La Jolla High School had a historic day on Feb. 29, as the Vikings beat University City, 65-57, to win the CIF-San Diego Section Division III championship. It was just the fourth section title in school history, according to a school source.
La Jolla stormed to a 19-12 first-quarter lead but led by only two at halftime. The Vikings increased their lead to five at the end of the third and were able to hold on for a dramatic victory.
Senior point guard Jerrell Agnew paced the Vikings with 27 points, including an 8-for-10 effort from the free-throw line. Peter Sefton contributed a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds. The Vikings got key defensive efforts from Spencer Moyer and Matthew Jones. Ja’Rodd Watson, Samir Ramnabaja, Taylor Davis and Tyler Heap also pitched in defensively.
La Jolla’s defense was able to withstand a balanced effort from University City, which got 16 points from Mark Hills, 14 from David Washington and 12 from James Drogin. The Vikings got to the final with a 44-38 win over San Marcos on Feb. 26. Sefton led the way with 26 points and 11 rebounds, and the Vikings had 22 steals as a team.
La Jolla advanced to the CIF-State tournament, and was scheduled to host La Canada of Flintridge in the first round on March 4.
The Bishop’s School fell short in its quest to play in a championship game, suffering an 81-62 defeat to Army-Navy Academy in the CIF-SDS Division IV semifinals on Feb. 26. Jywrell Wilson scored 21 points, David Stotlemyre had 18 and Malik Love added 13.
La Jolla Country Day prevailed as two La Jolla teams battled for the CIF-SDS Division IV championship. The Torreys rolled past The Bishop’s School, 56-38, on March 1 to secure the title. The victory gave the Torreys their eighth straight section title.
Lindsay Nettinga led the Torreys with 16 points in the championship game, and Janae Fulcher added 13. Chelaea Burns scored 10. The Knights’ high scorer was Alissa Campanero, with 10.
Country Day advanced to the final with a 63-41 win over Francis Parker in a Feb. 27 semifinal. Bishop’s won its semifinal on Feb. 27, toppling Mater Dei by a 57-42 score. Campanero scored 14 points for the Knights, while Michelle Brunker and Gizelle Studevent each had 12 and Briana Martinez added 10. Brunker made it a double-double with her 15 rebounds.
Because the CIF-San Diego Section is awarded two spots in the CIF-State tournament, both Country Day and Bishop’s advanced. The Torreys, seeded first, were scheduled to host Crossroads of Santa Monica on March 4. The Knights were scheduled to visit St. Mary’s Academy of Inglewood March 4.
La Jolla Country Day missed out on a chance at a CIF-SDS Division IV championship, falling to Coronado, 1-0, in the title game on March 1.
Country Day got to the final match by beating city rival The Bishop’s School, 3-2, in a Feb. 27 semifinal. Zach Wolfenzon scored twice for the Torreys, and Travis Golia added a goal.
Despite the Torreys’ loss in the section championship game, they were selected by a committee to play in the new CIF-State Division III tournament. The Torreys were scheduled to visit Salesian of Los Angeles on March 4.
La Jolla High School advanced all the way to the CIF-SDS Division III championship game before falling, 3-0, to Cathedral Catholic, on March 1.
The Vikings had reached the final with a 2-0 win over University City in a Feb. 26 semifinal matchup.
The Bishop’s School was also stopped one win short of its goal of a section championship, dropping a 1-0 decision to Coronado in the CIF-SDS Division IV title game on March 1.
The Knights got to the title tilt with a 4-0 drubbing of Santa Fe Christian in the semifinals on Feb. 26. Marjorie Lacombe, Frances Harvey, Annie Kadota and Lindsey Holman-Kelley scored for Bishop’s.
Despite its loss, Bishop’s was selected to play in the CIF-State Division III tournament. The Knights were scheduled to play St. Margaret’s of San Juan Capistrano on March 4 at La Jolla High School.