SIMI VALLEY TOURNAMENT : Camarillo Takes a Stroll on El Camino Real, 74-53


Josh Hill scored 24 points and Camarillo High defeated El Camino Real, 74-53, Tuesday night in the first round of the Simi Valley tournament at Camarillo High.

Hill made 11 of 13 shots and two of four free throws. He scored 11 of his points in the third quarter when Camarillo enjoyed its largest lead, 57-27.

Hill and Mariano It, a foreign exchange student from Argentina who scored 13 points, helped Camarillo jump to an early 21-7 advantage on nine-of-14 shooting in the first quarter. The Scorpions made 13 of 21 shots in the half.

“We want to run, and we did that, so I was happy to see that,” Camarillo Coach Mike Prewitt said. “We did what we wanted to offensively, but defensively, we still need a lot of work.”


After allowing just 17 points in the first half, Camarillo (1-0) gave up 36 in the second.

Cameron Henderson did most of the damage for El Camino Real (0-1) by scoring 29 points, with 18 coming in the second half.

Camarillo will play Hart at 8 tonight in a second-round game.

Hart 50, Taft 43--Taft led much of the game but managed just two points in the final period.

Hart trailed, 29-25, at the half, but rallied as Cory Johnson scored 14 of his 19 points in the second half. Kurt Lippincott added 14 for the Indians.

Moorpark 59, North Hollywood 52--Patrick Tate scored 18 points and Kevin Lawrence added 13 for the Musketeers (1-0).

Shannon Johnson had 19 points and 16 rebounds for the Huskies (0-1).

Santa Clara 61, Alemany 58--Luckman Dotson scored 26 points as the Saints (1-0) overcame a four-point halftime deficit and turned back the Indians.