Every team in any sport always likes to go into a break on a good note. So sitting pretty with a record of 7-5 and just two games to go before a two-week winter break, the Mar Vista boy’s basketball team looked to keep the good times rolling as they took on High Tech High School.

The first target on the list this past week for the Mariners would be the likes of High Tech High. Coming in with a record of 6-9, it was a team on paper that Mar Vista should be able to take care of.

And while things on paper don’t always translate to the hard court, in this case, it did. The Mariners rolled to a resounding 68-48 victory over High Tech High.

What will jump out to most in-the-box score will undoubtedly be the offensive production the Mariners received from three particular players.

The most notable being senior Josiah Scott, who on the night would make 10 of 16 from the field for 25 points. Scott also poured on 10 assists, eight steals, and four rebounds on his special day from the field. No other way to say it than Scott letting everything and then some out there on the floor.

Another key contributor in the victory over High Tech High would be fellow senior Jeffery Temcho, who would put together an efficient night going five of nine from the field, including two three-balls from beyond the arc.

Much like Scott, Temcho would also fill the box score quite nicely in other areas, as he nabbed seven rebounds while dishing out five assists.

Some other key efforts on the night would come from Jarhyl Castro and Anthony Castro, who would each score six and seven points, respectively, while also nabbing five rebounds each to help Mar Vista hold total control on both the offensive and defensive glass. A critical reason for their 20-point margin of victory.

For Mar Vista’s second game of the week, they would yet again roll to a 66-43 win. Scott would be leading the way yet again for the Mariners, as he would go eight of 17 for 17 points. He would also play an all-around game with nine steals, four assists, and five rebounds.

They would also get several other clutch performances from Omar Krenbeh, who tallied eight points to go along with four rebounds and two assists. Another big game would be turned in by Jesus Gomez, who chased in seven points, five steals, and three rebounds.

With the two big wins, the Mariners would move their record to 9-5. Mar Vista will return to action this week with the start of their league schedule as they will take on Castle Park and Hilltop High School.

Vol. 39, No. 1 - Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023

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