(Photo above left) Brandon Casas (#11) had 11 points in Wednesday’s game. (Above right) Joshua Garey (#34) takes a shot from outside.

Cardinal boys drop CIF game to visiting Bishop Amat

February 17, 2012

The Bishop Amat Lancers from La Puente beat the Cardinal boy’s basketball team Wednesday, 50-36.

The was the first round of the CIF boys’ Division A games.  The loss put Santa Paula out of the running.  Both squads had placed third in their leagues.  The Cards ended the season with a 11-14 overall record.  Bishop Amat was 16-12.

The Cardinals fell behind in the first quarter and never did catch up in the 14-point loss.

Top scorers for Santa Paula were: Tim Garcia 11 points, included two three-point shots, Brandon Casas 11, Joshua Garey 11 and Eduardo Chavez 2.

The evening started out with the National Anthem, played by Noah Magana on his guitar.  The Lancers cheer squad was on hand to cheer on their team but, the Santa Paula squad was noticeably absent.

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