Faith Early (No. 10) and Hannah Rogers of Bishop Diego compete for the opening tip last Saturday night as Georgie Becker (No. 23) and Jordan Perry (No. 31) look on. Thacher would fall in the semifinal game, 39-31. (Ojai Valley News photo by Ted Cotti)
Ted Cotti, Ojai Valley News correspondent
After finishing fifth in the Frontier League with a starting line-up that included three sophomores, Thacher’s girls’ basketball team was not expected to make much noise in the postseason.
Yet, three weeks into the CIF-SS Division VI playoffs, the Lady Toads were still standing. Narrow, upset victories over Rolling Hills Prep, Mesa Grande and Woodcrest left them one hop away from a return to the finals.