Dons basketball team wins 4 straight games

Boys basketball:

  • Tough-to-figure Cathedral Catholic has never been tougher to figure out.

The Dons, who stunned area hoops circles last season advancing to the San Diego Section Div. III finals after finishing third in Western League play, are at it again.
This time, after a 0-4 start in league play, the Dons are suddenly near the top of the league standings after winning four straight league games.

The torrid Dons improved their overall record for the season to 11-8 after defeating St. Augustine of San Diego 60-52 on Feb. 2 and then trouncing La Jolla 69-50 three days later.

The Dons’ fourth consecutive victory was especially perplexing considering they’d lost to La Jolla 52-34 on Jan. 15 in the first round of league play.

Jack Enright scored 16 points to help them more than double their offensive output in the rematch, and Nick Madden and Mathew Rosenburg added 13 and 12 points, respectively.

Enright scored 16 points in the St. Augustine game and Madden added 14 points. Marco Kengott contributed 10 points for the Dons.

  • Torrey Pines had its five-game winning streak snapped when the Falcons lost to Santa Margarita, 62-57, in a nonleague Nike Extravaganza Tournament game at Mater Dei of Santa Ana.

The loss followed decisive Avocado League victories over San Pasqual, 64-48, on Feb. 5 and Fallbrook, 66-49, the next day.
Amir Begovic scored 14 points to lead the Falcons in the Santa Margarita game and Nick Kerr and Max Heller added 12 and 11 points, respectively.

Kerr scored 15 points and Begovic added 10 points to lead the Falcons in the San Pasqual game.

Kerr scored 27 points, hitting 6-of-9 3-pointers to lead the Falcons in the Fallbrook game, and Heller added 14 points.

The Falcons fell to 20-3 overall for the season and are tied for the league lead at 5-1.

  • Santa Fe Christian remains unbeaten in Coastal League North play after cruising to an easy 78-37 victory over Tri-City Christian on Feb. 5.

The victory followed a 56-48 loss to Canyon Crest Academy in a nonleague game on Feb. 3.
Kyle Hubbard scored 21 points to lead the Eagles against Tri-City Christian, and Bradley Searle and Cade Gotta each added 14 points.

Gotta scored 17 points and Holmlund added 16 points in defeat for the Eagles in the CCA game.

The Eagles improved to 5-0 in league and 16-7 overall for the season.

  • Canyon Crest Academy defeated La Jolla Country Day 65-49 in a Coastal League South game on Feb. 6.

Max McCarthy scored 21 points to lead the Ravens and Ryan Kroner added 16 points.
Mac Biblowitz contributed 10 points and 10 rebounds, for the Ravens, and Cory Osetkowski added 11 points.

Osetkowski scored 17 points had 10 rebounds to lead the Ravens in the Santa Fe Christian game. Kroner and McCarthy each added 12 points.

The Ravens improved to 2-3 in league and 12-11 overall for the season.

  • San Diego Jewish Academy defeated Escondido Adventist Academy 59-54 in a Citrus League West game on Feb. 6.

Two days earlier, the Lions lost to Guajome Park Academy of Vista 54-50.
Jacob Katz scored 27 points and had 14 rebounds to lead the Lions in the Escondido Adventist Academy game.

Katz scored 17 points and Stan Kaplun added 16 points in defeat for the Lions against Guajome Park Academy.

The Lions improved to 4-4 in league and 8-8 overall for the season.

Girls basketball:

  • Cathedral Catholic defeated La Jolla 64-26 in a Western League game on Feb. 5.

Malia Nawahine scored 21 points to lead the Dons and Christina Kime added 11 points.
The Dons improved to 6-2 in league and 12-11 overall for the season.

  • Torrey Pines trounced Fallbrook 74-27 in an Avocado League game on Feb. 5.

The victory followed a tough 62-59 league loss to San Pasqual two days earlier.
Heather Serven scored 20 points to lead the Falcons in the San Pasqual game, and Megan Fennessy and Megan McClurg each added 14 points.

Fennessy also contributed eight rebounds.

The Falcons improved to 4-2 in league and 14-8 overall for the season.

Girls soccer:

  • Torrey Pines defeated Fallbrook 2-0 in an Avocado League game on Feb. 5.

The Falcons played San Pasqual to a 1-1 tie in a league match two days earlier.
Kory Spotts scored one goal and assisted and Courtney Massimino on the other in the Fallbrook game.

Falcons goalie Hunter Rittgers had two saves.

Alexandra Bailey scored the Falcons only goal in the San Pasqual game off an Olivia Buechler assist.

Falcons goalie Heather Schlsier had two saves.

The Falcons improved to 4-0-1 in league and 11-3-1 overall for the season.