High school sports playoff roundup: girls water polo, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer

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Fresh off its fifth consecutive CIF San Diego Section Open Division title, The Bishop’s School girls water polo team got through the first round of the CIF Southern California Regional Division I playoffs with a 10-9 overtime victory at home over Laguna Beach on Feb. 21.

The fourth-seeded Knights (21-8) next play in the semifinals against No. 1 seed Orange Lutheran (25-2) at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano.

In Division II, fifth-seeded La Jolla High School was eliminated by No. 4 JSerra 8-5 on Feb. 21.

Boys basketball

The La Jolla Country Day School boys basketball team (22-7) will play for the CIF San Diego Section Division I championship on Friday, Feb. 24, against No. 1 seed Mission Bay (23-8).

The game is scheduled for 5 p.m. at St. Augustine High School in San Diego.

Third-seeded Country Day advanced to the title game after playoff victories over Patrick Henry, Mission Hills and Del Norte.

Girls basketball

The top-seeded La Jolla Country Day School girls basketball team will defend its title in the CIF San Diego Section Open Division championship game after beating No. 5 seed Mission Hills 73-47 in the semifinals Feb. 22.

The Torreys (27-3) will take on Del Norte (20-9) — the No. 7 seed that edged Westview 63-62 in the other semifinal game — in the final at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Cathedral Catholic High School in Carmel Valley.

Earlier in the playoffs, Country Day defeated Scripps Ranch 81-32 on Feb. 18.

Boys soccer

• The Bishop’s School boys soccer team will go for the CIF San Diego Section Division III championship at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, against Mount Carmel at Bonita Vista High School in Chula Vista.

Bishop’s (19-1-2) advanced to the final after shutting out both Bonita Vista and Monte Vista. Mount Carmel enters the title game 13-6-3.

• La Jolla Country Day (16-4-2), seeded No. 1 in CIF San Diego Section Division IV, is set to face No. 2 seed Morse (15-3-3) in the championship game at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at University City High School.

Earlier in the playoffs, Country Day edged Mission Bay and Pacific Ridge.

Girls soccer

The La Jolla High School girls soccer team’s quest for a CIF San Diego Section Division III championship ended Feb. 21 with a semifinal loss to Monte Vista, which prevailed in a shootout after regulation time ended in a scoreless tie.

Earlier in the playoffs, No. 2-seeded La Jolla defeated Valley Center on Feb. 17. ◆


8:53 a.m. Feb. 23, 2023: This article was updated with the results of the girls basketball semifinals Feb. 22.