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March 27, 2023

Mariners’ dynamic duo earns All-SCCAL first team honors | Boys basketball

Cameron Saldaña and Jack Spinelli recognized for breakout seasons on the court

Aptos High seniors Cameron Saldaña and Jack Spinelli were a powerful dynamic duo for the Mariners boys’ basketball team this season.

They led Aptos (22-6, 9-1), co-champion of the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League, to the Central Coast Section Division III finals against Burlingame.

The coaches within the league commended Saldaña and Spinelli for their tremendous work on the court, naming them to the all-league first team.

Saldaña, who set a CCS D-III title game record 30 points, averaged 18 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.0 steals per game. 

Spinelli was a double-double machine with 17 total this season. He averaged 12.0 points and 12.9 rebounds per game for the Mariners. 

Senior guard Marcel Martin was named to the all-league second team. He averaged 2.3 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game, which included a 12-point performance in the CCS D-III semifinals against league rival Santa Cruz High.

Aptos junior Trevor Brady was an honorable mention.

The Cardinals (20-7, 9-1), co-champion of the SCCAL, had a pair of all-league first team selections and the league’s most valuable player.

Junior forward/guard Aden Cury took home the MVP trophy, and senior Kosi Warren-House and sophomore Ben Dotten earned All-SCCAL First Team honors.

San Lorenzo Valley sophomore Kai Groleau also earned all-league first team honors.


Aptos High senior Jack Spinelli finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds for the boys’ basketball team in their win against Santa Cruz High on Jan. 28. (Raul Ebio/special to The Pajaronian)

SCCAL All-League 

Most Valuable Player: Aden Cury (Jr.), Santa Cruz

First team

Cameron Saldaña (Sr.), Aptos

Jack Spinelli (Sr.), Aptos 

Kai Groleau (So.), San Lorenzo Valley 

Kosi Warren-House (Sr.), Santa Cruz

Ben Dotten (So.), Santa Cruz 

Second team

Marcel Martin (Sr.), Aptos

Asher Dolinger (Sr.), SLV

Matt Burns (Sr.), Santa Cruz

Tristen Roure (Jr.), Scotts Valley 

Braylon Noble (So.), Soquel 

Co-Coaches of The Year: Brian Bowyer (Aptos) and Lawan Milhouse (Santa Cruz) 

SCCAL Honorable Mention:

Trevor Brady, Aptos

Nash Campbell, Harbor

Jaden Hunter, SLV

Michael Kelly, SLV 

Demeke Smith, Santa Cruz

Andrew Whitmeyer, Santa Cruz

Langston Burkett, Santa Cruz 

Boon Gregor, Santa Cruz

Zach Much, Scotts Valley 

Dante Bruce, Scotts Valley

Cole Johnson, Soquel

Staff Report
A staff member edited this provided article.


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