Johnny Urrutia (#3) knocks the ball out of the hands of a Malibu player in the varsity game.

Cardinal varsity boys add another one to the win column

February 03, 2006
The Santa Paula varsity boys beat Malibu at home this week, 73-54. The Cards played a strong, physical game, forcing the Sharks on the defensive. Santa Paula had an 11-6 edge at the end of the first quarter and, despite an offensive push by Malibu, led the Cardinals led at the half 33-23. The third quarter was very close with Santa Paula only out shooting the Sharks by 3 points. The Cards held on to their lead in the final minutes to take the win.Chepe Lara was the scoring leader for Santa Paula with 22 points, 14 rebounds and 3 steals. Daniel Kolbeck hit the basket for 13 points. He also had 4 rebounds, 1 block and 1 steal. Andrew Carrera had 11 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds and 1 steal. Eddie Marin and Daniel Cardoza each had 5 points.This win gives Santa Paula a 4-1 Frontier League record, with three league games left in the season. They Host Nordhoff tonight at 7:00 p.m. The Cards beat Nordhoff 48-39 in their last meeting on January 17.

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