The Saugus boys soccer team made an early exit from the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs with a 4-1 loss to Santa Ynez in a wild-card game.
Manny Padron scored the lone goal for Saugus. Freshman Alex Uribe scored a hat trick for Santa Ynez.
In college baseball, the College of the Canyons beat Orange Coast College, 15-9. Kenny Shanahan and Travis McBride each had three-hit games and COC collected 20 hits in all.
The College of the Canyons softball team lost to Antelope Valley College, 2-1. Whitney Bruce had three hits and drove in COC’s only run.
The College of the Canyons women’s basketball team has a 17-game winning streak and a perfect 10-0 record in Western State Conference play. COC is coming off an 85-73 win over Santa Monica College over the weekend. Ashley Wakefield had a monster game with 23 points and 25 rebounds. The COC women take on Glendale College tonight as it looks to stay undefeated in conference play.
The College of the Canyons men’s basketball team evened its overall record with a 101-80 win over Santa Monica College. The COC men are 11-11 and 5-5 in conference as they prepare for Glendale College tonight.
The Master’s College men’s basketball team has lost two games in a row, including a 78-73 loss to Westmont over the weekend. Dean Hadley scored 20 points for The Master’s College.
The Master’s College women’s basketball team is riding a three-game winning streak after beating Westmont, 76-54. Jenna Reed hit four 3-pointers and scored 17 points for The Master’s College.
The Lakers started off the second half of the season on the right foot even though Kobe Bryant wasn’t able to step on the court. The Lakers beat the visiting Golden State Warriors, 104-94, behind a big night from Shannon Brown. Brown scored a career-high 27 points and had a career-high 10 rebounds for the Lakers.
Bryant sat out the game nursing an injured ankle. Andrew Bynum made his return with a 21-point, seven-rebound effort.
The Clippers traded Marcus Camby to the Portland Trail Blazers, then got spanked by the Trail Blazers, 109-87. Eric Gordon scored 20 points for the Clippers.
The U.S. men’s hockey team won its first game of the Winter Olympics, 3-1, over Switzerland. The American women crushed Russia, 13-0, behind a hat trick from Jenny Potter. It was her second hat trick in as many games, an Olympic record. She scored three goals in Team USA’s 12-1 win over China.
Team USA did not win any medals on Tuesday, while Germany won four. USA has eight medals so far in the Olympics. Seth Wescott won gold in men’s snowboard cross and Hannah Kearney won gold in women’s moguls. Germany leads all nations with nine medals and three golds.