Salinas boys basketball

 All runs come to an end.
 Yet, no one saw this coming.
 It's not a surprise that Salinas knocked off Alisal.
 But by 30 points?
 If this was a mid-term, the Cowboys got an 'A' after humbling Alisal, who had won its first 15 games on the hardwood by 10 or more points.
 So, is Salinas the team to beat in the Gabilan Division?
 You can certainly make that argument after it defeated both Palma and Alisal this week.
 These were arguably the two biggest wins for the program since Salinas head coach Jens Gordon took the reins six years ago.
 The win over Palma snapped a 12-game losing streak to their rivals.
 Still, defeating Alisal was bigger. Beating Palma wouldn't have meant as much had Salinas crumbled 48 hours later.
 Instead, it opened the eyes of the rest of the league with a dominating effort.
 Of course, it came at home, as did the win over Palma. Salinas has been a different team at home, posting a 7-0 record.
 Second half rematches will be on the road, where Salinas suffered its only league loss in overtime at Monterey.
  Still, these two games were huge momentum builders. It's one thing to have chemistry. Another to have confidence.

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