Josh Feld became North County Christian’s all-time leading scorer on Thursday night, scoring 25 points in the Crusaders’ 67-40 Coast Valley League win over Shandon at home.
Playing in his 101st career game — the most in North County Christian history — the 6-foot-1, 185-pound forward brought his career total to 1,216 points, surpassing the old mark established by Kirk Sheplay, who graduated last year.
The Crusaders clinched their fourth straight league title and claimed their 48th CVL win in a row.
Caleb Katches added 15 points for North County Christian (15-8, 8-0), the 10th-ranked team in Division VI-AA of the CIF-Southern Section, which led 35-11 at halftime.
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Cody Van Boxtel paced the Outlaws (3-11, 2-6) with 16 points.
North Co. Christian 62, Shandon 19
Cristy Scarson lifted the Crusaders with a game-high 19 points, while Brianna Feld and Kelsey Paulus added 16 and 15 apiece.
North County Christian (13-5, 6-0) — ranked No. 2 in Division VI-A — led 16-0 after the first quarter en route to clinching the CVL championship.
Paulus pulled down 14 rebounds, while Scarson had six assists and eight steals.
Geira Bustamante had 10 points for the Outlaws (2-10, 1-6).
Mission Prep 6, St. Joseph 0
Given that his Royals had beaten St. Joseph 9-0 in early December to open the season, coach Bob Galarneau implored his players to not be overconfident heading into the rematch.
“I told them, ‘St. Joseph has gotten a lot better since the last time we played,’” Galarneau said. “Then one of them said, ‘Yeah, but we’ve gotten better, too.’”
Mission Prep’s margin of victory didn’t improve this time, but the Royals’ win streak did, as they ran their unbeaten record to 17-0.Neal Hetzel had his second straight hat trick, while Aryan Eslambolipour had two goals and an assist, Brian McAllen added a goal and two assists and Keegan Nelson distributed one assist.
“It’s important to them,” Galarneau said of the mounting win total. “They’re playing with a lot of confidence, but they’re not cocky or overconfident.”
Santa Maria 7, Morro Bay 2
The Pirates gave up six unanswered goals in the second half.
Lompoc 4, Templeton 0
Jonah Yamagata made eight saves for the Eagles (1-18, 0-11 Los Padres League).
Morro Bay 5, Santa Maria 0
Macey Burgeson scored four times, and also assisted Olivia Watt, who tallied on a header. Annie Wahler made seven first-half saves for the Pirates (2-8 LPL).
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Vista 12, Arroyo Grande 8
The Eagles, the No. 1-ranked team in Division IV, suffered just their second loss of the season to the nonleague foe from San Diego at the Southern California Championships tournament in Irvine.
“We played them tough; we just ran out of gas in the fourth quarter,” Arroyo Grande coach Steven Allen said.
Stephanie Stern and Kim Johnson both made three saves for Arroyo Grande (21-2), and Briana Lippert collected 10 saves in goal.
Nipomo 8, San Luis Obispo 6
Kennedy Peters scored four times for the Tigers (12-9, 7-3 PAC 7), but their defense was unable to consistently stave off the Titans offense, as Andie Judson made 21 saves in defeat.
Righetti 5, Paso Robles 3
A 3-0 second quarter was the difference for the Warriors. Vanessa Stevens, Maddy Rainey and Andi Russell netted scores for the Bearcats.