CARSLBAD — The CIF-SDS Division V girls’ basketball crown has left the Valley. The Vincent Memorial Scots, potential heirs to Southwest’s 2019 title, were stopped short of the summit during Thursday’s finals, falling to the Cardinals of Hoover High, 63-61.
So ends a storybook campaign, one which saw the Scots shoot the moon with an undefeated regular season and dominant quarter- and semifinal playoff wins prior to their championship game loss. Their final record of 25-1 beats on as a testament to the asymptotic unreachability of perfection. Robert Frost said it best, “Nothing gold can stay.”