Clippers hand Blue Devils first loss

Mike Sciacca

With Cheyne Martin pouring in a game-high 38 points, the Clippers

handed the previously unbeaten Blue Devils their first loss of the

season, 84-70, in the city of Laguna Beach Junior Basketball League


action played at Laguna Beach High.

Martin came into the contest as the league’s top scorer. His 38 point

effort gives him 35 points per game average through seven games.

Coach Shawn Ridet’s squad trailed, 14-12, after one quarter but took a


23-21 lead before the half, then extended their advantage to 39-30,

53-40, and 74-58 in the second half.

Nathan Pickett scored 20 points and Ryah Arthur added 10 as the

Clippers posted their fifth consecutive victory to improve to 5-1 in

league play and 6-1 overall.

They are tied for first place with the Blue Devils (5-1, 6-1), who

received 21 points from Brendan Finnerty, 19 by Bobby Monroe and 11 by

Spencer Harrell.


In other games:

Rainbows 65, Bruins 59

Coach Brandon Leahy’s Rainbows made it two straight wins with the

overtime triumph.

The Rainbows guard duo of Jeff Clark and Ian Butters scored 25 and 24

points, respectively.

Their efforts offset the double-digit scoring of the Bruins’

Christopher Hyden’s 14 points, 13 by Sam Palfreyman and 12 by Nick Witte.


The teams were tied, 56-56, at the end of regulation play.

The Rainbows evened their league record at 3-3 and improved to 3-4


The loss left the Bruins with a 2-4 league mark and 2-5 overall.

Trailblazers 82, Lakers 74

The Trailblazers needed double overtime to secure their first league

win of the season.

Brian Delino scored a league-best 40 points in a performance that

included five, three-point shots and 11 free throws.

Delino now has a 24 points per game scoring average.

Brennan Healey added nine points for Coach Trevor Lyle’s Trailblazers

who are now 1-5 in league and 2-5 overall.

Travis Grogan posted 31 points and Matthew Renault scored 27 for the

Lakers, who dropped to 2-4 in league and 2-5 overall.

The teams were knotted, 65-65, through regulation play, and 70-70

after the first overtime.