Yellowjackets put on scoring demonstration in rout of Lucerne Valley

Twelve players score as the team remains undefeated after the first of three consecutive games this week


J. Dollins

Aaron Valencia skies to the hoop for a basket during his 12-point first quarter outburst. He finished the game with 16 points in Colton’s dominant 81-25 victory over Lucerne Valley.

Tyler Morales, Pepper Bough Editor

Colton, CA—It has been 12 days since the Yellowjackets boys basketball team took the court for a game, but against Lucerne Valley they looked sharper than ever, crushing the Mustangs 81-25 in front of their home crowd at the Hubbs last night.

Led by Aaron Valencia’s 16 points, 12 of which came during Colton’s 32 point offensive explosion in the first quarter, the Yellowjackets took the lead from the tip off and never looked back.

This was Valencia’s strongest performance of the season as the junior big man showed off the speed, strength, and accuracy that makes him a difficult matchup for opposing teams. “I felt I did a really good job doing what’s right for my team,” he said about his game against the Mustangs.

Twelve Yellowjackets put points on the scoreboard in a game marked by incredible team effort. Patrick Angulo drained 5 3-pointers for 15 points, and Calvin Walewangko added 13. The offensive effort was so strong that team captain Devin Torrez, who was averaging 19.3 points per game going into the matchup, only put up 5 points in the third quarter.

Head coach Kendrick Ayres likes what he is seeing on the court from his team. “They’re trusting in the offense and what we’ve worked on,” Ayres said.

Patrick Angulo agrees wholeheartedly with his coach. “I trusted my teammates more than myself out there,” he said.

With this victory, Colton improves their record to 4-0. They play again tonight on the road against Coachella Valley, then return home on Friday night for their third game in three nights against Rubidoux High School. Game time on Friday night is 5:30 PM for JV and 7:00 PM for varsity.



At halftime, senior Alex Ference won Baker’s for a year by sinking a half court shot in one try. The award was presented by Baker’s Marketing Coordinator Rhyan Nile. “