The Santa Cruz Warriors blew a 25-point lead in an ugly 109-108 loss to the Reno Bighorns on Friday night at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.
The No. 8-seeded Monte Vista Christian Mustangs will play the top-seeded Menlo Knights in the quarterfinals of the Central Coast Section Division IV playoffs after beating No. 9 Santa Cruz, 51-33, on Thursday night in Watsonville.
Four players scored in double figures for the No. 5-seeded Mariners in their 75-50 romp over unseeded North Monterey County to advance to Saturday’s CCS Division III quarterfinals.
Linton Acliese scored 24 points, Amenofis Mitchell added 20 points and the Cabrillo College Seahawks beat Cosumnes River, 77-75, in the first round of the CCCAA playoffs on Wednesday.
Five locals are still in the hunt for Central Coast Section championships after one day of wrestling at Independence High in San Jose.
The unseeded Pajaro Valley boy’s basketball team notched its first Central Coast Section playoff win since 2009 in comeback fashion, edging No. 12 Soledad in the first round of the Division III bracket on the road on Tuesday night.
The No. 2-seeded Wildcatz continued their second-half reanimation on Tuesday night in the rain, walloping No. 15 Gunn, 5-1, in the first round of the Central Coast Section Division I playoffs to record their sixth straight victory.
Cabrillo College softball has been electric at the plate but has not been able to keep up on the mound.
No. 12 Watsonville, which has never won a playoff game, let alone a CCS title, not only played toe-to-toe with the last year’s Open Division champ but had a shot of sending the game into overtime and buying itself a few more minutes at the upset.
The Santa Cruz Warriors defeated the Reno Bighorns 116-96 in wire-to-wire fashion on Wednesday night at Kaiser Permanente Arena.