Bishop Diego went on a 16-0 run in the second half and pulled away for a 58-43 boys basketball win over Thacher in the Tri-Valley League opener on Tuesday at the Brick House.

The Cardinals led 23-19 at halftime and outscored the Toads 23-11 in the third quarter.

“We knew it was a big league game since it was at home and the opener of our league schedule,” said coach James Coronado. ” But once we settled down, we made some shots and that sparked out defense.”

Bryan Trejo and Lui Fernandez each scored 14 points to lead the Cardinals and Isaac Veal had 12 points.

“Big props to seniors Lui Fernandez, Bryan Trejo, and Qu’Ran Gossett who kept us calm and in control the whole time,” said Coronado.


Laguna Blanca’s boys soccer team erupted for five goals in the second half to beat Santa Clara, 8-3 on Tuesday.

The Owls fell behind 2-0 but roared back on goals by Baylor Wilson, Brody McGonigle and Franky Baron to lead 3-2 at halftime.

Santa Clara tied the score early in the second half before Laguna Blanca took over the match. Franky Baron put the Owls back in the lead and Wilson followed with his second goal of the game. Andreas McClintock, Aden Meisel and Mason Berg added goals for the blowout win.


Rio Mesa 3, San Marcos 0

The Royals dropped their Channel League opener at Rio Mesa.

“We lost to a very motivated and well organized team,” said coach Brian Ziegenhagen. “We have yet to score a goal in all competitions thus far.”


Carpinteria took a 3-1, but Buena went on to scored 11 consecutive goals to beat the Warriors, 12-4, in a non-league girls water polo game on Tuesday.

“Buena simply outswam and outhustled the Warriors,” said coach Jon Otsuki.

Ainslee Alexander led the Warriors with three goals and goalie Erin Otsuki had 14 blocks and two steals.

The Warriors open league play at Nordhoff on Thursday.

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Barry Punzal, Sports Editor

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