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Wulff, Laguna Beach shoot down Godinez
LAGUNA BEACH – Friday night's battle of Orange Coast League unbeatens didn't end up being much of a battle after all, thanks in part to a shooter playing on a bad wheel.
Despite battling a sore ankle, junior Alec Wulff scored all 15 of his points on 5-for-5 shooting from 3-point range, including a 30-footer to beat the buzzer at the end of the third quarter, as Laguna Beach powered past visiting Godinez, 48-24.
"He (Alec) kind of gutted it out tonight on kind of a bum ankle, and the one thing that he could still do was stick it," Laguna Beach coach Bret Fleming said. "He had a tough time mobility-wise, but he stepped up big. That was huge for us."
Since joining the Orange Coast League before the 2008-09 season, Godinez (10-11, 3-1) is 0-9 against Laguna Beach.
The Breakers (15-6, 4-0) will take a five-game winning streak into their next game against Costa Mesa on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Laguna Beach jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter by playing mistake-free basketball, often making the extra pass to find open shooters.
Junior Noah Blanton scored eight of his 15 points in the first and helped spark a 7-2 run that put the Breakers up, 11-6, at the end of the quarter.
Laguna Beach kept its foot on the gas in the second quarter and extended its lead to 30-17 at halftime. The Breakers were 11 for 21 from the field in the first half.
The Breakers took complete control in the second half, holding Godinez to five points in the third quarter and two in the fourth.
Brandon Smith, usually Godinez's leading scorer, was limited to two points.
The Breakers finished 18 for 38 from the field and had a 24-14 edge in rebounds.
Godinez finished 11 for 30 from the floor.