Cantwell to play for first CIF-SS boys basketball title on Thursday at Anaheim Arena

Staff Photo by Watchara Phomicinda

The CIF-Southern Section office has spoken — the Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary boys basketball team’s big day will come Thursday.
The section announced Sunday that the Division 4A boys championship title game between the No. 3 seed Cardinals, who are in the title game for the first time in school history, and No 1 Pacific Hills will be Thursday at 3 p.m at Anaheim Arena.
Cantwell has made an incredible run to its first divisional title game in the school’s 71 history, transforming from a 2-25 season a year ago to 28-4 this season. The Cardinal’s, led by super junior Jose Estrada’s 50 points, including a 25-point third quarter, advanced with a 82-62 victory over Ontario Christian on Friday.
Tickets are priced at $13 and $7, with parking $12.

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  • dave

    3pm tip-off? so much for families, alumni, and more importantly the student body of both schools getting to the game..what a shame.

  • Sports Fan

    Transformed is exactly what this is… Great accomplishment. But the returning players from the 2-25 team just sit at the end of the bench now and cheer on the newcomers (tranfers) from Mexico, St. John Bosco, Schurr, Bosco Tech. Steve, you can post this because these are facts!

  • CIF Fan

    I understand Sports Fan but this is real life. School’s that win bring in transfers. They can’t win with their own kids . That’s why Bosco tech never wins anything. Take Salesian they let anybody into the School and yea they win because they play in a weak league. Good luckm to Cantwell Basketball.

  • El Rancho

    Greatest of luck Cantwell bring home the Title.

  • Hefe


    Cantwell is shutting down at noon and busing the student body to the game.

    I seriously doubt many family members of boys involved will be missing this game, regardless of your pessimism.

    That being said, Pacific Hills by 10.