Eagles stay perfect in boys hoops league play

Boys basketball:

  • Santa Fe Christian's balanced offense makes them a formidable opponent.

Throw in a lights-out defense, and the Eagles are practically unbeatable.

That combination was in full force as SFC routed Calvin Christian of Escondido, 69-32, in a Coastal League North game on Jan. 22.

The victory followed a 54-43 win against San Dieguito Academy of Encinitas on Jan. 20.

The Eagles defense was especially dominant in the Calvin Christian game, as they blanked their opponent in the first quarter and held them to just nine points in the first half.

Kyle Hubbard led the Eagles with 15 points and Bradley Searle added 14 points.

Karl Holmlund scored 21 points to lead the Eagles against San Dieguito and Cade Gotta added nine points.

The Eagles improved to 3-0 in league and 14-5 overall for the season.

  • Cathedral Catholic snapped a six-game losing streak with a 66-55 victory University City in a Western League game on Jan. 22.

Jack Enright scored 20 points to lead the Dons. Marco Kengott contributed 19 points and Nick Madden added 15 points.

The victory followed a 49-37 loss to Scripps Ranch on Jan. 19 in which Madden led the Dons with 18 points and Marco Kengott added seven points.

The Dons improved to 1-4 in league and 8-8 overall for the season.

  • Torrey Pines saw its season-best, nine-game winning streak snapped as Escondido upset them, 69-64, in an Avocado League game on Jan. 22.

The Falcons had opened league play two days earlier with a 50-31 victory over Fallbrook.

Amir Begovic scored 21 points to lead the Falcons and Max Heller added 20 points. Falcons' perimeter shooting specialist Nick Kerr was held to 11 points. Kerr scored 17 points and Begovic added 14 points to lead the Falcons in the Fallbrook game.

The Falcons fell to 15-2 overall for the season and 1-1 in league.

  • The San Diego Jewish Academy suffered its first Citrus League West loss, 76-63, to Christian Life Academy of Escondido on Jan. 21.

The loss followed a 63-52 league victory over Guajome Park Academy of Vista two days earlier.

Jordan Sharf scored 13 points to lead the Lions in the CLA game, and Drew Ferris added 10 points. Jacob Katz scored 22 points to lead the Lions against GPA.

The Lions fell to 2-1 in league and 6-5 overall for the season.

Girls basketball:

  • Torrey Pines has picked up in Avocado League play where it left off in nonleague play.

The Falcons won their first two league games, defeating Escondido, 57-44, on Jan. 22 after shellacking Fallbrook, 80-23, in a league opener for both teams on Jan. 20.

The Falcons won for the fifth time in their last six games and for the eighth time in 10 games as they improved to 2-0 in league and 12-6 overall for the season.

Megan McClurg scored 16 points to lead the Falcons in the Escondido game and Heather Serven added 14 points.

McClurg scored 23 points to lead the Falcons in the Fallbrook game.

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