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August 9, 2022

Mariners dominate in tournament opener at Kaiser Permanente Arena | Boys basketball

SANTA CRUZ—The Aptos High boys’ basketball team made a statement with a crushing victory at the eighth annual Aptos High/Santa Cruz Warriors NorCal Invitational on Monday afternoon. 

Senior center Jack Spinelli finished with a team-high 19 points to go along with nine rebounds, helping the Mariners to a 68-41 win over Thurgood Marshall Academic of San Francisco at Kaiser Permanente Arena. 

He was one of 11 players to score for Aptos (10-1) on the Santa Cruz Warriors’ home court.

Seniors Max Baldeh scored 11 points and Cam Saldana added eight points. Junior guard/forward Trevor Brady scored nine points for the Mariners. 

The three-day tournament continues at Kaiser Permanente as Aptos plays in the Blue Division semifinals against Pioneer (8-3) of San Jose today at 5pm .

The finals will take place Wednesday at Aptos High because the Santa Cruz Warriors will play their NBA G League regular season opener against Sioux Falls at 7pm.

Juan Reyes
A Watsonville native who has a passion for local sports and loves his community. A Watsonville High, Cabrillo College, San Jose State University and UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism alumnus, he primarily covers high school athletics, Cabrillo College athletics, various youth sports in the Pajaro Valley and the Santa Cruz Warriors. Juan is also a video game enthusiast, part-time chef (at home), explorer and a sports junkie. Coaches and athletic directors are encouraged to report scores HERE.

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