PaliHi’s ninth-seeded boys basketball team defeated eighth-seeded Dorsey, 70-63, in the first round of the City Section Division 1 playoffs on February 16 to reach the quarterfinals against top-ranked View Point.
Nick Kerkorian was the high scorer for the Dolphins with 25 points.
The Dolphins are 9-18 overall and were 4-8 in the tough Western League (featuring Venice, Fairfax and Westchester), finishing fifth. View Park, which is 21-7 overall and was 10-2 in league, will host the Dolphins at 7 p.m. this Saturday.
View Park and Palisades both lost to Santa Monica in December, and View Park also beat Dorsey at the end of January, 63-59. Dolphins Coach Donzell Hayes has a young team, with only six seniors on the 16-man roster.
Palisades made an first-round exit from the Division I tournament, losing to eighth-seeded Cleveland, 31-26, on February 14.
It was a tough season for first-year coach Danielle Foley, who started from scratch with underclassmen, most of whom had never played varsity. Overall the team was 9-17 and 2-10 in league.