By Gideon Rubin
Cathedral Catholic made easy work of University City in a 75-28 Western League victory on Jan. 11 that solidified the Dons’ status as league frontrunners.
The victory followed a 75-47 league win against Scripps Ranch on Jan. 8.
Brandon Michel scored 16 points to lead the Dons in the University City game and Michael Rosenburg added 13 points.
Niksha Federico contributed 10 points.
Xavier Williams scored 25 points to lead the Dons in the Scripps Ranch game.
Federico and Nick Prunty added 15 and 13 points, respectively.
The Dons moved into sole possession of first place as they improved to 3-0 in league and 15-2 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines defeated Centennial of Compton 44-39 in a San Diego-Los Angeles Hoops Challenge game on Jan. 12.
The one-day showcase tournament featured 12 teams from San Diego and greater Los Angeles.
Sam Worman scored 16 points to lead the Falcons and Brandon Cyrus added 10 points.
The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 10-6.
Santa Fe Christian kicked off Coastal League play with a 59-56 victory over Horizon on Jan. 7.
Grant Corsi led the Eagles with 25 points and Justin Byrd added 18 points.
The Eagles improved their overall record for the season to 10-4.
San Diego Jewish Academy defeated Escondido Charter 51-44 on Jan. 10 for its first Pacific League victory.
The Lions snapped a four-game skid and they improved to 1-3 in league and 4-5 overall for the season.
Judah Rosenzweig and Ilan Graubart each scored 13 points to lead the Lions and Adam Sloane added 11 points.
Rosenzweig led the Lions with eight rebounds and two blocks and Ilan Graubart contributed four rebounds and four assists.
Santa Fe Christian lost to Del Norte 45-40 in a nonleague game on Jan. 9.
Megan Franke scored 12 points to lead the Eagles and Lindsey Almquist added nine points.
The loss followed an 82-58 defeat at the hands of Horizon in a Coastal League opener for both teams two days earlier.
Franke led the Eagles with 19 points and Maile Burtech added 10 points.
The Eagle fell to 9-7 overall for the season and have lost three straight games since a season-high seven game winning streak ended on Jan. 5 when they lost to Eastlake 58-52 in the championship game of the Crawford tournament.
Torrey Pines lost to San Marcos 60-58 in a nonleague game on Jan. 9.
Hannah Dobson scored 16 points to lead the Falcons and Madison Lombard added 14 points.
Christina Ellis and Jasmine Gutierrez each added 11 points.
The Falcons fell to 7-7 overall for the season.
Cathedral Catholic defeated University City 63-52 in a Western league game on Jan. 12 for its fourth straight victory.
The Dons improved to 3-0 in league and 8-6 overall for the season.
Cathedral Catholic defeated Canyon Crest Academy 3-0 in a nonleague game on Jan. 11 for its sixth straight win.