CALIPATRIA — The Calipatria High boys basketball team barely broke a sweat in an old-fashioned 86-17 trouncing of Warner Springs High here Wednesday in the first round of the CIF San Diego Section Division V playoffs.
Utilizing quickness and ball-handling skills, the Hornets pretty much put away the game in the first three minutes.
"Calipatria is just a better team. I really don't think we played so well tonight," said Wildcat coach Dave Holt, whose squad entered the game 1-23 overall and 0-9 in the Citrus League.
Despite a five-point "run" in the final quarter, Warner couldn't do anything against Calipatria. For every missed Wildcat shot the Hornets were there with the rebounds and for every muffed pass Calipatria was in position for the steal, finishing with 23. The Hornets had a 52-18 advantage on the glass.
Through two and a half quarters the Hornets used their press to shut down Warner. Calipatria held the Wildcats to only two points in the first quarter and only six in the first half.