By Gideon Rubin
A sophomore with a flair for the dramatic led Cathedral Catholic to its second straight Western League win.
The Dons overcame a five-point deficit with just 10 seconds left on the clock, as Cameron Moore hit a pair of 3-pointers to lead his team to a 53-52 victory over University City on Jan. 10.
The victory followed a 51-49 league win against Lincoln three days earlier.
Moore was a force throughout the University City game, leading the Dons with 18 points, five assists and seven steals.
But he saved his best for last, going the length of the court and hitting a decisive 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Reid Johnson added 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Johnson scored 14 points and had six rebounds to lead the Dons in the Lincoln game.
Kevin McNeela added 11 points and Max Gardner contributed four points and 12 rebounds.
The Dons improved to 2-0 in league and 10-5 overall for the season.
San Diego Jewish Academy defeated Tri-City Christian 53-42 in a Pacific League game on Jan. 8.
The Lions defeated Preuss UCSD 43-28 the next day.
Adam Sharf scored 18 points to lead the Lions and Adam Sloane added 12 points.
Judah Rosenzweig contributed 10 points.
Sharf scored 14 points and Rosenzweig added 10 points to lead the Lions in the Preuss UCSD game.
Santa Fe Christian defeated San Dieguito Academy 71-48 in a nonleague game on Jan. 7.
Brian Finley scored 23 points to lead the Eagles and Jack Langborg added 14 points.
Cole Needham contributed 12 points.
The Eagles improved to 10-5 overall for the season.
Canyon Crest Academy lost to Pacific Ridge 39-36 in a nonleague game on Jan. 10.
McKenna Platt scored 16 points to lead the Ravens and Nicolee Quraishy added eight points.
The loss dropped the Ravens’ overall record for the season to 9-6.
Torrey Pines played San Pasqual to a 1-1 tie in a nonleague game on Jan. 10.
The Falcons defeated La Costa Canyon 4-2 two days earlier.
Austin Nicholson scored the Falcons only goal in the San Pasqual game off assists from Uri Bialostozky and Eren Esener.
Falcons goalie Jack Sampiere had five saves.
Nicholson, Asher Booth, Tyler Valdes and Luke Sampiere each scored one goal to lead the Falcons in the LCC game and Connor Hargreaves contributed two assists.
The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 7-2-4.
Torrey Pines extended its season opening winning streak to 11 games as the Falcons defeated Coronado 2-1 in a nonleague game on Jan. 10.
Jayda Hammermeister scored one goal and had one assist and Camelia Tirandazi added one goal to lead the Falcons.
The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 11-0.
Cathedral Catholic defeated Canyon Crest Academy 3-0 in a nonleague game on Jan. 10.
Mattie Hegardt, Brittany Doan and Jessica Clegg each scored one goal to lead the Dons and Tamara Gomez contributed two assists. Dons goalies Hanna Macaulay and Erin Kelly combined for the shutout. The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 10-2-1.