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Santa Monica managed only two hits and once again could not get past the first round as they lost at home to Knight 8-3, knocking them out of the Division 3 playoffs.
Despite struggling at the plate, the Vikings took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth when Mason Landis scored from third on a wild pitch.
That advanted was short lived when Knight grabbed four runs in the top half of the fifth led by an Edgar Cabral homerun and two more runs in each of the final two innings.
Santa Monica (20-11) has not advance to the second round since the 2008-2009 season.
Former St. Bernard point guard Chyanne Bulter has verbally committed to play at USC. The junior helped lead the Vikings to the State Division 4 Regional Finals this season and was named to the All-CIF Southern Section Division 4 team.
Butler transfer to Serra in the spring after St. Bernard fired head coach Bo Corona.
She averaged more than 20 points and five assists a game this season.
Marymount assistant Sean Fallowfield has been hired as the new girls volleyball coach at St. Bernard.
He help guide the Sailors to consecutive CIF Division I State Titles under head coach Cari Klein and was also an assistant at Golden West College during its two junior college state titles.
“Adding Sean to our team is another step in the direction towards excellence that we are striving for at St. Bernard. I am confident that his energy will invigorate the program,” said St. Bernard co-principal Dr. Cynthia Hoepner in a statement.
During his collegiate playing career, Fallowfield earned All-American honors at UC Santa Barbara and was the JC Player of the Year at Santa Barbara City College.
Girls Basketball: St. Bernard hires former WNBA & UCLA player Michelle Greco has their new head coach
Former WNBA player and UCLA star Michelle Greco has been named the new girls basketball head coach at St Bernard. the school announced in a statement earlier today.
It will be the first time that Greco taken over a high school program as her previous coaching experience has been at the club level with the Santa Monica Girls Basketball Club.
That has not damper the excitement of being named in charge at St Bernard.
“It is my goal to not only continue the winning tradition but to build and
expand on it. I can’t wait to get started and I am thrilled to lead the Lady Vikings,” Greco said in a statement released by the school.
The school also announced that Marlborough School assistant and former Price head coach Alexis Moore has joined the coaching staff.
The 1998 Gatorade State Player of the Year at Crescenta Valley High School, Greco moved on the UCLA where in her senior year led the PAC-10 in scoring.
After her collegiate career, she played for the WNBA champion Seattle Storm in 2004 before competing professionally in oversees in Italy, Greece and Israel for next ten seasons.
Greco replaces Bo Corona, who was controversial fired back in March after leading St Bernard to the SoCal Regional Finals.
Boys Basketball: LA University High’s tournament gets an upgrade with Santa Monica and Windward added to the mix
It was not that long ago that University High’s boys’ basketball tournament was hosting the likes of Huntington Park College Ready and Lou Dantzer.
The small schools seem to be a thing of the past as the Wildcats have significantly improve the quaility of teams in the upcoming 2013 verision of the Jim Nakabara Classic.
Buckley, the CIF-SS 5AA champs, returns and is joined by CIF State Division I runner-up Santa Monica and Windward, the Alpha League co-champs.
“I am very excited about the field,” said University head coach Steve Ackerman. “Seven of the eight teams are current or former CIF champions. This will be the toughest field of teams in the four year history of the tournament.”
Other teams scheduled to play are Harvard-Westlake, Dorsey, Roybal, and St. Bernard.
The tournament runs from December 9th-14th.
The latest CIF Southern Section poll is out with little change in the rankings.
Sant Monica schools continue to make their mark in the boys’ volleyball Division 3 poll with Crossroads holding the five spot and Santa Monica at number seven. Brentwood sits just outside the Division 3 rankings and St. Bernard missed being in the Division 5 poll.
In baseball, Malibu remains in the number two position in Division 6 after sweeping Santa Clara and Windward breaks into the rankings at tenth.
Beverly Hills is the only westside team to be ranked in boys’ tennis at number three in the Division 2 poll.
Normally taking a team on the brink of the state championship game gets you praise and support.
For St. Bernard’s Bo Corona, that earned him a pink slip as the school decided to part ways with their head coach.
Corona had rebuild the Vikings’ girls basketball squad during his tenure including finishing second in the competitive Del Rey League this season and advanced to the Southern California Division IV Regional Finals before losing to conference rival Serra. The Vikings also played in the Division V state title game in 2011.
It is not the first time that the Playa Del Rey campus has created surprising news with their athletic program this year. The school discontinued its varsity football team just weeks before the season was about to start, changed their boys basketball coach during league play along with its current search for a girls volleyball coach.