February 21, 2012
Bee top-ranked Sheldon opens section title defense Wednesday

Two-time defending Sac-Joaquin Section Division I boys basketball champion and Bee No. 1 Sheldon opens defense of its title 7 p.m. Wednesday at home against No. 16 seed Pitman of Turlock.

Bee No. 2 Jesuit, also seeded No. 2 in the D-I playoff field, plays host to Nevada Union in another D-I playoff opener on Wednesday. Nevada Union moves into the Bee's final regular season rankings at No. 20 this week.

No. 4 Antelope, riding a 25-game winning streak, plays host to Downey of Modesto on Wednesday. Antelope is the top-seeded team in D-II; one spot ahead of three-time defending D-III section champion Sacramento (now up a division). The Dragons play host to Buhach Colony of Atwater Wednesday night.

Here's The Bee's final regular-season Top 20:

THE BEE'S TOP 20
PR - previous ranking;
Final regular season records
Team W-L PR
1. Sheldon 22-5 (1)
2. Jesuit 22-5 (2)
3. Sacramento 22-5 (3)
4. Antelope 26-1 (4)
5. Pleasant Grove 21-5 (5)
6. Foothill 24-3 (6)
7. Franklin 21-5 (8)
8. Bella Vista 22-5 (9)
9. Kennedy 20-7 (10)
10. Burbank 20-7 (7)
11. Del Campo 22-5 (11)
12. Center 19-7 (13)
13. Oak Ridge 14-12 (12)
14. Del Oro 19-8 (15)
15. Cosumnes Oaks 20-7 (17)
16. Capital Chrisitan 22-5 (14)
17. Granite Bay 14-13 (16)
18. Yuba City 19-7 (18)
19. Lindhurst 21-6 (-)
20. Nevada Union 16-11 (-)
Dropped out - Folsom, River Valley



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