The Pacific Grove High boys basketball team won its first game of the season, holding off North Monterey County 63-55 on Friday night in the Breaker gym.
North Monterey County cut its deficit to three points in the fourth quarter, but Pacific Grove soon got the lead back to eight and finished off the Condors.
With the win, Pacific Grove ended an eight-game losing streak to start the season and improved to 1-8.
Luke Lowell had 20 points for Pacific Grove. Freshman Brad Sendell had 13 points and freshman Zack Miller tallied 10 points.
North Monterey County’s Kevin Montemayor had 21 points.
Pacific Grove begins MTAL play Wednesday against King City. North Monterey County has one final non-league contest, at St. Francis Central Coast Catholic in Watsonville on Monday.
Oakwood 73, King City 51: At Oakwood, the Mustangs were unable to defeat the small school from Morgan Hill.
Trent Salcido had 14 points, Brandon Ramirez had 12 points, and Chase Bryan had 10 points for King City, which fell to 2-7.
King City begins MTAL play Wednesday at Pacific Grove.
Monterey 56, Carmel 32: At Monterey, the Toreadores continued their roll into divisional play by downing the visiting Padres.
The win was Monterey’s third in a row as it improved to 7-3 on the season.
The Toreadores face Hollister on Wednesday to open up MBL Gabilan Division play.
North Monterey County 52, Anzar 12: At San Juan Bautista, the Condors routed the Hawks.
Samantha Flores had 20 points and five steal to lead the Condors. Demelza Perez had 10 points, and Alexandria Bertao had seven rebounds and four steals.
North Monterey County travels to Santa Cruz today to face Harbor.
North Salinas 74, Sequoia 44: At North Salinas, the Vikings powered by the Redwood City squad in the second half in their final non-league contest of the regular season.
Alyssa Springs had 16 points and 16 rebounds, Nicole Hermosillo-Wright had 16 points, Jordyn Enos had 14 points and Monae Hobson had 12 points for North Salinas. Aliya Urzua had seven points and was praised for her defense.
North Salinas plays host to Christopher on Tuesday as it begins defense of its MBL Gabilan Division title..
King City 50, Monterey 41: At King City, the Mustangs defeated the Toreadores thanks in part to 25 points from Savannah Valladarez.
Zeni Silva contributed with 17 points in King City’s win.
King City next plays Pacific Grove on Wednesday.
Carmel 40, Gilroy 35: At Carmel, the Padres got 11 points from Amber Clark as it withstood a fourth-quarter charge from the visiting Mustangs to get the nonleague win.
Ashlynn Davis had eight points, and Madelynn Whittaker put in seven points for Carmel (7-4), which won its third in a row.
Carmel plays Soledad on Wednesday at home to begin MTAL play.
Loyola 2, Alisal 1: An Alisal player had to be taken to a hospital after going into a seizure during the semifinals of the Golden State Invitational.
The Alisal player, while trying to get the ball off a cross into the goalkeeper’s box, collided with the Loyola goalkeeper and went into a seizure. Coaches and medics stabilized the Alisal player as paramedics rushed to Bellarmine High.
The player remains at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose with the results of a CT scan to be determined. The player has no prior history of a seizure, said Alisal Coach Mark Cisneros.
Loyola was ahead 1-0 at half and then scored off a set piece early in the second half to go ahead 2-0.
Alisal’s Humberto Mendoza scored his first goal of the season late in the second half to get Alisal on the board.
Alisal’s unbeaten-in-regulation streak ended at 58 games (including postseason) with the loss to the Los Angeles school. It’s Alisal’s first loss in regulation since Feb. 1, 2011, against Alvarez.
The Trojans play Palos Verdes Estates in the third-place game at 9:30 a.m. today.
Palma 4, Pacific Grove 1: At Breaker Stadium, the Chieftains scored all four of their goals in the second half to overcome a 1-0 Pacific Grove lead.
Michael Levine, Zack Werner, John Budde and Miguel Mendez all scored for Palma. Werner assisted on Levine’s goal in the 54th minute to tie the game at 1-1, and then he scored in the 58th minute to give Palma the lead for good.
Rutger Sperry put in Pacific Grove’s lone goal in the 41st minute.
Palma (3-2-2) travels to Monte Vista Christian on Tuesday to begin MBL Pacific Division play.