Kerman Lions are the Division 4 Section Champions!

The Division 4 last 10 years winners
2008 Garces beat Memorial 55-53
2009 Bakersfield Christian beat Kingsburg 81-55
2010 Sierra beat Kingsburg 56-42
2011 Washington Union beat CVC 48-44
2012 CVC beat Sierra 76-49
2013 Exeter beat Laton 46-43
2014 Washington Union beat Coalinga 58-44
2015 Immanuel beat Granite Hills 70-50
2016 Immanuel beat Taft 60-44
2017 Immanuel beat Madera South 58-51
2018 Kerman beat Bakersfield Christian 55-49

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Division 4 Playoff notes-
The big question is where do you put Madera South? The Stallions played by far the toughest schedule and every division 4 team would have had an ugly league record playing in the CMAC and against Memorial, Bullard, Edison and Sanger.
The Kerman Lions will get the No 1 seed.
The No 2 seed could go to Bakersfield Christian. Madera South beat Immanuel and Bakersfield Christian lost to Immanuel but MS lost to Madera and that will put them at the No 3 seed.  

Division 4 Playoff Bracket
The CIF? Coaches almost agreed with the Pag Meter in the Playoff Bracket.

1st round Results
Top bracket
No 1 Kerman beat No 16 Coalinga 80-42
No 8 CVC beat No 9 Fowler 58-43

No 12 Reedley beat No 5 Granite Hills 51-47 
No 4 Foothill beat No 13 Taft 78-35

Bottom bracket
No 3 Madera South beat No 14 Caruthers 68-42
No 6 Bishop Union beat No 11 Mira Monte 67-51

No 10 McFarland beat No 7 Washington Union 61-56
No 2 Bakersfield Christian  No 15 Sierra Pacific 84-53

Quarterfinals Results
No 1 Kerman beat No 8 CVC 60-50
No 4 Foothill beat No 12 Reedley 66-31

No 6 Bishop Union at No 3 Madera South beat No 6 Bishop Union 69-50
No 2 Bakersfield Christian beat No 10 McFarland 66-48


No 1 Kerman Lions beat No 4 Foothill Trojans 93-86 in double Overtime

No 2 Bakersfield Christian beat No 3 Madera South 63-48

The Division 4 Section Championship is Saturday at 12 noon at Selland Arena

No 2 Bakersfield Christian Eagles vs No 1 Kerman Lions (Pag Meter line Kerman -3)

Final No 1 Kerman Lions beat No 2 Bakersfield Christian Eagles 55-49

The Kerman Lions are the Division 4 Section Champions!

State Boys Basketball Playoffs Division 4

Division 4 Boys (Southern)

No 7 Carnegie-Riverside 76 No 10 Kerman Lions 46

No 14 Bakersfield Christian Eagles 56 No 3 San Luis Obispo 54

No 6 L.A.-View Park beat Bakersfield Christian 50-49 


No 1 Kerman Lions (29-4) (10-0 N SEQ CHAMPIONS) Winner of the Kingsburg Tournament. Lost in the Championship of the HIT. Daniel Rico, Jacob Shubin, Hunter Macias, and Brandon Sagariballa lead the Lions. 

No 2 Bakersfield Christian Eagles (27-8) (12-0 S SEQ L CHAMPIONS) The will be very young and good with junior Erik Buetow, freshmen Seth Marantos, junior Noah Taylor.junior  A.J. Walton, freshman Seth Marantos and sophomore Ben Yurosek.  

No 3 Madera South Stallions (18-13) (2-8 CMAC) Has to play in the tough CMAC. Seniors 6’4 Kingsley Thomas is tough in the middle, junior Sequra and David Thomas lead the way for the Stallions.

No 4 Foothill Trojans (22-10) (8-0 SEYL CHAMPIONS) Playing a tough schedule with Moises Garduno who averages 9 PPG,  Squid Turner 18 PPG, Cesar Valdez 17 PPG, and Malik Tau Tau 16 PPG. 

No 5 Bishop Union Broncos (19-5) (9-1 CO-HDL CHAMPIONS) The defending High Desert Champs will be good again with seniors Tommy Ruelas, Trace Sapp and freshmen Joe Weaver.

No 6 CVC Cavaliers (13-14) (4-6 CSL)The Cavaliers will battle in the CSL with  Grant Highstreet  who averages 21 PPG along with sophomore Luke Van Groningen at 10 PPG. 

No 7 McFarland Cougars (21-9) (11-3 E Sierra) Last year the Cougars won 23 games. Plenty return with seniors Ignacio Medrano, Seth Diaz, Daniel Caldron, Jose Beltran, Landon Cunningham and Fabian Escobedo. Beat Mira Monte

No 8 Reedley Pirates (9-21) (1-9 NYL) The Pirates will be young and leading the way will be senior 6’5 Alex Ortuno, junior Anthony Figueroa and sophomore Danny Cortez.

No 9 Granite Hills Grizzlies (23-6) (9-1 E SEQ CHAMPIONS) Senior Austin Edmond, Abraham Gabinete and Armando Cabrera lead the Grizzlies.

No 10 Washington Union Panthers (16-13) (8-2 N SEQ L) Senior Devontae Massey is back averaging 25 PPG along with senior Derrick Nguyen with 16 PPG.

No 11 Fowler Redcats (17-10) (8-2 W SEQ) Laton Tournament Champions. Vikram Grewal is the senior Redcats leader. 

No 12 Mira Monte Lions (14-19) (2-6 SEYL) Playing in tough tournaments and will be battle tested with Hamed Almardhi, Aymar Cazares, Jon Huggins, Johnny James, Daryl Maiden, Alejandro  Melgoza, and Jesus Perez.

No 13 Coalinga Horned Toads (16-12) (8-2 W Sierra Champions) Senior Jasmit Briana is the Toads leader averaging 18 PPG.

No 14 Caruthers Blue Raiders (15-13) (9-1 W SEQ Champions) The Blue Raiders return plenty with junior Jashan Rahal along with the top shooter Jared Gilmore and top post player Isaac Franco. 

No 15 Taft Wildcats (12-12) (8-5 S SEQ)  Playing a tough schedule. Seniors Fano Maui, Zack Tualia, and junior Dylan Self could be the top Wildcats.

No 16 Kingsburg Vikings (9-19) (1-9 CSL) Will Not enter the tournament 

No 17 Kennedy Thunderbirds (9-18) (5-7 S SEQ) Will not enter the tournament

No 18 Sierra Pacific Golden Bears (11-15) (5-5 E SEQ) Senior Phillips Jackson leads the G Bears.

No 19 Exeter Monarchs (7-17) (2-8 C SEQ) Will Not enter the tournament 

No 20 Lindsay Cardinals (11-17) (6-4 E SEQ) Plenty of starters return including 2-time team MVP and ALL-ESL pick Javi Avalos. Keep an eye on a couple of sophomores with Julian Avalos and  Issac Muñoz.

No 21 Desert Scorpions (10-14) (5-5 HDL) Seniors Mohamed Rogers and Kody Phillips lead the Scorpions.

No 22 Yosemite Badgers (6-22) (2-8 N SEQ) Will Not enter the tournament 

No 23 Orosi Cardinals (11-17) (7-7 E Sierra) Will Not enter the tournament

No 24 Kern Valley Broncs (2-18) (2-8 HDL) Will Not enter the tournament 

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