DP girls basketball crushes Lompoc
The Dos Pueblos girls basketball team dominated against Lompoc on Saturday, winning by a score of 63-23.
“We are starting to really gel as a team,” said Dos Pueblos Coach Manny Murillo. “It was a great bounce back game for us after our overtime loss on Thursday.”
Dos Pueblos started out with a relatively strong 16-point first quarter before scoring 11 in the second. The team exploded in the third quarter, more than doubling its score with a 28-point performance before turning in a relatively tame fourth quarter with eight points.
Leading the team was Justin Katz with 22 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and two steals. Gianna Nichols scored 18 points, including four from beyond the arc, and added two rebounds. Other notable performances included: a ten rebound showing from Savannah Riley; a four point and five rebound outing from Sierra Jewell; a balanced attack from Carly Letendre including six points, four steals, two assists and two rebounds; and a 6-point performance by Dianna Meza.
“We achieved one of our five team goals we have for this season, which was everyone got a bucket in a single game,” said Murillo. “This shows how much of an unselfish team they are to have that on their vision board. They all want everyone to succeed. I’m proud of them.”
Dos Pueblos improves to a 4-3 overall record with the win. The team returns to action against defending CIF Div. 1 champion Viewpoint today.
SM boys basketball falls to Bishop Montgomery
The San Marcos boys basketball team lost to Bishop Montgomery on Saturday by a score of 70-32 in a first rounds matchup at the Mission Prep Christmas Classic.
“Proud of our guys for the way they battled against a highly ranked and very talented team in Bishop Montgomery,” said Coach James Kinzler. “We’re grateful for the opportunity to compete against such a quality program as we continue to learn and grow as a group.”
Micah Jacobi led the way for the Royals with 9 points and Jack Wilson added 7.
San Marcos will continue at the Mission Prep Christmas Classic from today through Wednesday.
SM boys soccer shuts out SB
The San Marcos boys soccer team shut out Santa Barbara, winning the game 2-0.
“The first half was dominated by Santa Barbara. They were organized and defended really well, winning first and second balls,” said San Marcos Coach Paul McLean. “I thought we responded with more intensity in the second half and created good opportunities. (Luke) Sheffey and (Leonel) Olivo scored excellent free kicks.”
The Royals are 5-0 and play at the prestigious South Torrance tournament this week where they open with Bell Gardens and San Pedro.
DP boys basketball loses to Capistrano Valley
The Dos Pueblos boys basketball lost to Capistrano Valley on Saturday, falling 67-52.
With the non-league loss, Dos Pueblos falls to 1-6 overall. The team has an 0-2 league record.
SM girls water polo comes away with close win
The San Marcos girls water polo team won a close game against the Foothill Knight of Orange County on Saturday, edging out their opponents 11-10.
“There’s many stand out performances, however Reagan McEachen was dominant at the
center forward position and Ava Stryker was able to find the back of a goal three times in the second half,” said Coach Chickie Roth.
“We had a lot of impressive performances and it takes a team to win,” said Roth. “We distributed the goal scoring amongst the team. We came out very aggressive and finished aggressively. This group has a lot of heart.”
The Royals will next play on Dec. 29 and 30 at the Newport Beach tournament.
SY boys soccer wins against Bishop Diego
The Santa Ynez High boys soccer team beat Bishop Diego on Saturday, winning 4-1.
Santa Ynez score two goals in each half, with the first two coming from Tristan Amezcua and Spencer Silverman. Aiden Tapia recorded assists on both.
Tapia and Amezcua teamed up again for Santa Ynez’ first goal of the second half while Braiden Melville scored the team’s fourth goal with an assist from Silverman.
The Pirates return to action with a league game against Righetti High School.
DP boys soccer falls to Pacifica
The Dos Pueblos boys soccer team lost to Pacifica on Saturday, falling by a score of 3-2.
Dos Pueblos Coach Matt York singled out the performances of Kaj Laub, Matt Sillers and Ethan Foong. Laub and Sillers scored the team’s goals and were noted for their effort and hustle. Foong anchored the defense and also displayed good energy throughout the game, said York.
Laub’s goal was the first of the game, but was soon matched by a successful penalty kick for Pacifica. Dos Pueblos took the lead again on Sillers’ goal, but was unable to hold on as Pacifica first tied and then took the final lead.
With the loss, Dos Pueblos falls to 1-4 in league play, with an overall record of 1-5.
– Matt Smolensky