By Gideon Rubin
Torrey Pines clinched at least a tie for its fifth consecutive league title with a decisive 75-54 Palomar League victory over Mt. Carmel on Feb. 11.
The win followed a 74-60 league victory over Poway on Feb. 9.
Nick Kerr scored 21 points to lead the Falcons in the Mt. Carmel game, and Joe Rahon added 17 points, nine rebounds and eight assists.
Jesse Neugarten contributed 12 points, and Max Heller scored 11 points and had eight assists and seven steals.
Kerr scored 27 points to lead the Falcons in the Poway game and Rahon added 25 points.
The Falcons improved to 8-0 in league and 20-5 overall for the season.
Cathedral Catholic lost to University City 59-48 in a Western League game on Feb. 10.
The loss followed a 44-41 league victory over Scripps Ranch two days earlier.
Nick Prunty scored 16 points to lead the Dons in the University City game, and Juan Martinez added 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Marco Kengott scored 15 points to lead the Dons in the Scripps Ranch game, and Prunty added eight points and eight rebounds.
The Dons improved to 5-5 in league and 15-9 overall for the season.
Canyon Crest Academy trounced Del Norte 61-25 in a Valley League game on Feb. 11.
J.P. Chenevey scored 20 points to lead the Ravens, and Cory Osetkowski added 15 points.
The Ravens improved to 5-1 in league and 17-7 overall for the season.
Santa Fe Christian’s struggles in the Coastal League South continued as the Eagles lost to La Jolla Country Day 68-48 on Feb. 8, and 61-42 to Francis Parker three days later.
Grant Corsi scored 15 points to lead the Eagles in the Parker game, and Jeff Mallon added 10 points.
The Eagles fell to 0-8 in league and 7-16 overall for the season.
Cathedral Catholic remains near the top of the Western League standings after two big wins.
The Dons defeated Scripps Ranch 53-42 in a league game on Feb. 8, and University City 54-41 two days later.
Emily Kearney scored 14 points to lead the Dons in the University City game, and Christina Kime added 11 points.
Kearney and Wendy Anae each scored 13 points to lead the Dons in the Scripps Ranch game, and Malia Nawahine added 11 points.
The Dons improved to 7-2 in league and 13-11 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines’ season-long four-game winning streak ended as the Falcons lost to Mt. Carmel 49-48 in a Palomar League game on Feb. 11.
The loss followed a 56-29 victory over Poway two days earlier.
Megan McClurg scored 17 points to lead the Falcons in the Mt. Carmel game, and Eden May added 12 points.
McClurg scored 21 points in the Poway game and Megan Fennessy added nine points.
The Falcons improved to 4-4 in league and 11-13 overall for the season.
Canyon Crest Academy defeated Del Norte 53-46 in a Valley League game on Feb. 15.