LANCASTER — The University of Antelope Valley women’s basketball team defeated Embry-Riddle 92-88 to gain a one game lead atop the California Pacific Conference standings on Saturday. 

Junior forward Tylen Price led the Pioneers (22-4, 11-1 CalPac) with a career-high 32 points to go along with five rebounds and two assists.

UAV senior guard Samantha Earl tied her season-high with 28 points and added three rebounds and two assists and senior guard LaChae McColor contributed 13 points, three rebounds and two assists.

Embry-Riddle is now 20-4 and 10-2 in the CalPac standings.

UAV will play at UC Merced on Thursday.

Men’s Basketball

UAV 85, Embry-Riddle 60

LANCASTER — The University of Antelope Valley men’s basketball team defeated Embry-Riddle 85-60 in a California Pacific Conference game on Saturday.

Senior forward Christian Drayton collected his 16th double-double of the season for the Pioneers (12-12, 10-2 CalPac). Drayton scored a game-high 20 points and 13 rebounds to go along with two blocks and two assists.

UAV junior guard Kamal Holden recorded 11 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals and senior guard CJ Bussey and junior forward Kane Keil put in 10 points apiece.

The Pioneers now lead the CalPac standings by two games and are one win away from clinching the top seed in the CalPac Championships.

UAV travels to face UC Merced on Thursday.

College Baseball

Masters Univ. 17, UAV 15

Masters Univ. 9, UAV 0

LANCASTER — The Master’s University spoiled the University of Antelope Valley baseball team’s home opener with a double-header sweep, 17-15 and 9-0, in non-conference games on Saturday at The Hangar.

The first game was tied 15-15 in the top of the ninth before the Mustangs (5-1-1) pulled ahead with a two-run inning.

UAV senior starting pitcher Tanner White allowed 11 runs, eight earned, with two walks and four strikeouts in four innings for the no-decision. Senior Bryndyn Shipquist followed with four runs on nine hits with one walk and four strikeouts in four innings of relief. 

Senior Donovan Bertoncini took the loss for the Pioneers (1-6), allowing two runs, one earned, on two hits and one walk in one inning.

Senior third baseman Nate Broaddus went 4-for-5 with a run, while senior designated hitter Mitch Cox and freshman shortstop Jacob Ogle picked up three hits and one RBI apiece. Cox hit his third home run of the season in the bottom of the eighth.

Junior first baseman Allen Pacheco hit his team-leading fourth home run of the season, finishing 2-for-4 with three runs and two RBIs, while junior right fielder Kaleyl Anderson also finished 2-for-4 with four RBIs and one run.

UAV sophomore Gerardo Castaneda picked up two hits with a career-high three RBIs and sophomore left fielder Brayan Gomez also had two hits.

The second game was a six-inning affair in which the Pioneers’ bats fell silent. 

UAV junior starting pitcher Isaiah Ramos took the loss, allowing nine runs, eight earned, on five hits and five walks with two strikeouts in four innings.

Ogle finished 1-for-2, while Cox was also 1-for-2, picking up his team-leading 13th hit and Gomez had the only other Pioneer hit.

UAV will play Vanguard at The Hangar today at 1 p.m.

Boys Soccer

Vasquez 2, SPXSMA 1

The Vasquez boys soccer team defeated St. Pius X/St. Matthias Academy 2-1 in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 7 playoffs on Saturday.

The Mustangs (15-4-2) will play at Bishop Diego in the CIF-Southern Section Division 7 quarterfinals on Wednesday.

Thacher 4, TPAA 2

The Palmdale Aerospace Academy’s season came to an end in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 7 playoffs with a 4-2 loss to Thacher on Saturday.

The Griffins (19-9-2) were the Heritage League champions for the second year in a row and are losing five seniors to graduation.

Thacher will play at Woodcrest Christian in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

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