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


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


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:


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


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.