Boys soccer, girls basketball and boys basketball all won their respective first-round playoff games


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Boys soccer, boys basketball and girls basketball all won their respective first-round playoff games on the weekend of Feb. 11. 

Boys Soccer

The weekend kicked off with boys soccer taking on Camarillo at home. The Coyotes went down early as Camarillo scored 17 minutes into the game. Calabasas almost immediately responded, as Josh Gould sent a ball to Yahav Ariviv for a goal in the 24th minute. 

The score remained even until two minutes into the second half when Gould laid off the ball to Jackson Shapiro who scored a beautiful goal. Camarillo then answered back with an equalizer in the 67th minute. 

As it looked like the game was about to go into overtime with only a minute left, Adam Gazdag brought the ball around the left side and passed it to Jovan Bains, who then sent it to Maxi Gartner for the game-winning goal. 

The Coyotes will host Santa Ana in the round of 16 at home on Feb 15. 

Boys Basketball 

Immediately after the soccer game, boys basketball faced off against Buena. Calabasas, who was a heavy favorite in this game, struggled at first after seniors Taylor Golden and Drew Martin were forced to sit due to foul trouble. The Coyotes were down by eleven at the half before turning the game around in the second half. 

The Coyotes slowly chipped away at the lead and the game came down to the final possessions with Buena leading, 62-61. With about 40 seconds left, Taylor Golden found Niko Lobos for an open layup to take the lead. On the succeeding possession, Drew Martin forced a jump ball to give possession back to the Coyotes. Lobos then hit a freethrow to give the Coyotes a two-point lead. Buena then had about eight seconds for a possession, but good defense by Gavin Murphy stopped them from getting a clean look at the basketball.

Calabasas will host Santa Monica in the second round on Feb. 15. 

Girls Basketball 

On Saturday, Feb. 12, the girls basketball team traveled to Oxnard, where they went on to rout Santa Clara, 66-23. The Coyotes dominated from the start and Santa Clara was never able to close the gap. 

Khai Anderson-Strawder had 15 points, six rebounds and three blocks. Amia Witt has a near triple-double with 14 points, nine rebounds and seven steals. Lia Hendelman had 10 points, five rebounds, four steals and two blocks. 

The girls will travel to Cypress for their second-round matchup on Feb. 16.