By Gideon Rubin
Canyon Crest Academy extended its winning streak to seven games as the Ravens reeled off two more decisive wins to close out the regular season with a share of its second consecutive Valley League title.
The Ravens defeated San Dieguito Academy 78-48 on Feb. 16. The victory followed a 74-35 win against Orange Glen the previous day.
Akira Tachiwana scored 21 points and J.P. Chenevey added 13 points to lead the Ravens in the SDA game. Dylan Osetkowski contributed 10 points.
Tachiwana scored 19 points to lead the Ravens in the Orange Glen game. Justin Rapoport added 11 points and Scott Patterson contributed nine points.
The Ravens improved to 9-1 in league and 14-12 overall for the season, sharing the title with Valley Center.
After experiencing consecutive losses for the first time this season, Cathedral Catholic bounced back with a decisive 57-54 victory over La Jolla in a regular season finale for both teams on Feb. 16.
The victory followed a 72-68 loss to Lincoln on Feb. 10 and a 63-58 setback at the hands of Mission Bay on Feb. 7. The Dons had won 12 consecutive games and 23 of their first 24 games before the two-game skid.
Xavier Williams scored 14 points and had eight rebounds to lead the Dons, and Brendan Reh contributed nine points and 12 boards.
The Dons improved to 10-2 in league and 24-3 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines extended its winning streak to six games with a decisive 79-52 Palomar League victory over Ramona in a regular season finale for both teams on Feb. 17.
The victory followed a 69-63 league win against Rancho Bernardo three days earlier.
Joe Rahon scored 29 points and Garrett Galvin added 24 points to lead the Falcons in the Rancho Bernardo game.
The Falcons improved to 8-2 in league and 18-10 overall for the season.
San Diego Jewish Academy had its three game winning streak snapped in heartbreaking fashion, as the Lions lost narrowly to Tri-City Christian, 41-40 in a Pacific League finale for both teams on Feb. 16.
Jacob Katz scored 23 points and had 12 rebounds for the Lions, who were playing for a share of the league title.
Adam Sloane had 10 rebounds and Rick Saxe contributed five steals.
The loss followed a 66-46 league victory over Pacific Ridge the previous day in which Ryan Marchetti and Ilan Graubart each scored 16 points to lead the Lions and Katz added 14 points.
The Lions fell to 12-10 overall for the season.
Santa Fe Christian defeated Bishop’s 57-52 in a Coastal League game Feb. 15 for their fourth win in five games.
But that victory was followed by a 49-46 loss to Francis Parker two days later in a league finale for both teams.
Grant Corsi scored 19 points to lead the Eagles in the Bishop’s game. Justin Byrd added 16 points and Cole Needham contributed 11 points.
Byrd led the Eagles with 17 points in the Parker game and Byrd added 12 points.