Santa Clara from Oxnard, with only seven wins during the regular season, started the basketball playoffs by eliminating the reigning Division 5AA champion.
Santa Clara beat Flintridge Prep, the fifth-seeded team in the Division 5AA playoffs, 55-48. The Saints led by as many as 12 points in the fourth quarter and had to erase a two-point deficit at halftime.
Here's a look at the games involving teams from the L.A. North region in the Division 5AA playoffs:Santa Clara 55, No. 5 Flintridge Prep 48
No. 13 Desert 65, Pilibos 49
No. 3 Ribet Academy 66, Webb 47
No. 11 Yeshiva 64, Thacher 45
No. 15 Mojave 76, Public Safety Academy 31
No. 2 Village Christian 61, Bellarmine-Jefferson 38