Beckman: The Patriots won four of their final five regular season games to claim second place in the Pacific Coast League. The 15th-seeded Patriots will be favored against Whittier in the first round, but they will be underdogs against second-seeded Cajon of San Bernardino in the second round.
Sunny Hills: The Lancers lost a third-place playoff game against La Habra, so they enter the postseason as an at-large team from the Freeway League. Sunny Hills drew a tough assignment on the road against third-seeded Lynwood in the first round. The Lancers will need a huge performance from senior guard Madison Cruse to have a shot at an upset.
University: The 16th-seeded Trojans, the third-place team from the Pacific Coast League, have a good shot a victory at Santa Fe of Santa Fe Springs in the first round, but they would be huge underdogs against top-seeded Mark Keppel of Alhambra in the second round.
Villa Park: The Spartans are much better that their 11-13 record would indicate and they are battle-tested coming out of the Century League, but they open on the road at second-seeded Cajon of San Bernardino. It could be a quick exit for Villa Park.
Woodbridge: The fifth-seeded Warriors went undefeated in league to win the Pacific Coast League title. They bring a six-game winning streak into the postseason. Senior forward Sarah Lipton is a big-time scorer, senior Emma Shimizu is one of the better point guards in the county and junior guard Kelli Robinson can knock down 3-pointers.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Alexis Casillas, Beckman, Sr.
Madison Cruse, Sunny Hills, Sr.
Lilly Hamada, Beckman, Fr.
Sarah Lipton, Woodbridge, Sr.
Emily Reiland, University, Jr.
Kelli Robinson, Woodbridge, Jr.
Brittany Sepeda, Villa Park, Sr.
Wendy Shiga, Woodbridge, Sr.
Emma Shimizu, Woodbridge, Sr.
Justis Simpson, Sunny Hills, Jr.
Maddie Stayberg, Villa Park, Sr.
Melodie Yu, University, Sr.
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