Week in Sports: December 20, 207


Boys basketball

La Jolla High School opened Western League play with a 67-53 win over Scripps Ranch on Dec. 14. Matt Jones led the way with a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds, and Peter Sefton narrowly missed joining the club, contributing a 17-point, nine-rebound effort in the victory.

Spencer Moyer scored a game-high 18 points and added four steals. Taylor Davis had 11 points and four rebounds for the Vikings.

Girls basketball

The Bishop’s School rolled to a 71-60 victory over West Hills on Dec. 11. Gizelle Studevant led all scorers with 26 points and added nine rebounds. Michelle Brunker added 23 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Elaina White scored 13 points.

The Knights secured a 69-65 win over Chaparral of Temecula on Dec. 12, paced by 19 points from both Brunker and White and 15 from Bianca Padilla. Brunker and White each made it a double-double, with 12 and 10 rebounds, respectively.

Bishop’s upended Vista, 57-50, on Dec. 13, outscoring its opponent, 37-18, in the second half to secure a come-from-behind win. Brunker poured in 25 points, had a team-high seven rebounds and added 10 steals to her standout game.

On Dec. 15, Bishop’s eased to a 58-38 win over Montgomery in the semifinals of the Mt. Miguel tournament. White scored 17 points, and Brunker contributed 15. Briana Martinez chipped in with eight rebounds.

The Knights wrapped up the tournament championship with a 63-53 victory over Westview on Dec. 16. Brunker again led the charge with a team-high 23 points, adding eight rebounds and six steals. Padilla scored 15 points, White scored 12 and had 14 rebounds, and Martinez added 11 points and 14 boards.

La Jolla High School fell, 60-49, to Francis Parker on Dec. 10. Olivia Waldon led the Vikings in scoring with 14 points.

La Jolla dropped a closer game, 45-41, to Torrey Pines on Dec. 13. Sandra Harpster provided the highlight with a 12-rebound, six-point game.

The Vikings continued to struggle with a 51-32 defeat to University City on Dec. 15. Waldon scored more than a third of La Jolla’s points, recording a team-high 13.

Boys soccer

La Jolla Country Day picked up a 4-1 win over Santa Fe Christian of Solana Beach on Dec. 11. Alistair Dobke scored twice, while Zach Wolfensen and Travis Golia each netted a single goal.

The Torreys continued to roll with a 4-0 victory over Preuss UCSD on Dec. 15. Wolfensen scored two goals, Golia added one, and Kees Thompson also scored and had an assist. Darren Blake assisted on two of Country Day’s goals.

Later that day, the Torreys beat Holtville, 2-0, thanks to two scores from Wolfensen. Kyle Reese recorded the shutout in goal.

Country Day entered its Christmas layoff with an unblemished 5-0-2 record.

The Bishop’s School kicked to a 1-1 tie with El Cajon Valley on Dec. 11. The Knights then eased to a 6-0 win over Horizon Christian on Dec. 15, improving to 2-0-1 on the young 2007-08 season.

Bishop’s was scheduled to play Santa Fe Christian in the semifinals of the Francis Parker tournament on Dec. 22. La Jolla Country Day was scheduled to meet Francis Parker in the other tournament semifinal game later that day.

Girls soccer

La Jolla High School secured a 1-0 victory over San Dieguito Academy of Encinitas on Dec. 12. Nihal Kayali scored the game’s lone goal, and keeper Lauren Steinmetz pitched the shutout.

The Vikings moved to 8-0 this season with the win.

The Bishop’s School beat La Costa Canyon of Carlsbad, 1-0, on Dec. 11. The Knights then rolled to an easy 6-0 win over Mountain Empire of Pine Valley on Dec. 13. The win evened their record this season at 3-3.

Girls water polo

The Bishop’s School secured a 9-5 win over Poway on Dec. 10. The Knights then suffered an 11-4 loss to Newport Harbor of Newport Beach on Dec. 15.

La Jolla High School swam to a 14-7 win over Great Oak of Temecula on Dec. 11.

Roller hockey

La Jolla High School fell to Hilltop, 15-1, on Dec. 10. The Vikings rebounded nicely with a 13-4 win over Mar Vista on Dec. 11. La Jolla Country Day skated to a 6-6 tie with St. Augustine on Dec. 11. The Torreys then beat Chula Vista, 15-1 on Dec. 13.