By Gideon Rubin
Cathedral Catholic opened its season with an 11-game winning streak, and now the Dons have another one going.
A decisive 81-64 Western League victory over Lincoln on Jan. 20 was the Dons eighth straight win since experiencing their only loss to perennial Orange County power Brea Olinda in a nonleague ESPN Holiday Classic tournament game on Dec. 27.
Niksha Federico scored 24 points to lead a balanced Dons offense, with four players reaching double figures and all seven scorers contributing at least seven points.
Xavier Williams and Brendan Reh each contributed 12 points, and Nick Prunty added 10.
Williams led the team with seven rebounds.
Brandon Michel and Michael Rosenburg each contributed eight points.
Michel also had nine steals, and Rosenburg contributed eight assists.
The Dons improved to 5-0 in league and 19-1 overall for the season.
Canyon Crest Academy left nothing to chance as the Ravens snapped a four-game skid with a 72-30 shellacking of Mission Vista in a League game on Jan. 20.
J.P. Chenevey scored 21 points to lead the Ravens, and Akira Tachiwana and Riley Adams each added 12 points.
Dylan Osetkowski pulled down 20 rebounds and also contributed 11 points for the Ravens, who improved to 1-1 in league and 7-12 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines lost to Westview 67-54 in a Palomar League opener for both teams on Jan. 17.
The loss followed a 55-43 win against Bishop’s in a nonleague game a day earlier.
Joe Rahon scored 18 points and had nine rebounds and three steals to lead the Falcons in the Westview game.
Garrett Galvin contributed 15 points, and Sean Murray added 14.
Galvin scored 20 points and Sam Worman added 14 points to lead the Falcons in the Bishop’s game.
The Falcons fell to 0-1 in league and 10-8 overall for the season.
Santa Fe Christian lost to Army-Navy 59-57 in a Coastal League game on Jan. 20.
The loss followed an 85-71 loss to La Jolla Country Day two days earlier.
Justin Byrd scored 21 points and Grant Corsi added 17 points to lead the Eagles in the Army-Navy game.
Byrd scored 23 points and Corsi added 20 in defeat for the Eagles against LJCD.
The Eagles fell to 0-3 in league an 11-7 overall for the season.
San Diego Jewish Academy lost to Escondido Charter 53-48 in a Pacific League game on Jan. 18.
Jacob Katz and Ryan Marchetti each scored 15 points in defeat for the Lions.
Katz also had six rebounds and three steals.
The Lions fell to 1-1 in league and 6-8 overall for the season.
A balanced offense and a dominant defense were more than enough for Canyon Crest Academy, which trounced Mission Vista 53-10 in a Valley League game on Jan. 20 despite no individual Ravens player reaching double figures in scoring.
Julia Brew and Carly Sherman each scored nine points to lead the Ravens, who had 11 players get into the scoring column.