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Jaime Jaquez Jr. leads 21-3 Camarillo with 30-point performance

Jaime Jaquez Jr. leads 21-3 Camarillo with 30-point performance
Jaime Jaquez Jr. of Camarillo has led his team to a 21-3 record. (Eric Sondheimer)

If Camarillo’s win over Santa Ana Mater Dei last weekend, coming back from an 18-point deficit, doesn’t convince you that the 21-3 Scorpions are for real, then go take a look at the Scorpions’ UCLA-bound senior, Jaime Jaquez.

Talk about versatility _ Jaquez can do it all. He scored 30 points and had five assists on Wednesday night to help the Scorpions defeat Oak Park 81-46 to improve to 7-0 in the Coast Canyon League. He made five threes.

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Camarillo is ranked No. 1 in Southern Section 2-AA. The Scorpions struggled in the early going, falling behind 17-9 while trying to figure out Oak Park’s box-and-one defense. With Mark Bolo (16 points) and Andrew Wetter (14) making major contributions, the Scorpions began to roll, and dealing with Jaquez was no easy assignment the rest of the way.

Jack Zhao had 20 points and Clark Slajchert 18 for Oak Park.

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In the Mission League, Harvard-Westlake took a major step to claiming second place behind Loyola with a 71-68 win over Crespi. Johnny Juzang finished with 32 points. Chaminade defeated Shemran Oaks Notre Dame 72-57. Kenneth Simpson Jr. scored 21 points and Keith Higgins Jr. had 19 points. Notre Dame was without the injured Ziaire Williams.

Andre Henry finished with 33 points and 15 rebounds in St. Francis’ 64-55 win over Alemany.

In the Baseline League, Randolph Smith scored 22 points in Damien’s 90-60 win over Upland. Etiwanda stayed in first place with a 65-45 win over Los Osos. Legend Stamps scored 16 points. Chino Hills defeated Rancho Cucamonga 66-64 in overtime.

Jarod Lucas finished with 53 points in Los Altos’ 77-72 double-overtime win over Walnut.

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Matt Solomon scored 34 points but Newbury Park was beaten by Thousand Oaks 66-64. Hercy Miller scored 21 points in Oaks Christian’s 63-50 win over Westlake.

Bishop Montgomery defeated Gardena Serra 60-37. Josh Vazquez had 16 points.

Trayvon Davis of San Bernardino scored 75 points in a win over Vista Del Lago. That’s the most points by a SoCal player since LaMelo Ball scored 92 points for Chino Hills in 2017.

UCLA-bound senior scores 30 points as Scorpions improve to 21-3
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