Heritage, Paloma and SRA basketball teams lead the playoffs

Inland Valley League co-champion Heritage and Ivy League co-champion Paloma Valley will lead a group of local high school teams to victory…


Inland Valley League Heritage co-champion and Ivy League co-champion Paloma Valley will lead a group of local high school teams in the winter sports season playoffs starting this weekend .

Heritage takes an overall 19-4 record in its home playoff opener against Artesia in a Division 4AA game Saturday at 7 p.m. Freshman Sierra Maxwell is averaging 15.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 5.5 steals per game.

Many other players also contributed to Heritage’s most successful women’s basketball season, including Laura Paktaghan (11 points per game) and Naya Perez (6.7 points, 7.4 rebounds).

Artesia is 13-10 overall, having finished fourth in League 605.

Paloma Valley moved up to Division 1 this year and will play Eisenhower High in Rialto on Saturday at 7 p.m. The Wildcats are 11-6 overall and are 7-1 in the Ivy League.

Junior Christianna Hawkins is one of Paloma’s best players with 14.6 points and 7 rebounds per game. Junior Jada Tiggett is averaging 13.1 points and 9.1 rebounds per game.

In Division 4A men’s basketball, South Valley League champion Santa Rosa Academy is at home against Segerstrom on Friday at 7 p.m.

The Rangers are led by Marcus McCray (14.1 ppg, 7.3 rpg), Jeff Sims (13.5 ppg) and Max Steward (12.6 ppg, 4.6 rpg).

In Women’s Soccer, Heritage will play The Archer School in a Division 5 match and Santa Rosa Academy will host Le Lycee in Division 7. Santa Rosa Academy will play United Christian Academy in a Men’s Division 7 match. soccer will take place on Saturday.

Additionally, wrestlers from Paloma Valley, Heritage and Santa Rosa Academy will all compete in a CIF Individual Tournament in Paloma Valley on Friday and Saturday. Paloma Valley, Heritage and Santa Rosa Academy men’s wrestling teams will compete at separate venues.