By Gideon Rubin
Less two weeks after standing on the brink of a season-opening tournament championship, Torrey Pines broke through in the next one.
The Falcons won the Kiwanis tournament title with a 71-43 victory over Morse in the championship game on Dec. 21.
The Falcons were coming off a 60-55 loss to St. Augustine in the finals of the West Hills tournament on Dec. 14 going into the Kiwanis tournament.
The Falcons defeated Mira Mesa 62-40 earlier in the day after a 63-49 win against Serra on Dec. 20.
Sam Worman scored 18 points and had seven rebounds to lead the Falcons in the championship game and Brandon Cyrus added 14 points and six boards.
Dominic Hovasse and Zach Wagner each contributed 11 points.
Cyrus scored 12 points and Hovasse and Jack Beach each added 11 points to lead the Falcons in the Mira Mesa game.
Worman scored 17 points to lead the Falcons against Serra.
Hovasse added 15 points and Cyrus contributed 13 points.
The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 11-1.
Cathedral Catholic defeated La Jolla 73-40 in a nonleague game on Dec. 23 for its fourth straight win.
Cameron Moore scored 20 points to lead the Dons and Reid Johnson added 14 points.
Moore also had five assists and three steals and Johnson contributed nine rebounds.
The victory followed a 59-32 win against Calipatria earlier in the day and a 31-27 victory over Eastlake on Dec. 21.
Kevin McNeela scored 17 points and Simon Lu added 12 points to lead the Dons in the Calipatria game.
Moore scored 13 points to lead the Dons in the Eastlake game.
The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 7-2.
Santa Fe Christian defeated Madison in an Under Armour Holiday Classic tournament game on Dec. 26.
Jack Langborg and Brian Finley each scored 22 points to lead the Eagles.
The Eagles improved their overall record for the season to 6-4.
Torrey Pines defeated Poway in a Kiwanis tournament game on Dec. 21.
Sierra Campisano scored 21 points and had 11 rebounds to lead the Falcons and Madison Lombard added 14 points.
Campisano also had four steals and four blocks and Lombard contributed six steals and four assists.
Christina Ellis had eight steals, three assists and seven rebounds to go along with six points.
The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 6-4.
Canyon Crest Academy defeated Clairemont 73-33 in a nonleague game on Dec. 20.
Grace Weinzettle scored 22 points to lead the Ravens and McKenna Platt added 13 points.
The Ravens improved their overall record for the season to 3-0.
The Eagles defeated Calvin Christian 56-37 in a Tri-City Christian School tournament game on Dec. 26.
The Eagles improved their overall record for the season to 7-2.
Torrey Pines won the Lady Vaqueros tournament championship as the Falcons defeated University City 1-0 in the title game on Dec. 23.
Catarina Macario scored the only goal of the game off an assist from Anissa Dadkhah as the Falcons defeated University City for the second time in the tournament.
The Falcons opened the tournament with a 2-1 win against the Centurions on Dec. 20.
They went on to trounce Otay Ranch 11-0 on Dec. 21 and defeated Canyon Crest Academy 2-0 the next day on their way to the finals.
Macario scored five goals and had one assist to lead the Falcons in the Otay Ranch game and Dadkhah contributed three goals and two assists.
Alli Casella and Dadkhah each scored one goal to lead the Falcons against CCA.
Jayda Hammermeister contributed two assists.
The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 10-0.
Cathedral Catholic lost to Iolani (Honolulu, Hawii) 2-0 in an Excalibur tournament game on Dec. 26.
The Dons fell to 6-2-1 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines won the Grossmont tournament championship as the Falcons defeated Castle Park 2-1 in the title game on Dec. 23.
The Falcons opened the tournament with 2-1 and 1-0 victories over Castle Park and Canyon Crest Academy on Dec. 21.
Eren Esener scored two goals and Connor Hargreaves contributed one assist to lead the Falcons in the championship game.
Falcons goalie Patrick Koeneke had three saves.
Tyler Valdes and Esener each scored one goal and Koeneke had three saves to lead the Falcons in the tournament opener against Castle Park.
In the CCA game, Thomas Mackey scored off assists from Jake Heilbrunn and Austin Nicholson to lead the Falcons.
Koeneke had two saves.
The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 5-1-3.