Dos Pueblos boys basketball came away with a 60-52 win over Cabrillo in the season opener on Wednesday.
Both sides found success on the offensive end early, with the Chargers leading 18-15 at the end of the first quarter.
However, Dos Pueblos then buckled down defensively and outscored Cabrillo 34-22 in the second and third quarters to take a solid lead into the fourth.
There, Cabrillo outscored the Chargers 15-8 in a late comeback push, but the lead was too much to overcome and Dos Pueblos walked away with the win.
The Chargers (1-0) had four players in double figures, with Allister Linden and Shane Grant leading the way with 15 points apiece.
Matthew Zamora followed with 13 points while Justin Stock ended with 12.
“I was happy that we were able to share the ball and get a lot of guys involved offensively,” Dos Pueblos coach Joe Zamora said.
Cate 62, Nordhoff 42
The Rams (2-0) got off to a fast start and never looked back, pulling out a 20-point victory over Nordhoff.
A solid defensive first half saw Cate hold a 36-19 lead after two quarters, setting the tone for the rest of the game.
Julian Lee had a solid game on both ends of the court, putting in 14 points to go along with multiple blocks defensively.
Marcus Scudder led the Cate offense with 16 points, despite being in foul trouble for the majority of the game.
“This Cate team is balanced and high energy and brings the intensity, which I enjoy,” Rams coach Andy Gil said.
Carpinteria 74, Santa Clara 40
The Warriors cruised to a 34-point win over Santa Clara in their season opener.
In his varsity debut, Aiden Alcaraz led the charge for Carpinteria, dropping 20 points and facilitating the offense from the point guard position.
Following Alacarez were Sawyer Kelly and Carlo Suarez with 15 and 13 points, respectively. Kelly and Suarez were also solid defensively against Santa Clara’s top option.
Sebastian Reed rounded out the double-digit scorers with 10 points to go along with a solid rebounding night.
The Warriors (1-0) will take on Thacher on Friday.