Rancho Santa Fe sports update

By Gideon Rubin

Girls basketball:

Torrey Pines won the NCAA Division of the prestigious SoCal Holiday Prep Classic.

The Falcons defeated Fallbrook 62-51 in the Dec. 30 championship game of one of the nation’s biggest tournaments.


The tournament showcased more than 70 teams from nine states and British Columbia.

The Falcons went 4-0 in the tournament, winning all their games by double-digit margins.

Sophomore standout Sierra Campisano scored 29 points and had seven rebounds to lead the Falcons in the Fallbrook game.

Madison Lombard added 17 points and Christina Ellis contributed six points, 10 rebounds, four assists and five steals.


The Falcons opened the tournament with a 60-37 victory over Vista on Dec. 26 in which Ellis led the team with 23 points, 11 rebounds, 10 steals and six assists.

Campisano added 21 points, 13 assists and nine blocks.

Campisano scored 29 points and had 18 rebounds to lead the Falcons in a 58-43 victory over Eagle Rock (Los Angeles County) on Dec. 27.

The next day Campisano scored 32 points and 12 rebounds in a 69-41 victory over Ramona.

The Fallbrook game was the first of the season in which Campisano didn’t record a double-double after posting double digits in points in rebounds in 12 straight games.

The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 9-4.

Santa Fe Christian defeated St. Margaret’s 46-44 on Dec. 28 to win the Tri-City Christian tournament.

The Eagles went 4-0 in the tournament as they extended their winning streak to nine games.


Boys basketball:

Torrey Pines lost to Cantwell-Sacred Heart 68-67 in a National Division game of the 24th Annual Under Armour Holiday Classic tournament.

The loss snapped an eight game Falcons winning streak.

Dominic Hovasse and Sam Worman each scored 23 points to lead the Falcons and Brandon Cyrus contributed 13 points and eight rebounds.

The Falcons opened the tournament with a 73-51 victory over San Ysidro on Dec. 26 in which Cyrus led the team with 23 points and Jack Beach contributed 20 points.

Hovasse scored 22 points and Cyrus had 18 points in a 66-55 victory over Sheldon of Sacramento on Dec. 27.

Worman scored 22 points to lead the Falcons in a 71-48 victory over Faith Baptist Christian Academy of Ludowici, Ga. on Dec. 28.

Beach and Cyrus added 16 and 15 points, respectively.


The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 13-2.

Santa Fe Christian defeated Bishop’s 56-44 on Dec. 30 to win the Mayor’s Division of the prestigious Under Armor Holiday Classic tournament.

The Eagles, who hosted the Mayor’s Division, went 4-0 in the tournament.

Brian Finley and Jack Langborg each scored 18 points to lead the Eagles and Danny Finley added nine points.

The Eagles opened the tournament with a 68-48 victory over Madison on Dec. 26 in which Brian Finley and Langborg each scored 22 points.

Brian Finley scored 17 points to lead the Eagles in a 59-53 win against Westview on Dec. 28.

The Eagles improved their overall record for the season to 9-5.

Cathedral Catholic went 1-3 at the Maxpreps Holiday Classic tournament.

The Dons only win came against Menlo School of Atherton (San Mateo County), 48-44 on Dec. 27.

Reid Johnson led the Dons with 13 points and Cameron Moore added 12 points.

The Dons lost the tournament opener, 72-47 on Dec. 26. They lost to Anchorage Christian (Anchorage, Alaska), 77-74 on Dec. 28 and to Maranatha of Pasadena 67-65 on Dec. 30.

Cameron Moore scored 15 points to lead the Dons in the Maranatha game.

Kevin McNeela added 13 points and Johnson and Jacoby Richmond contributed 12 and 11 points, respectively.

The Dons fell to 8-5 overall for the season.

Canyon Crest Academy had its five game winning streak snapped as the Ravens lost to Sweetwater in the Optimist Barons tournament finals, 91-61 on Dec. 30.

The Ravens fell to 7-6 overall for the season.

Boys soccer:

Torrey Pines lost to Paramount 1-0 in the quarterfinals of the 19th Annual SoCal High School Classic on Dec. 28,

The Falcons went 2-1 in the tournament

They were coming off winning the Grossmont tournament and were unbeaten in their previous seven games going into the quarterfinal match.

The Falcons opened the tournament with a 3-1 victory over Chula Vista on Dec. 26.

Austin Nicholson, Jagger Havlik and Tyler Valdes each scored one goal and Eren Esener had two assists to lead the Falcons.

Falcons goalies Patrick Koeneke and Jack Sampiere each had two saves.

The Falcons beat University City 5-0 on Dec. 27 as Nicholson, Brad Bettig, Asher Booth, Jake Heilbrunn and Mathew Botsford each scored one goal.

Koeneke and Sampiere combined for the shutout.

The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 6-2-3.