Taray Winfrey lifts Cabrillo over Cañada on last-second layup

Jim Seimas

Taray Winfrey dribbled the length of the court and made the game winning layup with 0.4 seconds left to help the Cabrillo College men’s basketball team prevail 81-80 over host Cañada in its nonconference finale Friday.

Darius Best scored 22 points to lead the No. 8 state-ranked Seahawks (15-1). Winfrey finished with 16 points. Clarence Martin scored 15 points, and Cullen Cleaves added 12 points.

Cabrillo faces Hartnell (4-10) in Salinas to opens Coast Conference South Division play Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Boys basketball

At Santa Cruz 56, Soquel 44: Ben Dotten had 26 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Cardinals to the win in Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League play Friday.

The Cardinals led 15-6 after the first quarter and 34-22 at the half.

Kirby Seals had 13 points, seven rebounds and four assists for Santa Cruz. Demeke Smith had six points, seven rebounds, four steals, and three assists.

D’Rell Hopkins led the Knights with 11 points. Braylon Noble scored eight points, and Payton Jones scored seven points.

On Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Santa Cruz (11-2, 2-0) plays at Scotts Valley, and Soquel (7-9, 1-1) plays at Aptos.

Scotts Valley 66, at Harbor 36: Taylor Knox scored 10 of his 17 points in the first quarter, and Falcons jumped on the Pirates early in their SCCAL win Friday.

The Falcons led 20-5 after the first quarter and 38-17 at the half.

Chase Welle scored 11 points for Scotts Valley. Kit DeForest, Will Shilling, Zach Shilling, and Alex Burgos each scored nine points.

Miles Dix and Guerande Houssin each scored eight points to lead the Pirates.

On Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Scotts Valley hosts Santa Cruz, and Harbor plays at San Lorenzo Valley.

At Aptos 65, SLV 38: Isaiah Ackerman returned from a three-game absence and led the Mariners with 22 points to help the Mariners win their SCCAL game Friday. He played two and half quarters.

Nick Tovani, Johnny Cornejo and Owen Warmerdam each scored seven points for Aptos.

Senior Dominic Chiechi led the Cougars with 17 points and nine rebounds. Junior Noah Steiger scored nine points, senior Jon McClaren had 11 rebounds, and senior Aiden Nounnan chipped in with six points.

On Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Aptos (10-6, 1-1) hosts Soquel, and SLV (8-6, 0-2) hosts Harbor.

Pacific Collegiate 49, at Anzar 19: Elias Golino had 18 points, seven rebounds and five steals in the Pumas’ Pacific Coast Athletic League Santa Lucia Division win Friday.

The Pumas led 17-9 lead at the half and blew the game open in the third quarter, when they outscored their opponent 18-0.

Thomas May scored eight points for PCS and teammate Garrett Koontz added seven points. Neel Yarlagadda had six points and four steals.

PCS (4-6, 2-0) plays at Ceiba on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

At Kirby 49, Ceiba 40: Chris Lively had 25 points, five rebounds and two steals, and the Griffins won their PCAL Santa Lucia Division game Friday.

Rain Li had 17 points and six rebounds for Kirby. Nate Kawasaki had four points, eight rebounds, four steals and four assists.

Kirby (2-6, 1-0) hosts San Jose’s Apostles Lutheran on Saturday at noon.

Girls basketball

At Santa Cruz 51, Soquel 25: Karolina Espinosa and Tiera O’Connor each scored 11 points, and the Cardinals won their SCCAL game Friday.

O’Connor also had 10 rebounds, three steals, and two assists. Espinosa had four rebounds, three steals, and two assists.

The Cardinals led 32-6 at the half. Ava Lord had eight points and nine rebounds for Santa Cruz, and Bianca Anaya added six points.

Amelie Stotland scored 13 points to lead the Knights, and teammate Ana Mauer added nine points.

On Tuesday at 6 p.m., Santa Cruz plays at Scotts Valley, and Soquel hosts Aptos.

Aptos 72, SLV 36: The Mariners outscored San Lorenzo 22-1 in the second quarter to break open the teams’ SCCAL game Friday.

Junior forward Berkeley Ashby had 14 points, seven steals and five rebounds for Aptos. Freshman Gabby Wickham had 17 points and three steals. Sophomore Abby Sherwood was strong inside with 14 points and five rebounds. Seniors Guin Lines scored seven points and Libby Reynolds scored six points off the bench.

Aptos (8-5, 2-0) hosts Mercy of Burlingame in a nonleague game Saturday at 3 p.m.

Scotts Valley 54, at Harbor 15: Sophomore Sammy Rebbert scored 20 points to lead the Falcons in their SCCAL win Friday.

Brooklyn Williams scored 12 points for Scotts Valley and Hanna Shehorn added eight points.

The Falcons led 27-2 at the end of first quarter, prompting coach Stuart Hurvitz to go to his bench early. Scotts Valley led 40-5 at the half.

Harbor hosts Gilroy on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Scotts Valley (5-11, 1-1) hosts Santa Cruz on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

At Salinas 53, Watsonville 49: Stephanie Martinez made three 3-pointers and finished with 13 points in the Wildcatz’s PCAL Gabilan Division loss Friday.

Fernanda Lazo added nine points and four rebounds for the Wildcatz (6-6, 1-1), who play at Monterey (3-8, 0-2) on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Girls soccer

Monte Vista Christian 4, North Monterey County 0: Julia Reiland scored twice, and the Mustangs posted a shutout in their PCAL Mission Division win Friday. It is their fourth shutout this season.

Amanda Pasag and Tea Knowles also scored as MVC produced a season-high goal total.

Goalie Alexa Malaspina made three saves for the Mustangs (3-3-3, 2-0-0), who play at Soledad (7-1-1, 1-0-0) on Wednesday at 5:45 p.m.

Women’s basketball

Reedley 89, Cabrillo 43: The Seahawks dropped their opener in the Cabrillo Tournament on Friday.

The Seahawks (2-11) continue tournament play against Ohlone (3-10) in Aptos on Saturday at 1 p.m

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2024-01-06 09:19:47 , Watsonville – Santa Cruz Sentinel

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