register-pajaronian staff report
The Pajaro Valley High boys basketball team won its second consecutive game to start the season, beating Andrew Hill of San Jose 50-47 on Wednesday in the first round of the James Lick High Tournament.
The Grizzlies (2-0) held a 15-point lead at one point before foul trouble nearly did them in.
Mark Hinojosa scored 21 points, Pedro Lomelli had 11 points, and Noah Treanor had eight points and nine rebounds.
Pajaro Valley will play in the tournament semifinals today.
• Salinas 76, Aptos 75 (OT): At Aptos, the Mariners’ lost in overtime to Salinas on Tuesday in the coaching debut of Salinas’ Jens Gordon.
It’s the fourth year in a row Aptos loses its opener to Salinas. This time, it was to a different coach.
Gordon took over coaching duties at Salinas High after previous coach Joe Chappell announced his retirement this past summer. Chappell had coached for more than 40 years.
Aptos will compete in its own Seascape Classic Tournament today. It faces Gilroy in the tournament opener at 6:30 p.m.
• Soquel 51, Saratoga 32: At Soquel, the Knights shut down Saratoga to win their opener on Tuesday.
It’s the second year in a row Soquel defeated Saratoga to get its first win of the season.
The Knights travel to Pacific Grove today.
• Dads Club Tournament: The 57th annual Santa Cruz Dads Club Tournament is scheduled to take place Dec. 6-8 at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium.
Six county teams are scheduled to take part in the tournament, including Watsonville. The Wildcatz will face Soquel in the tournament opener Dec. 6 at 5 p.m.
Tournament host Santa Cruz plays San Lorenzo Valley on Dec. 6 at 8 p.m.
Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for students and $2 for children 10 and under.
• St. Francis Central Coast Catholic 59, North Monterey County 25: At North Monterey County, the Sharks started the season with a rout over the Condors on Tuesday.
The Sharks allowed just two points to North Monterey County in the first quarter and held a double-digit lead from then on.
Lauren Price had 20 points and five rebounds for St. Francis. Sonja Shumake had 14 points, and freshman Carmeron Croghan had eight points and four steals.
St. Francis doesn’t return to action until Dec. 6 in the Watsonville High Tournament.
• Harbor 65, Pajaro Valley 23: At Pajaro Valley, the Pirates defeated Pajaro Valley to open up its 2012 campaign Tuesday.
Harbor scored 20 points in the second to take a 37-14 lead into intermission.
Shannon Postle put up 19 points in Harbor’s win.
• Watsonville 2, Santa Cruz 0: At Watsonville, the Wildcatz got goals from Alex Cibrian and Gonzales Zamudio in their victory.
Watsonville’s Roman Cruz and Jose Castaneda each played a half as goalkeeper and prevented the Cardinals from scoring.
Watsonville plays in the Homestead Cup starting at 3 p.m. Saturday when it faces Leland.
• Pacific Grove 1, Monte Vista Christian 0: At the Watsonville Tournament, the Mustangs were unable to get a score against the Breakers on Tuesday.
Blanca Rosa scored the lone goal in the game.
Monte Vista Christian plays Anzar today at 3:30 p.m. in their second game of the tournament.
• St. Francis Central Coast Catholic 1, Soledad 0: At St. Francis, Alicia Castro’s penalty kick in the second half was all the Sharks needed to get the win over the Aztecs on Monday.
Elleri Mahoney and Nicole Knego combined to get the shutout as goalkeepers. Knego made five saves.
St. Francis plays host to York on Friday.
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