Estrada finishes third at tournament
HUNTINGTON BEACH — Highland sophomore Bobby Estrada finished third in the Mann Classic at Marina High on Saturday.
Estrada had just one loss in the twoday tournament that featured 60 teams competing, including Buchanan, the defending state champion.
All of Estrada’s wins on Saturday came on pins.
“He wrestled the best I’ve ever seen him wrestle,” Highland coach Tim DeVestern said. “He lost to one of the top ranked kids in state. He was winning that match. And he’s only a sophomore.
“I feel like we did pretty good. I’m very proud of this team.” Highland finished 29th overall. Highland took only six wrestlers to the tournament.
Boys Basketball Desert Christian 72, Palmdale Aerospace 54
PALMDALE — The Desert Christian boys basketball team defeated Palmdale Aerospace Academy 72-54 in a Heritage League game at Palmdale Aerospace
Academy High on Saturday.
Isaiah Diaz led the Knights (6-2, 3-1) with 21 points, Frank Flores finished with 19 points and JC Stevenson added 17 in a balanced scoring attack for Desert Christian.
“If we can keep that balanced scoring, we’ll be in good shape,” Desert Christian coach David Nurse said. “Our defensive intensity, our kids seem to have bought into it. Hopefully we can keep it going.”
Desert Christian will play at Vasquez on Monday.
Isaiah Enyard led the Griffins (4-8, 2-1) with 25 points and Zach Lawson played his best game of the season, finishing with 16 points.
Palmdale Aerospace Academy will host Trinity Classical Academy on Monday.
Bakersfield 60, Paraclete 53
BAKERSFIELD — The Paraclete boys basketball team lost its first game of the season, 60-53 in overtime to Bakersfield in the championship game of the North Bakersfield Tournament on Saturday.
Amado Coleman and Nolan Boffman were named to the all-tournament team for the Spirits (9-1).
Paraclete had two free throws to win the game with 18 seconds remaining in regulation, but missed both.
“Players played really hard against a real good team,” Paraclete coach Newton Chelette said. “Very proud of their effort. Tough loss, but we will learn from it and be better.”
Men’s Basketball AVC 82, Moorpark 68
MOORPARK — The Antelope Valley College men’s basketball team defeated Moorpark 82-68 on Saturday at Moorpark College.
The Marauders had lost to Moorpark by one point in the second game of the season.
Five players scored in double figures for AVC, which will play at Rio Hondo on Friday.
Angelo Solis led AVC with 15 points, Tyriq Perry finished with 11, Da’Jour Lewis scored 15 points off the bench, Justin Hill had 12 points and Mekhi Smith added 12 points off the bench, finishing 9-for-9 at the free throw linee.
“We played much better tonight,” AVC coach John Taylor said.
AVC led by 15 points with three minutes to play.