The week in sports: Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach

Boys basketball:

Torrey Pines stood on the brink of winning the elite San Diego Section Open Division championship, but the top-seeded Falcons couldn’t quite close the deal.

No. 6 St. Augustine rallied from a two-point deficit down the stretch, scoring six unanswered points to close out a 46-42 victory in the March 7 championship at Jenny Craig Pavilion.

The loss snapped a 19-game Torrey Pines winning streak that stretched back to the Under Armour Holiday Classic tournament, hosted by Torrey Pines in December.

The title game was a rematch of Dec. 15 meeting between the two teams that Torrey Pines won, 65-59, for its sixth straight win to start the season.

Dominic Hovasse scored 14 points to lead the Falcons in the championship game.

Jack Beach added nine points, and Marek Sullivan contributed six points and eight rebounds.

The Falcons were coming off a 64-51 victory over No. 4 Army-Navy on March 4 in which Beach scored 20 points to lead the Falcons and Hovasse added 19.

The Falcons fell to 29-3 overall for the season. They advanced to the Division I State tournament as the No. 6 seed. The Falcons were scheduled to play No. 11 Foothill of Santa Ana in the first round of the SoCal Regionals on March 11.

The Saints improved their overall record for the season to 26-6. They were the lower- seeded team in all three rounds of the Open Division playoffs, including their 63-58 victory over No. 2 La Costa Canyon on March 4.

Brady Twombly scored 16 points to lead the Mavericks and Tommy McCarthy added 13 points. Evan Kaplan contributed 11 points and Travis Fuller added 10 points and 11 rebounds.

The Mavericks fell to 22-8 overall for the season. They advanced to the Division II State Tournament as the No. 1 seed. The Mavericks were scheduled to play No. 16 Tesoro of Rancho Santa Margarita on March 11.

Girls basketball:

Torrey Pines lost to top-seeded Mt. Carmel 72-67 in an Open Division playoff semifinal on March 4.

The No. 4-seeded Falcons were led by Sierra Campisano, who scored 28 points and had 14 rebounds and 11 blocks, and Christina Ellis, who scored 22 points and pulled down 13 boards.

The Falcons fell to 22-9 overall for the season. They advanced to the Division I State Tournament as the No. 12 seed. The Falcons were scheduled to play No. 5 Cajon on March 11 in the first round of the SoCal Regionals.

• No. 3 La Costa Canyon lost to No. 2 Mission Hills 59-52 in an Open Division playoff semifinal on March 4.

Mission Hills defeated Mt. Carmel 58-41 in the March 7 championship game.

The Mavericks fell to 23-6 overall for the season. They advanced to the Division II State Tournament as the No. 2 seed. The Mavericks were scheduled to play No. 5 Norco in the first round of the SoCal Regionals on March 11.

Boys soccer:

• The Cardio Kids struck again.

No. 3 seeded Cathedral Catholic upset top-seeded Torrey Pines in the San Diego Section Open Division finals with a dramatic 2-1 overtime victory on March 6.

All three Dons playoff victories have come in overtime.

Milo Barton and Daniel Mahjouri each scored one goal and had one assist to lead the Dons. Dons goalie Chris Gustini had three saves.

Simon Dinkin scored the Falcons’ only goal on an assist from Blake McAtee.

The Dons were coming off a 3-2 overtime victory over Chula Vista in a March 3 game. They opened with a 3-2 overtime win against Coronado on Feb. 24.

Cathedral Catholic improved its overall record for the season to 17-4-5.

The Dons advanced to the Division III SoCal Regionals as the No. 3 seed. They were scheduled to play No. 6 South Pasadena on March 10.

The Falcons were coming off a 3-0 victory over No. 4 San Dieguito Academy on March 3 semifinal in which Greg Matus scored two goals and Asher Booth contributed three assists.

Torrey Pines improved to 18-6-5 overall for the season. The Falcons advanced to the Division I SoCal Regionals as a No. 4 seeded. They were scheduled to play No. 5 La Quinta on March 10.

San Dieguito Academy fell to 16-6-4 overall for the season. As Open Division semifinalists, the Mustangs advanced to the Division III SoCal Regionals as the No. 5 seed. They were scheduled to play No. 4 Monrovia on March 10.

Canyon Crest Academy lost to St. Augustine 3-2 in a Division I semifinal on March 3.

The Ravens fell to 10-10-6 overall for the season.

Girls soccer:

• No. 4 La Costa Canyon defeated No. 2 Carlsbad 2-1 in overtime in the Open Division championship game on March 6.

Ruby Hellstrom scored both of the Mavericks’ goals, and goalie Gabrielle Derosier had five saves.

The Mavericks were coming off a 3-2 victory over top-seeded Cathedral Catholic in the semifinals on March 4.

The Mavericks improved their overall record for the season to 16-4-3. They advanced to the Division II SoCal Regionals as the No. 1 seed. The Mavericks were scheduled to play No. 8 Bravo of Los Angeles on March 10.

The Dons fell to 23-4-2 overall for the season. They advanced to the Division III SoCal Regionals as the No. 1 seed. They were scheduled to play No. 8 Verdugo Hills (Los Angeles County) on March 10.

Torrey Pines, which lost in the Open Division quarterfinals on Feb. 25, advanced to the Division I SoCal Regionals as the No. 4 seed. The Falcons were scheduled to play No. 5 Cypress in a first-round game on March 10.


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