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.
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.