Week in Sports
By Gideon Rubin
Canyon Crest Academy extended its winning streak to seven games as the Ravens reeled off two more decisive wins to close out the regular season with a share of its second consecutive Valley League title.
The Ravens defeated San Dieguito Academy 78-48 on Feb. 16. The victory followed a 74-35 win against Orange Glen the previous day.
Akira Tachiwana scored 21 points and J.P. Chenevey added 13 points to lead the Ravens in the SDA game. Dylan Osetkowski contributed 10 points.
Tachiwana scored 19 points to lead the Ravens in the Orange Glen game. Justin Rapoport added 11 points and Scott Patterson contributed nine points.
The Ravens improved to 9-1 in league and 14-12 overall for the season, sharing the title with Valley Center.
After experiencing consecutive losses for the first time this season, Cathedral Catholic bounced back with a decisive 57-54 victory over La Jolla in a regular season finale for both teams on Feb. 16.
The victory followed a 72-68 loss to Lincoln on Feb. 10 and a 63-58 setback at the hands of Mission Bay on Feb. 7. The Dons had won 12 consecutive games and 23 of their first 24 games before the two-game skid.
Xavier Williams scored 14 points and had eight rebounds to lead the Dons, and Brendan Reh contributed nine points and 12 boards.
The Dons improved to 10-2 in league and 24-3 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines extended its winning streak to six games with a decisive 79-52 Palomar League victory over Ramona in a regular season finale for both teams on Feb. 17.
The victory followed a 69-63 league win against Rancho Bernardo three days earlier.
Joe Rahon scored 29 points and Garrett Galvin added 24 points to lead the Falcons in the Rancho Bernardo game.
The Falcons improved to 8-2 in league and 18-10 overall for the season.
San Diego Jewish Academy had its three game winning streak snapped in heartbreaking fashion, as the Lions lost narrowly to Tri-City Christian, 41-40 in a Pacific League finale for both teams on Feb. 16.
Jacob Katz scored 23 points and had 12 rebounds for the Lions, who were playing for a share of the league title.
Adam Sloane had 10 rebounds and Rick Saxe contributed five steals.
The loss followed a 66-46 league victory over Pacific Ridge the previous day in which Ryan Marchetti and Ilan Graubart each scored 16 points to lead the Lions and Katz added 14 points.
The Lions fell to 12-10 overall for the season.
Santa Fe Christian defeated Bishop’s 57-52 in a Coastal League game Feb. 15 for their fourth win in five games.
But that victory was followed by a 49-46 loss to Francis Parker two days later in a league finale for both teams.
Grant Corsi scored 19 points to lead the Eagles in the Bishop’s game. Justin Byrd added 16 points and Cole Needham contributed 11 points.
Byrd led the Eagles with 17 points in the Parker game and Byrd added 12 points.
The Eagles fell to 4-6 in league and 16-10 overall for the season.
Santa Fe Christian put the finishing touches on a perfect Coastal League North campaign with two more decisive victories.
The Eagles defeated Escondido Charter 80-34 in a regular season finale for both teams on Feb. 17. They defeated Calvin Christian 76-20 two days earlier.
Erin Moody scored 19 points and Megan Franke added 17 points to lead the Eagles in the Escondido Charter game.
Lindsey Almquist and Maile Burtech each added 13 points.
Bekah Askew contributed eight rebounds and Erin Moody had eight steals and four assists.
Franke and Burtech each scored 18 points to lead the Eagles in the Calvin Christian game and Moody added 12 points.
The Eagles improved to 10-0 in league and 14-10 overall for the season.
Canyon Crest Academy defeated San Dieguito Academy 49-38 in a Valley League game on Feb. 16 as the Ravens won for the sixth time in seven games.
The victory followed a 52-38 league win against Orange Glen the previous day.
Stephanie Bieler scored 16 points to lead the Ravens in the SDA game and Julia Brew added 11 points and nine rebounds.
Bieler scored 14 points to lead the Ravens in the Orange Glen game and Brew added 11 points and eight boards. Kathryn Brandos contributed 10 points.
The Ravens improved to 7-3 in league and 15-11 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines rebounded from a three-game skid with two wins to close out the regular season.
The Falcons defeated Rancho Bernardo 66-42 in a Palomar League game on Feb. 14, and then beat Ramona 50-42 three days later.
Alex Helfrich scored 23 points and Mia Gallo scored 22 points to lead the Falcons in the Rancho Bernardo game. Sarah Lawrence added 11 points.
Lawrence and Helfrich each scored 13 points to lead the Falcons in the Ramona game.
The Falcons improved to 4-6 in league and 13-14 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines defeated Ramona 3-1 in a Palomar League game on Feb. 16.
Parker Klein scored one goal and also had an assist. Falcons goalie Dean Meltz had seven saves.
The Falcons improved to 7-2-1 in league and 18-5-3 overall for the season.
Cathedral Catholic defeated Coronado 1-0 in a Western League finale for both teams on Feb. 14.
Betsy Muirhead scored the game’s only goal off an assist from Tamara Gomez.
Lizzie Stabile had two saves, combining with Hanna Macaulay for the shutout.
The Dons improved to 5-1-2 in league and 14-6-5 overall for the season.