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Wildcats of El Camino Defeated in Division I Boys CIF Basketball Final 63-52

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David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Viejas Arena-San Diego State University- March , 2018-The much improved and top seed Wildcats from El Camino High School at 18-13 knows what it takes to make the championship round but they were outrebounded 35-25 by the Eagles of Santa Fe and fell short in the Division I Boys CIF Section Basketball final game that was played at the Viejas Arena on the campus of San Diego State University.

Tom Tarrantino Head Boys Basketball Coach at El Camino:  “I believed they developed better possessions as the game kept moving, earlier in the first half, I felt that we were a little more patient when Santa Fe Christian went ahead by 4 or 6 points, they (Santa Fe Christian) after we inbounded the ball, their defense pressed us as I have respect for them you can’t score when we try to play one and one, it takes the whole team to move on them.”  “In the fourth quarter our team isn’t very tall but we hustled, scrapped and gutted it out big.”  “Jalen Robinson didn’t have one of his better games today and he knows that he contributed to the squad.” “Santa Fe Christian made the open shots and that’s how they won the ball game

Jalen Flanagan led the Wildcats with 21 points as he went 8 out of 25 on field goals and 3 out of 4 on the foul line along with 10 rebounds.  Wildcat Teammate RJ Davis contributed with 16 points.
-Friday, March 2, 2018-After wins over Canyon Crest Academy, the Helix Highlanders, and delivering the big surprise over the Lady Lancers from Carlsbad High School, the Lady Panthers of Vista at 15-16 after leading 29-23 at the half, they were outscored 38-26 in the second half and fell short of the CIF Section Division II Girls Basketball Title as they were defeated by the Lady Eagles of Olympian High School 61-55 score.

Vista was led by Daeyanna Hale with 23 points as she went 7 out of 19 on field goals along with 8 out of 12 on the foul line.  Lady Panther teammate Evelyn Terraza contricuted with 16 points.
Both schools will await to see if they will be selected in the CIF State Girls High School Basketball Tournament.
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