The Cate School girls cross country team will be heading to Fresno next weekend to compete in the CIF State Cross Country Championships.
The team took third place Saturday afternoon in the CIF-SS Finals in Riverside, led by sophomore Anna DiSorbo who earned a medal for her sixth-place finish. Her time of 18:51 was the fastest time in school history. Meena Baher took 38th place with a time of 20:37. The Rams also got a solid performance from sophomore Kennedy Simpson, who finished a step behind Baher for 39th place.
Cate will compete in the CIF-SS Division 5 Finals Saturday in Clovis.
DP girls finish 13th, Royals 20th
The Chargers’ Phoebe Wolfe Lyons finished in 27th place with a time of 19:03 in the CIF-SS Division 3 final. For San Marcos, Shaina King finished with a personal record 19:37, good for 59th place. Freshman Celina Zambrana (19:54) took 75th.
Prep Boys Cross Country
Rams take 19th in finals
Senior Tesfa Asmara ran a personal best 16:28 to finish in 36th place Saturday afternoon at the CIF-SS finals. Asmara’s time was the second fastest in school history at the Inland Empire course.
Sophomore Nick Patrick finished in 16:59, good for third in team history at the course. He finished 59th overall. Andrew Busse (18:13) took 127th and Peter Wood (18:21) took 130th.
Royals take 8th, DP 10th
Senior Will Snyder took 17th place with a personal-best time of 15:31 Saturday for San Marcos in the CIF-SS Division 3 finals.
Jacob Snodgreess (15:47) took 27th place, though the Royals finished with a team score of 271 — 35 points shy of qualifying for Clovis. DPs Joseph Pearlman cracked the top 10, finishing with a time of 15:22 for ninth place. He will compete in the boys Division 3 race next weekend at Woodward Park in Fresno.
Ballantine wraps up HS XC career
Santa Barbara senior Jake Ballantine finished his high school cross country career Saturday, finishing with a three-mile time of 15:43 for 63rd place in the CIF-SS Division 2 final. Nico Young of Newbury Park won the race with a course record 13:54. His teammate Jace Ashbrenner took second with a time of 14:23, which also was under the previous course record of 15:15.
Prep Girls Basketball
Porterville 58, Santa Barbara 48
The Santa Barbara High girls basketball team fell to 0-3 Saturday following their 58-48 loss to Porterville in the 2019 Gold Coast Pacific View Challenge tournament.
Sophomore Jaeda Spence had 10 points, shooting 4-6 from the floor. She grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds, including three offensive boards. Senior Katrina Regalado also finished with 10 points for the Dons. Sophomore Caia Trimble and junior Athena Saragoza each scored 9 points. Trimble had team-highs in assists (four) and steals (four). Santa Barbara struggled to find rhythm offensively, shooting 31 percent from the field and just two of 16 from three-point range.
Bishop Diego 55, Pacifica Christian 41
Four Cardinal freshmen combined for 41 points to lead Bishop Diego to victory Saturday afternoon.
Mileyni Sanchez scored 14 points, Lily Simolon had 11, while Citali Morales scored 10 and Clara McDonald poured in six for Bishop. Sanchez nailed a buzzer beater from halfcourt to close the first half and give the Cardinals a 33-14 lead. Pacifica Christian nailed six three pointers in the second half, but Bishop (5-1) was able to maintain a double-digit lead throughout.
Prep Girls Water Polo
Royal 11, Carpinteria 9
The Warriors dropped their away match against Royal in Simi Valley Friday afternoon and are now 1-1 on the season.
Royal jumped ahead by two goals in the first quarter and the team was able to maintain its lead throughout the contest. Senior Lexi Persoon had multiple steals and won three out of four springs. Alex Zapata was able to convert on two goals after timeouts to keep Carpinteria in the game.
Prep Boys Basketball
St. John Bosco 54, Santa Barbara 44
The Dons found themselves trailing 11-2 after the first quarter and were unable to battle back in their loss to the Braves on Saturday.
Bryce Warrecker led Santa Barbara with 20 points and eight rebounds. Stephen Davis added six points and seven boards, while Vance Baldwin and Erik Strandberg finished with eight and seven points, respectively, off the bench.
Santa Ana 2 (3), SBCC 2 (1)
SBCC and Santa Ana were tied 2-2 after regulation and overtime Saturday afternoon, as the Southern Cal Regional open came down to penalty kicks with the Dons advancing 3-1.
Santa Ana goalie Frank Aguilar blocked three of four shots in the shootout. He also scored once himself in the second round.
The Vaqueros took a 1-0 lead at halftime behind Kyle Nicklaw’s header. Santa Ana tied the game at the 58 minute kar and took the lead 10 minutes later. Saul Sosa had the equalizer in the 77th minute.
Victor Valley 62, SBCC 61
Tryvon Rome banked in a 44-foot shot from just inside half court at the final buzzer to lift Victor Valley over SBCC at the Hancock Home Motors Tournament.
SBCC led 61-59 with 2.8 seconds left. The inbound pass was deflected and Rome came away with the ball, taking two dribbles before releasing the game-winning shot. Adrian Julliand-Johnson had 15 points and seven rebounds off the bench. Brycyn Gossett added 12 points and nine rebounds for SBCC.
Westmont 82, Antelope Valley 76 (2OT)
In a game with eight ties and 11 lead changes, it was the eighth-ranked Warriors who came away victorious in double overtime.
Westmont led 29-28 at the half but were outscored 22-8 in the third quarter. The Warriors shot 63 percent in the fourth, outscoring AVC 24-11 to tie the game at the end of regulation. The score was tied at 69 at the end of the first overtime, and Westmont outscored AVC 13-7 in double overtime to secure the win.
Stefanie Berberabe had a game-high 27 points and added five assists. Kaitlin Larson had 18 points and five rebounds, and Krissy Miyahara had 12 points. Maud Ranger grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds, including six offensive boards.
Cosumnes River 65, SBCC 62
The Vaqueros were outscored 12-0 in the final 4:54 and fell in the Santa Ana Tournament Saturday.
Sophia Torres led SBCC with 24 points and nine rebounds. Jada Forsdick-Stevenson had 14 points, six assists and three rebounds in the loss. Chelsea Shirley scored a game-high 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Cosumnes River.
SBCC 1 (4), Ventura 1 (3)
Both teams were tied after 120 minutes of playoff soccer and SBCC prevailed 4-3 in the penalty kick shootout to win the Southern California Regional playoff match.
Goalie Elizabeth Estrada made the game-winning PK in the fourth round and then stopped a goal to secure the Vaqueros a spot in the regional semifinals. Mekaylla White scored in the 48th minute and Ventura tied the game in the 67th. The seventh-ranked Vaqueros will host No. 15 Saddleback Tuesday night.