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Highlanders gear up for NCS playoffs

Piedmont High girls basketball player Lauren Seyranian (24) drives past host Berkeley's Shani Jones (10) on Feb. 21. Despite a game-high 36 points from Seyranian, including four 3-pointers, the Highlanders lost 64-52. After a 69-55 win over Galileo-S.F on Feb. 22, Piedmont earned the No. 3 seed in the North Coast Section Division IV girls playoffs on Feb. 23 and hosted a first-round game on Feb. 26 against 14th-seed Berean Christian. Results of that game were not available at press time. For more photos from the Feb. 21 game and other high school games, visit http://photos.mercurynews.com/category/sports/high-school