Week in Sports

By Gideon Rubin

Torrey Pines won the historic Kiwanis Tournament in commanding fashion as the Falcons outscored their opponents by 22 points in the decisive third quarter of a 59-52 championship game victory over Francis Parker on Dec. 22.

The Falcons led 23-20 going into the intermission before breaking the game open in a third quarter in which they outscored their opponent 25-3.

Brandon Cyrus scored 13 points to lead the Falcons.

Zack Wagner and Sam Worman each added nine points.

The Falcons defeated R.C. Palmer (Richmond, B.C.) 77-45 in a tournament semifinal the previous day.

Chris Kurylo scored 13 points to lead the Falcons and Cyrus added 12 points.

The Falcons extended their winning streak to six games as they improved their overall record for the season to 8-3.

San Diego Jewish Academy lost to Calvin Christian 53-50 in a Pacific League game on Dec. 20.

The defeat followed a 55-49 loss to Pacific Ridge in the Lions’ Dec. 17 league opener.

Ilan Graubart scored 23 points and had eight rebounds to lead the Lions in the Calvin Christian game.

Judah Rosenzweig contributed 14 points and eight rebounds.

Graubart scored 11 points to lead the Lions in the Pacific Ridge game.

King Chen added 10 points and Rosenzweig added eight points, five assists and 12 rebounds.

The Lions fell to 0-2 in league and 3-4 overall for the season.

Girls basketball:

Torrey Pines defeated Sweetwater 66-31 in a nonleague game on Dec. 26 for its third straight win.

The victory followed a 69-54 victory over Rancho Buena Vista in a Kiwanis tournament game on Dec. 22, and a 63-51 win against Olympian the previous day in the same tournament.

The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 6-4.

Madison Lombard scored 18 points and had 10 rebounds to lead the Falcons in the Sweetwater game.

Jasmine Gutierrez added 10 points and 10 rebounds and Tierra Eshom contributed eight points and 10 boards.

Christina Ellis also contributed eight points.

Freshman standout Sierra Campisano scored 22 points and had 13 rebounds and eight blocks to lead the Falcons in the Rancho Buena Vista game.

Lombard contributed 21 points and Kaitlin Schreiber added 13 points.

Ellis scored 18 points and Campisano contributed 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Falcons in the Olympian game.

Lombard added 15 points, six rebounds, five assists and five steals.

Campisano has had a double-double (double figures in points and rebounds) in all nine varsity games she’s played in.

She’s averaging 20.1 points, 15..9 rebounds, 7.8 blocks and three steals.

The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 6-4.

Boys soccer:

Torrey Pines has turned things around after a slow start.

The Falcons defeated Cathedral of Los Angeles 1-0 in a nonleague game on Dec. 27 for their third in four games.

They’re 3-0-1 over that stretch that started with a 1-0 victory over University City in a Grossmont tournament game on Dec. 19 and continued with a 2-2 tie with Patrick Henry three days later and a 4-3 win against Desert Vista on Dec. 26 in the same tournament.

Jeremy Dinkin scored the game’s only goal for the Falcons in the Cathedral game.

Elliot Patrick scored off an assist from Uri Bialostozky in the University City game.

Dinkin, Tyler Valdes, Eren Esener and Eric McKee each scored on goal for the Falcons in the Desert Vista game.

The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 3-3-1.

Girls soccer:

After going three straight games without a victory a Mater Dei Premier Invitational tournament, Cathedral Catholic came back with a vengeance in a 6-0 thrashing of Beckman of Irvine in its Dec. 27 tourney finale.

The Dons were 0-1-2 over their previous three games, with a 1-0 loss to San Clemente on Dec. 17, a 2-2 tie with Harvard-Westlake of North Hollywood on Dec. 20, and a 0-0 tie with Canyon of Anaheim on Dec. 21.

Brittany Doan scored two goals and had one assist to lead the Dons in the Beckman game.

Sunny Dunphy scored one goal and had one assist, and Mikela Kraus and Dana Dalton each contributed one goal.

Dons goalie Hanna Macaulay was credited with the shutout.

Dunphy and Kraus each scored one goal for the Dons in the Harvard-Westlake game, and Macaulay had seven saves.

The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 7-1-3.