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Boys basketball shows toughness in win over Damien

The Wolfpack’s boys basketball fought back against its rival, Damien High, and earned a 63-61 victory February 7 at Claremont High School. Head coach Stan Tolliver said the teams were evenly matched and the crowd was electric as the Wolfpack won in overtime.

“The players were fired up,” Tolliver said. “They made big plays and they were feeding off the crowd’s energy.”

Even within the first 15 minutes of the game, the Wolfpack felt confident and undid the damage from their previous match against the Spartans, which resulted to 59-54 loss Jan. 22.

Claremont now is determined to end their regular season strong on senior night at their away game 6:30 p.m., Thursday, against Charter Oak. The match selections for the 2014 CIF Playoff will take place Sunday and the Wolfpack is expected to face their first opponent next Wednesday.

 

Boys wrestling aims high for league finals Saturday

The Wolfpack is making final preparations to host the 2014 Sierra League Finals at 9 a.m., Saturday, at Claremont High School. This will be the third time Claremont will be hosting this prestigious event for all six schools.

Head coach Gerald Escalante said his goal is to have three to four candidates representing Claremont at the 2014 CIF Championships; however, there will be more expectations to be made during the match.

“We are really excited to host it and we hope to bring wrestling closer to the school and the community,” Escalante said.

Notification on which contender each wrestler faces is finalized at the beginning of the match. Until then, anticipation will run high.

—Alex Forbess

sports@claremont-courier.com

 

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