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The Santa Cruz Excessive Faculty boys basketball staff and the Aptos Excessive Faculty women basketball staff received their respective Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League championship video games Saturday night time at Cabrillo Faculty.
That is the second consecutive season the Cardinals received the boys title, and so they did it by taking down Aptos Excessive Faculty 43-36.
Nice scoring video games by senior Ben Dotten (15 factors) and junior Kirby Seals (12 factors) helped to seal the title for Santa Cruz.
Senior Mateo Calfee scored relentlessly for the Mariners, pouring in 17 factors.
The ladies recreation was additionally Santa Cruz vs. Aptos, with the Mariners successful 46-36. Santa Cruz received the regular-season title with an ideal 10-0 league report; two of these victories got here in opposition to Aptos by a mixed 31 factors.
Aptos acquired payback within the event last, pulling away within the third quarter to take the crown. Sophomore Abby Sherwood and freshman Gabby Wickham led a balanced scoring assault for the Mariners, ending with 11 factors apiece. Sherwood additionally got here up massive defensively, blocking a monstrous six pictures.
Senior Ava Lord led Santa Cruz with 11 factors.
Monte Vista Christian Faculty is second within the Pacific Coast Athletic League Cypress with a 10-3 report and one recreation left in league play. After falling to first-place Rancho San Juan Excessive Faculty on Tuesday, the Mustangs topped Soledad Excessive Faculty 63-38 on Thursday. The sport in opposition to Soledad was senior night time for Monte Vista Christian and a pair of Mustangs had double-doubles of their last residence recreation. Jack Ryan had 19 factors and 11 rebounds whereas Angel Martinez scored 15 factors and pulled down 10 rebounds.
Within the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League event, Soquel Excessive Faculty beat Harbor Excessive Faculty 54-49 and Scotts Valley Excessive Faculty topped San Lorenzo Valley Excessive Faculty 70-68 within the first spherical. Junior Nico Ramirez and D’Rell Hopkins led the way in which for the Knights; Ramirez had 13 factors whereas Hopkins had 11 factors and a key block. Harbor was led by junior Guerande Houssin, who had 12 factors.
In Scotts Valley’s 70-68 victory over San Lorenzo Valley, senior Chase Welle had 10 factors whereas juniors Will Shilling, Taylor Knox and Package DeForest mixed to attain 46 factors. San Lorenzo Valley was led by seniors Dominic Chiechi (12 factors) and Aiden Nounnan (11 factors) and juniors Noah Steiger (18 factors) and Jacob Sanders (16 factors).
Within the semifinals Thursday, Aptos Excessive Faculty took down Soquel 73-71 and Santa Cruz Excessive Faculty topped Scotts Valley 88-51 to arrange the Aptos vs. Santa Cruz last.
Junior Isaiah Ackerman completely dominated for the Mariners within the tight win over Soquel. Ackerman scored 32 factors and knocked down 9 of his free throws. Senior Mateo Calfee and junior Nick Tovani every scored 11 factors. For Soquel, Ramirez and Hopkins mixed to attain 41 factors.
Santa Cruz was led by sophomore DeMarco Hunter, who scored 26 factors, and senior Demeke Smith, who tallied up 24 factors for the Cardinals. Welle, Shilling, Knox and junior Zach Shilling all scored in double figures, combining for 42 factors.
St. Francis Excessive Faculty leads the PCAL Cypress with an ideal 12-0 report with two video games left to play. The Sharks locked up the league title final week after defeating Gonzales Excessive Faculty 71-43 on Tuesday and North Monterey County Excessive Faculty 48-45 on Thursday. Freshman Maya Calfee dominated in opposition to Gonzales by scoring 25 factors and grabbing 10 rebounds. Senior Emily Raich tacked on 19 factors whereas senior Nevaeh Litel added 10 factors, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.
Pajaro Valley sits in fifth within the Cypress with one recreation left after topping Gonzales 43-35 on Thursday. Seniors Giselle Quintero and Jasmine Luengas led the Grizzlies with 27 mixed factors.
Within the first spherical of the SCCAL women basketball event on Tuesday, San Lorenzo Valley Excessive Faculty defeated Soquel Excessive Faculty 40-37 and Scotts Valley Excessive Faculty moved on after beating Harbor Excessive Faculty 57-27. Scotts Valley was led by sophomore Brooklyn Williams, who scored 24 factors, and freshman Hanna Shehorn, who tallied up 14 factors.
Within the semifinals, Aptos Excessive Faculty defeated Scotts Valley 62-53 and Santa Cruz Excessive Faculty received over San Lorenzo Valley 61-32. These wins arrange the Aptos vs. Santa Cruz last.
Within the victory over Scotts Valley, Aptos freshman Gabby Wickham noticed 9 area objectives and 13 free throws undergo the web for 35 factors. She additionally added 9 rebounds and three assists. Junior Berkeley Ashby got here up massive with 11 rebounds and three steals for the Mariners.
Pajaro Valley Excessive Faculty completed the common season with a 5-5-2 report within the PCAL Mission. A 3-1 win on Friday over Palma Excessive Faculty locked up fourth place within the loaded league. Seniors Jesus Alvarado and Giovanni Bedolla and junior Kristof Garcia scored for Pajaro Valley.
St. Francis Excessive Faculty has one recreation left within the PCAL Santa Lucia, on Monday in opposition to Anzar Excessive Faculty. The Sharks have locked up the league with a 9-1-1 report. This would be the second time within the span of per week that the Sharks will tackle Anzar. On Monday, St. Francis took them down 4-1. Seniors Elias Garcia and Aaron Rocha-Diaz, sophomore Liam Rawson and freshman Colton Stevens every scored for the Sharks.
The Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League heads into the ultimate week of the season and Aptos Excessive Faculty is presently atop the standings with a 6-1-1 report. On Wednesday, the Mariners took down Santa Cruz Excessive Faculty 3-0 and on Friday, they tied Harbor Excessive Faculty 2-2.
Towards Santa Cruz, Damian Garcia and seniors Esteban Garcia and Eddie Alvarez every scored. Then in opposition to Harbor, Alvarez notched his twentieth objective of the season and Andrew Lopez additionally scored for Aptos. Brandon Jimenez scored each objectives for Harbor.
San Lorenzo Valley Excessive Faculty is correct within the thick of issues at 3-4 within the SCCAL. In a 2-0 win over Scotts Valley Excessive Faculty on Wednesday, Owen Garrahan and senior Aiden Nounnan every discovered the again of the web.
Watsonville Excessive Faculty sits in the midst of the PCAL Gabilan after defeating Alisal Excessive Faculty 2-0 on Tuesday. Shaylah Melendez and junior Gimena Nunez every scored for the Wildcatz.
Pajaro Valley Excessive Faculty closed out the ultimate week of the PCAL Mission in second place after successful every of its video games this previous week. First, the Grizzlies beat Carmel Excessive Faculty 5-2, then they topped Monte Vista Christian Faculty 4-1.
Pajaro Valley junior Valeria Acosta scored three objectives in every of these video games. Sophomore Scarlet Gomez additionally scored twice in opposition to Carmel, whereas junior Leslie Carrisoza had a objective in opposition to Monte Vista Christian.
Pacific Collegiate Faculty locked up fourth place within the league with a 4-3-5 report. In a 2-0 victory over North Salinas Excessive Faculty, Amelie Pan and freshman Kaia Gurdak discovered the again of the web.
Aptos closed out the SCCAL on prime with a 9-0-1 report. The Mariners beat Santa Cruz Excessive Faculty 4-1 on Tuesday, then tied Harbor Excessive Faculty 1-1 on Thursday. Sophomore Alexa Castaneda and freshman Isabella Hartnett every scored twice in opposition to Santa Cruz. The Cardinals’ objective was scored by Pleasure Roberts. Within the tie in opposition to Harbor, senior Ella Shoemaker scored for Aptos, whereas junior Ava Bibighaus scored for the Pirates.
Soquel Excessive Faculty completed second with a 7-3 report after a 2-1 win over Harbor and a 2-1 win over Scotts Valley Excessive Faculty. Within the victory over Harbor, senior Julia Inkles and junior Trinity Wilson scored for the Knights. Senior Olivia Chen scored for Harbor. Towards Scotts Valley, Inkles scored once more and junior Isela Gonzalez additionally acquired a objective. Junior Jordan Ericson tallied up the objective for the Falcons.
Soquel Excessive Faculty alum Dillyn Vasconcellos has began her softball season at Cabrillo Faculty by recording hits in 4 of six video games for the 4-2 Seahawks. Final season, Vasconcellos had a .398 batting common.
This week in historical past
On Feb. 3, 2013, Santa Cruz Excessive Faculty alum Brendon Ayanbadejo received Tremendous Bowl XLVII within the Baltimore Ravens’ 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. He performed 27 snaps within the recreation.
Ayanbadejo performed in all 20 video games, common and postseason, for the Ravens, compiling 44 tackles. He performed within the NFL from 2003-12 with the Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears and Ravens and tallied 254 tackles and 4.5 sacks in his profession.
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