The Corona del Mar eighth-grade boys' basketball team reached the title game of the playoffs. CdM lost to Ensign, 40-38, in the final.
CdM (7-1) won the regular-season Coastal Athletic League title going 6-0.
In the playoffs, CdM beat Dwyer of Huntington Beach, 38-25.
Against Ensign, it was a tightly contested game with both teams playing extremely hard. Down nine in the third period, CdM's Ben Humphreys and Max Kline hit consecutive three-pointers to cut the score to three.
The battle continued into the fourth period with Ensign's Keisean South controlling the tempo and the game with back-to-back layups. CdM's Harrison Carter grabbed a rebound and putback with four minutes to go to cut the lead again to three.