Dylan O’Neill had 26 points and Noah Nuno followed with 22 to lead Carpinteria to a CIF-Southern Section Division 5A boys basketball victory over New Covenant on Friday night, 72-24.
Chris Ramirez also contributed for Carpinteria with six rebounds, six assists and six steals. New Covenant actually led, 14-8, in the first quarter.
The Warriors travel to El Segundo for a second-round game on Tuesday against Vistamar.
CATE 70, ST. MICHAELS 58
Ethan Ng had a monster game for the Rams with 26 points in a CIF-Southern Section Division 5a First-round playoff game.
The win improved Cate to 12-4 overall this season. The Rams led by one at halftime before taking control of the game with a 23-13 advantage in the third quarter.
The Rams play their second-round game on Tuesday against an opponent to be determined.
WESTMONT 8, BRITISH COLUMBIA 4
Senior infielders Taylor Bush and Luke Coffey each went 3-for-5 at the plate, and each drove in two runs to help the Warriors to a shutout win at Russ Carr Field.
Junior starter Cory Dawson earned the victory after allowing two runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings.
“I thought Cory did a really good job commanding his fastball today,” Westmont coach Robert Ruiz said in a statement. “He got through the lineup one time pretty efficiently. Cory is going to be a really good pitcher. We have high hopes for him here and hopefully beyond. He minimized some situations that could have turned into game-changing innings. He made some big pitches in some big spots.”
After three scoreless innings, Westmont got on the board with a run in the bottom of the fourth. With two outs, Coffey drove a shot into left-center field. Designated hitter Nick Sablock drove Coffey in with a single to right, and the Warriors were on their way to a fourth straight win to open the season.
SBCC 5, L.A. PIEARCE 5
The game was called by darkness after eight innings in Woodland Hills.
The contest will resume today at 1 p.m. at Pershing Park, with the Vaqueros (4-2) batting in the top of the ninth.
The third game of the three-game series will follow 30 minutes after that game ends.
UCSB 3, OHIO STATE 0
The Gauchos racked up 36 kills with just six errors to dominate the Buckeyes 25-22, 25-22, 25-12 in the first round of the AVCA Showcase in Long Beach.
Corey Chavers led UCSB with 10 kills, while Keenan Sanders had nine.
The victory improved the Gauchos to 10-3. UCSB plays its final match in the tournament today against Penn State at 6 p.m.
UC RIVERSIDE 6,
Rachel Jackson earned the only point for the Warriors with a three-set win at No. 5 singles.
UC Riverside is a Division 1 team that competes in the Big West Conference.