On Friday, March 6th, the Pacific Ridge Boys Varsity Basketball Team won its first California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Championship!
The team captured the Division IV title in dramatic fashion, going on an 18-3 run in the game's final four minutes to defeat El Capitan High School 58-55. The electrifying, comeback victory was celebrated by the nearly 600 Pacific Ridge students and faculty in attendance, all of whom boarded a fleet of school-provided "fan buses" to the University of San Diego for the game. The Firebirds' historic post-season run continued Wednesday at the California State Boys Basketball Tournament. Out of 265 Division IV high school teams, only 29 were invited to play in the tournament. Pacific Ridge (#15) fell to a tough Maranatha Pasadena (#2) team in the first round, but being selected to play amongst such elite company is a victory in itself. Congratulations to the boys, Coach Burman, Coach Jones and Coach Brito on a truly unforgettable season!