The Hayward and Campolindo high boys soccer teams both had similar tasks in mind Saturday afternoon -- solidifying their status as a top contender for this season's North Coast Section Division II championship.

That's what both teams did.

In a hard-played nonleague match, the Farmers and Cougars took turns rallying from deficits before settling for a 3-3 draw.

Campolindo scored three straight goals to take a 3-2 lead in the second half. But host Hayward scored the equalizer in the 73rd minute on a goal by Tomas Ascencioe, who also scored in the 23rd minute to give the Farmers a 2-0 lead.

"Honestly, I'm pretty happy to get a good result against a good team," said Campolindo coach Shane Carney, whose team was coming off a 0-0 tie against Las Lomas on Friday. "To comeback and get a draw on the road is a good result."

After tying the match on goals by Rod Deichler and Michael Samaniego, the Cougars (10-4-4) took a 3-2 lead in the 69th minute on Jeremy Raine's header.

Rigo Castillo opened the scoring for Hayward with a laser shot that got just under the crossbar in the 16th minute.

"It was a really good game," Hayward coach Alex Ortega said. "It was intense, and both teams had a lot of opportunities."

The game was a rematch of a NCS Division II quarterfinal last year that Campolindo won 4-1. The Cougars advanced to the final before they lost to Concord 1-0.

Football

West Bay 31, East Bay 14: Saratoga's Jonathan Walters threw two touchdown passes and the defense intercepted four throws and recovered a fumble to lead the West Bay to a victory over the East Bay in the Literacy Classic All-Star game at San Jose City College.

The East Bay got a short touchdown run by St. Mary's Lorenzo Logwood and a scoring pass from Deer Valley's Nsimba Webster to Arroyo's Malcolm Hale, but that wasn't enough to overtake the West Bay.

St. Francis' Alex Andrighetto was named the game's most valuable player.

The two-way standout intercepted a pass, had several big runs and caught a screen pass that set up his 2-yard scoring plunge that gave the West Bay a 21-7 halftime cushion.

The crowd wasn't quite as large as last season, when the first Literacy Classic matched the northern end of the Central Coast Section, including San Jose schools, against the southern end of the CCS.

But the second game was a little more competitive.

"It was fun," Andrighetto said. "It was definitely different playing with a bunch of guys that I didn't know. Coming into it, I was excited, very excited, getting a chance to play in my first all-star game."

Though his team fell short, Webster appreciated the opportunity to suit up for one more high school game.

"It was a really good experience, playing with these guys, the East Bay," Webster said. "Even though we lost, we still had fun out here. It was a great experience."

-- Darren Sabedra

Girls basketball

Etiwanda 65, St. Mary's 49: The Panthers, ranked No. 1 in the Bay Area News Group East Bay poll, were outscored 36-20 in the second half as they lost to the Eagles at the MLK Classic at St. Mary's-Stockton.

The game was tied 29-29 at halftime, but St. Mary's (14-3) was held to just seven points in the third quarter as Etiwanda (12-4), ranked fourth in California in Division I by CalHiSports.com, took a 46-36 lead entering the final period.

Gabby Green led St. Mary's with 10 points and teammate Mikayla Cowling added nine. Amy Okonkwo had 22 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead Etiwanda.

St. Mary's, which had its nine-game win streak snapped, takes on Windward-Los Angeles in the second day of the event on Monday.

Etiwanda plays host St. Mary's-Stockton on Monday.

-- Staff

Kennedy-Richmond 80, College Park 71: Julian Robinson had 25 points and 13 blocks to lead the Eagles (12-4) past the Falcons (8-10) at the MLK Shootout at Pittsburg High. Lexius Meriweather and Destanee Alexander each had 16 points for Kennedy, which had five players score in double figures and extended its win streak to seven games.

Victoria Peleras led College Park with 23 points and nine steals.

-- Staff