Sports Briefs: Cathedral Catholic extends lead in girls basketball
Cathedral Catholic took a commanding lead in the Western League title race, reeling off two more lopsided wins to complete the first round of league play unbeaten.
The Dons defeated La Jolla 67-23 on Jan. 26, and then beat Scripps Ranch 71-50 on Jan. 30.
The Dons, who went 12-0 to win league last season, are on their way to repeating. They improved to 6-0 in league and 13-7 overall for the season.
In the La Jolla game, Victoria Lippert led the Dons with 24 points. Katie Dollard contributed 14 points and Megan McClung added 12.
Lippert poured in 33 points in the Scripps Ranch game, and Christina Kime added 18.
Torrey Pines’ remarkable turnaround hit a speed bump, as the Falcons suffered a 55-49 Avocado League loss to La Costa Canyon of Carlsbad in a battle between the league’s only unbeaten teams at the time.
The Falcons remain in contention for a worst-to-first finish.
Torrey Pines, which had won three in a row and seven of their last eight games going into the LCC game, dropped to 3-1 in league and 13-9 overall.
Their pursuit of a title in their first year in the Avocado League follows a dreadful 2008 Palomar League campaign, when they were winless in 10 games.
Heather Serven scored 17 points and had seven rebounds to lead the Falcons, and Sarah Lawrence added 12 points and four assists. Megan Fennessy pulled down a game-high 11 boards.
Lawrence scored 15 points and had four assists to lead the Falcons to a 62-41 league win against Mission Hills of San Marcos on Jan. 27. Serven contributed 13 points and Fennessy added 11 points and 11 rebounds, and Fantine Giap added 10 points.
Santa Fe Christian defeated Calvin Christian of Escondido 42-28 in a Coastal North League game on Jan. 30 as the Eagles won for the fourth straight time.
The win followed a 56-51 victory over Horizon of San Diego on Jan. 27.
The Eagles improved to 3-0 in league and 14-8 overall for the season.
Jo Carlson scored 10 points to lead the Eagles in the Calvin Christian game, and Brittany Pace added eight points.
Canyon Crest Academy took an early lead and never looked back as the Ravens defeated Horizon of San Diego 58-53 in a Coastal South League game on Jan. 30.
Alisha Eckberg scored 19 points to lead the Ravens, and Katie Twyman added 11 points.
Carlson scored 22 points and Kiara Quinn added 14 points to lead the Eagles in the Horizon game. Pace added 13.
The Ravens improved to 2-1 in league and 12-8 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines suffered its first Avocado League loss of the season and it cost the Falcons a share of first place.
Colin Porter scored 19 points to lead the Falcons and Trevor Newquist added 15 points in a tough 62-51 road loss to La Costa Canyon on Jan. 30.
The loss dropped the Falcons into second place with a 3-1 league record.
The Falcons regrouped a day later to defeat Price of Los Angeles 59-58 in a nonleague game on Jan. 31.
Porter scored 17 points to lead the Falcons and Nick Kerr added 15 points.
Santa Fe Christian remained unbeaten in Coastal North League play after a thrilling 70-69 victory over Calvin Christian of Escondido on Jan. 30.
Karl Holmlund scored 26 points to lead the Eagles, and Tyler Davis and Ryan Moore each added 10 points.
The Eagles improved to 3-0 in league and 16-5 overall for the season.
Matt Moynihan scored 23 points to lead Cathedral Catholic to a 56-50 nonleague win against Point Loma of San Diego on Jan. 31.
The win followed important Western League wins over Scripps Ranch of San Diego and La Jolla that kept the Dons in contention for a league title.
Nick Madden scored 20 points and Moynihan added 13 points in a 52-45 victory over Scripps Ranch on Jan. 30.
Moynihan scored 16 points and Madden added 14 points to lead the Dons to a 54-53 win against La Jolla on Jan. 26.
Santa Fe Christian continued its dominance of Coastal North League play as the Eagles defeated Calvin Christian of Escondido 5-0 on Jan. 30.
Kyle Pullman and Nick Wright each scored two goals to lead Santa Fe Christian, and Pete Dougherty added one goal.
The Falcons improved to 3-0 in league and 5-5-1 overall for the season.
In their three league games, the Eagles have outscored their opponents by a combined 15-0.
Alexandra Bailey scored two goals to lead Torrey Pines to a 4-0 nonleague victory over Westview on Jan. 31.
Katie Trees contributed one goal and one assist, and Taylor Hunner added one goal as the Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 11-2.
Falcons goalie Ashlee Schlesier had five saves.