NCS basketball predictions: Tuesday’s games

Posted by Staff Writer Eric Branch:

Boys
Division II
No. 10 Casa Grande 62, No. 7 Mt. Eden 58
Comment: Casa can be a scary team. Gauchos took Analy to OT and handed second-seeded Redwood (26-2) one of its losses this season.

No. 4 Hayward 53, No. 13 Windsor 43
Comment: Jags might be a year away from making some playoff noise.

Division III
No. 2 Analy 75, Sonoma 59
Comment: Haven’t we seen this before? Tigers are 3-0 vs. Dragons this season.

No. 11 Elsie Allen 53, No. 6 Miramonte 52
Comment: Prognosticating 101: Never pick against the Lobos in Orinda.

Girls
Division I
No. 4 Liberty 59, No. 13 Santa Rosa 50
Comment: Panthers may not have an answer for 6-foot-4 Corinne Costa.

Division II
No. 5 Montgomery 50, No. 12 Hayward 40
Comment: Vikings have won 13 straight.

No. 7 Windsor 61, No. 10 Clayton Valley 55
Comment: Jags will move on to play another Diablo Valley League team, No. 2 Northgate, in the quarterfinals.

No. 8 Maria Carrillo 42, No. 9 Casa Grande 39
Comment: Heads, Maria Carrillo. Tails, Casa Grande. OK, (dramatic pause, exhale) it’s heads …

No. 6 Eureka 47, No. 11 Petaluma 39
Comment: Thanks, NCS, for the 235-mile trek.

Division III
No. 11 Moreau Catholic 57, No. 6 Analy 53
Comment: I take no pleasure in doing this.