The Carpinteria girls basketball team upset CIF-ranked Malibu, 40-34, on Monday in a Citrus Coast League game to remain in the hunt for the playoffs.

Malibu is ranked third in Division 5A.

The Warriors played “in-your-face” defense all over the floor against Malibu’s top two scorers and double-teamed the Sharks’ 6-foot-3 center when she got the ball,” said coach Henry Gonzales

“We ran this to perfection and did not allow the big girl to be a factor offensively or grab many rebounds,” said Gonzales. “We also were able to hold one of the scorers well below her season average and the other scorer below her scoring average.”

Amarisse Camargo had a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds, and made seven steals to lead the Warriors. Jamaica Cook was a force on the board with 18 rebounds to go with seven points.

Charlotte Cooney ran the offense at point guard and shut down down Malibu’s high-scoring guard.

“Though we did not score a lot of points, we were efficient in running our offense and scored enough to win the game,” said Gonzales. “We had many valuable contributions from everyone on the team.”

Carpinteria is 4-4 in league and 10-10 overall.

Girls Soccer

Carpinteria dropped a 1-0 decision against Hueneme in a Citrus Coast League game.

The goal came in the 77th minute on a corner kick.

“Hueneme bull-rushed the goal area on a corner kick,” said Carpinteria coach Freddy Martinez. “After a short conference between the center ref and the sideline assistant to confirm no illegal contact with the goalkeeper happened in the melee, the goal was upheld.”

Martinez praised the play of freshman defender Vivian Huskins.

La Reina 2, Laguna Blanca 1

Jordyn Garcia scored for the Owls in the Frontier League loss

“We started off great had good chances in first half but could not finish,” said coach Jose Ramirez. “La Reina had two out of three scoring opportunities and they put two in.”

Boys Soccer

Hueneme 3, Carpinteria 1

Ulises Segura scored from 22 yards out in the 62 minute for Carpinteria to make it a 2-1 game and give the Warriors life.

” I feel like we had control for most of the second half and our defense and midfield was solid,” said coach Gerardo Rodriguez. “As the game entered the 71st minute, we had the momentum, but miscommunication in the back gave Hueneme an easy finish on goal to make it 3-1.”

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Barry Punzal, Sports Editor

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