The Valencia boys basketball team is home for the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Division 1AA playoffs tonight. The 12th-seeded Vikings will play Etiwanda, the fourth-seeded team in the playoffs.
Valencia is coming off a decisive 77-70 win over fifth-seeded Murrieta Valley. Lonnie Jackson scored 36 points and set the Valencia school record for most points in a playoff game.
The Canyon boys basketball team ended its playoff run with a 65-59 loss to Canyon of Anaheim in the second round of the Division 2AA playoffs. Coley Apsay scored a game-high 23 points in the game for Canyon.
Canyon had a 32-30 lead at halftime, but couldn’t hold it in the third quarter. Canyon of Anaheim took a 10-point lead into the fourth quarter, but the Canyon Cowboys battled back and tied the game, 54-54, on a 3-pointer by Darnel Haggerty with 4:30 to play.
Canyon of Anaheim iced the game with free throws in the final minute to move on to the quarterfinals.
The Trinity Classical Academy boys basketball team beat the Academy of Careers and Exploration, 56-45, in the first round of the Southern Section Division 6A playoffs. It was the first playoff win in school history for the Trinity boys basketball team.
James Brooks had a huge game for Trinity. He scored 23 points, had 15 rebounds and five blocks.
Trinity plays Redlands Adventist Academy in the quarterfinals of the Division 6A playoffs tonight.
The Santa Clarita Christian boys basketball team lost to Wildwood, 53-48, in the second round of the Division 6AA playoffs.
Tikko Moore scored a game-high 19 points for Santa Clarita Christian.
On the girls side, Canyon moved on to the quarterfinals of the Southern Section Division 2AA playoffs with a 59-22 win over Sultana. Canyon jumped out to a 16-1 lead in the first quarter and cruised the rest of the way.
The fifth-seeded Canyon girls play third-seeded Huntington Beach on Wednesday.
The Saugus girls lost to fourth-seeded Burroughs of Burbank, 52-34, in the second round of the Division 2AA playoffs.
The West Ranch girls lost to top-seeded Rialto, 90-63, in the second round of the Division 2AA playoffs.
The Valencia girls lost to Corona, 60-48, in the second round of the Division 1A playoffs. Lauren Spargo led Valencia with nine points. Jennifer Anumba had eight points and 13 rebounds.
The Hart boys soccer team is in the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Division 3 playoffs after a narrow win over Pacifica of Oxanrd, 4-3, on penalty kicks.
The two teams played to a 1-1 tie in regulation. Uriel Rodriguez gave Hart a 1-0 lead early in the second half. Pacifica tied the game later in the second half to send the game into overtime.
Hart and Pacifica played a scoreless overtime session and sent game to penalty kicks. Cody Sebold knocked in the game-winner for Hart after each team scored three goals.
Hart plays University, 2-0 winners over Santa Ynez, in the second round on Wednesday.
In other first round action in the Division 3 boys soccer playoffs, West Ranch lost to Santa Maria, 1-0. Paramount beat Valencia, 3-1.
The Santa Clarita Christian boys soccer team lost to Vistamar, 4-0, in the first round of the Division 7 playoffs.
Vistamar scored three goals in the second half to blow open a close game in the first half. Santa Clarita Christian ended the season with its first playoff appearance in five years and a 9-8-2 overall record.
The College of the Canyons women’s basketball team beat Citrus College, 69-68, on wrapped up the Western State Conference South Division championship.
Kelli Lewis scored 17 points in the game. COC won the South Division championship with a 22-7 overall record and 11-1 in conference.
The COC men lost to Citrus College, 85-66, in their Western State Conference finale. Rafael Love scored a team-high 18 points for COC.
The Master’s College men’s basketball team beat Cal Baptist, 64-57, behind 21 points from Devin Dyer.
The Master’s College women lost to Cal Baptist, 72-62. Erica Inge scored 20 points for The Master’s College in the loss.
The Lakers are back in action tonight after the NBA All-Star break. The Atlanta Hawks are in town to face a Lakers team with a three-game losing streak.
The Lakers lost three in a row, including an embarrassing 104-99 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, before the All-Star weekend at Staples Center.
The Hawks haven’t played much better. They lost three of their past four games before the All-Star break.