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Transition game for Rio Mesa High girls basketball as Walker works to earn trust

Before the Rio Mesa High girls basketball players could fully commit to his style of play, coach Al Walker knew he had to earn their trust. Rio Mesa reached the CIF-Southern Section Division 3AAA final last season and returned many key players. But two significant components were missing once this season began. Rebounding machine Riley …

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Star Athlete of the Week: Jacob Alonzo

He scored a season-high 32 points with seven assists and four steals to lead an 83-65 victory over Channel Islands on Friday. His four 3-pointers and 22 points in Wednesday’s win over Hueneme gave him the program’s single-season 3-point record with 48. The Scorpions hold first-place in the Pacific View League at 7-0 (19-5 overall).

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Camarillo vs. Rio Mesa

The Camarillo High boys’ basketball team understands the race to the top of the Pacific View League is far from over. One thing, however, is certain at this point: the Scorpions are the team to beat. Camarillo, now 6-0 in Pacific View action, made that clear after a commanding 73-45 road victory against rival Rio …

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ACHS ready for big game

The Camarillo High girls’ basketball team will play the No. 1 team in the nation at home on Saturday night at 7. Mater Dei of Santa Ana, the best team in the U.S. according to MaxPreps, USA Today and most other publications, visits the Scorpions in a highly anticipated non-league affair. “It’s always good to …

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Stare Athlete of the Week: Geraldynn Leaupepe

School: Camarillo Class: Junior Sport: Basketball Leaupepe was named the Most Valuable Player of the Camarillo Tournament after helping the Scorpions capture the title. The 5-foot-9 forward nearly registered two triple-doubles in four games with 26 points, 11 rebounds and nine steals against Westlake and 28 points, 17 rebounds and nine steals against Calabasas. Leaupepe …

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Scorpions have high hopes for new season on hardwood

Deuces are wild for the Scorpions. Camarillo High’s boys’ basketball team has finished second in the Pacific View League the past two seasons. The Scorpions don’t play for silver medals—they’re gunning for the Pacific View crown. “The goal is always to win a league title,” said third-year head coach Allan Sadowsky. “It’s not easy playing …

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Sharing’s overrated: Scorpions want their own league crown

Last winter, the Camarillo High girls’ basketball team captured its first Pacific View League crown in 11 years. However, the Scorpions had to split the title with their rivals, the Rio Mesa Spartans. Camarillo doesn’t believe in sharing. “It’s our goal to get our own title,” senior guard Viviana Sandoval said. “We don’t want to …

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