There is nothing scary about the fact that both the boys and girls basketball teams conclude their regular seasons Friday the 13th against Shandon at Coast Union. In fact, both teams are heading to the CIF playoffs, so it’s all good news.
The boys have clinched the Coast Valley League championship with a 10-0 record, and the girls have wrapped up second place in the CVL with an 8-2 mark.
Gehrig Kniffen and Jez Lawson are the top scorers for Coast Union, both averaging in double figures for the season, while Nahum Hernandez and Lawson are the leading rebounders.
Junior Reagan Kniffen has been the top scorer for the girls, who have won seven of their past eight games and take on Shandon at 5 p.m. p.m. Friday, Feb. 13.
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The boys varsity squad, which has compiled a 16-4 overall record, plays Shandon at 6:30. The schedule for CIF playoffs will be announced next week.
Coast Union 30, Coastal Christian 26
The Lady Broncos improved their Coast Valley League basketball record to 8-2 by beating Coastal Christian 30-26 in overtime Friday night, Feb. 6. Reagan Kniffen led Coast Union with 12 points, and Ashley Martinez added six.
Head coach Emilie Foster said it was a “very physical game” and “very intense” as regulation time expired and the game went into overtime. She believes the team has secured a playoff spot in the CVL.
The last regular-season game for Coast will be at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, against second-place Shandon, which boasts a 5-3 league record. Foster noted that Shandon is a “much better team than they were last year,” because they have their three best players back in uniform after they were out last year.