High­land fin­ishes in top 10 at tour­na­ment

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - Sports -

Val­ley Press

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.

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