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Girls Division IV-A Bracket:
First Round Pairings--(Feb 13, 2000)

This is another of those smallish brackets, a 16 team bracket with two wild card games, involving two fourth place teams who received automatic bids (St. Joseph Santa Maria from the Los Padres and Holy Family from the Horizon League), and two at-large entries, Maranatha and Brentwood.  There will be no first round byes, but the two wild cards will be played before the first round. 

The wild card games will be played on Thursday, February 17, 2000, as follows:

Wild Card "A":   Brentwood @ Marantha
Wild Card "B":  Holy Family @ St. Joseph Santa Maria

As far as the rest of the bracketing is concerned, the First Round will take place on February 19, while the Quarterfinals will be on the 23rd, the semis on the 26th and the finals on the 3rd or 4th (TBA) at the Pyramid.

And like the rest of the brackets, while we can't say that the bracketing is perfect, the committee(which this year consisted of five CIF commissioners--(Ray Plutko, a former CIF Southern Section Commissioner, Dean Crowley, also a former CIF-SS Commissioner, Jim Staunton, current CIF-SS Commissioner, Hal Harkness, the former LA CIF Section Commissioner, and Paul Castillo, the new Assistant Commissioner of Basketball for the Southern Section) did a pretty fair and equitable job in our view.  But if you have complaints, talk to them.

First Round
February 19
February 23
Feb 26

Alternate Site
March 3 or 4
The Pyramid
Winner Wild Card "A" @ St. Bernard      
Mojave @ Village Christian
St. Bonaventure @ St. Monica  
Frazier Mountain @ Silver Valley
Milken Community @ Mary Star    
Orange Lutheran @ Loma Linda Academy
Connelly @ Providence  
Winner Wild Card "B" @ Calvary Chapel Santa Ana

Essentially, through the first rounds, teams receiving a bye in the first round shall be the host team in the next round. All games with the excepiton fo the final round will start at 7:30 p.m. unless another time is mutually agreed upon and clearance is received from the CIF-SS Office.  Public coin flips will be held in the lobby of the CIF-SS Office at 9:00 a.m. ithe day following each playoff game [these coin flips will determine subsquent sites after the first round, i.e., which school will be the host].  Coin flips will be available after 9:30 a.m. and we'll try to keep everyone posted with them here. 

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