Flintridge Prep Wins CIF Championship


The Flintridge Prep varsity girls’ basketball team won the CIF-Southern Section Division 3AA championship against Los Osos High of Rancho Cucamonga, 68-52, last Saturday.
The Wolves secured their second CIF title in school history; they also won in 2016. It also marked their third finals appearance in the last seven years.
“Oh my gosh, it was pure joy,” co-head coach Jayme Chan said. “You never want to call the game early but it was enough of a lead to know that we [would win].”
Senior captain Ashley Chea racked up a game-high 24 points with seven assists, six rebounds and one steal. Jayme Chan said it was a storybook ending for her senior who will play next season Princeton University.
“I couldn’t have scripted it better myself,” Jayme Chan said. “All of us went through some sort of adversity with COVID, then she tore her PCL in her first game back her sophomore year and that entire season was taken away from her. That year was just a year of internal pain for her.”
Chea ran into foul trouble early in the game which limited her minutes on the court, but freshman Akemi Fu rose to the occasion and poured in 15 points with five boards, two assists and one steal. Coach Chan said she was a real difference-maker in the most crucial game of the season.
“We had to take Ashley out of the game for a good few minutes; we couldn’t get the referee to talk about it to make sure they reported the right jersey number,” Jayme Chan said. “During that time, we had multiple people step up and something really notable was Akemi Fu’s play.”
Freshman Maddie Smith registered 14 points, six rebounds, three steals and two assists, freshman Pressley Huie recorded seven points, one board and one assist, and junior Kassidy Huie tallied six points, three assists, two rebounds and one steal. Sophomore Olivia Childs finished with two points, three boards and one steal while junior captain Izzie Chan collected three rebounds and one steal.

Flintridge Prep’s terrific season ended after losing at top-seeded Bonita Vista High in Chula Vista, 93-61, in its CIF State Division II second-round game last Thursday.
Chea registered 21 points while Smith poured in 17 points. Fu scored nine points, Pressley Huie finished with six points and Kassidy Huie tallied five points.
The Wolves previously opened the state playoffs with a 55-44 victory over visiting Scripps Ranch High of San Diego. Chea poured in 28 points while Smith recorded 14 points. Sophomore Gigi Mastras scored six points, Izzie Chan finished with three points, and Pressley Huie and Fu each had two points.
Flintridge Prep finished the campaign with a marvelous 30-3 record, which included an undefeated Prep League championship season (12-0 league record) en route to its first CIF title in seven years.