Pacific Ridge basketball team wins first CIF title
The Pacific Ridge Boys Varsity Basketball Team won its first California Interscholastic Federation Championship on March 6. The team captured the Division IV title in dramatic fashion, going on an 18-3 run in the game’s final four minutes to defeat El Capitan High School, 58-55. The electrifying comeback victory was celebrated by the nearly 500 Pacific Ridge students and faculty in attendance, all of whom boarded a fleet of school-provided “fan buses” to the University of San Diego for the program’s seminal game. The Firebirds’ historic post-season run continues this week with the California State Boys Basketball Tournament. Out of 265 Division IV high school teams, only 29 were invited to play in the tournament. Pacific Ridge (#15) will play Wednesday evening at Maranatha Pasadena (#2) in the first round of the Southern Bracket.
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