Boys’ basketball: Camarillo’s run ends with loss
Camarillo (19-10) led by as many as five points in the third quarter but faded down the stretch. “We just broke down on defense and gave up too many easy baskets,” said Danny Rasp, who scored 22 points. “We just couldn’t convert at the end, but we played them even until the end, when we had to foul.” Centennial (28-4) outscored Camarillo by 14 points in the second half. Gordon Galloway added 20points for Camarillo. “We just didn’t box out, and we had too many clumsy turnovers,” Galloway said. “Centennial had a good team, though.” Camarillo used its height advantage early on, forging an early eight-point lead on the strength of its inside game, led by Rasp and Galloway. Rasp scored 14 points in the first half, as Camarillo led 38-34. Galloway scored eight points in the first four minutes but was forced to sit for most of the second quarter after picking up his second foul. “They started doubling down in the second half, and there weren’t as many open opportunities,” Rasp said. “We kind of had to take what we could get.” Centennial rallied to take a four-point lead midway through the second period, but Camarillo finished the half with a 10-2 run, sparked by Rasp’s twoinside baskets and Issac Alonzo’s 3-pointer from the right corner. “It was good year. We played well, and we played hard,” Rasp said. Centennial’s Isaac Waters scored 18, and A.J. Chamberlain added 17. Camarillo hasn’t reached a final since 1972, when the Scorpions won the Southern Section 3A championship. Centennial last reached a section final in 1989, the same year the school was founded. This has been the most successful season since. firstname.lastname@example.org (661) 257-5218 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CORONA – The Camarillo High boys’ basketball team came through with its best season in 35 years, advancing the Southern Section Div. II-A semifinals. But a chance to make the final – and to secure an automatic state-tournament berth – ended Tuesday with a 76-64 loss to Centennial of Corona at Corona High.