Winter sports playoff recap

Jonny Richardson, Sports Editor

Boys’ basketball went (2-8) in league and finished with a (9-19) overall record. As the no. 11 seed in the Division 1 bracket, they fell to no. 6 San Diego Feb. 16 in the opening round, 65-52. 

Girls’ basketball went (13-2) in non-league games but finished (2-8) in the Palomar League for a (15-10) overall record. Despite that, they were ranked as the three-seed and dominated no. 14 Torrey Pines Feb. 15, 68-16, but were upset at home by six-seeded league rival Rancho Bernardo, 57-44, in the quarterfinals Feb. 18.

Roller hockey went (2-7) this season. They will play Cathedral Catholic in the first round of the playoffs Monday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. at the Escondido Sports Center.

Boys’ soccer finished league with a (3-5-1) record and (9-8-4) overall this season. As the six-seed in Division II, they dominated San Diego with a 3-0 shutout in the opening round. They faced Francis Parker on the road in the quarterfinals, but lost 3-2 in a hard-fought match.

Girls’ soccer went (7-5-7) overall this season and finished league play with a (2-4-4) record. As the five-seed, they beat down no. 12 Valhalla 3-2 and upset no. 4 Helix, 1-0, in the quarterfinals before falling to the top-seeded Eastlake Titans, 2-0, in the Division I finals.

Boys’ wrestling placed first in the CIF tournament for the 41st straight year, and finished second in State, despite recording the fourth most points in state history. They also broke the school record and tied the state record with 11 placers in Bakersfield, Calif.

Girls’ wrestling won the CIF championship, and had wrestlers take first and second place in the San Diego Section Masters Championship Feb. 11. Poway’s Alejandra Valdiezo placed sixth in state when wrestlers went to Bakersfield, Calif. for state championships.