CIF San Diego Section girls basketball Division 3 playoff predictions: Will Point Loma continue its dominance?


There are three frontrunners in the CIF San Diego Section Division 3 girls basketball playoffs.

Top-seeded Point Loma, led by senior guard Sadie Heckman, has been dominant all season, but hasn’t played the toughest schedule.

Coach Freddie Garrett and Helix have  put together a solid season with several quality wins.

And it is hard to pick against a team that has arguably the best player in the Division like Foothills Christian and Ellie Turk.

Other teams outside of the top seeds that could make a run at the title are Coronado and Pacific Ridge.

Below are our Division 3 picks for every round. Post your picks in the comments or hit us up on Twitter @sbliveca.


  1. Point Loma (18-2)
  2. Helix (14-11)
  3. Foothills Christian (24-4)
  4. Holtville (20-7)
  5. Mt. Carmel (11-11)
  6. Coronado (18-10)
  7. Fallbrook (17-10)
  8. Pacific Ridge (15-6)
  9. Sage Creek (11-10)
  10. Madison (12-16)
  11. Escondido Charter  (17-11)
  12. Hilltop (13-15)
  13. Santana (15-13)
  14. St. Joseph Academy (21-7)
  15. Mar Vista (7-21)
  16. Maranatha Christian (5-22)


First round: Wednesday, Feb. 19

Maranatha Christian @ Point Loma

  • Pick: Point Loma 

Mar Vista @ Helix

  • Pick: Helix

St. Joseph’s Academy  @ Foothills Christain

  • Pick: Foothills Christian

Santana  @ Holtville

  • Pick: Holtville

Hilltop @ Mt. Carmel

  • Pick: Mount Carmel

Escondido Charter  @ Coronado

  • Pick: Coronado

Madison @ Fallbrook

  • Pick: Madison

Sage Creek  @ Pacific Ridge 

  • Pick: Pacific Ridge 

Quarterfinals: Friday, Feb. 22

Pacific Ridge  @ Point Loma

  • Pick: Point Loma 

Madison @ Helix

  • Pick: Helix 

Mt Carmel @ Holtville 

  • Pick: Mt. Carmel

Coronado  @ Foothills Christian

  • Pick: Foothills Christian

Semifinals: Tuesday, Feb. 25

Helix  @ Point Loma

  • Pick: Helix

Mt. Carmel  @ Foothills Christian

  • Pick: Foothills Christian 

Championship: Thursday, Feb. 27

Helix  vs Foothills Christian 

  • Pick: Foothills Christian 

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