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January 11, 2011 > League play underway in winter prep sports

League play underway in winter prep sports

By Biff Jones

Boys Soccer
Milpitas High School Trojans opened Santa Clara Valley Athletic League, El Camino Division play last week with back-to-back victories. They defeated Cupertino High School at home, 4-1 then shutout Lynbrook High School of San Jose on the road, 4-0 to improve to 5-3-2 overall and 2-0 in league.

In the Cupertino game, Trojans opened the scoring on a penalty kick by Frank Paniagua. Later in the half, Paniagua scored again after receiving a crossing pass from Tre Le. Ramiro Ceja got two second-half goals to seal the deal.

Against Lynbrook, it was the Ceja show as he scored all four goals, two in each half. Milpitas goalie Zach Ebright got the shutout.

Girls Soccer
Milpitas girls also went 2-0 last week to open El Camino play and improved to 5-4-1. On Wednesday they traveled to Cupertino and came away with a 1-0 victory. Lora Lee scored the only goal. Game two of the week on Friday was a 4-2 home victory over Lynbrook. Belen Acosta had two goals and Kelly Forsyth and Lee 1netted the others.

Boys Basketball
California School for the Deaf Eagles improved to 7-5 last week with a pair of Bay Counties League victories at home which keeps them undefeated in league play at 3-0. First game was Tuesday, Jan. 4, a 55-26 blowout over Contra Costa Christian High.

On Thursday, Jan. 6, CSD played took on Oakland Military Institute. Although the Eagles held a 44-22 lead after three quarters, they were outscored 21-11 in the fourth for a mere 55-43 win. CSD was led by Antoine Nathaniel (15 points) and Carlos Lopez (14).

Fremont Christian Warriors also had two BCL games last week and came away with a split. Tuesday, FC traveled to OMI and were defeated 77-73 then returned home on Thursday where they won handily, 70-38 over Chinese Christian.

In the victory over CC, the Warriors were led by senior point guard Jeremiah Herzog's 24 points.

Milpitas extended its winning streak to four with a pair of El Camino victories last week. On Tuesday they hosted Santa Clara High School and came away with a 63-20 win, then traveled to Saratoga High School on Friday and won 49-36. Trojans are now 5-8 overall and 2-0 in league.

Girls Basketball
Milpitas went 1-1 in El Camino play last week. They defeated Santa Clara 48-36 at home last Wednesday before dropping a hard fought contest at Saratoga on Friday, 46-45, to give them an overall record of 5-9, 2-0 in league play.

Against SC, the Trojans led all the way with Jalaena Bumagat pouring in 16 points, including three 3-pointers; Joann Chau had 10 points. Saratoga game saw the hosts jump out to an 18-9 first quarter lead which was extended to 10 points at halftime. Trojans fought their way back in the second half but came up just short. Chau had 14 points and Bumagat netted 12.

Fremont Christian continued their hot ways winning three games last week. Tuesday they defeated OMI at home, 52-37, and won at Chinese Christian, 53-29, on Thursday in BCL play. Friday the Warriors traveled across the Bay to San Francisco and came away with a 56-35 nonconference victory over Immaculate Conception High School. FC is now 9-3 overall and 2-0 in the BCL.

In the CC game, Kim Du had 13 points to lead the way. Kemana Otosi led the Warriors against IC with 19 points and 13 rebounds.

CSD won a couple of league road games last week. They defeated Contra Costa Christian on Tuesday, 42-35 then clobbered OMI last Thursday, 57-19. Eagles are now 8-4 overall and 2-0 in the BCL.

Milpitas lost their second dual meet of the year last Thursday at home to Lynbrook. Trojan wrestlers that won matches and their weight classes were: Tatiana Almogela (119 pounds) by pin, Michael Nguyen (125) by technical fall, Rose Dela Cruz (135) by technical fall, Jesus Vital (140) and Mike Dinh (145) by pin.

CSD was defeated at home last Thursday by Albany High School, 51-19, in the Eagles first dual meet of the season. CSD will be hosting the National Deaf Prep Wrestling Tournament on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 21-22. Teams from Indiana, Maryland, Texas and Washington, D.C., will join CSD for the two-day tourney. Admission is $10 adults, $7 seniors (55 and older) and students. Children 5 and under and parking is free. One ticket is good for both days.

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