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Week in sports: March 8, 2007

Girls basketball

La Jolla Country Day has done it again. The Torreys, perennial powers on the San Diego prep basketball scene, have won yet another championship, their seventh straight.

Country Day rolled to a 45-38 victory over Coastal League rival Francis Parker on March 3, securing the CIF San Diego Section Division III girls basketball title. The Torreys stormed to a 14-9 first-quarter lead and held a narrow 18-17 margin at halftime, then cruised in the second half.

Dominique Conners paced Country Day with 13 points, and Chelsea Burns led the Torreys with 11 rebounds.

The Torreys, who enter the state playoffs with a 22-7 record, were scheduled to host Whittier Christian in the first round of the CIF-State playoffs on March 8.

Country Day got to the title game by toppling city and league rival The Bishop’s School, 52-33, in the semifinals on Feb. 27.

Kathleen Roehrkasse scored 15 points and had 11 rebounds for the Knights in the semifinals loss to Country Day, but no other player scored in double figures. Bishop’s finished the season with a 21-10 record.

Boys basketball

La Jolla High School saw its season end with a 77-71 loss to Western League rival Mission Bay in the semifinals of the CIF San Diego Section Division III playoffs on Feb. 28. Mission Bay, which had also beat La Jolla twice during the regular season, went on to win the section championship with a 78-65 win over St. Augustine.

The Vikings finished their season with a 15-13 record.

The Bishop’s School also fell in the semifinals, suffering a 60-39 defeat to Horizon Christian in the CIF San Diego Section Division IV semifinals on Feb. 28. Horizon also went on to win its division championship, 52-45, over Francis Parker.

The Knights wrapped up the season with a 21-9 mark. They had split two games with Horizon Christian during the regular season. In the semifinals game, they led by one point at halftime, but were outscored, 35-13, in the second half.

Boys soccer

The Bishop’s School fell short of its goal of reaching the CIF San Diego Section Division III championship game, falling to Preuss, 2-1, in thesemifinals on Feb. 27. The Knights scored a first-half goal, but allowed Preuss to equalize in the second half, and Preuss notched an overtime goal for the win.

La Jolla Country Day also fell one win short of the title contest, dropping its Feb. 27 semifinal to eventual champion Francis Parker, 4-2. Parker went on to beat Preuss easily, 5-1, for the division title.

Girls soccer

The Bishop’s School advanced to the CIF San Diego Section Division IV championship game, and the Knights came away with a draw. Bishop’s tied Francis Parker, 0-0, in the title game on Feb. 3 and earned a share of the title. CIF-San Diego Section rules stipulate that overtime is not played in title games.

The Knights reached the championship game via a 6-0 trouncing of Santa Fe Christian in the semifinals on Feb. 28.

Bishop’s finished the season with an 18-4-5 record.

Girls water polo

The Bishop’s School secured yet another section championship, swimming to the CIF-San Diego Section Division II title with a 6-5 win over traditional power Coronado on Feb.24.

Along the way, the Knights beat Clairemont, Valley Center and La Jolla High School.

Baseball

La Jolla High School opened its 2007 season with an 11-4 victory March 2 over a city and neighborhood rival in The Bishop’s School. The Vikings broke open a 3-3 tie with two runs in the fourth inning, four runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth.

Jimmy Filter went 2-for-4 with three RBIs for La Jolla, and Zach Tonks had a 3-for-3 day with three RBIs as well.

Wyatt Hoff pitched five innings, in which he allowed four runs on two hits and four walks, and he struck out five Knights’ batters. He also doubled, walked and stole two bases.

La Jolla Country Day kicked off its 2007 campaign with an 8-3 victory over Madison in the Christian Patriot tournament on March 3. The Torreys plated two runs in the first inning and another in the second, and after Madison tied the game with three in the third, Country Day scored in every inning after that.