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June 23, 2021

Roundup: Boys hoops team extends winning streak to eight

Through nearly 20 games, the San Benito boys basketball team has still yet to show any signs of slowing down from its torrid pace. The Balers won again Friday, defeating Monterey 45-42 on the road to move to 17-2 overall.

The Balers have now won eight games in a row.

Once again, San Benito was led by 18 points from senior Jacob Tonascia. Hyram Miskin contributed 13 points in the victory. Overall, six Balers, including seven points from Michael Breen, contributed points in the win.

San Benito, though, won because of its fast start. The Balers raced out a strong opening quarter, blowing away Monterey 12-3. But in the final three quarter, San Benito could never pull away from the Toreadores.

In the loss, Monterey recieved 24 points from Chris Russo.

The Balers return to the floor against Salinas at 7 p.m.. Wednesday in Hollister.

SBHS girls basketball

The San Benito girls basketball team returned to above .500 Saturday, escaping with a 47-43 victory over Alisal.

It was the second time this year the Balers defeated the Trojans. But with four injuries and two players missing the game because of previous engagements, San Benito played shorthanded. And it almost cost them.

After two players fouled out in the final minutes, the Balers 13 points lead evaporated to only four.

“We survived and that’s what matters,” SBHS head coach Mitch Burley said. “We now have a big week in front of us.”

Elizabeth Reikowski and Ellie Burley each finished with 13 points in the victory.

SBHS girls soccer

The Balers moved to a half-game back of Gilroy High in the Monterey Bay League’s Gabilan Division on Friday, finishing with a 1-1 tie to Salinas.

The tie gives the Balers a 4-0-2 record inside its division, just behind Gilroy at 5-0-1.

On Friday, Salinas scored first with a goal in the 16th minute by Alexis Reynoso. The Balers and Brianna Bengivengo answered back 10 minutes later with a goal.

The two teams went scoreless the rest of the contest.

San Benito host North Salinas at 5:45 p.m. Monday.

AHS girls basketball

Behind 19 points from Justine Lee, the Hawks defeated Kirby 54-10 on Friday.

Lynette Weckerle added 10 points in the victory for the Hawks.

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