"Our last game was not our best game," said Erskine. "I'm sure it was because people were nervous. But there's no reason to be nervous. We've played this team before."

All four of Cypress' wins over VC have come in the postseason.

"It's been one of those stories," said Ventura coach Steve Hoffman. "They're very physical. It's probably the toughest second-round match we've ever had."

The match will be webcast at http://www.HomefieldSports.com.

Flack, Raiders opens with familiar foe

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Riding high on a 15-match winning streak, the No. 7-seeded Moorpark College women's volleyball team (20-3) will open the Southern California regional playoffs against No. 10 Irvine Valley (14-5) tonight at 6 p.m.

Moorpark has won 43 consecutive games during its streak. The last team to take a game off the Raiders? Irvine Valley during a four-game Raiders victory Sept. 23

"I don't know what significance, if any, that has," said Moorpark coach Steve Burkhart. "Other than we know we can play with them.

Sophomore middle blocker Karissa Flack, the Newbury Park High product who is being recruited by Alabama, is No. 2 in the state in both kills (364) and hitting (.463).

But middle blocker Gabrielle Luciani (Buena High) and outside hitters Brooke Mataele and Alyssa Del Sesto (Oak Park High) are just three of the Raiders who have played well during the streak.

"If they can load up on Karissa and we can go someplace else and get the ball down, that's going to make us much tougher to defend," said Burkhart.

Tickets for today's playoff matches are $8 for adults and $5 for children.

VC water polo teams earn postseason berths

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The Ventura College water polo teams were both seeded in the Southern California championships Sunday. Both will open the tournament in Thursday's quarterfinals at Riverside College.

The Ventura women (17-10), which won their fourth straight Western State Conference title Saturday, were seeded in No. 9 and will face No. 8 Cypress (14-11).

The Pirates dropped a tight 9-8 loss at Cypress on the opening day of the season, Aug. 27.

The Ventura men (13-13), which finished third in the WSC, earned the No. 10 and final seed and will take on No. 7 Cerritos (19-13).

Cypress, the South Coast Conference runner-up, is coached by former VC and Ventura High coach Joe Abing. Ventura and Cerritos have split eight meetings in Abing's six years with the Falcons.

"We're definitely the underdogs, but that should be fun," said Ventura coach Mark Schmidt.

Power-packed slate

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Oxnard College men's soccer coach Ross Greaney should also check out the NSCAA preseason rankings.

The defending Western State Conference champion Condors will welcome three members of the national preseason Top 20 to Oxnard this fall -- No. 13 Santa Ana Sept. 9, No. 14 Cerritos Sept. 13 and No. 17 Santa Barbara City Oct. 21.

Oxnard was eliminated from the Southern California regional playoffs last November by No. 3 Mount San Antonio.

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