The Canyon girls basketball team lost a close one to top-seeded Rialto, 46-44, in the CIF State Divison II playoffs.
Canyon led by eight points, 24-16, at halftime, but Rialto cut the lead to one point in the third quarter.
Down by one in the final minute of the game, Canyon had a chance to take the lead. Jaya Schultz missed the front end of a one-and-one free throw. Rialto grabbed the rebound and held on for the win in the Southern Californa Regional.
Alia McCoy led Canyon in scoring with 13 points. Jojo DeLong made four 3-pointers and scored 12 points for Canyon.
The College of the Canyons softball team swept a doubleheader against Bakersfield. COC won the first game, 3-2, and the second game, 5-4.
Karissa Hartwig hit three home runs in the second game. Her two-run home run in the fifth inning gave COC the lead for good.
She also won both games, pitching an eight-inning complete game in the first game.
The Master’s College baseball team lost to Fresno Pacific, 5-1. Chris Talley was 2-for-3 with a walk for The Master’s College, which lost to Fresno Pacific for the second day in a row. Fresno Pacific and The Master’s College meet again on Saturday for a doubleheader.
The Valencia and Saugus softball teams opened the Tournament of Champions in Bullhead City, Ariz., with a pair of impressive wins.
The Valencia softball team beat Mingus, 10-1, behind home runs by Bethany Kemp and Maddy Jelenicki. Andrea Brackpool, Jessica Smith and Caitlin Rooney each drove in two runs for Valencia.
The Saugus softball team shut out California, 9-0. Jenna Kelly hit a three-run home run and Sara Shier went 2-for-2 with a home run and two RBIs. Cassie Herrera pitched four shutout innings and scattered five hits for the win.
The Hart baseball team lost to Chatsworth, 7-0, in the semifinals of the Easton Southern California Showdown.
Alex Tenorio was 2-for-2 with a walk for Hart which lost for the first time this season.
The Santa Clarita Christian baseball team beat Lancaster Baptist, 17-6. Ryan Fullarton drove in five runs and went 3-for-5.
The Trinity Classical Academy played its first varsity baseball game in school history and lost, 3-2, to Ventura County Christian.
Dakota Prochnow went 4-for-4 with two doubles and scored both runs for Trinity.
The West Ranch boys golf team beat Santa Barbara by one stroke at the TPC at Valencia. JJ Holen shot the low round of the match, 4-under par 68.
The USC men’s basketball team is still alive in the Pac-10 tourament at Staples Center. The same can’t be said for UCLA.
USC beat Cal, 70-56, in the second round of the tournament. The Trojans play top-seeded Arizona today in the semifinals.
Second-seeded UCLA lost to Oregon, 76-59, and was eliminated. The Ducks play Washington in the other semifinal.
The Lakers unexpectedly lost to the Miami Heat, 94-88, and saw their eight-game losing streak come to an end.
The Lakers came in as the hottest team in the NBA, going undefeated since the All-Star break. The Heat had lost five games in a row and four straight at home.
Chris Bosh had one of his best games of the season for the Heat. He scored 24 points and had nine rebounds.
Andrew Bynum had a double-double for the Lakers with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Kobe Bryant scored 24 points and was 8-for-21 from the field.
The Lakers head to Dallas next for a game against the Mavericks on Saturday.
The Dodgers lost to the San Diego Padres, 8-2, in spring training in Arizona. Closer Jonathon Broxton did not have a good outing. He gave up four runs on three hits, one a home run, and a walk in a third of an inning.
The good news is newly acquired Juan Uribe drove in a run and had a double for the Dodgers. Rod Barrajas drove in the other run for the Dodgers on a sacrifice fly.
The Kings are in Columbus for a game against the Blue Jackets tonight. The Kings are coming off a stunning, 2-1, win over the Detroit Red Wings.
The Blue Jackets have lost six games in a row.
Listen to the game this afternoon on AM 1220, KHTS. The puck drops at 4.