Rosa­mond girls win High Desert League

Antelope Valley Press - - AV OUTDOORS -

ROSA­MOND — The Rosa­mond girls bas­ket­ball team de­feated Cal­i­for­nia City 66-40 to win the High Desert League ti­tle on Thurs­day.

It is the sec­ond straight league ti­tle for the Road­run­ners (17-8, 11-1 HDL), who held off a scrappy Ravens team in the reg­u­lar-sea­son fi­nale.

“Our girls re­ally came to­gether de­fen­sively in the sec­ond half and gave us some easy points on the other end,” Rosa­mond coach Justin Arm­strong said.

Han­nah Grimes led the Road­run­ners with 22 points on se­nior night, while Jazmine Bor­rego scored 19 and Maeyll Grimes added 17.

Rosa­mond will now await the CIF-Cen­tral Sec­tion play­off brack­ets, which will be re­leased on Satur­day.

Crean Lutheran 67, Knight 43

IRVINE — The Knight girls bas­ket­ball team lost at Crean Lutheran 67-43 on Thurs­day in a CIF-South­ern Sec­tion Divi­sion 3AA first-round game.

Knight (15-11) was outscored 20-6 in both the sec­ond and third quar­ters, af­ter tak­ing a 13-10 lead in the open­ing quar­ter.

Boys Soc­cer Farm­ersville 4, Rosa­mond 0

FARM­ERSVILLE — The Rosa­mond boys soc­cer team lost at Farm­ersville 4-0 in a CIF-Cen­tral Sec­tion Divi­sion 5 sec­ond-round game on Thurs­day.

Rosa­mond (15-7-1) won the High Desert League cham­pi­onship this sea­son.

“It was tough,” Rosa­mond coach Miguel Guillen said. “I wish Farm­ersville the best. They should take it.”

Guillen said he was thank­ful to his play­ers, es­pe­cially the se­niors.

“The whole team in gen­eral, they worked. They gave their all,” Guillen said. “I can’t com­plain. Thank you for this year and the hard work they put into it.

“No­body will for­get this team.”

Col­lege Soft­ball AVC 10, Ven­tura 8

LAN­CASTER — The An­te­lope Val­ley Col­lege soft­ball team avenged a loss to Ven­tura with a 10-8 come­back vic­tory on Thurs­day.

The Ma­raud­ers (6-6) scored first, but went down 5-1 in the fourth in­ning. They came back to tie the game with four runs in the bot­tom of the fourth, but Ven­tura came back with three runs in the fifth. The Ma­raud­ers scored four more in the bot­tom of the in­ning to take a 9-8 lead and added an in­surance run in the bot­tom of the sixth.

Bri­anna Gar­rett started the game, but left with an arm in­jury. She al­lowed one hit and one un­earned run with two walks and three strike­outs in two in­nings. Mar­itza Ar­royo picked the vic­tory in the cir­cle, al­low­ing four runs, one earned, on five hits with one walk and three strike­outs in 4.2 in­nings.

“Our de­fense has been hor­ri­ble, so we put our­selves in a hole al­most ev­ery in­ning and had to dig our way out,” AVC coach Cindy Var­gas said. “But the girls were very re­silient and were able to come back and win it.”

Alexa Al­varez went 3-for-4 with a dou­ble, two RBIs and two runs for the Ma­raud­ers, while Kait­lyn Cronin was 2-for-3 with a dou­ble and an RBI and Sa­van­nah Moak­ley was 3-for-4 with a dou­ble, a triple and an RBI.

Ar­royo helped her­self out at the plate, going 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Amy Manzo fin­ished 2-for-4 with two runs.

AVC will play Sad­dle­back Val­ley Col­lege and Han­cock Col­lege in the San Jac­into Tour­na­ment on Sun­day.

Girls Soc­cer Ox­nard 1, Knight 0

OX­NARD — The Knight girls soc­cer team lost at Ox­nard 1-0 on Thurs­day in a CIF-South­ern Sec­tion Divi­sion 3 first-round game.

Knight (15-4-4) fin­ished third in the Golden League.

Ox­nard, the No. 3 seed in the divi­sion, scored the lone goal in the sec­ond half.

Di­a­mond Bar 3, East­side 0

DI­A­MOND BAR — The East­side girls soc­cer team lost at Di­a­mond Bar 3-0 in a CIF-South­ern Sec­tion Divi­sion 3 first-round game on Thurs­day.

East­side (11-6-2) fin­ished sec­ond in the Golden League.

Di­a­mond Bar, the No. 7 seed, scored all three goals in the sec­ond half.

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