By Gideon Rubin
Cathedral Catholic continued its torrid start with a resounding 89-38 Western League victory over University City on Jan. 13.
Niksha Federico scored 25 points to lead the Dons to their seventh straight victory.
Nick Prunty contributed 13 points and Michael Rosenburg and Xavier Williams each added 10 points.
Brandon Michel scored eight points and led the Dons with seven assists, four steals and four rebounds.
The victory followed a 64-56 league win against Mission Bay on Jan. 10 in which Federico led the Dons with 21 points and Williams added 19.
The Dons improved to 4-0 in league and 18-1 overall for the season.
San Diego Jewish Academy defeated Maranatha Christian 54-29 in a nonleague game on Jan. 12.
The win followed a 53-50 victory over Calvin Christian in a Pacific League opener for both teams the previous day.
Ryan Marchetti scored 22 points to lead the Lions in the Maranatha Christian game. Ilan Graubart contributed 14 points and Ethan Lew added 10 points.
Marchetti and Jacob Katz each scored 18 points to lead the Lions in the Calvin Christian game.
The Lions have won four of their last five games to improve their overall record for the season to 6-7.
Santa Fe Christian lost to Horizon 61-47 in a Coastal League opener for both teams on Jan. 13.
Grant Corsi scored 15 points to lead the Ravens and Cole Needham added 12 points.
The Eagles fell to 10-5 overall for the season.
Canyon Crest Academy lost to Westview 62-54 in a nonleague game on Jan. 13.
James Cheneney scored 22 points to lead the Ravens. Dylan Osetkowski contributed 12 points and Jeremy Dawson added 11 points.
The Ravens fell to 6-10 overall for the season.
Canyon Crest Academy defeated Torrey Pines 54-45 in a nonleague game on Jan. 11.
Julia Brew scored 21 points and had 12 rebounds to lead the Ravens, and Ali Brown added 16 points and five steals.
Stephanie Bieler contributed 11 points.
The Ravens improved their overall record for the season to 8-8.
The Falcons rebounded from the CCA game with a 61-58 nonleague victory over Mission Hills on Jan. 13.
Alex Helfrich scored 24 points to lead the Falcons, and Sarah Poteet added 10 points.
The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 9-7.
Santa Fe Christian defeated Tri-City Christian 61-32 in a Coastal League North opener for both teams on Jan. 13.
Makenna White scored 19 points to lead the Eagles and Erin Moody added 10 points.
Bekah Askew scored six points and led the team with nine rebounds and four blocks.
The Eagles improved their overall record for the season to 5-9.
Cathedral Catholic defeated University City 60-42 in a Western League game on Jan. 13.
Emily Kearney scored 16 points to lead the Dons, who broke open an 8-8 tie when they outscored their opponent 20-6 in a decisive second quarter.
Timoney Moyer contributed 14 points and Wendy Anae added 11 points.
The Dons improved to 3-1 in league and 10-6 overall for the season.
The more things change the more they stay the same for Torrey Pines.
And that’s a good thing for the Falcons, who are continuing their winning ways despite heavy graduation losses and the retirement of their longtime coach.
The Falcons, who last season won the San Diego Section Division I and Southern California regional titles, are off to a great start under first-year coach Shell Lal, who replaced coaching legend Dennis Costello last year.
The Falcons remained unbeaten with a 4-1 nonleague victory over La Costa Canyon on Jan. 13.
Courtney Massimino scored two goals and had one assist to lead the Falcons, and Courtney Coate and Camelia Tirandazi each added one goal.
Falcons goalie Hunter Rittgers had five saves.
The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 8-0-1.
Canyon Crest Academy defeated Del Norte 5-4 in a Valley League opener for both teams on Jan. 13.
Katie McCallum scored three goals to lead the Ravens, and goalie Olivia Perry had 10 saves.
Canyon Crest Academy defeated Santana 3-0 in a nonleague game on Jan. 12.
Dylan Saffer scored two goals and Colin Seitz scored one goal and had two assists to lead the Ravens.
Ravens goalie Justin Bartell had 12 saves.
The Ravens improved their overall record for the season to 10-2-2.
Torrey Pines defeated La Costa Canyon 2-0 in a nonleague game on Jan. 12.
Kaan Gultoprak and Colin Brown each scored one goal to lead the Falcons.
Falcons goalie Dean Meltz had 18 saves.
The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 11-2-2.
Cathedral Catholic defeated La Jolla 4-2 in a Western League game on Jan. 13.
Brendan Pottier, Jared Hegardt, Isidro Pagdanganan and Lucas Ilijevski each scored one goal to lead the Dons.
Dons goalie Luke Oberg had three saves.
The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 9-4-2.