Five local high school sports teams are still alive in CIF Southern Section winter playoff action. Here’s a look at each squad’s results and future opponents:
Girls water polo: Santa Monica enters final four
The Santa Monica girls water polo team continued its successful season by capturing a spot in the Division 6 semifinals.
The Vikings easily dispatched Morro Bay with a commanding 19-1 victory in the first round Feb. 19 at Drake Pool, then edged Lake Elsinore-Temescal Canyon 11-9 in the quarterfinals two days later.
Samohi will play at 5 p.m. Wednesday against Huntington Beach-Ocean View at Valley High School in Santa Ana. Poly/Pasadena and Cabrillo/Lompoc are the other semifinalists.
Girls soccer: Vikings show poise in extra time
The Santa Monica girls soccer team defeated Santa Paula 3-2 in extra time in the first round of the Division 4 playoffs at home Feb. 19.
The Vikings, who are coached by Jimmy Chapman, advanced to face San Marino in the second round Tuesday.
Chloe Kleinman, Ariana Lomeli and Maggie Lena have combined to score 29 of Samohi’s 46 goals this season.
Girls basketball: Mariners sneak into quarterfinals
The St. Monica Catholic girls basketball team advanced to the Division 4AA quarterfinals with a 41-39 win over Sherman Oaks-Notre Dame on the road Feb. 21.
The fifth-seeded Mariners will host fourth-seeded Fullerton-Rosary at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
St. Monica had reached the second round with a 67-25 drubbing of Costa Mesa in the opening round Feb. 19.
Boys basketball: Roadrunners to face St. Joseph in quarterfinals
The Crossroads boys basketball team reached the Division 5AA quarterfinals with a 53-49 win over fourth-seeded Saddleback Valley Christian at home Feb. 20.
The sixth-seeded Roadrunners defeated Winchester-Temecula Prep 75-49 in the first round on the road Feb. 18. Senior forward Charlie Hall scored a team-high 18 points, while junior Ethan Zakarin added 17 in the triumph. Roadrunners senior Brandon Tillis and junior Nicky Shapiro chipped in 14 apiece.
Crossroads is slated to face Santa Maria-St. Joseph on Tuesday.
Girls basketball: Seawolves prepare for Bishop Diego
The Pacifica Christian girls basketball team isn’t done yet.
The 10th-seeded Seawolves ousted Ojai-Villanova Prep 38-28 on the road Feb. 21 in the second round of the Division 5A playoffs thanks to 20 points from Darielle Preston and nine from fellow senior Walanda Flowers.
Pacifica opened its postseason with a 45-34 first-round win over El Segundo-Vistamar on Feb. 19 at St. Mary’s Academy in Inglewood. Preston scored a game-high 25 points.
The Seawolves will play in the quarterfinals Wednesday against second-seeded Santa Barbara-Bishop Diego.
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