Cuesta College

College Roundup: Strong second half carries Cuesta to men's basketball win

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

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.