CHS Boys’ Basketball Defeats San Diego Academy at Home, 58-36

The Varsity team today at practice in preparation for Friday’s game. Photo by Sean O’Connor

The boys’ varsity basketball team kicked off their season on December 2 with a win against San Diego Academy. Playing in their home gym, Coronado led their opponents by a two-point margin at the end of the first half. “We could not get into any flow on offense after a sloppy first half,” said Coach Laaperi. “We turned up the pressure in the third quarter which led to some easy baskets and loosened up the game.” By the end of the third quarter, a 19-17 game turned into a 41-23 game.

Junior Ryan Sauter led the team in three-pointers, making five out of the nine attempts. He also led the team in points, scoring a total of 16 points, along with five rebounds, four steals, and one block. Junior Josef Perez led the team in offensive rebounds, with seven total rebounds and three steals. Other top scorers were Caden Gentry (Junior) and team captain Bruen Roulier. Upon reflection of the game, Coach Laaperi said, “We need to play better for 32 minutes, but it was encouraging to see the focus in the second half.”

Come out for another exciting game this Friday against Sweetwater High School in the CHS gym.

Upcoming Game:

Friday, December 8 vs. Sweetwater High School @ 6:30 PM (Home)

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Andres de la Lama
Andres is a senior at Coronado High School and has written for the Islander Times and The Coronado Times throughout his high school career. He has also been a proud part of Coronado’s Days for Girls chapter and this year’s president. Andres aspires to be a screenwriter will go on study creative writing in college. Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: manager@coronadotimes.com