Scorpions Slam Victories Against Pacific View Opponents


Photo by: James Schaap

Jacob Alonzo, senior, holds his breath as Michael Marin, senior, attempts a shot against Hueneme.

Cam High opened up Pacific View League play with smashing wins over Hueneme High, 69-29, and Channel Islands High, 87-44.

Cam High starts their final season being part of the Pacific View League as they move to the Marmonte League next year. The Scorpions will be moving to a much tougher Division AA competition next year after league realignment moved Cam High to the upper Divisions of high school basketball.

The Scorpions opened their league season with a win over Hueneme in the Scorpion Dome. Hueneme has struggled in recent years, dropping both games last year against Cam High. Hueneme entered the game with an unimpressive 2-9 record which showed against the tough Scorpion defense. Hueneme was unable to get into an offensive groove which lead to many mistakes and turnovers.

Cam High took advantage of their speed and forced many fast break opportunities. The Scorpions were able to hold Hueneme to a final score of 69-29.

The Scorpions then traveled to Channel Islands High to take on the Raiders. The Raiders entered into the game with a record of 2-13, playing 11 out of their 15 games away from home and struggled to get victories.

The Scorpions got a large lead early in the first quarter which set the tone for the rest of the game.

The Raiders struggled on defense, letting the Scorpions score 87 points while not producing points on the offensive end.

“I am happy for my players efforts but we can never be satisfied,” said Coach Alan Sadowsky about their season so far.

“It was a good win but we need to be focused and win the next game,” said Kai Weight, Junior, about his team’s performance, “We will never stop improving and continue to focus until we win a championship.”

The Scorpions will now challenge the Yellow Jackets of Oxnard at Oxnard on Jan. 17. The Scorpions enter the game with a record of 14-6 (2-0). The Yellow Jackets come into the game with a record of 17-2 (2-0).