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February 8, 2023

Boys' basketball roundup, 2/15: St. Francis closes regular season with wins

The St. Francis Sharks finished the regular season with pair of Pacific Coast Athletic League Mission division wins over Alvarez and Christopher.

They beat the Eagles, 63-54, on Monday, and thumped the Cougars, 62-43, on Tuesday for senior night.

Against Alvarez, Jake Taylor had 16 points and eight rebounds, while E.J. Kelly and Andrew Seymour had 14 points and five assists apiece. C.J. Gomez chipped in 13 points.

Against Christopher, Joseph Ramirez and Seymour each poured in 17 points, while Taylor chimed in with 12 points and Kell y finished with seven points.

In other boys’ basketball action from Feb. 7-13:

Aptos 55, Santa Cruz 45 – Max Pepperdine had 12 points, six rebounds and four assists, JoJo Moreno finished with 11 points, five assists and four rebounds and the Mariners stunned the Cardinals to win the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League tournament championship on Feb. 9.

Aptos (16-10) lost both of its regular season meetings to Santa Cruz (18-7) en route to a second-place finish in the SCCAL, but the Mariners’ defense stepped up on Feb. 9.

Pepperdine, who missed time earlier this season with a foot injury, did too.

At Pajaro Valley 51, Soledad 35 – The Grizzlies closed out the regular season with a PCAL-Cypress win on Feb. 8.

Pajaro Valley finished up the regular season with a 15-9 overall record and an 8-2 league record.


Jake Taylor, St. Francis – Had 16 points and eight rebounds against Alvarez.


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