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Laguna boys’ open season with two wins

Mike Sciacca

The Laguna Beach Eighth-Grade All-Net boys’ basketball team began

the 2002 National Junior Basketball season on a winning note last

weekend with victories over South Coast and Newport Mesa.

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Also last weekend, the Laguna Beach boys’ Soccer Club under-13

team dropped a 3-0 match to Mission Viejo Brazil.

Boys’ NJB

Bobby Monroe and Ian Butters paced the offense and the rebounding

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tandem of Monroe and Brian Delano hit the boards hard as Laguna Beach

opened the season last Saturday with a 56-45 win over South Coast.

On Sunday, Laguna Beach coasted past Newport Mesa, 44-24. Monroe

scored from the inside and Delano, Ty Flemming and Chris Hyden added

key baskets from the outside. Butters also hit from long range and

finished with three, three-point baskets.

Laguna Beach returns to the court on Sunday. The Eighth Grade

All-Net team will play Niguel Aliso at 12:45 p.m. at Woodbridge High,

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then travel to Santa Margarita High for a 4 p.m. tipoff against

Tustin.

Boys’ Soccer

Mission Viejo Brazil scored three first half goals and made them

stand in a 3-0 victory over Laguna Beach.

Laguna Beach shut down Mission Viejo Brazil in the second half

behind the play of Michael Tachovsky and Charles Moothart.

Laguna Beach, now 1-1, will take on Canyon PSA Saturday at 9 a.m.

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at Orange High.


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