High School Sports Roundup

LOYOLA HIGH SCHOOL

The Loyola basketball team earned a playoff berth with an 18-9 regular season record, finishing third place in the powerhouse Mission League. Loyola was preparing to host a CIF Division 1A quarterfinal game as of press time, heading into a showdown with La Cañada.

The Cubs soccer team finished second place in the Mission League with a regular season record of 14-9-5 and at press time were preparing to host a second-round playoff game against Santa Barbara.

LOS ANGELES HIGH SCHOOL

There was no way for L.A. High to follow up its magical CIF championship football season, but the Romans’ boys’ basketball team certainly did its best.

The boys’ basketball team went 18-8 in the regular season and took second place in the Exposition League. The team earned a playoff berth in the CIF LA City Section but fell 56-39 in the first round.

MARLBOROUGH

After a 7-7 start, the Mustangs basketball team has been on fire, rattling off 11 straight wins to take an 18-7 record into the playoffs.

Marlborough, which finished the season ranked in the top 10 in the CIF-SS Division 2A rankings, easily won its first two playoff games against Brentwood and Segerstrom and was prepping for a quarterfinal clash with Lompoc at press time.

The Marlborough girls’ soccer team finished the regular season 5-11-1 and missed the playoffs, as did the school’s water polo team (3-18).

WESTRIDGE 

The Tigers had a great winter, with the school’s water polo, basketball, and soccer teams are all making the playoffs.

Westridge’s girls’ water polo team went 20-8 and claimed a Prep League championship, only losing one game in league.

Senior Kira O’Donell led the team with 5.8 goals per game, backed up by senior Georgia Bogle’s four goals per game. The Tigers were upset in the first round of the CIF playoffs by Warren.

The Westridge basketball team finished the regular season 13-9 but made the playoffs, where it pulled narrow upsets in its first two games, beating Calvary Chapel and Cal Lutheran. The Tigers were preparing for a quarterfinal game against Coachella Valley at press time and were led by senior Juliana Favela’s 17.7 points per game.

Mike Guardabascio is the Prep Sports Editor for the Long Beach Press-Telegram

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