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 3. They will take on the #2 seeded Christian High Patriots, with the game starting at 5 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 last night by 10 points early in the third quarter, the Lancers used a 20-5 run over the next several minutes and took a five-point lead into the fourth, 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 nine assists, seven rebounds, and three steals.
The Lancers have been road warriors throughout their playoff run, winning three straight games away from home, as they have defeated the #1, #5, and #8 seeds on their way to the championship game.
Francis Parker School is a private, independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12 from across San Diego County. Founded in 1912, the Lower School is located on the Mission Hills Campus with the Upper and Middle Schools on the Linda Vista Campus. Parker's mission is to inspire a diverse community of independent thinkers whose academic excellence, global perspective and strength of character prepare them to make a meaningful difference in the world.