La Jolla Country Day, Bishop’s play for CIF title on Saturday

By Phil Dailey

La Jolla Country Day and The Bishop’s School will play each other Saturday in the San Diego Section Division IV girls basketball title.

Country Day (27-1 overall)) topped Horizon by 40 points in the semifinals (74-34) led by 24 points from senior Malina Hood. Kelsey Plum also added 19 in the rout.

As for Bishop’s (19-8), it beat Mater Dei Catholic 52-44 and were led by Imani Littleton and Devon Roeper, who each had 16 points.

The game is a rematch of last season’s CIF final, which was won by LJCD. The Torreys have beaten the Knights in the two mathups this season as well.

Tipoff for the CIF finals is at 9:30 a.m. at the Jenny Craig Pavilion on the campus of USD.

Country boys also advance to CIF finals

The La Jolla Country Day boys beat Army-Navy, 63-60, on Tuesday night to advance to the CIF finals against Francis Parker.

During the regular season, the Torreys (19-9) split the two games against Francis Parker (17-11).

The finals between LJCD and Francis Parker tips at 11:15 a.m., also at the Jenny Craig Pavilion.

Both the winner and runner-ups for the boys and girls advance to the regional tournament next week.