Alan Dep/Marin Independent Journal

Matadors stumble in NCS playoffs

Miramonte High's Kiran Shastri, right, can't beat out Drake's Liam Hunt for a rebound in the Feb. 22 North Coast Section Division III quarterfinals. Miramonte struggled to defend the host team, eventually falling 82-66. Campolindo, the No. 2 seed in Division III, also lost in the quarterfinals to visiting San Marin 62-57. The season might not be over for the Lamorinda teams, however. If Bishop O'Dowd and El Cerrito are both selected for the Northern California Open Division regional playoffs, then Campolindo and Miramonte would be in line to take their place in the NorCal Division III bracket. If just Bishop O'Dowd goes, then only Campolindo (the higher seed) would move on.