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Torrey Pines basketball blew through Fallbrook 80-38 in the CIF playoffs. Joe Rahon poured in 34 points in the victory. Photo/Anna Scipione

By Gideon Rubin

Boys basketball:

With a bid for a San Diego Section Division I semifinal appearance on the line, Torrey Pines left nothing to chance in a decisive 80-38 quarterfinal playoff win against Fallbrook on Feb. 24.

Joe Rahon led the route with 34 points and Garrett Galvin added 18 points as the Falcons won their eighth straight game and for the 10th time in 11 games.

Their only loss over that span was a narrow 62-60 nonleague setback at the hands of perennial state power Harvard-Westlake of Studio City on Jan. 28.

The Falcons have outscored their first two playoff opponents by a combined 65 points. On Feb. 21 they defeated Grossmont 70-47.

Rahon scored 27 points and Galvin added 21 to lead the Falcons in the Grossmont game.

The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 20-10.

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Cathedral Catholic advanced to the Division III semifinals with two decisive wins.

The Dons defeated Brawley 88-43 on Feb. 21, and then beat Olympian 90-43 in a quarterfinal three days later.

Xavier Williams led the Dons in the Brawley game with 17 points. He was among five Dons teammates to reach double figures in scoring.

Niksha Federico and Brandon Michel each contributed 14 points, Nick Prunty scored 13 points, and Parker Holland added 10 points.

Federico led the Dons with 22 points in the Olympian game. Williams contributed 15 points, Michel scored 14 ,and Prunty added 10.

The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 26-3.

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San Diego Jewish Academy defeated Tri-City Christian 58-56 in a Division V quarterfinal game on Feb. 24.

Jacob Katz scored 17 points to lead the Lions, and Ryan Marchetti added 14. Adam Sloane contributed 12 points.

The victory followed a 58-35 first-round win against San Pasqual Academy on Feb. 21.

Marchetti scored 17 points to lead the Dons and Ilan Graubart added eight points.

The Lions improved their overall record for the season to 14-10.

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Santa Fe Christian defeated Horizon 63-56 in a Division V quarterfinal on Feb. 24.

Justin Byrd scored 23 points to lead the Eagles and Grant Corsi added 18 points. Brian Finley contributed 10 points.

The Eagles improved their overall record for the season to 18-10.

Girls basketball:

Cathedral Catholic advanced to the San Diego Section Division III playoffs in thrilling fashion as the Dons edged-out Valley Center 67-66 in a Feb. 25 quarterfinal that went into overtime.

Juliet Jones scored 28 points to lead the Dons, and Wendy Anae added 14 points.

The victory followed a 61-31 trouncing of Brawley on Feb. 22.

Jones scored 16 points to lead the Dons and Anae added 12 points. Emily Kearney contributed 10 points.

The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 15-8.

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Torrey Pines lost to Eastlake 43-33 in a Division I playoff game on Feb. 22.

Alex Helfrich scored 12 points to lead the Falcons and Mia Gallo added 11 points.

The Falcons concluded their season with a 13-15 overall record.

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Santa Fe Christian lost to Horizon 60-54 in a Division V playoff game on Feb. 25.

Megan Franke scored 16 points in defeat for the Eagles, and Lindsey Almquist added 11 points.

The Eagles concluded their season with a 14-11 overall record.

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Canyon Crest Academy lost to West Hills 47-44 in a Division III playoff game on Feb. 25.

Julia Brew scored 19 points to lead the Ravens and Ali Brown added 13 points.

The Ravens concluded their season with a 16-12 overall record.

Girls soccer:

Torrey Pines defeated Vista 4-0 in a Division I playoff quarterfinal on Feb. 25.

Courtney Massimino scored two goals to lead the Falcons, and Anissa Dadkhah and Andrea Taylor each added one goal. Camelia Tiradazi had one assist.

Falcons goalie Hunter Rittgers had three saves.

The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 16-3-1.

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Cathedral Catholic trounced Monte Vista 7-0 in a Division III playoff quarterfinal on Feb. 25.

Betsy Muirhead scored three goals to lead the route. She was among eight Dons players with at least one assist or one goal.

Courtney Brown scored one goal and had one assist, and Brittany Eremita had three assists.

The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 15-6-5.

Boys soccer:

Torrey Pines defeated Rancho Buena Vista 1-0 in a Division I playoff quarterfinal on Feb. 25.

Brett Sampier scored the game’s only goal off an assist from Chris Smith.

Falcons goalie Dean Meltz had six saves.

The Falcons improved to 19-5-3 overall for the season.

Cathedral Catholic defeated West Hills 2-0 in a Division III playoff quarterfinal on Feb. 25.

Lucas Ilijebski scored both Dons goals and Giovanni Garbella had three saves.

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Canyon Crest Academy lost to San Dieguito Academy 3-2 in a Division III playoff game on Feb. 25.

The Ravens concluded their season with a 17-8-3 overall record.

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