Pack out of CIF contention

Any hope that winter sports teams would claim a CIF title were dashed over the weekend as all remaining contenders lost matches.

On Friday boys basketball traveled to Highland for a first round game but lost, 69-55. The Pack fell behind quickly trailing by 10 points after one quarter and even with a big third quarter they could never catch up.

In his last game for Claremont senior Matthew Dirckx had a big night with 24 points and seven rebounds. Junior Jacob Lopez and sophomore Sebastian DePrez each had eight points.

Claremont ends the season with a 12-17 overall record, 6-4 in Palomares League.

Girls basketball won in the first round of the CIF tournament last Thursday, but lost in the second on Saturday.

On Thursday the Wolfpack was on the road and ran over San Gabriel, 52-26. Senior Gabi Watkins had an outstanding night with 20 points and nine rebounds. Senior Ella Nolte had 10 points while senior Kaela Reisch had nine.

The girls were still traveling on Saturday for the second round, a disappointing, 41-32, loss to Whittier Christian. Junior Jessica Andrada was the top scorer with 12 points followed by Watkins with 9 points.

The girls final record is 17-11 overall and 4-6 in league.

The Palomares League champion girls water polo team could not hold off a powerful Mira Costa team on Saturday losing in the second round of the CIF tournament 13-6 in Manhattan Beach. No individual stat were available for the game.

Still Claremont had a stellar season with a perfect 10-0 league record and 23-5 overall.


—Steven Felschundneff


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