Highland finishes in top 10 at tournament
VICTORVILLE — The Highland wrestling team finished in the top 10 and had five wrestlers place in the top eight of their weight class at the 13th annual Amaral Memorial at Silverado High on Saturday.
The Bulldogs finished eighth out of 51 school, the highest finish for teams from the Antelope Valley at the two-day tournament. It was the best finish at the tournament for Highland.
Highland senior Andrew Shamburger finished fourth at 145 pounds, with a 5-2 record.
Team captain David Figueroa, returning from an injury, placed sixth at 138 pounds, Gennaro Davis was seventh at 120, Ahre Ramos was eighth at 126 and Isaiah Vazquez was eighth at 195.
Highland brought 11 wrestlers to the tournament.
“It was a good, overall tournament,” Highland coach Tim DeVestern said. “It wasn’t an easy tournament.
“Overall, I’m just happy and surprised how the team did, but not surprised with how hard they work in the room.”
Highland resumes Golden League action on Wednesday, when the Bulldogs host Littlerock. Both teams are undefeated in league, as is Quartz Hill.The match will mark the first time DeVestern will coach against his father, Littlerock coach Mike DeVestern. Tim was an assistant under his father for several years.
LANCASTER — The Antelope Valley College women’s basketball team won its first conference game and had three players finish with double-doubles in a 76-45 win over West L.A. at AVC on Saturday.
Kianna Cross led the Marauders (610, 1-1) with 18 points and 11 rebounds in the Western State Conference South Division game.
Niyah Page finished with 11 points and 12 rebounds and Josephine Ferreira added 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Marauders, who outscored West L.A. 30-9 in the first quarter.
“We kind of kept that pace on in the game to have a convincing win,” AVC coach Barry Green said.
AVC also had 25 points off the bench. The Marauders play at Santa Monica on Wednesday.