12/17/2014

North Salinas-Salinas boys hoops

 Once upon a time you couldn't get a seat to watch this game if you didn't arrive early.
 Salinas coach Jens Gordon was a part of those dynamic North Salinas teams in the late 1980's, one of which captured a CCS title.
 Now he's on the other side, building the unbeaten Cowboys into a potential power.
 Not surprisingly Salinas' strength has been inside where LaRon Logwood and Nat Hunsdorfer  occasionally roam around.
 Logwood was the tournament MVP at the Santa Cruz Dads Tournament while Hunsdorfer has been a beast on the boards with his 6-foot-4 frame.
 Despite a revamped roster, North Salinas has been competitive, having been involved in two games decided by a point, and two decided by four points or less.
 Josh Torres and Elijah Achay have shown flashes and promise for the Vikings, who were 6-6 in league play last season.



Girls basketball rankings


1. North Salinas: Showdown with CCS power Scotts Valley in a few hours.
2. Monte Vista: Its 5-0 start is no fluke.
3. Salinas: Impressive start in its first three preseason games.
4. Pacific Grove: Has some work to do after falling hard to Monte Vista.
5. Seaside: What a difference having a point guard makes.
6. San Benito: I think the Balers are back.
7. Carmel: The surging Padres only setback has been to Monte Vista.
8. Gilroy: Held to a combined 48 points in two losses.
9. Notre Dame: The Spirits need a presence in the paint.
10. Santa Catalina: Closed its preseason with a season high 72 point uprising.
  On the bubble: Greenfield, Soledad, Alisal, Pajaro Valley.