Boys Basketball -
BOYS BASKETBALL DEFEATS CHRISTIAN TO EARN DIVISION 2 CHAMPIONSHIP
The Boys Basketball team defeated Christian High School 69-54 on Saturday night, earning them the the CIF San Diego Section Division 2 Championship.
The Lancers raced out of the gates, starting the game on an 13-2 run, en route to a 24-11 lead after the first quarter. They were sparked by freshman guard Daryl Sledge, who hit three 3-pointers and scored all 13 of his points in the opening period.
After taking a 14 point lead into the halftime locker room, Christian battled back in early in the second half, narrowing their deficit as close as 9 points, but the Lancers responded, and ultimately pushed their lead to 16 points after sophomore guard Miles Williams hit a 3-pointer as the 3rd quarter buzzer sounded.
Junior forward Matt Bender dominated the interior and led the Lancers offensively, posting his 3rd double-double of the playoffs, as he scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Sophomore guard Kimo Ferrari added 20 points of his own, while also dishing out 8 assists.
Bender was extremely excited and proud of his teammates after the game, saying "All of the work that we put in every day all came down to this game, and there's not a better feeling. We all worked hard, we believed in ourselves, and we came here and got it done."
The Lancers were road warriors throughout their playoff run, winning 4 straight games away from home, as they have defeated the #1, #2, #5, and #8 seeds on their way to the title.
Saturday's victory means that their season will continue and they will play on into the CIF State Tournament. They will find out their draw on Sunday afternoon.
BOYS BASKETBALL ADVANCES TO DIVISION 2 TITLE GAME
The Boys Basketball team has advanced to the CIF San Diego Section Division 2 Championship game, after defeating Otay Ranch High School last night by a final of 76-74. The win earns the Lancers a spot in the Division 2 Finals on Saturday, March 3rd. They will take on the #2 seeded Christian High Patriots, with the game starting at 5:00 pm.
Head Coach Jim Tomey was extremely proud of his team after the game, stating "It's always great when you're able to play your best as a team at the end of the season. We battled a number of injuries through the first part of the season, but since our guys have come back, we have really gelled as a team."
Despite falling behind by 10 points early in the 3rd quarter, the Lancers used a 20-5 run over the next several minutes and took a 5 point lead into the 4th, and were then able to hold on and earn the victory.
Junior forward Matt Bender led the Lancers, posting a double-double with 26 points and 14 rebounds. Junior Max Guinn pitched in 17 points of his own. Sophomore point guard Kimo Ferrari was all over the floor, scoring 12 points to go along with 9 assists, 7 rebounds, and 3 steals.
The Lancers have been road warriors throughout their playoff run, winning 3 straight games away from home, as they have defeated the #1, #5, and #8 seeds on their way to the championship game.
Boys Tennis -
The boys tennis team had a very successful opening week, going 2-0 with two dominant victories. After defeating Helix High School by a final of 17-1 on Tuesday afternoon, they travelled to Point Loma High School on Thursday, earning a 15-3 victory.
They are out of action next week, but will play again on Monday, 3/13 in a home match against La Jolla Country Day.
Boys Golf -
The Boys Golf team had two matches last week, hosting La Jolla High School at Riverwalk Golf Course on both Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. Both matches were very closely contested throughout, with La Jolla ultimately prevailing on both days, first by 6 shots on Wednesday and then by 21 shots on Thursday. Cam Mulaney and Nicholas Trimble were the medalists for Parker in each of the matches, battling through tough pin placements and difficult wind conditions to earn their low scores.
The team will not be in action next week, but will play next on Monday, 3/13, when they will host Bishops in the first match of league play. The match will be at Riverwalk.
Our softball team made their debut last Wednesday, defeating Mount Miguel High School by a final of 6-0. After taking a 1-0 lead in the first inning, the Lancer offense exploded for 3 runs in the 5th to break the game wide open. Sophomore Katie Austin threw 7 shutout innings to earn the win for the Lancers.
Their next game is not until Tuesday, March 20th, when they will travel to take on Bayfront Charter School in Chula Vista. Game time is 3:30pm.
Girls Lacrosse -
Girls Lacrosse started Mid-Winter break by securing a thrilling season-debut victory at home against Grossmont (1-1). The game was decided in overtime by a final of 11-10.
Parker wasted no time, scoring 3 goals in the opening five minutes of play, 2 of them by Bella Cady. The Lancers ended the first half leading 7 to 4.
During the second half, however, Grossmont dominated the draw and eventually tied the score at 10-10 with less than a minute remaining in game
Using her sonic speed and sound stick skills, freshman Jazmin Brooks scored the winning goal in sudden death overtime.
Despite missing several key players due to Global Studies Program travel, the team gave great effort throughout the contest.
Bella Cady finished with 6 goals in the game, while Brooks added 4 and sophomore Savannah Gordon added one of her own. Senior Jula Harrington started in goal for the Lancers.
The Lancers play only once next week, travelling to Montgomery HS on Tuesday afternoon for a 3:30 contest.
The Lancers got their season underway late Saturday morning, when they hosted San Marcos High School. Despite falling 11-3, the Lancers competed well against one of the county’s top teams, keeping the game close until the final innings.
You can catch the team in action three times next week, as they hosting Mission Bay on Tuesday 3/6 at 6:30, travelling to University City on Thursday 3/8 for a 4pm game, and the hosting Chula Vista High School at 6:30 on Friday Evening.
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