Week in Sports

Torrey Pines won the Mayor’s Division of its own 23rd annual Holiday Classic tournament.  The Falcons trounced Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth (Los Angeles County) 56-37 in the Dec. 29 championship game. Photo/Anna Scipione
Torrey Pines won the Mayor’s Division of its own 23rd annual Holiday Classic tournament. The Falcons trounced Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth (Los Angeles County) 56-37 in the Dec. 29 championship game. Photo/Anna Scipione

By Gideon Rubin

Boys basketball:

Torrey Pines won the Mayor’s Division of its own 23rd annual Holiday Classic tournament.

The Falcons trounced Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth (Los Angeles County) 56-37 in the Dec. 29 championship game.

Mayor’s Division MVP Sam Worman scored 20 points to lead the Falcons in the championship game and Dominic Hovasse added 17  points.

The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 9-4 as they won their second consecutive tournament (they won the Kiwanis tournament on Dec. 22).

The Falcons went 3-1 in the holiday tournament.

Brian Cuff scored 15 points to lead the Falcons to a 47-38 victory over Mater Dei Catholic in the tournament opener on Dec. 26, and Brandon Cyrus scored 22 in a 59-39 win against Murrieta Valley the next day.

Jack Beach scored 12 points to lead the Falcons in their only loss in the tournament, 54-47 to El Modena on Dec. 28.


Cathedral Catholic opened Western League play with a 67-64 victory over St. Augustine on Dec. 5.

The Dons won for the fifth straight time as they improved their overall record for the season to 13-2.

Brandon Michel scored 24 points to lead the Dons and Niksha Federico and Xavier Williams each added 11 points.

Nick Prunty added 10 points.

The victory followed the host Dons winning their own second annual holiday tournament.

The Dons defeated Tesoro of Rancho Margarita 85-53 in the championship game on Dec. 29.

Williams scored 18 points to lead the Dons in the title game and Federico added 17.

Prunty led the Dons with 20 points in a 74-33 trouncing of Olympian in the Dec. 27 tournament opener.

Michel and Prunty each scored 12 points to lead the Dons in a 75-32 win against Madison the next day, and Williams scored 17 in a 60-46 win against Mira Mesa in a Dec. 28 semifinal.


Santa Fe Christian defeated Canyon Crest Academy 79-66 in a nonleague game on Jan. 4.

Brian Finley scored 21 points to lead the Eagles and Justin Byrd added 19 points.

Grant Corsi and Will Finnerty contributed 15 and 14 points, respectively.

The Eagles improved their overall record for the season to 9-4.

The Ravens fell to 10-6.

Girls basketball:

Torrey Pines went 2-2 competing in the NAIA division of the prestigious Southern California Holiday Prep Classic.

Madison Lombard scored 18 points and Jasmine Gutierrez added 10 points to lead the Falcons to a 66-31 victory over Sweetwater in the Dec. 26 tournament opener.

Lombard scored 24 points and Christina Ellis added 14 to lead the Falcons in a 68-48 victory over Sierra of Tollhouse (Fresno County) the next day.

Tierra Eshom scored 12 points in defeat for the Falcons in a 50-35 loss to Red Mountain on Dec. 28 and Lombard poured in 31 in a 70-61 loss to Channel Islands on Dec. 29.

The Falcons fell to 7-6 overall for the season.

Girls soccer:

Cathedral Catholic bounced back from an first-round loss to win its next three games at the Excalibur tournament at Foothill High in Santa Ana.

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