The San Marcos High girls’ basketball team defeated first-place Oxnard 61-57 in a crucial Channel League contest on Tuesday night at the Thunderhut.
Michelle Arellanes finished with a game-high 20 points and Mia Martinez-Tomatis chipped in 15 points to lead the Royals. Mariia Shytkova scored eight of her 12 points in the second half.
With the victory, San Marcos improves to 14-6 overall and 5-2 in Channel League play. The Royals are now tied with Oxnard and Pacifica atop the league standings.
Buena, 42; Santa Barbara, 25
The Dons got 12 points from Jazz Gordon on 4-of-5 shooting from the field and Dayzia Mendoza finished with nine points, eight rebounds, and three steals.
Santa Barbara hung tough early, trailing 14-12 after the first quarter and 26-20 at halftime, but struggled offensively in the second half, scoring just five points.
Foothill Tech, 49; Bishop Diego, 30
The visiting Dragons gave Bishop Diego its first Tri-Valley League loss of the season.
The Cardinals are 18-3 overall this season and 2-1 in Tri-Valley League play.
Dos Pueblos, 57; Rio Mesa, 50
Justine Katz scored 28 points and Dos Pueblos improved to 8-12 overall and 3-4 in Channel League play.
Lauren Robles added 11 points, and Carly Letendre chipped in eight points and 11 rebounds.