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CHS stumbles against stiff competition as season closes

It was another day of mixed results for Wolfpack sports against the Chino Hills Huskies. On Friday evening, boys and girls basketball were beaten, girls soccer drew and boys soccer produced a victory. Heading into the final week of regular season play, Claremont will determine their playoff seeds with matches against Charter Oak and Ayala.

GIRLS SOCCER

Claremont drew 1-1 with the Huskies in a tough, defensive away match. The draw against unbeaten Chino Hills means the Wolfpack remain in second place with 2 matches to go. The Wolfpack is guaranteed a playoff spot, and will play to improve their seeding this week, with a home match against Charter Oak, which took place yesterday, and an away match against third-place Ayala this Thursday, February 7 at 5:30 p.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Claremont’s offense was unable to get going against a tough Huskies team. The Wolfpack managed only 9 points in the first half en route to a 46-25 defeat. The loss unfortunately put Claremont out of the playoff race. They look to end the season on a high note with a home game against Ayala this Thursday, February 7 at 4:45 p.m.

BOYS BASKETBALL

The Wolfpack were unable to overcome a 14-point halftime deficit against Chino Hills. Claremont could not contain Huskies shooters, falling by a final score of 81-70. Claremont is currently third place in the Sierra League, with 2 games to go to hold off fourth-place South Hills. The Wolfpack host winless Ayala this Thursday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m.

WRESTLING

Claremont wrestling had a successful meet last weekend, with 3 members of the team qualifying for the CIF playoffs. Senior Gabe Vigil at 145 lbs., senior Sam Piibe at 170 pounds and junior Dustin Eguilez at 220 pounds will all wrestle in the playoffs on February 15 and 16 at Norte Vista in Moreno Valley.

—Chris Oakley

sports@claremont-courier.com

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