Another pretty good week for me picking games last week, going 26-5, bringing my season record to 131-39, with three margins exactly right. I didn’t pick Thursday’s games, but here’s what I think will happen tonight
CITRUS BELT LEAGUE
Cajon 42, Citrus Valley 14
Miller 28, Eisenhower 26
Redlands East Valley 42, Redlands 21
Carter 21, Yucaipa 14
DE ANZA LEAGUE
Desert Hot Springs 30, Yucca Valley 14
Saddleback 28, Aquinas 20
Arlington 21, Grand Terrace 17
Damien 28, Ayala 22
Rim of the World 28, Barstow 21
Pacific 30, Bloomington 22
Chino 35, Rowland 14
Mammoth 21, Excelsior 18
Montclair 35, Hacienda Heights Wilson 33
Heritage Christian 28, Adelanto 12
Los Osos 34, Silverado 21
Colton 21, Moreno Valley 19
Colony 31, Riverside Poly 27
San Bernardino 49, Indian Springs 14
Norco 38, Serrano 35
Silver Valley 42, Frazier Mountain 7
Twentynine Palms 28, Granite Hills 14
Ganesha 41, Western Christian 27
DE ANZA LEAGUE
Rancho Mirage 35, Big Bear 21
Lancaster Desert Christian 27, Riverside Prep 23
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Lauren Aguillard and Grand Terrace (6-4, 1-1) defeated Colton, 14-4.
Aguillard recorded a single sweep for the Titans while Vivianne Ramirez and Moira O’Neill recorded a doubles sweep against the Yellowjackets in Sunkist League play.
Grand Terrace will play on Friday at Kaiser High School.
Cajon’s Kayla Washington
Cajon High senior basketball player Kayla Washington wanted to make her verbal commitment before the season began, but she was waiting for what she felt was the right offer.
On Sunday, she got it. And on Monday night, she made the commitment, giving a verbal commitment to Washington State.
“When I talked to them, their style of play, was just perfect for me,” she said. “Their coaching staff, I felt real comfortable with.”
Washington, a 6-foot forward who was The Sun’s Player of the Year last year after averaging 28.1 points and 16.1 rebounds per game for the Cowgirls, said the leading candidate until last weekend was Grand Canyon University, a school that recently became Division I.
She said one of the things she liked about Washington State is that they see her as a combination small forward/power forward while other schools wanted her to be a guard.
“They (Washington State) liked the way I play. Most wanted to change me into a guard,” she said. “And they (Washington State) told me they didn’t have a player like me on their team.”
Washington said her father told her that Cajon’s team during last weekend’s West Coast Premier Fall Showcase tournament at Chaffey College might be a good chance to get an offer. He was right, and Washington State offered her a scholarship after seeing her play for the first time.
“I was definitely discouraged (by the number of offers),” she said. “I felt like it was my last shot.”
Washington isn’t concerned that she’s leaving Southern California., and is in fact glad to leave the area, but at the same time, stay on the west coast.
“My family can still make some of the games, and 14 of the games are on TV,” she said.
Washington said she wants “to get in the best shape I’ve ever been in and keep working on my guard game.”
Washington, who said she had other offers that included Long Beach State, Weber State, Eastern Washington, George Washington, Seattle, Arkansas and Kansas State, plans to make a trip to Washington State in October and sign her National Letter of Intent during the early signing period in November.
YUCAIPA 3, CAJON 0 >> Janell Walley had 11 kills with 26 assists and three aces for the Thunderbirds (12-2, 3-0) in the Citrus Belt League game against the Cowgirls, 25-13, 25-13, 25-12. Marissa Holt had nine kills while McKenna Hafner had 16 digs against Cowgirls. Yucaipa will play at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday against Citrus Valley.
ARROWHEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 12, ONTARIO CHRISTIAN 6 >> The Eagles’ Kendall Bollock swept her singles competition in Ambassador League play against the Knights (0-8, 0-4). Kayla Dennis won two matches against Eagles. Arrowhead Christian Academy will play at 3:15 p.m. today against Aquinas. Ontario Christian will play at 3:15 p.m. today against Woodcrest Christian.
KAISER 48, APPLE VALLEY 42>> If anybody left Malloy Stadium on the Kaiser High School campus early, they missed a furious fourth quarter that saw the host Cats hold on and score a 48-42 win over Apple Valley after building a 21-point margin in the fourth quarter. The Cats (3-1) also had a 48-27 advantage in the fourth before Apple Valley (2-3) got back in the game on the strength of a pair of 33-yard runs by Tristian Mcnatt. One set up a fourth-down score by T.J. Lewis and Mcnatt scored his fourth TD of the night after the Sun Devils recovered an onsides kick.Mcnatt, who finished with 147 yards in nine carries, also caught a two-point conversion pass from Mossy Bell to make it exciting with 2:42 left. But the Cats killed the clock, thanks to a 11-yard carry by Tyler Allgeier for a first down with 131 left. He and Joshua Johnson were the big offensive keys for Kaiser as Johnson scored three times and rushed for 194 on 25 carries on the night late in the third quarter.