La Jolla Schools - Fall Prep Sports Wrapup for La Jolla High, La Jolla Country Day, Bishop’s School
La Jolla Country Day girls basketball team will play in the Division V California State Championship game on March 27 at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley. The Country Day Torreys reached the state finals after defeating Bishop’s Knights 75-56 in the Regional Finals. They will face the winners of the Northern Regional Finals, Eastside College Preparatory from East Palo Alto.
La Jolla Country Day is 17-11 this season. They had defeated Bishop’s 59-48 in a home game on Jan. 6, but the Knights won their next matchup at Bishop’s on Jan. 30, 60-49.
The Torreys lost in the first round of the Open Division CIF playoffs to Torrey Pines High School, 71-67 on Feb. 28. They will get a shot at redemption in the state finals at Haas Pavilion.
■ Bishop’s girls basketball
The Knights’ loss to La Jolla Country Day in the Division V Regional Finals finishes their season with a 24-10 record.
Bishop’s also lost in the first round of the Open Division CIF playoffs to Mt. Carmel High, 67-65 on Feb. 28.
Although they were not able to come away with a CIF or State Championship, the Knights will be returning all of their starters next season, since there are no seniors on the team.
■ Bishop’s boys basketball
The Bishop’s boys basketball team ended their season with a 18-10 record, losing to the eventual CIF Division II champions Foothills Christian in the second round of playoffs, 74-52, Feb. 27.
The Knights won their first playoff game against rival La Jolla High School 52-43, defeating a Vikings squad that had beaten the Knights in two games during the regular season.
Bishop’s will be starting next season without five players who are seniors this year, including guards Connor McCroskey and Eric Yu, who were the top two scorers on the team.
■ LJCD boys basketball
After fighting their way to the CIF Division II Semifinals as a 15 seed, the Torreys Boys Basketball team lost to Mira Mesa High 59-48 on March 3.
The Torreys, who will be returning all of their players, defeated Steele Canyon High and West Hills High in the CIF playoffs.
La Jolla Country Day ended their season with a 13-18 record.
■ Water Polo
The Bishop’s School girls water polo team became CIF Open Division champions after defeating Cathedral Catholic High Feb. 28, 7-6. The Knights won against Vista High in the tournament’s first round, and then beat La Jolla High in the semifinals.
■ LJHS Basketball
The La Jolla High Vikings boys basketball team’s season concluded after losing to Bishop’s in the first round of CIF playoffs in a Feb. 24 home game, 52-43.
In addition to the two regular season victories against the cross-town rival Knights, the Vikings also had noteworthy wins against Mission Bay High at home on Feb. 17, 51-50, and an away game against University City High on Feb. 12, 65-63.
Meanwhile, the La Jolla High girls basketball team ended their season with a record of 6-20.
Like their male counterparts, the girls team enjoyed victories against league rivals Mission Bay and University City. La Jolla beat Mission Bay 58-26 on Jan. 20, and beat University City 38-26 on Jan. 23.
The Bishop’s boys soccer team made it all the way to the CIF Division II semifinals, where they lost 1-0 to Mater Dei Catholic on March 3. Their final record was 13-7-4.
The La Jolla High boys soccer team finished the season with a 6-10-3 record after losing to Serra High in the first round of the Division IV CIF playoffs.
The Vikings’ girls soccer team met a similar playoff fate when they lost to Rancho Buena Vista in the first round of the CIF Division I tournament. Rancho Buena Vista would go on to become CIF champions.