SAN JOSE -- Dublin scored the first basket of the game Saturday night in a Northern California Division II girls quarterfinal at Archbishop Mitty.

But it pretty much was all downhill from there for the visitors.

Top-seeded Mitty scored the final 17 points of the opening quarter, saw its lead briefly shrink to single digits in the second quarter and then cruised to a 71-35 victory.

The Monarchs (18-11) advance to play at home Tuesday against fourth-seeded Clayton Valley, a 52-45 winner over Lynbrook.

Kelli Hayes led Mitty with 14 points on a night in which 11 players contributed to the team's scoring column.

Milan Moses had 15 points for Dublin (19-11).

"It was a good game," said Hayes, the reigning Mercury News player of the year. "Playing NorCals right now, we know that every team is going to be good. We just came out hard trying to win."

After falling behind 17-2 after one quarter Saturday, Dublin went on a run to pull to within 21-12. Mitty scored the next eight points on its way to a 35-16 halftime lead.

"I liked the way we pushed tempo, and we got contributions from a lot of people, which is always a bonus," Mitty coach Sue Phillips said. "But I think we need to shoot a higher percentage moving forward, and we've got to do a better job on the boards."

The victory was Mitty's third in a row since it began the Central Coast Section Open Division playoffs with a loss to Scotts Valley.

The Monarchs beat Eastside College Prep and Wilcox in the CCS Open consolation round.

"I think we're playing really well," Phillips said. "I thought our defensive effort against Wilcox was one of the best of the year."

Pleasant Grove 37, Wilcox 35: Wilcox's season ended in heartbreaking fashion on its home court as Pleasant Grove guard Patricia Castrence hit a 3-pointer with 6.5 seconds remaining to knock off the Chargers (23-6) in a NorCal Division I game.

After trailing for almost the entire game, the Chargers took the lead when senior guard Caitlin Brown buried a 3-pointer from the corner with 1:03 remaining.

"I definitely felt the momentum had shifted," Brown said of Wilcox's fortunes after she hit her go-ahead 3. "I was pumped and excited because I'd felt it shift. But sometimes what happens happens.".

Brown led Wilcox with 11 points. Senior center Joeseta Fatuesi added 10 points and nine rebounds.

Clayton Valley Charter 52, Lynbrook 45: Kayla Taylor was practically unstoppable in the second quarter of her team's Division II NorCal quarterfinal game against visiting Lynbrook, scoring 15 of her 22 points in the period.

But it was Taylor's basket in the fourth quarter that might have been her most important of the game, as her layup with just over two minutes remaining was part of a 7-0 run that led to the victory.

"We didn't play very well in the first half as far as taking care of the ball," Lynbrook coach Cynthia Ting said. "They are a very good team. It came down to the fact they hit big shots."

Lynbrook was paced by Sara Dyslin, who had 22 points and 16 rebounds.

  • Third-seeded Presentation lost at home to Del Oro-Loomis 53-52 in a NorCal Division II quarterfinal. Presentation finished 16-13.

    Division III: CCS D-III champion Valley Christian saw its season end with a 49-44 loss at Florin of Sacramento, the division's fourth seed.

    Division V: Pinewood and Eastside College Prep of the West Bay Athletic League advanced with quarterfinal victories at home.

    Pinewood, the second seed, defeated Valley Christian-Dublin 57-46. Eastside topped St. Vincent de Paul of Petaluma 68-39.

    Pinewood plays at home Tuesday against Capital Christian of Sacramento. Eastside will travel Tuesday to top-seeded Brookside Christian of Stockton.

    Correspondent Ray Hacke and staff writer Phil Jensen contributed to this report.