No. 1 South
Head coach: Debi Woelke (13th year)
How it got here: Seeded No. 1 in regional, def. No. 16 Santa Barbara City 82-64, def. No. 8 Grossmont 54-45.
Conference finish: Orange Empire, champion (12-0)
Winning streak (Last loss): 25 (Nov. 22 vs. Ventura, 64-47)
Vs. Great Eight: 3-1
Team offense: 12th, 70.5
Team defense: Seventh, 53.9
Leading scorers: G Taiyande Husky 13.2 ppg, G Jhakia McDonald 10.5
Leading rebounders: F Ashleigh Adams 5.4 rpg, F Danielle Ekno 4.5.
Great Eight history: Eighth appearance. State champs in 1978 and SoCal champs in 1980 and 1983.
Note: Ten different Hornets have scored in double figures.
Woelke says: "We're deep and we're doing the best job we can with what we've got. We'll see what happens."
No. 2 South
Head coach: Ned Mircetic (20th year)
How it got here: Seeded No. 2 in regional, def. No. 18 Cypress 83-63, def. No. 7 San Bernardino Valley 61-53.
Conference finish: Western State North, champion (12-0)
Winning streak (Last loss): 19 (Dec. 12 at Pasadena City, 81-72)
Vs. Great Eight: 3-1
Team offense: 16th, 69.3
Team defense: First, 47.7
Leading scorers: F Chanelle Brennan 18.9 ppg, C Kris King 13.2.
Leading rebounders: F Gabrielle Conn 6.1 rpg, King 5.7.
Great Eight history: Record 14th appearance. Holds the record for state titles (five), finalists (seven), and Final Fours (10).
Note: Second in the state in field goal shooting at 47 percent.
Mircetic says: "This has been a very difficult team for me to understand. When we're good, we've very good, but we can't depend on raw talent. We are dependant on one another."
Mount San Antonio (24-6)
No. 3 South
Head coach: Laura Beeman (15th year)
How it got here: Seeded No. 3 in regional, def. No. 14 Mount San Jacinto 76-65, def. No. 6 Los Angeles Trade-Tech 60-47.
Conference finish: South Coast North, champion (7-1)
Winning streak (Last loss): 3 (Feb. 17 at Pasadena City, 64-62)
Vs. Great Eight: 1-3
Team offense: 11th, 70.6
Team defense: 10th, 54.7
Leading scorers: G Brittney Lewis 11.7 ppg, F Ashley Adams 10.2.
Leading rebounders: Adams 6.6 rpg, F Kimiere Hawkins 5.5.
Great Eight history: Ninth appearance in 10 years. Four state titles in last six years,
Beeman says: "Our freshmen are starting to play a little bit better and sophomores have been there before."
Pasadena City (24-4)
No. 4 South
Head coach: Joe Peron (14th year)
How it got here: Seeded No. 4 in regional, def. No. 13 Irvine Valley 76-55, def. No. 5 Riverside 65-56.
Conference finish: South Coast North, runner-up (6-2)
Winning streak (Last loss): 4 (Feb. 10 vs. Los Angeles Trade-Tech, 80-73)
Vs. Great Eight: 3-2
Team offense: Eighth, 72.4
Team defense: 20th, 57.2
Leading scorers: G Kim Smith 17.6 ppg, C Danielle Scott 14.8
Leading rebounders: Scott 11.0 rpg, C Cherisa Sellers 6.8.
Great Eight history: Seventh straight appearance. Defending state champion and finalists in '04, '05.
Note: Pasadena has handed Ventura its only two losses of the past two seasons.
Peron says: "I guess I have to defend it... I wasn't trying to defend it all year."
San Francisco (27-3)
No. 1 North
Head coach: Jamie Wong (9th year)
How it got here: Seeded No. 1 in regional, def. No. 16 American River 87-55, def. No. 8 Ohlone 74-63.
Conference finish: Coast North champion (10-0)
Winning streak (Last loss): 13 (Dec. 30 vs. Solano, 64-57)
Vs. Great Eight: 4-2
Team offense: Fifth, 74.2
Team defense: 16th, 56.6
Leading scorers: G Brittney Allen 15.0 ppg, Mone Peoples 14.9.
Leading rebounders: C Ciera Foster 10.0 rpg, F Shawnte Taylor 9.7.
Great Eight history: Third trip in five years.
Wong says: "It's a relatively new team... and they've been doing a really good job."
Santa Rosa (25-6)
No. 2 North
Head coach: Lacey Campbell (4th year)
How it got here: Seeded No. 3 in regional, def. No. 14 Foothill 75-58, def. No. 6 Solano 70-60.
Conference finish: Big 8 champion (13-1)
Winning streak (Last loss): 11 (Jan. 19 at San Joaquin Delta, 71-53)
Vs. Great Eight: 1-2
Team offense: 26th, 67.2
Team defense: 24th, 58.2
Leading scorers: C Charlene Popoff 13.7 ppg, F Jeanette DeWitt 13.0.
Leading rebounders: Popoff 8.5 rpg, DeWitt 7.5.
Great Eight history: Second trip in four years. NorCal champ in 1982 and state champion in 1988.
Note: Nine of the 13 players on the roster are sophomores.
Campbell says: "We have a great group of sophomores who have made this year a lot of fun. They really committed to each other."
No. 3 North
Head coach: Ron Williams (2nd year)
How it got here: Seeded No. 4 in regional, def. No. 13 San Jose City 52-49, def. No. 5 San Joaquin Delta 56-54.
Conference finish: Bay Valley co-champion (15-1)
Winning streak (Last loss): 20 (Dec. 18 vs. Solano 66-56)
Vs. Great Eight: 1-2
Team offense: 24th, 67.5
Team defense: Eighth, 54.0
Leading scorers: F Shonetta Crain-Williams 14.4 ppg.
Leading rebounders: Williams 9.5 rpg
Great Eight history: First trip in just the program's second year.
Note: The school did not have a program two years ago.
Williams says: "My kids don't really have the sense enough to know where they're not supposed to be."
No. 4 North
Head coach: Don Queyrel (13th year)
How it got here: Seeded No. 10 in regional, def. No. 7 Shasta 45-40, def. No. 18 Sierra 77-71.
Conference finish: Coast North, tied for third place (5-5)
Winning streak (Last loss): 3 (Feb. 17 at Foothill, 66-63)
Vs. Great Eight: 0-3
Team offense: 49th, 61.4
Team defense: 27th, 58.5
Leading scorers: G Monica Garcia 17.3 ppg, G Charney Bell 14.3.
Leading rebounders: F Jarita Riley 9.1 rpg, C Rebecca Taylor 8.3
Great Eight history: First trip.
Note: Chabot is the lowest seed to reach the state quarterfinals since No. 10 Cypress in 2004.