Week in Sports
By Gideon Rubin
Torrey Pines won the Mayor’s Division of its own 23rd annual Holiday Classic tournament.
The Falcons trounced Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth (Los Angeles County) 56-37 in the Dec. 29 championship game.
Mayor’s Division MVP Sam Worman scored 20 points to lead the Falcons in the championship game and Dominic Hovasse added 17 points.
The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 9-4 as they won their second consecutive tournament (they won the Kiwanis tournament on Dec. 22).
The Falcons went 3-1 in the holiday tournament.
Brian Cuff scored 15 points to lead the Falcons to a 47-38 victory over Mater Dei Catholic in the tournament opener on Dec. 26, and Brandon Cyrus scored 22 in a 59-39 win against Murrieta Valley the next day.
Jack Beach scored 12 points to lead the Falcons in their only loss in the tournament, 54-47 to El Modena on Dec. 28.
Cathedral Catholic opened Western League play with a 67-64 victory over St. Augustine on Dec. 5.
The Dons won for the fifth straight time as they improved their overall record for the season to 13-2.
Brandon Michel scored 24 points to lead the Dons and Niksha Federico and Xavier Williams each added 11 points.
Nick Prunty added 10 points.
The victory followed the host Dons winning their own second annual holiday tournament.
The Dons defeated Tesoro of Rancho Margarita 85-53 in the championship game on Dec. 29.
Williams scored 18 points to lead the Dons in the title game and Federico added 17.
Prunty led the Dons with 20 points in a 74-33 trouncing of Olympian in the Dec. 27 tournament opener.
Michel and Prunty each scored 12 points to lead the Dons in a 75-32 win against Madison the next day, and Williams scored 17 in a 60-46 win against Mira Mesa in a Dec. 28 semifinal.
Santa Fe Christian defeated Canyon Crest Academy 79-66 in a nonleague game on Jan. 4.
Brian Finley scored 21 points to lead the Eagles and Justin Byrd added 19 points.
Grant Corsi and Will Finnerty contributed 15 and 14 points, respectively.
The Eagles improved their overall record for the season to 9-4.
The Ravens fell to 10-6.
Torrey Pines went 2-2 competing in the NAIA division of the prestigious Southern California Holiday Prep Classic.
Madison Lombard scored 18 points and Jasmine Gutierrez added 10 points to lead the Falcons to a 66-31 victory over Sweetwater in the Dec. 26 tournament opener.
Lombard scored 24 points and Christina Ellis added 14 to lead the Falcons in a 68-48 victory over Sierra of Tollhouse (Fresno County) the next day.
Tierra Eshom scored 12 points in defeat for the Falcons in a 50-35 loss to Red Mountain on Dec. 28 and Lombard poured in 31 in a 70-61 loss to Channel Islands on Dec. 29.
The Falcons fell to 7-6 overall for the season.
Cathedral Catholic bounced back from an first-round loss to win its next three games at the Excalibur tournament at Foothill High in Santa Ana.
The Dons lost to Edison of Huntington Beach 2-1 in the Dec. 28 opener, but rebounded later in the day with a 3-0 victory over Buena.
They concluded the tournament the next day with a 2-1 victory over Mater Dei of Santa Ana and a 1-0 win against Esperanza of Anaheim.
Kelly Bieraugel and Dana Dalton each scored one goal and had one assist to lead the Dons in the Buena game.
Dons goalie Hanna Macaulay had five saves.
Kaylee Fitzgerald and Sunny Dunphy each scored one goal for the Dons in the Mater Dei game.
Dunphy led the Dons against Esperanza, scoring the game’s only goal off an assist from Kelsey Irwin.
Macaulay was credited with the shutout.
The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 10-2-3.
Torrey Pines lost to La Costa Canyon 2-1 on penalty kicks in the semifinals of the prestigious Southern California High School Classic Soccer Tournament’s Showcase West Division on Dec. 28.
Ian Aschieris scored the Falcons only goal and goalie Lucas Doucette contributed seven saves.
Earlier in the day, Patrick Davis and Jeremy Dinkin each scored one goal to lead the Falcons to a 2-1 quarterfinal victory over De La Salle.
Doucette had six saves and Alex Barachinni had five saves.
Eren Esener, Eric McKee, Dinkin and Valdes each scored one goal to lead the Falcons in a 4-3 victory over Desert Vista in the Dec. 26 tournament opener.
The Dons beat Cathedral of Los Angeles 1-0 the next day, as Dinkin scored the game’s only goal and Doucette had six saves.
The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 4-3-2.