Even Coach Ryan Schachter sounds sick.
He joked that the Corona del Mar High boys' basketball team last week could not avoid the plague, which cost the team a lot. The Sea Kings lost an outright Pacific Coast League title and a No. 3 seed in the CIF Southern Section Division III-AA playoffs.
Schachter blames CdM's only two league losses, which came last week, on the cold and flu bug that hit his team.
He said he and his players feel a little better, especially after CdM just dropped two seeds in the playoffs. The downfall might have been far worse for the Sea Kings Sunday, when the section released the playoff brackets.
The Sea Kings can thank Serra of Gardena for having to forfeit 13 wins because of an ineligible player. The section left the Cavaliers off the Division III-AA playoff bracket, allowing CdM to go from a No. 6 seed to a No. 5.