Lance Smith, SBLive Sports

Lance Smith, SBLive Sports

Lance Smith is a Reporter for SBLive Sports, covering basketball, football, and softball in California's Southern Section and LA City Section since 2019. He also covers Nevada and National Girls Basketball.

Harvard-Westlake girls basketball sprints to the finish line, beats Colfax for state title: 5 takeaways
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Harvard-Westlake girls basketball sprints to the finish line, beats Colfax for state title: 5 takeaways

SACRAMENTO - Through three quarters, Harvard-Westlake and Colfax were locked in a neck-and-neck battle for a CIF Division II State title. But Harvard-Westlake

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St. Bernard's girls basketball stuffs Grossmont for  state title: 5 takeaways
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St. Bernard's girls basketball stuffs Grossmont for state title: 5 takeaways

SACRAMENTO - St. Bernard's Academy has a student population of under 250, and is nearly a 300-mile drive away from Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.  But the

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Bishop Montgomery girls basketball rides hot start to Division 1 State (CIF) title win over Bishop O'Dowd: 5 takeaways
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Bishop Montgomery girls basketball rides hot start to Division 1 State (CIF) title win over Bishop O'Dowd: 5 takeaways

SACRAMENTO — Although Bishop Montgomery girls basketball entered Friday with a gaudy six state titles, its last one had come when its current players were yet

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Emmi Almeida leads Caruthers to Division 3 State title over Granada Hills Charter: 5 takeaways
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Emmi Almeida leads Caruthers to Division 3 State title over Granada Hills Charter: 5 takeaways

SACRAMENTO - Caruthers girls basketball is no longer synonymous with small-ball and three-point shootouts like in recent years. Last season was a banner year

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Etiwanda girls basketball outlasts Sierra Canyon once more, repeats as regional champion: 5 takeaways
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Etiwanda girls basketball outlasts Sierra Canyon once more, repeats as regional champion: 5 takeaways

Etiwanda girls basketball broke through to win its first CIF-SS Open Division title two years ago and then its first Open Division State title last season. On

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Etiwanda holds off Sierra Canyon for CIF Southern California Regional Open Division championship – Live updates
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Etiwanda holds off Sierra Canyon for CIF Southern California Regional Open Division championship – Live updates

After two postseasons of splitting playoff meetings with the Trailblazers, Etiwanda is over the hump against Sierra Canyon. And back in the CIF State Open

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Look: Pleasant Valley's AJ Gambol sinks Oakland Tech at buzzer in state quarterfinals
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Look: Pleasant Valley's AJ Gambol sinks Oakland Tech at buzzer in state quarterfinals

Already the Vikings' all-time leading scorer, junior AJ Gambol further cemented herself as a Chico-area legend on Saturday to keep the playoff run going. With a

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Top 25 California high school girls basketball rankings (3/1/2024): St. Mary's rises following CIF-SJS championship
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Top 25 California high school girls basketball rankings (3/1/2024): St. Mary's rises following CIF-SJS championship

Here are SBLive's California girls basketball rankings for the week of Feb. 26 - Mar. 3. After each team's name is its record and previous ranking. This will be

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SBLive's L.A. City Section girls basketball rankings (2/26/2024): No. 1 Birmingham, No. 9 Poly, No. 10 Kennedy win section titles; Garfield debuts
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SBLive's L.A. City Section girls basketball rankings (2/26/2024): No. 1 Birmingham, No. 9 Poly, No. 10 Kennedy win section titles; Garfield debuts

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Canyon (Anaheim) girls basketball outduels Rancho Cucamonga for CIF-SS 4AA title: 5 takeaways
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Canyon (Anaheim) girls basketball outduels Rancho Cucamonga for CIF-SS 4AA title: 5 takeaways

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Watch: Mercy Miller, Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) edge out Windward for Division 1 championship
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Watch: Mercy Miller, Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) edge out Windward for Division 1 championship

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Brentwood School girls basketball routs Santiago (Corona) for second straight CIF-SS title: 5 takeaways
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Brentwood School girls basketball routs Santiago (Corona) for second straight CIF-SS title: 5 takeaways

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