Three of seven area girls teams and two of six area boys teams won in tonight's opening round of the CIF Northern California Regional basketball playoffs.
Advancing to Saturday's second round in girls were Oak Ridge in Division I, Christian Brothers in D-III and Capital Christian in D-V.
Moving on for the boys were Sacramento in D-II and Liberty Ranch in D-IV.
Eliminated girls teams were Kennedy in D-I at home and Del Oro in D-II, Placer in D-III and Colfax in D-IV on the road. Boys teams losing on the road were Bella Vista in D-I, Rocklin in D-II, Casa Roble in D-III and Colfax in D-IV.
NO. 8 FREEDOM (Oakley) 74, NO. 9 BELLA VISTA 60
NO. 5 SACRAMENTO 76, NO. 12 PLEASANT VALLEY (Chico) 45
NO. 8 EL CAMINO (So. San Francisco) 72, NO. 9 ROCKLIN 59
NO. 8 SAN MARIN (Novato) 58, NO. 9 CASA ROBLE 48
NO 4 SOQUEL 63, NO. 13 COLFAX 53
NO. 12 BERKELEY 53, NO. 5 KENNEDY 40
NO. 10 OAK RIDGE 57, NO. 7 AMADOR VALLEY (Pleasanton) 48
NO. 7 PRESENTATION (San Jose) 57, NO. 10 DEL ORO 49
NO. 4 CHRISTIAN BROTHERS 63, NO. 13 PARADISE 37
NO. 5 CAMPOLINDO (Moraga) 62, NO. 12 PLACER 47
NO. 7 MARIN CATHOLIC (Kentfield) 52, NO. 10 COLFAX 40
NO. 9 CAPITAL CHRISTIAN 54, NO. 8 URBAN (San Francisco) 42
Among girls highlights reported to The Bee:
NO. 10 OAK RIDGE 57, NO. 7 AMADOR VALLEY 48 - Ali Bettencourt had 18 points and Haley Anderson added 13 as the Trojans won in Pleasanton.
NO. 12 BERKELEY 53, NO. 5 KENNEDY 40 - Sophomore Jaimonie Welch-Coleman had 17 points and Desire Finnie added 15 as the Yellowjackets, winners of an all-time best 11 NorCal girls titles, upended the Cougars in Greenhaven. Dalayna Tyler-Scott led Kennedy with 13 points.
NO. 4 CHRISTIAN BROTHERS 57, NO. 13 PARADISE 37 - Niel Valmores had 16 points and Kira McKechnie 14 as the Falcons won in Oak Park.
Among the boys highlights reported to The BEE
NO. 5 SACRAMENTO 76, NO. 12 PLEASANT VALLEY (Chico) 45 - Aaron Cameron had 18 points and James Hadnot had 12 points and two blocks as the Dragons won handily in Oak Park.
NO. 7 LIBERTY RANCH 55, NO. 10 HALF MOON BAY 52 - Michael Meserole had 19 points and sophomore DeAndre Stallings added 11 as the Hawks prevailed in Galt