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La Jolla Country Day girls basketball holds on to defeat a reinvigorated Horizon, 52-50

Mai-loni Henson (right) of La Jolla Country day Torreys drives on Horizon Christian Academy’s Nyjeeiah Ganan in the Torreys’ 52-50 win Feb. 14. Ed Piper

La Jolla Country Day School built a nine-point lead with two-and-a-half minutes left in the game, then hung on to beat the Horizon Christian Academy Panthers on Valentine’s Day, 52- 50.

Girls Basketball: La Jolla High uses Mission Bay victory as training for playoffs

Madeleine Gates of La Jolla High School drives for a basket against Mission Bay High. She contributes 16 points toward the Vikings’ 52-11 win over the Buccaneers.

La Jolla High School Vikings 52, Mission Bay High School Buccaneers 11 By Ed Piper La Jolla High School Vikings coach Dave Westhem still wants his team to work on full-court and three-quarter-trapping in the press in preparation for the CIF playoffs in two weeks. So, in the Vikings’ easy 52-11 win over a depleted [...]

Boys Basketball: Bishop’s ekes out overtime win against Country Day, 56-55

La Jolla Country Day School’s Marcus Perry (right) drives on the baseline on Stephen Thomson of the Bishop’s School. Ed Piper

Stephen Thomson made one of two free throws with 0.3 seconds left in overtime to give The Bishop’s School Knights a 56-55 victory over the La Jolla Country Day School Torreys in a Coastal South League game at home Feb. 5.

Girls Water Polo: Bishop’s Knights triumph over La Jolla Vikings, 7-4

Kayleigh Schultz of The Bishop’s School looks for a shot while defended by Karli Canale of La Jolla High. Ed PiPEr

The Bishop’s School girls water polo team, while regaining their edge, also regained their dominance over arch rival La Jolla High, posting a convincing 7-4 win Jan. 30 in their home pool.

Girls Soccer: The Bishop’s School holds on to defeat Pacific Ridge High, 4-3 in La Jolla

Gretchen Cash of The Bishop’s School (white uniform) and Emily Yun of Pacific Ridge High collide in action near the Firebirds’ goal. Bishop’s goes on to win 4-3. Photo by Ed Piper

Lucy Rickerson has a bright future as a sportscaster, judging from her narration when she was asked to describe her goal that put The Bishop’s School up 2-1 in their eventual 4-3 win over visiting Pacific Ridge High School Jan. 28: “I got to play that great ball through the midfield, and I got a touch on it, and the goalie (Adriana Carrol of the Firebirds) made an amazing save, and she came out and she dove for it, and (teammate) Gretchen (Cash) went right in. She completely powered through the back line. The goalie made another amazing save. The ball bounced out, and I just took a shot.” Without a breath or pause — great stuff!

Boys Basketball: The Bishop’s School overcomes slow start, stuffs La Jolla High School, 68-54

Elijah Kerns (left) of La Jolla High School and Eric Yu of The Bishop’s School tussle for the ball. Ed Piper

The ongoing rivalry between The Bishop’s School and La Jolla High (founded in 1909 and 1922, respectively), clashed again in boys basketball Jan. 21.

Boys Soccer: Bishop’s School switches attack, overcomes La Jolla Country Day School

Chris Alleyne of The Bishop’s School goes above La Jolla Country Day School’s Alex Bigeriego (22) to head the ball away from the Knights’ goal to defend a slim 2-1 lead in closing minutes of regulation Jan. 14. Also in view are Grant Brutten (24), Will Caples (9), and goalie Jakue Aguerre (rear right) of Bishop’s, and Philip Lee (far right) of Country Day. Photo by Ed Piper

Down 1-0 to La Jolla Country Day School at halftime at home, Bishop’s School coach Malcolm Tovey switched his Knights to a 3-4-3 formation to push more players closer to the goal. The tactic was successful, as Bishop’s scored two, second-half goals and prevailed over the Torreys in a Coastal League match, 2-1 on Jan. 7.

Boys Basketball: Bishop’s School clobbers Christian High, 65-32, in La Jolla

Justin Woodley (4) of The Bishop’s School is low-bridged by a Christian High defender (hidden) as he goes up for a layup in the first quarter. Woodley went to the free throw line as a result of the foul. Photo by Ed Piper

Enter the mind of The Bishop’s School Knight Matt Lizanich: “If I’m looking for steals, I’m looking at (the ballhandlers’) eyes. And if their eyes are more focused on the defender guarding them, then I’ll go for the steal because they’re not focused on the ball and the pass they’re going to make.” Lizanich, a crazy ball-hawking guard, had three steals and disrupted countless other situations in the Knights’ 65-32 mauling of the San Diego Christian Patriots at home Jan. 15, 2014. That brings his season total to 29 steals, an average of 2.9 per game.

Girls Soccer: La Jolla Country Day Torreys limit Parker Lancer damage, but lose 3-1

Goalie Arielle Schectman (1) and Lindsay Gatto (22) of La Jolla  Country Day attend to a ball bounding in front of the goal against Parker.  Gatto stopped the ball and no goal was scored. Photos by Ed Piper

The La Jolla Country Day Torreys won a moral victory of sorts as they limited Parker Lancers, the 11th-ranked team in the state, to only two goals in the first half, and stayed close enough to lose 3-1 in a Coastal League match Jan. 23 at Parker. Sophomore Milla Stern scored the only Country Day goal, plunking the ball with her right foot into an undefended net after a misplay out front of the goal with 12:39 left in the second half. High school varsity teams play 40-minute halves.

La Jolla High comes from behind to beat Bishop’s in Western League opener

La Jolla High’s lefty Scarlett Hallahan lofts a shot toward the left end of the goal over Bishop’s defender Jill Bushman in the third quarter. The shot went wide left.

The victory marks the first time in 17 years that La Jolla has defeated Bishop’s in girls water polo.

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