El Dorado: The Hawks picked up the No. 3 seed after finishing third in the Century League, which is arguably the toughest league in the county. El Dorado has a very young team, but they are talented. Sophomore forward Jaylin Jones and sophomore guard Brooke Salas lead the Hawks.
El Modena: The Vanguards, an at-large team from the Century League with six victories this season, probably won’t be around long. They drew top-seeded Gahr of cerritos in the first round.
Laguna Hills: The fourth-seeded Hawks, the defending Division 3AA champion, took a big hit when senior center Anna Mumm suffered a season-ending knee injury two weeks ago. Laguna Hills still has senior point guard Maddy Ziering-Smith and senior forward Taylor Messick.
La Habra: The 13th-seeded Highlanders have a winnable game at home against Western in the first round, but then they would probably run into fourth-seeded Laguna Hills in the second round.
La Quinta: It looks like the Aztecs will have a brief appearance in the playoffs because they open at third-seeded El Dorado in the first round.
Los Amigos: Even though they won the Garden Grove League title, the Lobos will be underdogs against 10th-seeded Glendora in the first round.
Rancho Alamitos: The Vaqueros finished second in the Garden Grove League and got a home game in the first round, but they will be underdogs against 16th-seeded Royal of Simi Valley.
Savanna: The Rebels, the second place team from the Orange League, got a home game in the first round, but they will be underdogs against sixth-seeded Rio Mesa of Oxnard.
Sonora: The second-seeded Raiders, who took second in the Freeway League, could end up playing 15th-seeded Agoura in the second round. Agoura upset the Raiders in the second round last season.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Lilibeth Amaya-Ardon, Rancho Alamitos, Jr.
Margo Campos, Sonora, Sr.
Alexis Enriquez, El Modena, So.
Olisa Horn, Los Amigos, Sr.
Jaylin Jones, El Dorado, So.
Jazmine Langford, El Modena, So.
Taylor Messick, Laguna Hills, Sr.
Allyson O’Brien, La Habra, Sr.
Karen Ortega, Los Amigos, So.
Alisha Pham, La Quinta, Sr.
Kylie Rodriguez, Sonora, Sr.
Brooke Salas, El Dorado, So.
Amy Wilbourn, La Habra, Sr.
Maddy Ziering-Smith, Laguna Hills, Sr.
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