Rosamond girls basketball defeats Boron
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
“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.
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.