CHS sports propels into busy playoff season

It has been a fantastic season all around for Wolfpack sports, as each of the 6 teams will put forth a side in this week’s CIF playoff first rounds. Although girls basketball and boys soccer slipped up against the Ayala Bulldogs in their final regular season games, each qualified for the second seed and the at-large spot in the Sierra League, respectively.

WRESTLING

Claremont wrestlers Claire Garcia and Dina Marron competed in the girls CIF tournament this past weekend. Marron won 3 matches before being ousted, while Garcia was the victor in 2 of her matches. Their excellent combined performances have set a high bar for the 3 wrestlers who will compete this Friday, February 15 in the boys CIF meet at Norte Vista High in Riverside.

Webb took apart La Verne Lutheran 69-6, and then followed up the victory with a strong performance at the Prep League Finals. The Gauls will send 11 wrestlers to the CIF individual championships beginning this Friday, February 15 at Westminster High.

 

GIRLS WATER POLO

The Wolfpack secured third place in the Sierra League after a strong finish to the 2013 season. Claremont travels all the way to San Luis Obispo to take on #1 seed Arroyo Grande today, Wednesday, February 13, at 4 p.m.

Vivian Webb was unable to clinch a playoff spot after a strong second half of the season. The Gauls followed a promising win over Flintridge with a 13-8 loss to Chadwick to end their season.

 

BOYS BASKETBALL

The Wolfpack punctuated their season with a 74-44 win over Ayala. Andrew Guerra and Omar Mahmoud each had 15 points, and as a team the Pack shot 40 percent from 3-point range. The win puts Claremont level with Damien in second place. Claremont’s first round CIF playoff game is at Apple Valley this Friday, February 15 at 7 p.m.

The Gauls dropped a close one against Rio Hondo last week, falling 62-60 in their final regular season game. Webb still managed to grab an at-large ticket to the CIF playoffs. The Gauls will travel to Kern Valley this evening, Wednesday, February 13, at 7 p.m.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Claremont was outscored in the second half, eventually falling to the Bulldogs 70-54. Jessica Abrolat’s 20 points and Kegee Limbe’s 8 rebounds were not enough to push the Wolfpack up the table, but Claremont secured a CIF at-large consideration by virtue of a strong overall record. The Wolfpack travel to Santa Ana Segerstrom this Saturday, February 16 at 7 p.m.

Vivian Webb scored a dramatic 47-46 victory over Rio Hondo last week. The win gives the Gauls at-large consideration, and a wild card spot in CIF playoffs. The Gauls will travel to West Shores Salton City this Thursday, February 14 at 7 p.m.

 

BOYS SOCCER

Claremont lost a tough match at home against the Bulldogs 3-2 last week. Ayala’s late winner means that the Wolfpack drop to the Sierra League’s #2 seed going into the CIF playoffs. Claremont faces a tough match this Friday, February 15 at 5 p.m., as the team travels to Riverside Arlington for the first round.

Webb finished its season strong, beating Vasquez 7-0 and winning 3 games in a row. The Gauls will move on to CIF with an at-large consideration, and host University Prep Victorville this Wednesday, February 13 at 5 p.m. in a wild card battle.

 

GIRLS SOCCER

The Wolfpack finished their season strong, with a 1-0 victory over the Bulldogs. A Karen Parga goal was enough to give Claremont the win. Claremont moves on as the Sierra League’s second-place team. The Pack look to make it 3 wins on the trot, when Corona Centennial come into town for a CIF matchup this Thursday, February 14 at 5 p.m.

Vivian Webb ended its season last week with a 2-0 loss to Westridge. The Gauls finish the season with an overall mark of 5-7-2.

—Chris Oakley

sports@claremont-courier.com

 

College SCOREBOARD

MENS BASKETBALL

Citrus 80, LA Valley 74

C-M-S 76, La Verne 68

Cal Lutheran 59, P-P 56

WOMENS BASKETBALL

Occidental 71, C-M-S 65, OT

Chapman 64, P-P 49

LA Valley 55, Citrus 40

La Verne 82, C-M-S 77

Cal Lutheran 61, P-P 36

WOMENS WATER POLO

P-P 14, La Verne 11

C-M-S 10, Colorado St 8

Wagner 14, C-M-S 7

P-P 6, Redlands 3

Brown 14, C-M-S 8

Colorado St 16, C-M-S 9

BASEBALL

Chaffey 8, Citrus 3

P-P 3, Pacific 1

Chaffey 7, Citrus 0

P-P 4, Pacific 3

P-P 8, Pacific 4

Citrus 3, Oxnard 1

P-P 5, Whitworth 0

SOFTBALL

C-M-S 6, Cal St San Marcos 0

Cal St San Marcos 3, C-M-S 1

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