The Cuesta College men’s basketball team put together a strong second half to defeat West Hills 64-53 on Friday and advance to the semifinals of the Quinn Henry Memorial Tournament.
The Cougars (5-4) trailed by four at the half but outscored the Falcons 35-20 in the second half.
Cuesta’s Malte Kramer scored a game-high 16 points and had eight rebounds. Kramer came into the game averaging 22.5 points per game.
Cuesta women fall at Hancock Tournament
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The Cuesta College women’s basketball team coughed up a four-point halftime lead to lose 79-72 to Monterey Peninsula at the Allan Hancock Tournament.
The Cougars had the momentum early and put together a 17-2 run heading into the half, before Monterey Peninsula hit a 3-pointer just before the buzzer to bring the game back to 38-34.
Jayme Salim scored a game-high 25 points, Kati Sheldon scored 19 points and Anika Bauermeister scored 15 points for the Cougars (2-7).
Karina Valencia scored 23 points, with four 3-pointers, for Monterey Peninsula.
Cuesta volleyball players honored
The Cuesta volleyball team had five players named all-Western State Conference, as voted on by the WSC coaches.
Setter Ensley Allmon earned first-team honors after totaling 602 assists on the year, Cuesta’s sixth best single-season mark ever.
Outside hitter Tess Gilkey and middle blocker Daniella Florant were named to the second team.
Gilkey led the Cougars (11-11) in kills (217) and aces (25), and Florant led in blocks (75).
Ciara Ramos (middle blocker) and Kristin Urias (outside hitter) rounded out the list as honorablemention selections.