Ferndale girls to host NCS championship, as seedings committee gets it right

Ray Hamill/ – Ferndale’s Carly Carmesin

By Ray Hamill — As expected, the Ferndale girls will get to host their North Coast Section Division-6 basketball championship game on Saturday night.

Fresh off a dominating semifinal win over Rio Lindo Adventist on Wednesday night, the Wildcats will tip off the decider against Cornerstone Christian at 7 p.m. as they look to secure a fifth section crown in 11 years, including a championship 12 months ago.

The championship matchup is one of nine in the NCS that features the top two seeds in their division, out of 14 total brackets.

It’s not something we always say here on the North Coast, but the section seedings committee clearly did a good job with their seedings this season.

Of the 14 brackets, only two No. 1 seeds failed to reach their championship game.

And of the 28 finalists, 25 are top-three seeds in their bracket.

All 14 NCS championship games will take place this weekend, with the NorCal tournaments set to tip off next week.

Four local teams will play in the NorCals, with Ferndale joined by the Arcata and McKinleyville girls and the South Fork boys.

The Arcata and Mack girls both lost their NCS Division-4 semifinals on Wednesday night, while the South Fork boys lost their semifinal in Division-6 action.

The NorCal brackets will be announced on Sunday.

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  1. Seedings: different sports have different seeders… basketball has really not had a seeding issue, unlike football or other sports… why…

    …typically score differentials… and climate/weather/facilities where more observers are comfortably located out of the exterior elements… more analysts, more observable accuracies and consideration…

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