Clovis North boys’ basketball team loses game before state title, loses to Damien in Division I championship game
SACRAMENTO (KGPE) – What a story the Clovis North men’s basketball team has been this season. Seeded No. 13 in the Division I playoffs, the Broncos made it all the way to the state championship game at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento beating a No. 4 seed, a No. No. 5, a No. 1 seed and a No. 3 seed.
And all of those wins have come on the road.
Damien, from La Verne (near Los Angeles), is also a No. 1 seed and the only team that stopped Clovis North from becoming state champions on Saturday night.
It wasn’t meant to be.
The Spartans, led by two tall six-foot-eight men, beat the Broncos, 65-57.
“I think it means a lot to these guys, I think it means a lot to our coaching staff, our administration, our school, our student body. And then even just the central valley. I think that means a lot to everyone there,” Clovis North head coach Tony Amundsen said. “To get here is a very difficult thing, and then, as you saw (Saturday night), winning is also a difficult task. But, again, very proud of these guys because they gave their all.”
For the Broncos, Connor Amundsen led the way with 25 points. He was actually the game‘s top scorer.
“It was really fun on this race with these guys,” said Amundsen. “It’s always good to perform well. But the main objective is to win. And, therefore, we must continue to improve and come back next year.
Clovis North ends his season with a 22-12 record.