The Blue Devils swept through the Junior Basketball League’s first
round of regular season play unbeaten as they claimed two more victories
during the past week at Laguna Beach High.
Their victims included the Trailblazers, who fell, 60-47, and the
Bruins, whom they had to rally past, 61-53.
The Blue Devil’s big three of Spencer Harrell (49 points), Bobby
Monroe (29 points) and Brandon Finnerty (27 points) accounted for 105 of
the team’s 121 points scored during the two games.
The two wins gives the Blue Devils a 5-0 record through the first half
of league play. They are 6-0 overall.
Brian Delino scored 21 points and Brandon Reed scored 14 to lead the
Trailblazers, who fell to 0-5 and 1-5.
Sam Palfreyman’s 15 points and 13 more by Christopher Hyden paced the
Bruins (2-3, 2-4), who led the Blue Devils at the half, 35-27, before
being outscored, 22-8, in the next two periods.
In other games:
Clippers 73, Bruins 63
Clippers 65, Lakers 60
The two victories keeps the Clippers (4-1, 5-1) one game behind the
Blue Devils in the standings.
High scoring Clipper point guard Cheyne Martin, who tops the league
with a 34 points scoring average, continued his torrid streak by netting
30 points against the Bruins and 36 against the Lakers.
Nathan Peckett added 14 points for the Clippers in their win over the
Bruins, and Armand Begay had 16 points in the win over the Lakers.
Garrett Preston led the Bruins in scoring with 26 points, Sam
Palfreyman had 12 and Patrick Curran scored 10.
The Lakers were led by Matthew Renault’s 26 points, 15 by Travis
Grogan and 13 by Tyler Naylor.
Lakers 67, Rainbows 53
Matthew Renault, the league’s third leading scorer with a 24.8 scoring
average, scored 23 points, Travis Grogan scored 21 and Tyler Naylor
chipped in with 13 to lead the Lakers.
Jeff Clark, the league’s No. 2 scorer with a 26 points average, netted
24 and was followed by Ian Butters’ 19 points.
Bruins 74, Lakers 58
Nine players got into the scoring act for the Bruins. Garrett Preston,
the team’s leading scorer with a 21 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.
The Lakers also had three players score in double figures, led by
Tyler Naylor who hit his season average of 18 points.
Travis Grogan finished with 16 points and Matthew Renault netted 10.
Clippers 55, Trailblazers 44
Nathan Picket led the Clippers with 23 points, Jonathan Begay scored
14 points and Daniel Holman finished with 11.
Trailblazers’ leading scorer, Brian Delino, had 22 points, which
included three, three-point baskets and hitting five of six free throws.
Blue Devils 72, Rainbows 56
Bobby Monroe scored 30 points and Spence Harrell scored 23 points and
hit five of six free throw attempts to pace the Blue Devils.
Jeff Clark nailed three, three-point baskets and led the Rainbows with
29 points. Ian Butters and Nat Weaver hit double figures with 11 and 10