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Scoring act lifts Bruins past Lakers

Nine players got into the scoring act and the Bruins remained a game

out of first place as they defeated the Lakers, 74-58, in Junior

Basketball League play.

Garrett Preston, the team’s leading scorer with a 23 points per-game

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average, led the Bruins charge with 17 points. Other double-digit scorers

included Sam Palfreyman with 14 points and Patrick Curran with 11.

Christopher Hyden added nine points.

The Lakers also had three players score in double figures, led by

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Tyler Naylor who hit his season average of 18 points.

Travis Grogan, who came in with a 21.6 average, finished with 16

points and Matthew Renault, who entered the game with a 25 point scoring

average, netted 10.

The win pushed the Bruins to 2-1 in regular season play and evened

their overall record at 2-2.

The loss dropped the Lakers to 1-2 and 1-3.

In other games:

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Clippers 55, Trailblazers 44

The Clippers pulled away from a 22-22 halftime tie to remain a game

out of first place.

Nathan Picket led the Clippers (2-1, 3-1) with 23 points. He was

followed by Jonathan Begay’s 14 points and 11 more by Daniel Holman.Trailblazers’ leading scorer, Brian Delino scored 22 points, which

included three, three-point baskets and five of six free throws.

Blue Devils 72, Rainbows 56

The undefeated Blue Devils (3-0, 4-0) raced out to a 46-24 halftime

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lead and remained in sole possession of first place with the win.

Bobby Monroe dropped 30 points, a division best for the day. Spence

Harrell scored 23 points and hit five of six free throw attempts.

Jeff Clark nailed three, three-point baskets and led the Rainbows

(1-2, 1-3) with 29 points. Ian Butters and Nat Weaver hit double figures

with 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Clark, No. 2 on the league’s scoring list, had averaged 27.6 points in

his first two games.

Saturday’s game schedule at Laguna Beach High finds the Blue Devils

and Bruins in an 8 a.m. showdown, the Clippers taking on the Lakers at

9:15 a.m., and the Supersonics-Trailblazers game rounding out the action

at 10:30 a.m.


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