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.
A year after being academically ineligible to compete at the high school level, Pena ended the Wildcatz’s nine-year CCS championship drought.
The No. 17-seeded Cabrillo Seahawks men’s basketball team dropped a heartbreaker to the top-seeded City College of San Francisco 65-61 Saturday in the second round of the CCCAA playoffs.
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.