BY MILES PREKOSKI
Carmel’s varsity boys’ basketball team made history this week, defeating Foothill High School in the second round of the Northern California Division III playoffs and becoming the first basketball team in CHS history to advance into the final. The victory comes after Carmel dominated Santa Cruz in a 64-31 victory to win their second Central Coast Section boys’ title and defeated opponents in the first two rounds of the NorCal playoffs.
Led by senior guards Kai Lee and Ethan Fletcher, Carmel was assisted by center JT Byrne, whose defensive efforts held Foothill to 12 fourth quarter points against Carmel’s 20. If Carmel won the NorCal Division III championship against St. Mary’s on March 10, the team would advance to the state tournament for the first time in school history.