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St. Bernard alum and former Santa Monica College assistant coach David Banuelos was officially named the new football coach and athletic director at Verbum Dei, yesterday.
Banuelos spent last year in charge of Compton College where they were 0-10 in his only season. Tarters have gone 2-48 in the last five years including three winless seasons.
Banuelos had two stints as head coach at Pierce College in 1999-2000 and 2002-05. He has also been an offensive coordinator at LA Southwest, LA Valley and Santa Monica College.
Precious Nwaba had 38 points for University has the Wildcats snapped their three-game losing streak with a 67-50 road victory over Venice.
The junior shot 67% from the field, made 15 free throws and had 14 rebounds in the game.
Lizette Lopez and Lizeth Hernandez each added eight points for the Wildcats.
University (13-11, 4-4 Western League) struggled in their last three games with surprising loses to Westchester and LACES.
The senior place third in the 100 meters at the LA City finals last year and qualified for state for the Comets.
Brown was also part of Inglewood’s 4 x 100 meter relay team her sophomore year that made state back in 2011.
A multi-sport athlete, she averaged 13 points and eight rebounds a game on Westchester’s basketball team that made it to the LA City Division 2 finals.
Sometimes when you recieve a generous gift, your immediate response to return the gesture in kind.
That what University nearly did in picking up a big Western League victory on the road in wild seventh inning of an 10-5 win over Westchester.
Leading 6-3, University seemed to break the game open when Miguel Solis single to right field cleared the bases on an error by Westchester’s JT Taylor and was able to score on a throwing error by catcher Aaron Greenfield to give the Wildcats a seven-run lead.
Instead of cruising to an easy three outs, University relief pitcher Isaac Yoshinaga decided to make things a little more interesting.
Boys Basketball: A second half without Mathews was too much for Santa Monica to overcome in state title game
Sacramento – When Santa Monica’s leading scorer Jordan Mathews landed awkwardly on his back in the midway through the first quarter, it was a terrible sign of things to come.
With the senior guard injured and spending most of the game on the bench, the Vikings struggled offensively in a 73-57 loss to Pleasant Grove in the CIF Boys Basketball Division I State Championship Game.
Mathews hit his tailbone on the ground after being fouled on a three-point attempt and the affect was immediate as he missed two of the his three free throw attempts.
“I came down and got up too quick. Felt if I got up too quick then it would go away. I hurt right above my butt and it expanded down to my leg and I could not run,” said Mathews about the fall.
The Vikings held an early 10-9 lead after a put back by Mathews, but it would be that last time that Santa Monica would hold an advantage as Mathews was severely slowed down by the injury.
Every kid dreams about hitting the game-winning shot that sends their team to the championship game.
Saturday at Citizens Business Bank Arena, Santa Monica’s Jordan Matthews did just that.
There was only two seconds left on the clock when Matthews’ jumper sunk the hopes of a Loyola comeback in Santa Monica’s 53-50 victory in the Southern California Division I Regional Finals.
Like many others moments, Matthews put the team on his back when it counted the most.
“Big-time players make big-time shots, and we wanted the ball in Jordan’s hands,” Santa Monica Coach James Hecht said.
With the game tied at 50 and just under 30 seconds left, everyone knew who the ball was going to. Mathews waited patiently to run time off the clock, then dribbled past a screen and stepped back to knock down the clutch three-point shot.
With all their success in basketball this year, not much attention has been paid to Windward’s baseball program. That would be a mistake, especially when senior Kirav Patel steps on the mound.
The lefty has thrown consecutive no-hitters in his first two starts, including a 10-0 win over Milken on Wednesday.
Patel, who has earned All-Delphic League honors in his sophomore and junior seasons, had 10 strikeouts and two walks in the victory.
He also plays first base for the Wildcats .
Windward (4-1) has a doubleheader at Bishop later today.
Windward School’s Charles Dawson signed to play football at the University of San Diego, he announced earlier today on twitter.
The senior who played at running back and wide receiver scored 12 touchdowns for the Wildcats in their first year of playing 11-man football.
He finished the season with 548 yards on the ground and 303 yards receiving as Windward lost in the first round of the Mid-Valley Division playoffs to San Dimas
Dawson combined for 47 touchdowns during his junior and senior years to help lead Windward to back-to-back CIF-Southern Section Division I 8-man football titles.
The reason to go with USD was the comfort level with the coaching staff.
“They really made me feel wanted and showed a lot of love throughout the process,” said Dawson.
The University of San Diego football team is a Division I non-scholarship program. The finished the 2012 season co-champions of the Pioneer Football League with an 8-3 record.
Bianca King had 16 points along with seven rebounds and Kylie Bethel added 13 points as Palisades defeated No. 2 seed Carson 51-46 in the LA City Division I State Play-In Game.
The Dolphins, seeded sixth, will qualify for the state playoffs if the winner of the City Championship game between Fairfax and Narbonne is picked to play in the Open Division.
Haley Hutt grabbed 10 rebounds and Kylie Mizushima had seven assists for Palisades (15-20).
Freshman Hydeia Duroselt finished with eight points and five rebounds.
Jordan Matthews had a game-high 32 points for Santa Monica to help the Vikings defeat Aliso Niguel 75-63 in the Division 1A quarterfinals on Friday night.
Trevis Jackson added 17 points as Santa Monica (23-6) broke through to the semifinal round after being knockout in last year’s quarterfinals by Etiwanda and will face Dana Hills who upset No. 3 seed West Ranch 61-59.
This is the furthest that the Vikings have advanced in the playoffs since they won the Division 1A championship back in 2010 with a 58-39 win against Leuzinger.
University picked a good time to get hot as they stunned No. 2 seeded Carson 59-51 in the LA City Division I quarterfinals.
The seventh-seeded Wildcats got strong performances from senior Brittany Martin who scored 22 points and Precious Nwaba had a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds.
Nwaba was not the only University player that was aggressive on the boards as Bianca Romero and Emily Cameron each had seven rebounds.
That was a pleasant surprise to University head coach Ronald Cass.
I was really happy with the way my team rebounded, [but] the big key tonight was that we made our free throws,” said Cass. “We lost four games due to them and we were 15-20 tonight.”
One of those games was their first meeting against league rival Fairfax who they will face at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Cal State Dominguez Hills.
Rachel Owens lead Carson with 16 points. Karma Smith and Kendra Williams each added 11 points for the Colts.
In other playoff games…
Surloff season-high 20 points sends Windward to semifinals
Time Warner will cover tonight’s University vs San Pedro Division I girls basketball game on their Channel 101. It will be televised tomorrow night at 8 p.m. and replayed throughout the week.
This is the second time a Western League girls basketball game as been covered by Time Warner. They broadcast Fairfax vs Westchester earlier this month.
It was no surprise that Windward had little trouble in their opening round game against Costa Mesa, but the Wildcats crossed the triple-digit mark in a 100-21 to begin the Division 4AA playoffs.
Jordin Canada nearly had a triple-double with 26 points, nine steals and eight assists. Courtney Jaco also scored 26 along with eight rebounds and Kristen Simon had 17 points and 11 rebounds as top seeded Windward was never challenged in the game.
St. Monica’s second-half defense gets them past St. Matthias
St. Monica shut out St. Matthias for the first 11 minutes of the second half in a 52-18 blowout victory in the Division 4A opening round.
Boys Basketball Playoffs Roundup: Strong first-half for Palisades sets up another matchup with Fairfax
Palisades’ showed how good of the team they are by turning a close game tied at 8 into a commanding 22-point at halftime on their way to a easy 68-43 victory over San Pedro in the first round of the LA City Division I playoffs.
Tyler Hildreth finished with 20 points and Louis Kurihara scored 18 to lead the Dolphins.
San Pedro rallied in the third when Michael Garcia hit back-to-back three-pointers to cut the Palisades advantage to 12, but the Pirates would not get any closer.
Elijah Gaines had 15 points for San Pedro.
The win sets up a second round matchup with league rival Fairfax on Tuesday. The Dolphins have beating them twice in this season including a 70-62 victory last week.
When Will Rosenthal’s three-pointer late in the second quarter gave Malibu a one-point lead, it seemed that No. 2 seed Brentwood could be sent home in a major upset in the opening round of the Division 4A playoffs.
Then the Eagles woke up from the shock with a late first half run and a dominating third quarter on their way to a 72-45 victory.
Brentwood defense got back to basics by shutting down the Malibu after halftime by allowing only a single basket in the third quarter.
Junior guard Tra Holder had eight points during that span most of it coming from transition baskets and offensive rebounds and Leland King scored 20 of his game-high 26 points in the second half as the Eagles pushed a five-point halftime advantage into a runaway lead.