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. GIRLS BASKETBALL 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.
Friday night was not all right for the Gilroy High and Christopher High football teams in the Monterey Bay League Gabilan Division.
Nathan Bonsell threw six scoreless innings and Sean Corral went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs to lead Christopher High’s baseball team to a 6-0 road win over North Salinas on Thursday.
Jaylan Gallardo pitched 6.2 innings, Justin Nelson had three RBIs and the Gilroy High baseball team defeated Hayward 4-2 in nonleague action Saturday in Gilroy.
Christopher High’s girls basketball team was rewarded for its historic season when two Cougars recently received Monterey Bay League Gabilan Division honors.
GILROY—Darius Alexander-Jones II received a special going away present before his signing day event.
Taylor Slattery scored on an assist from Morgan Rogers to help Gilroy High’s girls soccer team to a 1-1 tie against visiting San Benito on Friday night at Garcia Elder Sports Complex.
Nick Villarreal is a quiet, unassuming humble kid at first glance.
GILROY — Things looked bleak for the Gilroy softball team Thursday.