HS Girls Basketball: Six Local High School Teams Make the CIF-SS Girls Basketball “Top 16” Pre-Season Polls

Lakeside, Murrieta Mesa, Temecula Valley, Rancho Christian, Linfield Christian & Calvary Murrieta Make the List

The CIF Southern Section “Top 16” Polls for the upcoming season has been released and six Girls Basketball from local High Schools have made the list. The Selections were made by the CIF-SS Girls Basketball Advisory Committee.

Lakeside Lancers

In Division 2A Lakeside is ranked fourth. The Lancers, under the leadership of Coach Ed Raiford are off to a 2-0 start this season. Lakeside finished the season last year with a 13-14 record and finished second in the Sunbelt league.

Murrieta Mesa was the last team selected to the Division 3AA “Top 16” Pre-Season Polls. The Rams will take their 16th spot…they are off to a 2-1 start this season under new Coach Doug Ravasdy. Mesa was 14-12 last year and made it to round 2 of the CIF SS playoffs.

Temecula Valley Golden Bears

In Division 4a, Temecula Valley is ranked second. The Golden Bears also have a new Coach in Kyle Rouse. Temecula is off to a great start this season and is 6-0 and won the Hesperia Tournament Championship.

Rancho Christian Eagles

Two local teams have been selected in Division 5AA. Rancho Christian is tied for ninth . The Eagles are coached by David Hall and are off to a 2-1 start. They made it to round 2 of last years CIF SS playoffs.

Linfield Christian comes in tied at 11th with Campbell Hall and Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Lions are led by Coach Derrick Oneil and are 1-1 so far this season. Linfield finished with a record of 5-17 last year.

In Division 5A Calvary Murrieta is ranked 15th. The Warriors are 1-2 but their first test of the season starts Wednesday at the Cougar Classic Tournament at Calvary Baptist in La Verne. Coach Fernando Washington led the team to a 14-12 record last year and into the CIF Southern Section Division Semifinals.