Ben Kolbeck takes off with the ball in the Fillmore tourney.

Boys varsity takes third at annual Fillmore tourney

December 14, 2005
The Cardinal boys’ varsity basketball team placed third at the annual Fillmore Varsity Tournament last week. It was a tough-fought tourney from the first game to the last. Santa Paula started out with a 56-49 win over L.A. Baptist. Chepe Lara led the way with 25 points for the game and 8 rebounds. Andrew Carrera hit for 12 points and had 4 rebounds and 5 assists. He also had 3 steals. Johnny Carrillo shot 8 points, Daniel Kolbeck had 4, Johnny Urrutia had 3 and Ben Kolbeck and Richard Hernandez each added 2 points to the winning effort.In their next game the Cards lost to Westlake 62-40.Lara had 20 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists in that contest. Carrera had 10 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. Hernandez had 4 points and 5 rebounds. Carrillo had 3 points and 2 assists and Urrutia had 2 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist.Westlake was ahead 27-19 at the half and despite a renewed effort, Santa Paula couldn’t catch up.The Cards beat Rosamond High for third place, winning 62-44.
Carrera was the high scorer for the Cards with 18 points. He had 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal. Urrutia hit for 14 points and had 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals. Lara was held to 13 points, 2 rebounds and 2 steals. Ben Kolbeck tossed in 12 points, with 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal. Daniel Kolbeck and Bobby Benevides each had 2 points. Hernandez had 1 point.Despite the Rosamond defensive effort, the Cardinals held their lead until the end. At the half Santa Paula had a 27-20 lead.

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