2014-15: Torrey Pines Leads 6 San Diego Teams

Can coach John Olive’s tough-minded, resourceful Torrey Pines Falcons pull off another victory in Tuesday’s Southern California playoff Division I semifinals?

The No. 6-seed Falcons, trailing, 43-40, after three quarters, walked down host No. 3 Long Beach Poly, 54-49, in the quarterfinals Saturday night.  The Falcons now visit 2 seed Chino Hills, averaging a turbo-charged  85.4 points and holding a 78-54 victory over Poly and an 82-63 win last week over Torrey Pines neighbor San Marcos.

The Huskies’  16-14 record is the result of seven forfeit defeats early in the season, including a forfeit loss to Foothills Christian, which came up short in an Open Division game at Etiwanda, the state’s third-ranked team.

Coach Brad Leaf’s Foothills Knights held a one-point lead with a little more than one minute remaining, surrendered a basket, and then, in possession, could not get the shot it needed with 10 seconds left.

St. Augustine was ushered out in the Open Division, 75-61, by Torrance Bishop Montgomery.

Of the original 18 teams from the San Diego Section, three boys’ teams and three girls’ squads still are in the hunt.

La Costa Canyon, No. 1 in Boys’ Division II, faces the 22-11 Lawndale Cardinals, who defeated Redlands East Valley, 75-50.

Lawndale recently surrendered a 28-point lead in the third third quarter and 22-point advantage in the fourth and bowed to Anaheim Canyon, 105-98, in two overtimes in the Southern Section finals.

Mt. Carmel must travel to Alhambra and take on No. 1-ranked Mark Keppel in Girls’ D-II. La Jolla Country Day and The Bishop’s, seeded 1 and 2 in D-V, could be headed to a championship showdown. Pairings:


Div. Seed Team Record Seed Team Record
I 6 Torrey Pines 31-3 @2 Chino Hills 16-14*
II 1 La Costa Canyon 24-7 4 Lawndale 22-11
V 6 Army-Navy 26-6 @2 L.A. Price 22-7

*Includes 7 forfeits.


Div. Seed Team Record Seed Team Record
II 4 Mt. Carmel 30-3 @1 Alhambra Mark Keppel 24-7
V 1 La Jolla Country Day 15-12 4 L.A. Ribet 24-10
V 2 The Bishop’s 23-9 3 Garden Grove Orangewood 29-4
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2 Responses to 2014-15: Torrey Pines Leads 6 San Diego Teams

  1. Rick Smith says:

    I doubt it. I’m looking at “Caver Conquest”, the outstanding publication that is the official history of San Diego High athletics through 1993. There are no listings for such a game from 1924-28. It’s possible that one of the Hilltioppers’ lower teams, the Reserves, JV, or sophomore teams, may have played the Bulldogs, but would Ramona have come out of the mountains and come down highway 67 (dirt road in those days?) or would the Hilltoppers have gone East, over the hill? It would have been a long road trip for either squad. I’m going to the library today and see if there’s something about Ramona basketball for that era. The Bulldogs didn’t play football until the late thirties but they probably were part of the so-called County League (a precursor to the Southern Prep) in other sports. San Diego’s varsity basketball team never played more than 12-13 games in those days. I’ll let you know what I find.
    Rick Smith

  2. Allen Brown says:

    Do you have any information that dates back to 1925/26? A Ramona High School classmate of mine has asked about information as to whether Ramona defeated San Diego High School in basketball in the years in question.

    I truly appreciate your work and availability as a resource.

    Allen C. Brown

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