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Undefeated girls water polo; complete sports roundup

Girls water polo

With a decisive, 13-3, victory over Diamond Bar at Diamond Bar on Tuesday evening, the undefeated girls water polo team netted their first even Palomares League title. It has been a storybook season for the Pack with an 8-0 league record, 24-5 overall, with many of their league wins being frankly lopsided.

Over the weekend, Claremont will learn the identity of their next opponent in the first round, with that game likely be held in Claremont.

Boys basketball

The Pack took on number one Diamond Bar at home after press time on Thursday in a game that will decide whether the Pack will share a league title with the Brahmas.

After last week’s heart breaking loss to the Bonita Bearcats, Claremont had a relatively easy time defeating Ayala, 51-32, on Tuesday in Chino Hills. Claremont only led by five points at the half, but really pulled away in the second half, outscoring the Bulldogs by 14 points.

Junior Reggie Retzlaff led the charge with 10 points, followed by senior Jacob Henry with 8 and sophomore Joshua Chen with 7. Senior Christian Jordan had an amazing 14 rebounds, of which 10 were defensive.

Girls soccer

Claremont lost one game and won another as the Palomares League winds down and the CIF tournament looms.

Last Thursday the girls had a very disappointing 2-1 loss to fourth-place Ayala in Chino Hills. The Pack’s lone goal was from senior Lily Whitenack with an assist from junior Janelle Gutierrez.

In their last league game on Tuesday, Claremont redeemed themselves by defeating last place Diamond Bar, 1-0, at CHS. The game’s lone goal came in the first half when junior Sophie Jones found the net, assisted by senior Elisabeth Chua.

Claremont, 6-3-1, is solidly in second place after Glendora lost to Ayala on Tuesday bringing the Tartans record down to 5-4-1.

Girls basketball

The Pack lost their second to last league match to second-place Ayala, 46-28, on Tuesday in Chino Hills. The girls’ record is now 3-6 and they played their final league match against Diamond Bar after press time on Thursday.

Boys soccer

Claremont lost its last two Palomares League games, but still retains its second place league rank with a record of 6-3-1, just behind Glendora, which claimed the league title with a record of 8-1-1.

Last Thursday the boys lost to visiting Ayala, 2-1. The score was tied at the halfway mark, but the Bulldogs were able to get the lead in the second half. Senior Justin Tinajero scored Claremont’s goal.

On Tuesday Claremont lost again, 2-1, this time in an away game against Diamond Bar. Junior Isaac Quintanar scored Claremont’s goal.

The second-place finish is good enough for a berth in the CIF tournament, which begins next week.