Week in Sports: Country Day girls fall short in Regional Final

La Jolla Country Day's Maya Hood shoots against Windward last weekend in the CIF Regional Final. The Torreys fell short against the Wildcats, 68-58. Photo: Jonathan Lin

The La Jolla Country Day girl’s basketball team was unable to beat Windward (Los Angeles) for the third time this season when it mattered most. The Torreys (27-5 overall) lost to the Wildcats 68-58 in the CIF Regional Final on Saturday at Colony High School in Ontario.

With the win, Windward (28-4) will play St. Mary’s (Albany) at ARCO Arena this weekend for the state championship.

The loss ends the season for the Torreys, who were Coastal South champions as well as the San Diego Division IV CIF champs.

Against Windward, however, it was turnovers that got the best of the Torreys. Leading 46-44 heading into the fourth quarter, it appeared that Country Day was on pace to make it to its sixth state title game in the last 12 seasons. The Wildcats ripped off eight straight points to start the final frame, taking a 52-46 advantage. The Torreys were unable to get within four points the rest of the way.

Earlier in the season, the Torreys topped the Wildcats by scores of 71-53 and 45-39, but Windward had recently had one of its best players return.

Sophomore Kelsey Plum led the Torreys with 18 points and nine rebounds in the loss, while juniors Maya and Malina Hood combined for 22 points.

Despite the disappointment, the team returns the core of its team next year in Plum and the Hood sisters.

Country Day golfers break school records

The La Jolla Country Day boys golf team competed in the St. Augustine “Big Nine” on March 16 and 17 at the Cottonwood Ivanhoe Golf Links in Rancho San Diego and walked away with the best score in school history.

After day one, the Torreys led the score five format with a total of 376  over second place St. Augustine which posted a 380. The 376 score, which is 16-over for five players for 18 holes, was a new Country Day record surpassing the 2001 team’s total recorded at the Warner Springs Golf Resort. The team was led by Anthony Paolucci who shot a 72, 69 for a 141. Harry Kang shot a 77, 69 for a 146 and Alberto Sanchez carded a 71, 76  for a 147.

Here are last week’s scores:

Tuesday, March 15


Christian Patriot Tournament

— La Jolla Country Day 10, Lincoln 4

Tommy Edman went 2-for-3 with a homer and three RBI while Anthony Torres added two RBI in the win for the Torreys.

Bully’s East Tournament

— La Jolla 7, Mar Vista 5

Bradley Zimmer led the Vikings with two hits and two RBI. Spencer Manlapig also added a triple for the Vikings.

Boys golf

— Scripps Ranch 198, La Jolla 201

Boys lacrosse

— La Jolla 8, Del Norte

Chapman led the Vikings with three goals.


— Crawford 9, La Jolla 8

Boys swimming

— La Jolla Country Day 99, Serra 74

Girls swimming

— La Jolla Country Day 104, Serra 59

Wednesday, March 16


Friars Classic

—  Madison 4, La Jolla Country 2

Boys golf

Big Nine Tournament

at Cottonwood

— La Jolla Country Day, Sanchez placed second with a 71, Paolucci placed third with a 72. La Jolla —  Tuulik placed fourth with a 73.

Girls lacrosse

— La Jolla 6, Westview 5

Coles led the Vikings with two goals.

Thursday, March 17


Bully’s East Tournament

— Mira Mesa 3, La Jolla 2

Bradley Zimmer led the Vikings with two RBI.

Christian Patriot Tournament

— La Jolla Country Day 5, The Rock 4

Tommy Edman led the Torreys going 2-for-3 with two RBI.

— Bishop’s 6, Clairmont 3

Boys golf

Big Nine Tournament

— La Jolla Country Day 1,239, St. Augustine 1,256

Paolucci was second carding a 141.

Friday, March 18

Boys lacrosse

— La Jolla Country Day 8, La Jolla 7


— La Jolla 11, Mira Mesa 6

Boys swimming

— La Jolla Country Day 105, Mira Mesa 65

Girls swimming

— Mira Mesa 88, La Jolla Country Day 80

Saturday, March 19

Girls basketball

CIF Southern California Regional Final

— Windward 68, La Jolla Country Day 58

Kelsey Plum led the Torreys with 18 points and nine rebounds.

Note: The Torreys end the season with a 27-5 record.


— La Jolla Country Day 7, Christian 6

Alex Guinette led the Torreys going 3-for-3 with a double.


Friars Classic

— El Cajon Valley 15, La Jolla 3

Girls Lacrosse

— La Jolla 10, Santa Fe Christian 3

Monday, March 21


Lincoln 9, La Jolla 7

— Bradley Zimmer led the Vikings going 3-for 4 with three RBI.

Boys golf

at Torrey Pines-South

— La Jolla 213, Mission Bay 275

Joey Varnum and Ben Leibowitz were co-medalist for the Vikings.

Related posts:

  1. Country Day close to fulfilling lofty goals
  2. League championships cap seasons for La Jolla teams
  3. Week in Sports: Fall seasons getting under way for La Jolla high schools
  4. Country Day, Bishop’s match up in La Jolla rivalry
  5. La Jolla preps ready for football season

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Posted by Phil Dailey on Mar 24, 2011. Filed under Prep Sports, Sports. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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