No. 5 Santa Cruz shot better than 50 percent from the field and made the right adjustments on defense to end the No. 4-seeded Mustangs’ season in the Central Coast Section Division IV quarterfinals with a 65-46 defeat on Saturday at Hartnell College in Sa
No. 2 Watsonville bounced No. 10 San Benito, 3-1, on Saturday at Emmett M. Geiser Field to advance to the Central Coast Section Division I semifinals.
Hocom sunk a layup with a minute left to play, giving the No. 5-seeded Mariners just enough cushion to upset the No. 4 seeded Mills Vikings, 45-44, and advance to the Central Coast Section Division III semifinals.
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.