AOW: Calipatria guard leading team to surprise in IVL
With the Imperial Valley League's boys basketball season just starting, one of the early surprises has been Calipatria High School.
After years in the Desert Mountain League, Calipatria, along with a couple other Valley teams, made the jump to the bigger IVL, where it will be taking on some of the bigger local schools.
Two games into the season, the Hornets are at the head of the pack with a 2-0 league mark.
A big reason for the quick start has been 17-year-old junior Ezequiel Navarro. In league wins over Central Union High and Holtville, the 5-foot-9 guard/forward averaged 17 points.
On Jan. 8, Navarro scored a team-high 21 points as the Hornets slipped past Central 53-49. A few days later against Holtville, he only scored 13 points but still helped Calipatria rip the Vikings 73-50.