Rio Linda High girls basketball coach Jerry Huffhines, right, hopes he can lead his team back to Sleep Train Arena to play for the Northern California title. ... Huffhines accepts congratulations after his team won the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III championship on Friday, March 4, 2016 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento.
Rio Linda High girls basketball coach Jerry Huffhines, right, hopes he can lead his team back to Sleep Train Arena to play for the Northern California title. ... Huffhines accepts congratulations after his team won the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III championship on Friday, March 4, 2016 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. Jose Luis Villegas jvillegas@sacbee.com
Rio Linda High girls basketball coach Jerry Huffhines, right, hopes he can lead his team back to Sleep Train Arena to play for the Northern California title. ... Huffhines accepts congratulations after his team won the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III championship on Friday, March 4, 2016 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. Jose Luis Villegas jvillegas@sacbee.com
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