Basketball

NorCal seeds and schedules announced for L4 rivals

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Ray Hamill/HumboldtSports.com – Ferndale’s Garrett Christiansen

By Ray Hamill — The Little 4 will have a big say in this year’s NorCal Division-VI boys basketball tournament, with three of the league’s teams included in the eight-team bracket.

All three of them will open later this week after the bracket seeds and schedules were announced on Sunday evening.

Fresh off their impressive North Coast Section D-VI championship on Saturday night, the Ferndale Wildcats received a No. 4 seed for the prestigious tournament and will open at home against No. 5 Stockton Christian on Thursday night at 6 p.m.

Ferndale’s Little 4 rivals St. Bernard’s and South Fork each also are included, although both will have to travel for opening games.

St. Bernard’s is seeded No. 6 and will open at No. 3 Fall River in McArthur, while No. 8 South Fork will open at top-seeded Weed.

Both of those games will be played on Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

No other H-DNL teams qualified for this year’s NorCals.

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