After suffering a heartbreaking loss the day before, the Christopher boys basketball team wanted to be sure that didn’t happen again.
Four Cougars scored in double digits, helping their team to a 69-49 win over Del Mar Thursday at the Los Gatos Wildcat shootout.
Christopher had lost by just one point, 70-69, in double overtime in the tournament opener and had to win to stay alive. Senior Evan Shapiro and junior Josh Wheat led the charge for CHS by both scoring 14 points in the game.
Senior Shane Suttles added 11 points, while junior Chad Hartman put up 10.
Christopher (2-1) will continue play in the tournament at 5 p.m. today against Lincoln in Los Gatos for the Consolation Championship.
Christopher wins nailbitter
Talk about a close one.
The Christopher girls basketball team fended off a 16-point fourth quarter burst from Pacific Collegiate to win 48-47in the opening round of the Watsonville Classic Thursday.
The Cougars led 34-31 heading into the final quarter and were outscored by their opponents. Luckily for CHS, its lead was just enough to escape PC.
Christa Arroya hit four 3-pointers in the game and led the attack with 18 points. Dejah Raoof had 11 points — included two 3-pointers — and Cydney Caradonna scored 10.
Christopher will continue tournament play at 8 p.m. today against St. Francis of Watsonville.
Cougars drop second straight
For the second straight game, the Christopher boys soccer team lost by just one point.
Still reeling from having seven unhealthy players on their already unstaffed roster, the Cougars fell 4-3 to Soledad at home Thursday.
The loss dropped the team to 1-3-1 on the season.
Ibsen scored twice for Christopher, while Able added the other goal.
Christopher will have a week to heal up and rebound before squaring off against The King’s Academy at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 19.
Acorns drop Mustangs
The Gilroy girls soccer team isn’t off to the start it hoped for.
The Mustangs lost 2-0 to Live Oak in a nonleague match Thursday at home.
Holly Hopwood and Alissa Pham netted the goals for the Acorns. Pham also had an assist as did Ally Salzwedel.
Gilroy will look to rebound against St. Francis at 10 a.m. Saturday at home.