The top two boys’ basketball teams in the Desert Valley League picked up lopsided wins on Tuesday to set up their head-to-head clash on Thursday.
La Quinta now 8-1, and Palm Springs now 7-2 will go a long way toward deciding the DVL title at Palm Springs on Thursday. On Tuesday night, the Blackhawks beat Coachella Valley 82-55 and Palm Springs topped Xavier 60-35.
La Quinta 82, Coachella Valley 55: La Quinta stayed atop the DVL standings with a comfortable home win. Marcelo Zepeda had 21 points and Pierce Sterling contributed 19 points.
The first-place Blackhawks face the second-place Palm Springs Indians in a big game Thursday at Palm Springs.
Palm Springs 60, Xavier Prep 35: The Indians picked up a key DVL win, doing it with defense.
Palm Springs held the Saints to single-digit scoring in the first three quarters in the win.
La Quinta 5, Coachella Valley 0: Tatiana Woodworth scored twice to lead the Blackhawks to a lopsided DVL win. Reanna Rivera, Alexis Garcia and Devyn Utter each added goals.
Kailee Prescott, Taylor Doyle, Val Mendez-Mondragon and Rivera collected the assists. Isabella Beltran and Nicole Maler combined for the shutout.
La Quinta (11-6-6, 8-1) hosts Palm Springs on Thursday. Coachella Valley (15-6-1, 5-5) hosts Palm Desert on Tuesday.
Palm Desert 4, Cathedral City 0: After a scoreless tie at the half, the Aztecs exploded after the break as Josmar Flores headed in a corner kick from Leonardo Garcia Guerra to get the scoring started.
David Dominguez, Christian Corrales and Max Serrano added goals. Garcia-Guerra finished with two assists. Goalkeepers Aaron Gipson and Ryan Cieslikowski combined for the shutout.
The Aztecs (9-8-1, 6-2-1) play at Indio on Thursday.
Palm Springs 7, Xavier Prep 0: The Indians rolled to victory behind a hat trick from Giovanni Vallejo, and a pair of goals each by Angel Valtierra and Jose Jauregui.
Valtierra, Andrew Macias and Martin Macias had assists in the rout. Matthew Macias had seven saves in the shutout.
Palm Springs (4-3-2 in DVL) hosts La Quinta on Thursday.
Palm Springs 61, Xavier Prep 24: The Indians moved to 8-1 in DVL play with an easy win over the Saints. Sierra Leonard-Martinez had a great night with 26 points, six rebounds and nine steals. Joana Adams added 18 points, 11 rebounds, four steals and three blocks.
Jemmel Ahorro had nine points, five assists and three steals, while Ana Reagins and Tzipporah Page combined for eight points and 17 rebounds.
Palm Springs (13-7, 8-1) plays at La Quinta on Thursday.
Palm Desert 48, Cathedral City 45: The Aztecs pulled out a DVL victory behind 25 points from Seline Schinke. Julia Teeple added 14 points with Alyssa Velasquez (5 points) and Charlotte Bracco (four points) all contributing.
The Aztecs (8-14, 3-6) hosts Indio on Thursday.
La Quinta 36, Coachella Valley 35: A third-quarter surge sparked the Blackhawks to a narrow win. Hilary Alvarez had 16 points, and Maritza Cuevas had 11 points to lead the Blackhawks.
Desert Chapel 67, Mesa Grande 57: Three different Eagles had double-doubles in this league win as Kaleb Whan had a big night for the Eagles with 28 points and 12 rebounds, and Nico Garcia added 27 points and 12 assists. Joey Spoelder had 11 points and 10 rebounds and Josh Donaldson added 15 rebounds.
The Eagles play on Thursday at home against Redlands Adventist.
Girls’ water polo
Palm Desert 7, Cathedral City 1: Seven different Aztecs scored as Palm Desert stayed unbeaten in league play. Elise Stein, Sarah Nichols, Shanna Heller, Cassie Bija, Samantha Stein, Andrea Uribe and Judy Morrow all found the back of the net.
Goalie Abree McCabe had four saves. The Aztecs (24-1) face Xavier Prep at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Palm Desert Aquatic Center and both teams’ seniors will be recognized.
Junior tennis results: Alex Kuperstein of Palm Desert beat the No. 1 seed to take the 16s singles title at the Palm Valley Jr. Open 3-6, 6-4, 10-5. Caleb Saltz of Indio topped Jake Presser of Rancho Mirage (6-2, 6-1) in the 10s. Brad Cummins of Rancho Mirage was the 18s singles finalist.
In doubles, Cummins and Sebastian Gomez (PD) won 6-2; 6-2 over Manfred Brauer (RM) and Peter Clemente (PS), Kuperstein and Gavin Spencer won 6-1; 6-4, Presser and Saltz topped Andrew Alvarez and Travis Pimentel, both of Indio 8-6. Jenna McDonald (PD) and Ellery Bohrmann (Indio) took the 18s over Jacqueline Lacy (PD) and Libby Jubas, Kylee Shannon (LQ) and Jordan Hickey won the 14s over Shekinah Daffon (PS) and Tatiana Harvey (CC), and Tiani Jadulang (CC) and Bryana Quintana (LQ) were doubles finalists.
Jadulang won the 18s singles at the Indian Wells Holiday Jr. Open. Lucieano Ferrer of Palm Desert was a finalist in the 18s singles. Daffon and Quintana won the 16s doubles.
Christian Kontaxis of Rancho Mirage won the 18s at the Mission Hills Jr. Open. Pimentel of Indio was a finalist in the 12s.
Michael Cabaguncan of Cathedral City won the 16s at the Moore Tennis Academy Open. Saltz won the 12s, Presser won the 10s and Carolina Alfonsin and Rochelle Suarez were finalists. Doubles winners were Daffon and Quintana, Shannon and Tenaya Moranda of Indio, and Isabella Pimentel (Indio) and Lexie Flores.
La Quinta 8-1
Palm Springs 7-2
Palm Desert 6-3
Xavier Prep 6-4
Coachella Valley 1-9
Cathedral City 1-9
Palm Springs 8-1
La Quinta 6-3
Cathedral City 4-6
Palm Desert 3-6
Coachella Valley 2-7
Xavier Prep 0-9
La Quinta 7-2-0
Palm Desert 6-2-1
Coachella Valley 6-4-0
Palm Springs 4-3-2
Cathedral City 1-8-1
Xavier Prep 0-10-0
La Quinta 8-1-0
Palm Desert 7-1-1
Cathedral City 7-2-1
Coachella Valley 5-5-0
Xavier Prep 2-6-1
Palm Springs 0-8-0