High­land’s Aguil­era wins tour­ney ti­tle

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UP­LAND — High­land first-year wrestler Bri­cia Aguil­era won the cham­pion- ship at 113 pounds in the girls wrestling Black Watch Tour­na­ment on Satur­day.

Aguil­era is a se­nior with a back­ground in Jiu Jitsu, but had never wres­tled be­fore join­ing the Bull­dogs this sea­son.

“It’s pretty amaz­ing for her to win the cham­pi­onship,” said first-year High­land coach Tim DeVestern. “I’m very proud of her.”

DeVestern said Aguil­era also beats up some of the boys wrestlers in prac­tice. Wrestling against the boys seemed to pay off for all of the High­land girls, as three more wrestlers placed in the tour­na­ment on Satur­day.

Se­nior, four-year wrestler Naomi Diaz fin­ished third at 150 pounds, while Aubrey Moore was fifth at 170 pounds and sopho­more first-year wrestler Cierra Abrego took sev­enth at 189 pounds.

The Bull­dogs placed sev­enth as a team.

Boys Basketball Par­a­clete 59, Cabrillo 51

VEN­TURA — The Par­a­clete boys basketball team bounced back from Fri­day’s loss with a 59-51 vic­tory over Cabrillo on the third day of the Ven­tura Ki­wa­nis Tour­na­ment on Satur­day.

The game was tied at half­time be­fore the Spir­its (13-2) built a dou­ble-digit lead. But Cabrillo didn’t back off and Par­a­clete held on for the vic­tory.

“I’m proud of the guys,” Par­a­clete coach New­ton Chelette said. “We fought through a lit­tle bit of ad­ver­sity, kept our com­po­sure and cranked up the de­fense.”

Amado Cole­man led the Spir­its with an im­pres­sive dou­ble-dou­ble of 32 points and 14 re­bounds, while JC An­thony recorded 14 points and six blocks and Jaren Johnson added 12 points.

Par­a­clete fin­ishes play in the tour­na­ment at 5 p.m. on Mon­day.

Manuel Arts 53, Lan­caster 51 Lan­caster 78, West­ern 45

MONROVIA — The Lan­caster boys basketball team lost to Manuel Arts 5351 on the sec­ond day of the San Gabriel Tour­na­ment on Fri­day night. The Ea­gles re­bounded with a 78-45 vic­tory over West­ern on Satur­day.

Lan­caster (8-3, 5-1 in Golden League) missed the first day of the tour­na­ment on Thurs­day, as did Palm­dale, be­cause of snow.

Jor­dan Roach led the Ea­gles with 11 points against Manuel Arts, as Lan­caster led 30-23 at half­time, but was outscored 17-11 in the fourth quar­ter after lead­ing 40-36 after the third.

Roach again led the Ea­gles on Satur­day, scor­ing 28 points. Mal­colm Hodges put in 16 points and Kaelin Smith added 12.

“We were glad to get a win,” Lan­caster coach Sid Melvin said, adding the de­fense played well. “It was a to­tal team ef­fort.”

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