Week in sports: Area teams out of finals; baseball season under way
Torrey Pines’ amazing postseason run ended in the first round of the Division I State Championship Tournament with a 60-56 loss to host Tesoro of Rancho Santa Margarita on March 9.
The San Diego Section D-I champions took a 55-49 lead into the fourth quarter, but were held to just five points the rest of the way.
Trevor Newquist and Joe Rahon each scored 15 points to lead the Falcons, who concluded their season with a 26-6 overall record.
Nick Kerr contributed 12 points for the Falcons, and Max Heller added 10 points.
Cathedral Catholic lost to eventual Southern California Regional champion Ocean View of Huntington Beach 67-50 in a first round D-III state tournament game on March 9.
The Dons trailed 42-26 at the intermission and were unable to get much traction after that.
Matt Moynihan scored 21 points in defeat for the Dons, and Everett Benyard added 12 points. Chase Novak scored six points and had seven steals and three rebounds for the Dons.
Ocean View will play Northern California champion Sacred Heart Cathedral of San Francisco in the March 21 D-III state title game at Arco Arena in Sacramento.
The Dons concluded their season with a 17-14 overall record.
Canyon Crest Academy’s Cinderella season ended in the first round of the state playoffs, as the Ravens lost to eventual Southern California Regional champion Inglewood 74-49 on March 10.
The upstart Ravens, a fourth-year program hosting just its second postseason game in school history, fell behind early and never caught up.
Inglewood took a 17-4 lead after the first quarter and pulled away by the end of the third quarter, when it extended its lead to 54-28.
San Jose State-bound Alisha Eckberg scored 21 points in defeat for the Ravens, and Meghan Brown added 12 points and seven rebounds.
Tasha Quintana scored nine points and pulled down six rebounds for the Ravens
The Ravens concluded their season with an 18-12 overall record.
Inglewood will play Northern California champion St. Mary’s of Stockton in the D-III title game at Arco Arena on March 21.
Cathedral Catholic’s state title aspirations ended with a tough 4-2 loss to St. Francis of La Canada in a Southern California D-III Regional final on March 14.
The San Diego Section Division III champions advanced to the regional finals after beating Mountain View of El Monte 2-1 on March 10 and defeating Rio Mesa of Oxnard 4-1 on March 12.
Jacob Hold and Kian Mogharabi each scored one goal to lead the Dons in the St. Francis game.
Mogharabi scored two goals and Josh Cintas scored one goal and had one assist in the Rio Mesa game.
Torrey Pines lost to Bullard of Fresno 3-1 in the second round of the state championship tournament on March 12.
The San Diego Section D-I champions opened the tournament with a 4-3 victory over Great Oak of Temecula.
The Falcons concluded their season with a 19-5-3 overall record.
Trevor Newquist scored two goals and had one assist and Konor Collins and Jose Aquino each scored one goal for the Falcons in the Great Oak game.
Alberto Aroeste scored the Falcons’ only goal in the Bullard game.
Torrey Pines opened nonleague play by winning three of its first four games at the Pirate-Falcon Tournament.
The Falcons beat Mt. Carmel of San Diego 4-0 in their March 7 opener and defeated Mira Mesa three days later. They rebounded from a 14-1 trouncing at the hands of Temecula Valley on March 12 with a 4-1 victory over Carlsbad on March 14.
Shane Bingham led the Falcons, batting .417 (5-for-12) on the week, going 3-for-3 in the Carlsbad game and 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs against Mt. Carmel.
Canyon Crest Academy opened the season red hot, winning its first four games before experiencing a 7-5 loss to Serra of San Diego on March 14.
The Ravens defeated Santa Fe Christian 4-0 on March 9 and Mountain Empire of Pine Valley 11-7 on March 11.
Chris Bianchi’s three-run homer was the difference for the Ravens in the Santa Fe Christian game, and Matt Malott was 1-for-3 with three RBIs to lead CCA against Mountain Empire.
San Diego Jewish Academy has left nothing to chance, outscoring its opponents 22-1 in an impressive 3-0 start.
The Lions defeated Lutheran of San Diego 5-0 in their March 5 season opener, and defeated Midway Baptist 11-1 on March 10 and Calvary Christian of Vista 6-0 two days later.
David Raimi leads the team, batting .714 (5-for-7) with two doubles, a triple and five RBIs.
Jack Detar is hitting .300 (3-for-10) with a homer and four RBIs.
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