San Marcos defeated Bishop Diego in a Green Division game of the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions on Friday night at San Marcos High.
Lily Poehler led the Royals with nine points, while the Cardinals were led by Mileyni Sanchez, who finished with 11.
“We were struggling shooting consistently against their zone all night, but we were able to scrap out a win against a very improved Bishop team,” San Marcos assistant coach Aaron Solis said. “Alyssa Hernandez and Kiani Rojas did a good job containing their point guard and disrupting their offense. Piper Nielsen came off the bench and gave us a good pickup in the third quarter. Michelle Arellanes hit a long two and a 3-pointer in the fourth to help us pull away.”
San Marcos improved to 10-2 while Bishop Diego fell to 10-3.
SAN MARCOS 1, REDONDO UNION 0
Senior David Satchwell scored the game winner late in the match to send the Royals to victory in the first round of the South Torrance Tournament.
Leo Olivo headed a cross to Juan Escobar, who headed it to Satchwell for the San Marcos’ goal.
The Royals (4-1-3) continue tournament play with a match today against Culver City at 9:30 a.m.
SANTA BARBARA 5, LAWNDALE 0
SANTA BARBARA 3, ANIMO LEADERSHIP 0
Santa Barbara High, also playing in the South Torrance Tournament, picked up two wins on Friday.
The Dons whipped Lawndale, 5-0, in their first match, and shut out Animo Leadership, 3-0, in their second. Santa Barbara opened the scoring against Lawndale in the sixth minute on a goal by Cason Goodman. Miguel Alvarado, Jorge Ochoa, Brando Pacheco and Cristofer Garcia Torres also scored in the match.
Alvarado, Pacheco and Juan Carlos Torres took care of the scoring for the Dons in their win over Animo Leadership.
Santa Barbara improved to 9-0-1 and will play in the tournament quarterfinals today against Peninsula, which is also 9-0-1.
BEVERLY HILLS 1, CARPINTERIA 0
The Warriors fell to 2-6-1 with the setback.
SBCC 76, GOLDEN WEST 62
Playing in the El Camino Crossover tournament, the Vaqueros got a game-high 23 points from Jordan Parkhurst, 14 of which came in the first quarter, to sail to victory over the Rustlers.
SBCC was in complete control midway through the second quarter, leading 40-18.
Alondra Jimenez had 14 points, six rebounds and four assists for the Vaqueros, while Sophia Torres produced her seventh double-double of the season with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
SBCC won its sixth straight game to improve to 12-3.