CITYWIDE ‚Äî The end of the line has come for the two final Santa Monica-based girls‚Äô basketball teams in the playoffs.
Both St. Monica and Pacifica Christian were eliminated from the postseason on Wednesday.
St. Monica fell to St. Joseph, 63-51, at home in CIF-Southern Section Division 4A.
Pacifica Christian was bounced by St. Pius/St. Mathias, 45-36, at Crossroads High School in Division 5A play.
Both games were quarter-finals.
With the loss, St. Monica was denied in their bid to repeat as champions in the division.
Life beyond high school
Santa Monica High School‚Äôs athletic department is hosting a special seminar on March 3 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria.
The event, Guiding the College Bound Athlete, will give student athletes a taste of what to expect when they move on to higher education.
Rick Wire, president of Dynamite Sports, will be the featured speaker.
For more information, visit dynamitesports.com.
Back on the diamond
Samohi‚Äôs baseball team opens the season Saturday against San Fernando at home.
The game is scheduled for 11 a.m.
Samohi finished last season 20-11 overall and 10-0 in the Ocean League before being ousted in the first round of the playoffs by Knight.