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MIGUEL VASCONCELLOS, FOR THE REGISTER
El Toro's Ryan Roberts and Tesoro's Ryan Mirza get tangled up during Wednesday's game.

El Toro shoots its way past No. 7 Tesoro

OCVARSITY.COM

LAS FLORES - El Toro might not play better than it did Wednesday.

If the Chargers do play better, then look out, South Coast League.

The visitors shot 52 percent from the field, made 14 3-pointers and committed only seven turnovers in a 76-56 victory over No. 7-ranked Tesoro.

The game was the South Coast League opener for both teams. El Toro, ranked No. 9 in Orange County, is 15-4 overall.

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Tesoro (14-4) never led and was held to 35 percent shooting from the floor.

“We were good tonight,” El Toro coach Todd Dixon said of the Chargers, “and they (the Titans) were not as good tonight. They are very good, though.”

El Toro’s outside-shooting attack arrived early. The Chargers made 5 of their 9 3-point shots in the first quarter to take a 25-16 advantage into the second. The outside shooting created plenty of easy inside shots, and the always-moving Chargers seemed to always have an open player.

El Toro led, 45-34, at halftime. The Chargers took a 21-point lead into the fourth quarter.

Ryan Roberts led El Toro with 17 points and four 3-pointers. Jake Lunardi, El Toro’s 6-foot-6 center, scored 13 and was one of seven Chargers to make a 3-pointer. Tanner Aguera and Liam Skelly each made three 3s.

“When we can hit the 3 and force the other team to come out on us,” Lunardi said, “that gets our inside game going, too.”

Tanner Lancona scored 22 points with nine rebounds for Tesoro.


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