By Gideon Rubin
A speed bump did little to slow down one of the hottest teams in San Diego County.
Cathedral Catholic experienced its only loss of the season to perennial power Brea Olinda at the ESPN Holiday Classic, but the Dons have come back with a vengeance.
Since experiencing a 54-51 loss to Brea Olinda on Dec. 27 that snapped an 11-game winning streak, the Dons have gone on to win five straight games including their first two Western League contests.
The Dons defeated Scripps Ranch 60-45 and St. Augustine 60-51 in league games on Jan. 3 and Jan. 6 after closing out the rest of the ESPN tournament with three straight victories.
Michael Rosenburg scored 16 points and had three steals and two assists to the Dons in the Scripps Ranch game.
Xavier Williams contributed 15 points and six rebounds, and Niksha Federico added 12 points.
Brendan Reh added six points and pulled down a team-high nine rebounds.
Williams scored 17 points and had six rebounds to lead the Dons in the St. Augustine game.
Federico added 11 points and Reh scored nine points and had five rebounds.
The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 16-1.
Torrey Pines defeated Long Beach Jordan 50-48 in a nonleague game on Jan. 7 that was part of the San Diego vs. L.A. Hoops Challenge at Lincoln High.
Joe Rahon scored 18 points to lead the Falcons, and Sean Murray added 12 points.
The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 9-7.
Canyon Crest Academy defeated Santa Fe Christian 64-58 in a nonleague game on Jan. 4.
Justin Byrd scored 25 points to lead SFC, which won for the sixth time in eight games. Grant Corsi added 14 points, and Mason Tucker contributed 10 points.
J.P. Chenevey scored 20 points in defeat for the Ravens.
Dylan Osetkowski contributed 13 points, and Cameron Adams added 12 points.
The Eagles improved their overall record for the season to 9-4. The Ravens fell to 6-9.
San Diego Jewish Academy lost to Milken of Los Angeles 81-48 in a nonleague game on Jan. 5.
Jacob Katz scored 18 points to lead the Lions, and Ethan Lew added 11 points.
Rick Saxe contributed six points and seven rebounds, and Ilan Graubart added three points, six assists and three steals.
The Lions overall record for the season fell to 4-7.
Santa Fe Christian appears to have recovered from a slow start.
The Eagles, who lost their first six games to start the season, had a strong showing during a visit to the Pacific Northwest, going 3-0 at the Port Townsend (Wash.) Leader tournament.
The Eagles defeated Kiahowya 50-48 in their last tournament game on Dec. 30. They opened with a 63-29 victory over Seattle Academy on Dec. 28 and defeated North Mason (Belfair, Wash.) 64-45 the next day.
Jessi Moore scored 14 points and had four steals to lead the Eagles in the Kiahowya game, and Megan Franke added nine points and four steals.
Franke scored 15 points and Makenna White added 10 points to lead the Eagles in the Seattle Academy game.
Frank and Moore each scored 14 points to lead the Eagles in the North Mason game, and Maile Burtech added 10 points.
The Eagles improved their overall record for the season to 4-8.
Torrey Pines had its five game winning streak snapped as the Falcons experienced a 52-39 loss to La Coast Canyon in a nonleague game on Jan. 6.
Alex Helfrich scored 13 points to lead the Falcons. Sarah Lawrence contributed 12 points and Mia Gallo added 10 points.
The Falcons were coming off an impressive 56-35 victory over Mira Mesa in SoCal Holiday Classic on Dec. 30.
Madi Lombard led the Falcons with 13 points and Helfrich added 10 points.
The Falcons rallied from a 17-8 deficit at the end of the first quarter, outscoring their opponent 18-3 in the second quarter that set the tone for a 30-point scoring differential the rest of the way.
The Falcons fell to 8-6 overall for the season.
Canyon Crest Academy went 1-3 at the SoCal Holiday Prep Classic.
Their only win was a 48-45 victory over Mayfair on Dec. 27.
Julia Brew scored 22 points and had 10 rebounds to lead the Ravens, and Ali Brown added 12 points and seven boards.
Stephanie Bieler scored 14 points and had seven rebounds to lead the Ravens in a 51-40 loss to Valley Center on Dec. 29, and Brew scored 19 points for the Ravens in a 57-44 loss to Horizon the next day.