Temple City High School girls water polo team lost 13-4 to number one ranked and undefeated (18-0) Palm Desert in the CIF Southern Section Division 5 championship game on Feb. 27.
Temple City, ranked second in the CIF rankings going into the playoffs, got to the finals by defeating Redlands 13-5, winning at Oxnard 16-7, and winning against Los Altos 12-6 in the semi-finals. Temple City finished 7-1 in Rio Hondo League action to tie La Canada for the league championship, and Temple City finished 20-3 overall. La Canada lost 9-6 in the semi-finals to Palm Desert.
In other girls water polo CIF playoffs action, Schurr High School's team won 14-8 against St. Lucy's High School, and then lost 11-6 to San Clemente in quarterfinals competition. Montebello lost 17-11 to Vista Murrieta in first round action.