Falcons strong despite layoff

Boys basketball:

Torrey Pines showed no signs of rust despite an extended layoff, as the Falcons rallied in the third quarter to defeat Mayfair of Lakewood 58-55 in a SoCal Coaches Classic nonleague tournament game on Jan. 17.

Torrey Pines broke open a 27-27 halftime deficit in a decisive third quarter in which the Falcons outscored Mayfair 15-10.

The Falcons won for the fifth time in six games as they improved their overall record for the season to 13-2. They were playing for the first time in eight days and just the second time since Dec. 30.

Joe Rahon scored 17 points and pulled down four rebounds to lead the Falcons, and Colin Porter added 12 points.

Nick Kerr contributed 11 points for the Falcons and Max Heller had nine points and eight assists.

Santa Fe Christian defeated Canyon Crest Academy 67-59 in a nonleague game on Jan. 16.

Tyler Davis scored 22 points to lead the Eagles, and Kyle Hubbard added 15 points.

Other key contributors included Ryan Moore, who scored 13 points and Karl Holmlund, who added 11 points.

Matt Aoto led Canyon Crest Academy with 16 points and Mac Gorcey-Ciblowitz added 15 points.

The Eagles improved their overall record for the season to 13-4. Canyon Crest Academy fell to 9-7.

Matt Moynihan scored 16 points to lead Cathedral Catholic in a 62-49 Western League loss to rival St. Augustine of San Diego on Jan. 16.

The Dons fell to 9-8 overall and 2-2 in league.

Jacob Katz scored 15 points to lead San Diego Jewish Academy to a 51-33 victory over Calvary Christian of Vista in a Citrus West League game on Jan. 15.

Andrew Retzer scored 14 points for the Lions and Drew Ferris added eight points and nine rebounds.

The Lions improved to 1-1 in league and 7-4 overall for the season.

Girls basketball:

Torrey Pines’ season-best four-game winning streak ended with a 47-35 nonleague loss to Poway on Jan. 16.

The loss dropped the Falcons to 10-8 overall.

Heather Serven scored 16 points to lead the Falcons and Megan Fennessy scored nine points and pulled down 11 rebounds.

The Falcons beat Rancho Buena Vista 64-37 in a nonleague game on Jan. 14.

Sarah Lawrence scored 17 point and had seven assists to lead the Falcons in the Buena Vista game. Serven scored 15 points and had six rebounds, and Fennessy scored 14 points and grabbed 12 boards.

Canyon Crest Academy extended its season high winning streak to five games with a 61-48 victory over Santa Fe Christian in a nonleague game on Jan. 16.