Rosa­mond girls bas­ket­ball de­feats Boron

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ROSA­MOND — The Rosa­mond girls bas­ket­ball team de­feated Boron 72-35 on Fri­day night to im­prove to 9-0 in High Desert League play.

“It was a great de­fen­sive ef­fort all around,” Rosa­mond coach Justin Arm­strong said. “Our girls hus­tled and we re­ally liked what we saw de­fen­sively. They’re re­ally show­ing a lot of heart out there, which has been lead­ing to wins for us.”

Han­nah Grimes led the Road­run­ners (15-7, 9-0) with 22 points, while Jazmine Bor­rego was close be­hind with 21 and Maeyll Grimes added 14.

Rosa­mond plays at Kern Val­ley on

Tues­day.

“The girls have been fo­cused, we just hope it con­tin­ues into the game,” Arm­strong said.

Boys Bas­ket­ball Lan­caster 85, Lit­tle­rock 57

LAN­CASTER — The Lan­caster boys bas­ket­ball team de­feated Lit­tle­rock 85-57 in a Golden League game on Fri­day.

“We wanted to start out early and we did,” Lan­caster coach Sid Melvin said. “We had a 20-point lead in the first quar­ter and we never re­lin­quished it.”

With the win, the Ea­gles (8-4 GL) pulled into a tie for sec­ond place with High­land, East­side and Knight.

Jor­dan Roach led Lan­caster with 21 points, while Will Smith added 18.

“Will Smith had a sea­son-high 18 points, which is a wel­come sight,” Melvin said.

Kaelin Smith added 15 points and Mal­colm Hodges con­trib­uted 12 points.

Lan­caster plays at An­te­lope Val­ley on Tues­day.

Cam­bell Hall 74, Par­a­clete 69

NORTH HOL­LY­WOOD — The Par­a­clete boys bas­ket­ball team lost a hard­fought game to Camp­bell Hall, 74-69, in a Gold Coast League game on Fri­day.

“We started out re­ally, re­ally cold shoot­ing from the field,” Par­a­clete coach New­ton Chelette. “We got back in it in the sec­ond quar­ter.”

Camp­bell Hall hit a bank-shot 3-pointer at the half­time buzzer to go into the break with a five-point lead.

Par­a­clete got down by as much as 15 points in the sec­ond half and were able to cut it to four near the end of the game.

“We just kept bat­tling,” Chelette said. “I’m proud of the way the guys kept fight­ing. Our kids played hard, played to­gether and they bat­tled. I’m very proud of the ef­fort.”

JC An­thony led the Spir­its with 21 points, while Amado Cole­man scored 17 and Nolan Boff­man added 13.

Par­a­clete hosts Sierra Canyon on Tues­day.

Boys Soc­cer Lan­caster 3, Lit­tle­rock 0

LAN­CASTER — The Lan­caster boys soc­cer team de­feated Lit­tle­rock 3-0 in a Golden League match at Lan­caster High on Fri­day.

The Ea­gles (6-13-5, 2-7-3) scored all three goals in the first 10 min­utes of the match.

Emilio Gon­za­lez scored in the fifth minute on an as­sist by Noah Clark, who scored in the eighth minute on an as­sist from Gon­za­lez.

Lan­caster’s Moises Olmedo scored the Ea­gles’ third goal on an as­sist by Clark in the 10th minute.

Lan­caster goal keeper Jorge Es­cobedo had five saves in the shutout, in­clud­ing one on a penalty kick.

AVC Soft­ball

GLEN­DALE — The An­te­lope Val­ley Col­lege soft­ball team split two games in the Glen­dale Tour­na­ment on Fri­day, los­ing to Ven­tura 5-2 in six in­nings and de­feat­ing San Diego Mesa 2-1 in a full seven frames.

Bri­ana Gar­rett took the hard-luck loss in the first game, al­low­ing three runs, one earned, on three hits with a walk and two strike­outs in three in­nings.

Mar­itza Ar­royo fol­lowed with two in­nings of work, al­low­ing two runs, one earned, on four hits.

Jes­sica Munoz fin­ished 3-for-4 with an RBI for the Ma­raud­ers (2-2), while Alexa Al­varez was 2-for-3 with a run and Nayely Del­gado went 1-for-3 with an RBI.

“We out-hit them 10-8, but that er­ror col­umn is what hurt us,” AVC coach Cindy Var­gas said.

Gar­rett pitched all seven frames against San Diego Mesa, al­low­ing just one run on six hits with one walk and six strike­outs for the win.

Pri­cilla Gomez led the Ma­raud­ers at the plate, fin­ish­ing 3-for-3 with a triple, an RBI and a run, while Ar­royo fin­ished 1-for2 with an RBI sac­ri­fice fly.

“It was a good win for us, be­cause we’ve been strug­gling de­fen­sively. … We fi­nally put it to­gether,” Var­gas said. “They’re a good team, so it was a good win.”

AVC plays in two more games to­day against Sacra­mento City and Ox­nard.

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