The Christopher High boys basketball team took on Monte Vista Christian for the second time in five days Monday night in the first round of the Monterey Bay League postseason tournament.
Despite three Cougars scoring in double figures and two others nearly there, the Josh Mooney-led Mustangs toppled the Cougars again, 70-58, ending Christopher’s season.
In contrast to last Thursday’s game, the contest played out much closer. The Cougars trailed just 34-32 at the half, and it remained a two-point difference through the midway point of the fourth. However, a few untimely turnovers turned the tide down the stretch, CHS head coach Kaden Bahner said.
“Overall it was a very good game,” Bahner said. “But unfortunately, 21 turnovers and 11-of-21 from he free throw line proved to be the difference.”
Dillon Babb paced Cougars scorers with 13 points, Andrew Foster and Takoda Bowers each had 10 points, while Wyatt Rocheleau and Dillon Day chipped in nine and eight points, respectively. Mooney dropped in 34 points. He scored 39 in the team’s Thursday meeting.