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Three local teams still in playoffs

Three area basketball teams will hit the road with tickets to the Sac-Joaquin Section championship game at Arco Arena up for grabs.

Today’s winners will also qualify for next week’s NorCal State Championships.



The top-seeded Bear River girls (23-7overall) will face off against No.4 El Camino of Sacramento in the Division III semifinal at Galt High School 4 p.m.




Bear River topped No.16 Sierra of Manteca 55-40 in the first round, then beat ninth-seeded Highlands 61-39 in last Thursday’s second round.

El Camino (22-8) beat No. 12 Galt Union 71-52 to get to the semifinal.

Forest Lake Christian will send both squads to the Division V semis at Modesto Junior College.

The No. 6 Falcons (21-9) will face a familiar foe when they hit the floor at 5:30 p.m.

Seventh-seeded Ripon Christian (18-13), which lost by five points to FLC in last season’s Division V semifinal, rides into the game on a 13-point upset win over No. 2 Sacramento Adventist.

The third-seeded Lady Falcons (28-1) will take a 26-game win streak into its matchup with Southern League champ, No. 2 Modesto Christian at 7:30 p.m.

FLC, the two-time defending Central Valley Christian League champs, racked up 166 points in its first two playoff games. MC (29-2) have totaled 173 points in its two games.


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