Estrada fin­ishes third at tour­na­ment

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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.

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