East County Sports

Cuyamaca “heads” to CCCAA second round

Cypress College striker Raymond Ramirrz (left) is marked by Cuyamaca's Elijah Martinez / Courtesy photo, Cypress College

2022-23 COMMUNITY COLLEGE ATHLETICS

 

ECS staff report

A look at community college sports for Wed-Thurs.., Nov. 16-17:

Men’s soccer

CYPRESS — In one of the few upsets in the first round, the 19th-seeded Cuyamaca College men’s soccer team upset 14th-seeded Cypress College, 1-0 in double overtime, in the Southland regional opener of the CCCAA state championships.

Or was it an upset?

Cypress, which went 2-18-0 just a few years ago under a new head coach, has now reached the CCCAA playoffs for the third straight season. However, this was the Chargers’ first-ever home playoff game.

Both clubs held similar records and placed second in their respective conference.

However, the difference was a the number of shot attempts, as Cuyamaca held a 20-15 margin in attempts,and an 8-5 cushion on on-goal shots.

That final shot was a game-winner was a header by Angel Delgadillo (El Cajon Valley HS), who ruined ther shutout bid by Cypress goalkeeper Alex Felix in the 114th minute. The assist went to Dylan Lizarazo (Valhalla) on a long throw-in. All three are sophomores.

For Delgadillo, the second-leading scorer for Cuyamaca (11-2-8 overall) , it ws his 8th goal of the season.

The Coyotes (called the “Dons” in a Cypress press release HERE, and the “Wolves” on the VIDEO) received five saves in the net by sophomore Joel Baeza )Sweetwater) for his sixth shutout of the season.

Included by Baeza was a finger-tip stop of a header just moments before the game-winning tally on the counter-attack.

Cypress finishes the season at 10-6-5.

Cuyamaca advances to Saturday’s second round, meeting Cypress’ district rival, Fullerton, starting at 2 p.m. The Hornets are the third-seed.


Men’s basketball

HUNTINGTON BEACH — The winless Golden West College men’s basketball climbed over another slow-starting team on the young season — Cuyamaca College.

The host Rustlers mounted a 17-points halftime lead, then held off the Coyotes, 77-65, in Wednesday’s (Nov. 16_ non-conference game.

Golden West, in snapping a 4-game losing skid, is now 1-4 om the season. Cuyamaca falls a half-game back at 1-5; the lone victory came against Barstow on a neutral court.

Golden West reserve Michael Ernest came off the bench to score seven points inthe first half,one of four Rustlers with at least a half-dozen points to secure a 39-22 cushion at the break.

The Coyotes comeback saw Xavier Rubio tally 11 of his team-best 18 points after the break, but it wasn’t enough as the “‘Mac Attack” made just a trio of 3-point shots all night.

For Cuyamava, Sergio Franso added 11 points, while Anthony McManus added 10.

Next up for the Coyotes will be a return to Orange County to meet Golden West’s district rival, Orange Coast, Friday at 5 p.m. in Costa Mesa.


Women’s basketball

Talk to the hand: The Griffins’ Paige Evans (West Hills) with a massive rejection of a Cerritos shot attempt.

NORWALK — It was a sort of Retro Night at the Aviary, the name of the historic home court for the Cerritos College Falcons, these old South Coast Conference rival s from the 1970s — when women’s basketball first becamean official sport in California during the 1977-78 school year — saw Grossmont College carry a lead into the fourth quarter, but the Falcons rallied for a 55-50 decision.

With the Griffins leading 39-33, Cerritos answered with a 22-11 run in the non-conference contest after trailing the majority of the night.

Cerritos pulled to within 46-43 with 5:31 remaining on a three-pointer from freshman Miah Nayback. The Falcons finally took the lead (48-46) when sophomore Brianna Flores drained a three-pointer with 3:47 remaining.

Grossmont, which opener the ballgame with four early turnovers and shooting just 1-for-7 from the floor, made a quick turnaround and played solid ball from the next 25 minutes. First, they grabbed a 21-9 lead after the first quarter, then held Cerritos to single-figures in scoring again in the second quarter with a stout defense

However, in the team’s first action in almost two weeks due to tournament cancellation, the Griffins faded in the fourth..

For Grossmont (0-2 overall), Paula Magtoto (Sweetwater)led with 14 points, while Jaleah Raymond (Francis Parker) added 12.

Meanwhile, every member of the bench Cerritos (3-2) scored to hold a 16-5 advantage in scoring from the reserves.

Unfortunately for Grossmont, they will need to wait another two weeks before playing again with the home opener on Fri., Dec.. 2 against the Citrus College Owls.

Six inchesL? So What? Grossmont’s Allira Martin (22) despite a 6-inch height disadvantage, wins the opening tip-off at Cerritos / Cerritos photo


Jaleah Raymond (1, right)

Paula Magtoto (23, left)


Southwestern 90, Cuyamaca 48 

SAN DIEGO –  Southwestern College collected 28 points in the first quarter alone, racing to an easy victory over Cuyamaca College,9048-, inthe San Diego City College’s Knights Invitational at Harry West Gym.

Jaguars guard Pua Tufaga led the way with 18 points, while Arantxa Fonesca and Lynette Garon (6 assists) each added 14 points.

For the Coyotes, the lone player scoring in double figures ws Antenia Glenn  (Serra/Canyon Hill) with 19. However,the defense failed to stop Southwestern (3-2 overall), which committed just seven turnovers.

Cuyamaca (0-5) will meet Santa Ana at 3 p.m. Friday at the same venue. On Thursday, the Donas fell to the host Knights, 66-62, moving both squads’ records to 2-2.

Cuyamaca College has now lost 64 consecutive games. The kast victory came in an overtime game with San Diego City, 74-72.

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