Top-seeded Woodside Priory, with its advantage in size, depth and strength, proved to be too much for the No. 2-seeded Sharks in a 69-48 loss.
The top-seeded Sharks surgically dismantled the No. 2-seeded Panthers, 61-39, at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont to win the program’s second-ever section title.
Junior forward Chase Watkins scored a career-high 29 points to lead the top-seeded Sharks past No. 5 Pinewood, 67-51, into their first Central Coast Section championship game since 2012.
Phil Pressey recorded his third triple-double of the season and set the franchise record for assists in a game to power the Santa Cruz Warriors over the Sioux Falls Skyforce, 115-98, on Wednesday night at the Sanford Pentagon.
Watsonville senior Armando Ferro scored the game-winning goal in added time to beat No. 6 Menlo-Atherton, 1-0, and advance to their fourth straight section championship game.
The Hawks have been Coast Conference champs three times since 2013, they’ve appeared in the regional playoffs every year since 2011 and the super regionals in each of the past three seasons.
Senior guard Teal Maxiner scored 18 points, freshman guard Gabby Giuffre added 17 and the No. 5-seeded Mariners knocked off top-seeded South San Francisco, 58-50, on Wednesday night in San Jose to advance to the Central Coast Section Division III champion
The No. 1-seeded St. Francis Sharks bludgeoned the No. 8-seeded Nueva Mavericks 63-36 on Saturday at home in the quarterfinals of the Central Coast Section Division V playoffs.
No. 5 Santa Cruz shot better than 50 percent from the field and made the right adjustments on defense to end the No. 4-seeded Mustangs’ season in the Central Coast Section Division IV quarterfinals with a 65-46 defeat on Saturday at Hartnell College in Sa
No. 2 Watsonville bounced No. 10 San Benito, 3-1, on Saturday at Emmett M. Geiser Field to advance to the Central Coast Section Division I semifinals.