CKM’s Lady Lions headed to state championship
First SCUSD team to battle for CIF title since Kennedy in ‘02

e-Connections Post C.K. McClatchy
Photo by Randall Benton of the Sacramento Bee

C.K. McClatchy High School’s Lady Lions basketball team defeated Oak Ridge of El Dorado Hills 58-49 at Sleep Train Arena last Saturday to win the Northern California Division I championship.

The team now heads to UC Berkeley’s Haas Pavilion on Friday (March 27) to battle Junipero Serra of Gardena for the state title. The Lions are the first SCUSD team to make it to the state finals since 2002, when the Lady Cougars of John F. Kennedy High School played Lynwood High School.

If McClatchy wins on Friday, they will be the first SCUSD state champions on record with the CIF.

CKM students and staff are holding a rally in front of the school on Friday morning to show support for the players before they board buses headed for the East Bay. The game against Serra’s Lady Cavaliers begins at 6 p.m.