HESPERIA — The Valley Christian Academy football team's playoff run ended with a 44-26 loss to top-seeded Hesperia Christian in the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Division 2 8-Man Playoffs Friday night.
"We had over 450 yards of offense," VCA coach Pete Fortier said by phone, but it wasn't enough for the Lions, who wound up 7-3 after winning the Coast Valley League championship.
Fortier said, "We had the ball more than (the Patriots) did, but they scored more quickly than we did."
The Lions scored one touchdown each quarter. Adan Aldana ran in from 29 yards out in the first quarter, Ethan McCoy went in from eight yards away in the second, Aldana had a 19-yard scoring run in the third and McCoy threw a 47-yard touchdown pass to Trenton Lane in the fourth.
Aldana finished with 28 carries and 244 yards rushing. McCoy ran for 55 and Lane ran for another 49.
Aldana had five unassisted tackles and 10 assists on defense. "Aldana, McCoy and Jarrett Smith were the top three guys for us on defense," said Fortier.
Hesperia Christian moved to 9-1.
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FREMONT — Hancock College rallied for a 68-63 win over host Ohlone College at Ohlone to move into the tournament championship game.
The Bulldogs (3-2) will play Monterey Peninsula at 3 p.m. Saturday for the championship. The Renegades dropped to 1-1 after the Bulldogs out-scored them 45-29 in the second half.
Shane Carney scored 16 points and led three Bulldogs in double figures. Carney also had seven assists and four rebounds.
Glenn Jordan added 15 points and four assists for the Bulldogs. Javae Lampkins scored all 10 of his points for Hancock in the second half. He made three 3-pointers then.
Trenton Mitchell finished with a career-high 20 rebounds for Hancock. He finished two points short of a double-double.
Richard Oryem led Ohlone with 19 points. He scored 17 of those in the first half. Cameron Bradley sank five 3-pointers for the Renegades.
Hancock 65, Los Angeles Harbor 60
WILMINGTON — Three Bulldogs racked up their first career double-doubles as the Bulldogs squared their record at 1-1 with a non-conference win over the Seahawks (0-1) at L.A. Harbor.
Grace Rosa made eight of her 13 shots from the floor and finished with a team-high 18 points for Hancock. She snared 13 rebounds. Hannah Walls had career highs of 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Karly Beyers scored 14 points and snared 10 rebounds.
Taylor Lee-Hammer scored 14 points, making it four Hancock players in double figures. She shot four-for-seven from the field.
After turning the ball over 30 times and shooting poorly from the foul line in a 63-61 season-opening loss at L.A. Southwest, the Bulldogs turned the ball over 20 times and made 12 of their 15 foul shots against L.A. Harbor.