PCS Men’s Basketball Secures Second Place in PCAL’s Cypress Division

The Pacific Collegiate School boys’ basketball team defeated Gilroy 65-50 at Holy Cross in Santa Cruz on Monday to secure second place in the Cypress Division of the Pacific Coast Athletic League.

The Pumas led 19-6 after the first quarter and remained in control for the rest of the game.

Weston Ow and Charlie Buckley held Mustangs leading scorer Owen Gallegos to three after scoring 27 points in the teams’ previous meeting on Jan. 25.

Buckley and Malachi Douyon led PCS with 20 and 19 points, respectively.

Andrew Hubbell added 10 points for the Pumas (14-4, 7-2), who face North Salinas at Holy Cross in their regular season finale Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

  • Pacific Collegiate School sophomore Neel Yarlagadda turns the corner against the Gilroy defense on Monday. (Shmuel Thaler – Sentinel of Santa Cruz)

  • Pacific Collegiate School senior Weston Ow was fouled by Gilroy’s Noah Dowd during Monday’s shoot. (Shmuel Thaler – Sentinel of Santa Cruz)

  • Malachi Douyon rises above the Gilroy High defense to score for Pacific Collegiate on Monday. (Shmuel Thaler – Sentinel of Santa Cruz)

  • Pacific Collegiate School’s Andrew Hubble scores through Gilroy’s defense on the Pumas’ first possession on Monday. (Shmuel Thaler – Sentinel of Santa Cruz)

  • Pacific Collegiate School’s Charlie Buckley scores in the paint during the first half against Gilroy on Monday. (Shmuel Thaler – Sentinel of Santa Cruz)

  • Pacific Collegiate School senior Malachi Douyon breaks through the Gilroy defense to score for the Pumas on Monday. (Shmuel Thaler – Sentinel of Santa Cruz)

  • Weston Ow is looking for an outlet after stealing the ball for Pacific Collegiate School on Monday. (Shmuel Thaler – Sentinel of Santa Cruz)

  • Elias Golina powers down the baseline to score for Pacific Collegiate School in the first half against Gilroy on Monday. (Shmuel Thaler – Sentinel of Santa Cruz)

  • Pacific Collegiate School’s Andrew Hubble earns the first tip against Gilroy’s Noah Dowd on Monday. (Shmuel Thaler – Sentinel of Santa Cruz)

  • Pacific Collegiate School’s defense is keeping Gilroy in check Monday. (Shmuel Thaler – Sentinel of Santa Cruz)

Watsonville 46, at Marina 33: Richie Ortiz scored 12 points and the Wildcatz went undefeated in the PCAL Santa Lucia Division on Monday.

Jordan Bonnard-Webb scored 15 points to beat Marina.

The Wildcatz (14-6, 9-0) have three games left in the regular season. They play Soledad on Tuesday at 7 p.m., host Marina on Friday at 7 p.m. and play Gonzales on Feb. 15 at 7 p.m.

men’s basketball

Cabrillo 79, Napa Valley 78: The Seahawks won for the sixth time in their last seven games by defeating the Storm in non-conference action on Monday.

Cabrillo (13-8, 4-2) plays San Jose City (20-4, 6-2) Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Girls basketball

Monterey 40, in Saint-Francois 27: The Sharks lost their PCAL Cypress Division game on Monday.

women’s basketball

At UC Santa Cruz 100, Lincoln 58: Amanda Inserra scored a career-high 30 points, and the Banana Slugs scored 100 points for the second straight game as they won at West Field House on Sunday.

Inserra were 12 of 14 to shoot from the field, including 6 of 7 from beyond the arc.

Less than 24 hours earlier, UCSC scored a school-record 117 points in a win over host La Verne.

Ashley Kowack scored 17 points, Divine Taylor scored 10 points in 14 minutes off the bench, and Kaylee Murphy had four points to go along with team highs of 12 rebounds and six assists.

The Banana Slugs (13-2) play a pair of huge Coast-2-Coast conference games in Fredericksburg, Va. this weekend. They will face Christopher Newport (19-0), the national team ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division III, on Saturday at noon, and Mary Washington (15-6) on Super Bowl Sunday at 10 a.m.

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