The West County basketball team kept pace with Cardinal Newman in the North Bay League Oak division with a 60-44 win over Rancho Cotate on Thursday. West County (16-3, 4-1) is in second place in the Oak, one game behind the Cardinals who won big against Ukiah on Thursday.
Lucca Lowenberg led West County with 17 points and 5 steals, while Ellie Roan contributed 9 points and 14 rebounds. Talia Husary added 8 points and 13 rebounds.
Keyonee Neal led Rancho Cotate (7-13, 0-4) with 21 points and 16 rebounds, her 10th double-double of the year.
Cardinal Newman extended his winning streak to 10 games with a 70-24 win over Ukiah to improve to 16-4 overall and 5-0 in Oak play. Kate Schat led the Cardinals by 16 points, Reese Searcy added 10 points and 6 steals and Leah Martinez chipped in 11 points. Four other Cardinals scored at least 7 points.
Lilly Losak and Julia Maldonado each scored 6 points for Ukiah (12-8, 1-3).
In another Oak action on Thursday, Montgomery held off Windsor 58-53. Kaia Eubanks had 13 points and Elle Picard 11 points to help the Vikings improve to 6-4 overall and 2-2 in the league. Windsor (8-10, 2-3) was led by Meredith Gilbertson (17 points, 17 rebounds) and Grace Boyle (18 points).
In the Redwood Division, Maria Carrillo defeated St. Vincent 51-9. Katrina Gorauskas scored 12 points and Leyna Gorauskas added 7 points for the Pumas, who remain in first place in the league 3-0 and 10-4 overall. Izzy Badaglia scored 7 points for the Mustangs (5-6, 0-3).
Piner defeated Healdsburg 4-0 in an NBL-Redwood matchup on Thursday behind two goals from Atiana Santoyo and Andrea Caballero. Amaya Villeda and Naomi Ruiz Hernandez both provided a pair of assists and goalkeeper Mariah Membrilla shutout the Prospectors (2-3, 2-2).
West County also ruled out Rancho Cotate 3-0 on Thursday in another Redwood division game. Aramara Garcia, Luna McCullough and Fiona Taganashi scored for West County, which improves to 4-3-1 overall and 2-1-1 in the league. The Cougars drop to 5-6 overall and 1-3 in the league.
Healdsburg took its first win of the season, closing West County 1-0 on Thursday for an impressive Redwood division win. Edgar Campos scored the goal for the Greyhounds (1-3, 1-1), while Azael Gonzalez scored the assist. This is West County’s second consecutive loss (6-2-1, 0-2) after going unbeaten in its first seven games.
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