Local Basketball, Soccer Teams Reach CCS Semifinal

Serra, Carlmont, Mills, Burlingame, Menlo, Half Moon Bay boys basketball; Woodside, Burlingame, Menlo, Sacred Heart Prep girls basketball all win.

The Carlmont High boys soccer and boys basketball teams both advanced into the semifinal of their respective Division I Central Coast Section championships with wins on Saturday.

In soccer, Michel Gonzalez and Justin Harpster scored goals to lead the Scots (15-3-3) past Salinas, 2-1. Harpster scored on a penalty kick for the winning margin.

Carlmont and Bellarmine meet in Wednesday's 7 p.m. semifinal at Burlingame High. The Bells beat Sequoia, 2-1.

Yash Malik scored 15 points, including three 3-pointers, and Michael Costello added 12 points for the Scots' basketball team.

Carlmont plays Santa Teresa at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Santa Clara High School.

Serra High reached the semifinal with a 74-66 victory over El Camino and will play Sacred Heart Cathedral in Wednesday's 5:30 p.m. Open Division semifinal at Independence High School.

Connor Haupt sank six 3-pointers and scored 25 points overall to help Burlingame beat Monterey, 64-59, in Division III. The Panthers, who also got 12 points from Chris Graham and 11 from Nick Loew, will play Mills Wednesday at St. Ignatius at 5:30 p.m.

The Vikings advanced with a 70-49 victory over Aptos. Two other Peninsula Athletic League schools lost in the quarterfinal. St. Francis beat Aragon, 65-54 in Division II, despite 17 points from Alex Manu. Trevor Lahoz added 14 points and Nick Frankel had 11.

Hillsdale High, one of the five PAL South Division teams to earn a spot in the quarterfinal, dropped a 62-41 decision to St. Ignatius.

Rico Nuno acored 15 points and Corey Cilia added 11 points as Half Moon Bay beat Sacred Heart Prep, 54-50, for the right to meet Seaside in a Division IV semifinal.

Corbin Koch had 17 points and Ricky Galliani added 14 for the Gators.

Menlo School, which beat Hacker 53-46, hosts Palma on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The HMB-Seaside game will precede that.

Girls basketball

PAL South co-champions Woodside and Burlingame each advanced into the semifinal round. The Wildcats edged Westmont, 50-49, while the Panthers topped Santa Cruz, 63-51.

Dana Michaels scored 21 points to lead Burlingame, while Lauren Rally added 19 points.

Woodside meets Westmoor at Christopher High in Gilroy on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in a Division II contest.

Burlingame tangles with Valley Christian, also at Christopher, at 7:30 p.m.

In Division IV, Menlo School downed Mercy (San Francisco), 70-47, and Sacred Heart Prep defeated Gunderson, 50-36.

Maddie Price scored 19 points to lead the Knights. Lauren Lete and Drew Edelman each added 16 points.

Menlo and Scotts Valley will meet at 5:30 p.m. and Sacred Heart Prep and Soquel play at 7:30 p.m., both at Notre Dame High in Belmont.

The Tigers lost to Soquel, 40-25. Valley Christian beat Mills, 42-41, in Division III.

Boys soccer

Menlo School and Sacred Heart Prep will join Carlmont in the semifinal round, while Half Moon Bay and San Mateo just missed.

Ryan Karle scored in the Knights' 2-0 victory over Soledad in Division III and will play Harbor on Wednesday at Menlo-Atherton at 7 p.m.

Willy Lamb and Andrew Segre scored in the Gators' 2-0 win over San Mateo. SH Prep meets Gilroy, which advanced in penalty kicks over Half Moon Bay.

Justin Winslow and Johnatan Rico scored goals for the Cougars.

Girls soccer

Gianna Rosati scored the game winning goal as unbeaten Woodside edged Menlo-Atherton, 3-2, in a Division I battle.

Carlmont dropped a 2-0 decision to Mountain View while Burlingame reached the semifinal round in Division II after edging Gilroy, 4-3, in penalty kicks.

Menlo School routed Robert Louis Stevenson, 8-0, in Division III.

Madison Holland recorded the assist on Rosati's goal. Lauren Holland had assists on goals by Jillenne Aguilera and Katie Pedigo.

Julie Stoner and Gabriella Zanutta scored for the Bears, with assists going to Olivia Del Rosso and Sarah McLeod.

Menlo goals were scored by Chandler Wickers (2), Lindsay Karle (2), Sienna Stritter, Amber Mallett, Jamie Corley and Kate Dumanian. Assists were provided by Amanda McFarland (3), Maya Norman (2), Wickers, Stritter and Corley.

Woodside meets Los Gatos on Wednesday at Westmont High at 4:30 p.m., Burlingame hosts St. Francis at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and meets Harbor at 4:30 p.m. at Menlo-Atherton.


Serra High had two wrestlers qualify for the state meet after finishing second at Saturday's CCS final. The top three advance in each weight class.

South San Francisco High senior Arthur Georgiyev won the 182-pound title, defeating Monterey's Jacob Golden, 7-3, in the championship match.

"Coming in my freshman year my coach said to stay with it and become a champion,'' Georgiyev told Glenn Reeves of the Mercury-News. "I stuck with it. Hard work pays off. Winning a championship is just amazing. No one can take it away from you.''

Elias Hernandez at 113 pounds and Jerry De La Rosa at 132 pounds each qualified for the state meet for Serra and Half Moon Bay's Joe Lowman finished second at 170 pounds to gain a spot at the state meet.


In non-league action, Carlmont High improved to 3-0 with a 9-2 win over Silver Creek. Justin Fink tripled, doubled and  in two runs. Evan McClain was the winning pitcher.

Andrew Brunicardi had two hits and drove in two runs as Burlingame High edged Berkeley, 5-4.


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