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DP Boys and Girls Basketball went 6-0 in the Varsity, JV and Frosh games against San Marcos last week. In the boys game, Cyrus Wallace (pictured above) blocks a SMHS player helping the boys to victory. (Photo Courtesy of JC Corliss/Noozhawk.com)
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Osvaldo Becerril of Dos Pueblos scored the tying goal in the 39th minute and goalkeeper Tave Grabenheinrich held Ventura scoreless the rest of the match in a 1-1 Channel League boys soccer draw on Thursday at Girsh Park. Ventura took a 1-0 lead in the 37th minute, but the Chargers responded with Becerril’s goal two minutes later.
Kiara Pickett scored a goal and assisted on another, lifting Dos Pueblos to a 2-1 girls soccer win at Ventura in a Channel League match on Thursday. The Chargers came back from a 1-0 halftime deficit to earn their first league win. Pickett moved further forward in the attack and started to give the Ventura defense fits. She got the ball, ran past two defenders and scored at the near post to tie the score in the 60th minute.
On the game winner, DP earned a corner kick and Pickett drilled the ball across the face of the goal, where it was forced over the goal line by a host of Chargers in the 72nd minute.
It all went according to plan for the Dos Pueblos boys basketball team in the Channel League opener at San Marcos on Wednesday night. The Chargers jumped on the Royals early, played tough defense, contained 6-foot-8 Jackson Stormo and left the jam-packed Thunderhut as 57-48 victors. Stormo scored 18 points, but 10 of them came from the free-throw line. The Chargers fronted him and often had two players collapse from the back side when he got the ball in the low post. He was the only San Marcos player to score in double figures as the Royals struggled to make shots from the outside.
Cyrus Wallace led the Chargers with 19 points, Diego Riker had 12 points and Thomas Jimenez finished with eight.
Jimenez got the Chargers going in the first quarter. He buried two three-pointers, blocked a shot by Stormo and made a steal that resulted in transition baskets by Dylan Shugart and Wallace for a 10-0 lead. Thomas came out with two quick threes and all of us fed off those points,” said Wallace. San Marcos didn’t score its first points until the 1:53 mark when Stormo made two free throws.
The Royals, capitalizing on DP fouls, pulled to within three in the second quarter before the Chargers went on a 7-0 run to go up 22-12. Wallace scored on a rebound-follow from the weak side and dished a slick no-look pass to Shugart and Riker knocked down a step-back triple. Riker and Wallace hit two more threes for a 28-17 advantage late in the second quarter. Dos Pueblos received solid play off the bench from Keaton Krutenat and Max McCeney. They took turns battling Stormo in the post when Jimenez was saddled with foul trouble.
Wallace hit a three-pointer to open the third quarter, giving DP 35-23 lead. San Marcos charged back on Jake Sofro and Stef Korfas jumpers and a Stormo basket inside to make it 37-33. At 39-33, Dos Pueblos threw the ball away but the Royals were unable convert at the other end. Shugart drove for a score to pad the Chargers’ lead to 41-33. A Stormo basket off a lob pass kept San Marcos in striking distance at 41-35 going into the fourth quarter.
The Chargers, however, never let up. Wallace hit a sweet turnaround jumper to start the final period and Colton Huyck scored on a long pass to make it 45-37. Jimenez challenged Stormo inside for a basket and McCeney hit a three-pointer for a 50-39 DP lead with 3:26 left.
In the last two minutes, Marcellous Gossett converted a huge offensive rebound after a Riker miss on a drive and Wallace scored after a steal for a 54-43 advantage with 1:02 remaining.
Defense set the tone for Dos Pueblos in its 71-45 non-league basketball win over Pacifica on Friday night.
The Chargers pressured Pacifica into rushed shots and turnovers early and roared out to an 18-5 lead in the first quarter and a 34-18 advantage at halftime.. Diego Riker led a balanced scoring attack with 16 points, Marcellous Gossett had 14 and Cyrus Wallace 13. Colton Huyck, Dylan Shugart and Joseph Zamora each added seven points.
The Dos Pueblos boys basketball team started strong in the first quarter and took down Point Loma in San Diego on Saturday
afternoon 56-51. Marcellous Gossett led the red-hot Chargers with 20 points and eight rebounds, while guard Diego Riker added 12 points and Thomas Jimenez nine.
The old saying throw out the records for rivalry games held true in the first half of Tuesday’s Channel League girls basketball opener between Dos Pueblos and San Marcos at the Thunderhut. The Royals were leading the CIF-SS Division 2A fifth-ranked Chargers 21-20 at halftime. Dos Pueblos made some adjustments at halftime, outscored San Marcos 22-0 in the third quarter and pulled away for a 54-30 victory.
The Chargers used a full-court press to force turnovers, resulting in several easy shot opportunities. Holly Barrera scored 12 points to lead a balanced DP attack.
Dos Pueblos went on a 24-4 run in the second quarter to overcome a 16-11 first-quarter deficit and romped to a 67-38 non-league girls basketball win over Westlake on Saturday at Sovine Gym. Camila Casanueva scored 18 points and Holly Barrera added 18 to pace the DP offense. It was the defensive end where the Chargers turned the game around. They used their press to disrupt Westlake and converted turnovers into baskets.
GIRLS WATER POLO
Dos Pueblos shut out Ventura in the second half en route to a 12-3 girls water polo win in the Channel League on Tuesday. Thea Neushul led the way with three goals, while Chloe Pena and Sabina Shackelford each scored two for the Chargers. Kayla Peacock and Amelia Meckelborg scored one goal apiece. Meckelborg played an all-around game, dishing out four assists and coming up with five steals. Peacock had three assists and drew two exclusions and Pena and Shackelford each had two steals.
The Chargers advanced to the semifinals of the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions with a stunning 13-3 rout of Foothill. The result avenged their only defeat this season, a 12-8 decision in the season opener The Chargers took over the game in the second half, outscoring the Knights 9-1. Ryann Neushul scored three goals to lead DP. Sophie Leggett, Toni Shackelford and Jewel Roemer tallied two apiece and Kayla Peacock, Thea Neushul, Olivia Kistler and Grace Heck added single goals. Goalie Anna Cable made seven saves and had two assists.
Earlier in the day, DP jumped out to a 7-1 lead against Santa Margarita and won 9-5. Abbi Hill, Ryan Neushul and Toni Shackelfords each had two goals.
In the Santa Barbara TOC semifinals, Mater Dei edged Dos Pueblos, 9-8, on a penalty-shot goal in sudden-death overtime. Mater Dei goalie Marley Presiado stopped three DP penalty shots in the game, including one with 45 seconds left in regulation and the score tied 8-8. The Chargers took an 8-6 lead on goals by Abbi Hill and Jewel Roemer and appeared to go up 9-6 after Hill made a brilliant block and steal at mid-pool and passed to Roemer, who fed Sophie Leggett for the goal. But the score was nullified by an offensive foul. Mater Dei’s Bella Baia made it 8-7 and Hannah Constandse raced in and tied the score on a rebound after DP goalie Anna Cable’s block went straight up in the air. Dos Pueblos passed inside to Ryann Neushul but she was unable to get a shot off against two defenders as the buzzer sounded. In the overtime, Mater Dei won the face-off and called time out to set up a play. With the shot clock down to two seconds, the Monarchs passed inside to Grace Thawley and she drew the penalty. Thawley took the five-meter shot and beat Cable for a spot in the final. Roemer scored three goals and Neushul had two for Dos Pueblos.
DP lost the third place game to San Marcos 9-7.
Dos Pueblos took a big step toward winning its third straight Channel League wrestling title by beating Buena, 47-15, in a dual meet between CIF-Southern Section top-10 teams on Tuesday at Sovine Gym.The Chargers, ranked eighth in the latest Northern Division poll, improved to 2-0 in league duals and handed Buena its first loss. The Bulldogs came into the match at No. 6.
Two-time Channel League champion Ryan Fidel scored a big 5-2 win over Marquis Moreno at 138 pounds. The match was a rematch of their third-place battle in the CIF Divisional Championships last year, which Fidel also won.
On Tuesday, Fidel scored a two-point takedown in the first period and extended his lead to 5-0 in the second with an escape point and another takedown. Moreno got two points on a reversal before the second period ended and appeared to have a little momentum going into the final period. But Fidel wrestled smart and almost turned Moreno on his back before the buzzer. Sullivan looked very strong in his 145-pound match win over Jesse Tinajera, scoring four takedowns and a near fall. Sean Yamasaki was leading 7-0 in the second period when he made a cat-quick move to put Daniel Tinajera on his back for the pin. Dessilbourg, an exchange student from Switzerland, came out fast and went up 4-1 against Ricardo Araiza before he swarmed his Buena opponent and recorded the pin with 8.6 seconds left in the first period.
Will Yamasaki scored the takedown of the night at 182 pounds. Buena’s Danny Guzman charged him, but Yamasaki absorbed the body blow, stayed balanced and flipped Guzman over his head and onto the mat for a spectacular two-point takedown. He followed with a three-point near fall to go up 7-0 in the first period. The lead got to 12-0 before Guzman managed an escape point.
DP lost some close decisions. At 285, Buena’s Elijah Jackson-Clark broke a 6-6 tie against Erick Nisich with a two-point takedown with 8.6 seconds left to pull out an 8-6 win.
At 132 points, Aidan Yamasaki battled the Bulldogs’ Hassan Howard down to the wire and came up short, 3-2. The powerful Hassan took the lead with a reversal in the second period and used all his strength to keep Yamasaki from scoring an escape point. The Chargers lost a two-point decision at 170 pounds, as Buena’s Adrian Munoz scored a takedown with seven seconds remaining to beat Jose Tolis 6-4. Buena’s other two wins came from decisions by Juan Gutierrez and Mina Morkos. Gutierrez took the lead over Kade Uyesaka on an illegal lock and followed with a two-point reversal to win 7-4 at 120 pounds. Morkos scored a key escape point off a restart to take a 7-5 lead against Jaeden Martinez and then turned a Martinez attack into a two-point takedown for a 9-5 decision.
Noam Dessibourg, at 160 pounds, was the only wrestler to advance to the second day of competition at the Battle for the Belt Tournament for Dos Pueblos in Temecula. Dessibourg went 3-2 on the day to advance, and senior standout Ryan Fidel went 2-2, including a tough draw, but did not qualify for second-day competition.
Athletic Events This Week
BOYS SOCCER: Away at Santa Barbara HS (JV At 3:15 pm/Varsity 5 pm)
GIRLS SOCCER: HOME vs. Santa Barbara HS (Frosh and JV 3:15 pm/Varsity 5 pm)
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Away @ Ventura HS (Frosh 4 pm/JV 5:30 pm/Varsity 7 pm)
GIRLS WATER POLO: HOME vs. Buena HS (Varsity 3:15 pm/JV 4:15 pm/Novice 5:15 pm)
BOYS BASKETBALL: Away @ Ventura HS (Frosh 4 pm/JV 5:30 pm/Varsity 7 pm)
GIRLS WATER POLO: Away at San Marcos HS (Varsity 3:15 pm/JV 4:15 pm/Novice 5:15 pm)
FROSH BOYS SOCCER: vs. Santa Barbara HS at Girsh Park 2pm
GIRLS BASKETBALL: HOME vs. Santa Barbara HS (Frosh 4 pm/JV 5:30 pm/Varsity 7 pm)
BOYS SOCCER: HOME vs. San Marcos HS (Frosh TBD)
BOYS SOCCER: HOME vs. Santa Barbara HS (Frosh TBD)
GIRLS SOCCER: Away at San Marcos HS (Frosh 1:30 pm)
GIRLS SOCCER: Away vs. Santa Barbara HS at San Marcos HS (Frosh 3 pm)
BOYS BASKETBALL: HOME vs. Santa Barbara HS (Frosh 4 pm/JV 5:30 pm/Varsity 7 pm)
WRESTLING: MIT at Milliken HS(JV and Varsity 9:30 am)
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