DP girls romp in Sherman’s return to sideline

Dos Pueblos has a new group of girls varsity basketball players and a “new” coach.

The new-look Chargers didn’t waste any time in posting their first victory as they routed Orcutt Academy in their season debut at the Lompoc Tournament on Thursday.

Jennifer Wetzel scored 14 points and Jocelin Petatan added 11 for coach Phil Sherman’s squad. Lone returning player Helen Nam chipped in nine points.

Sherman is not really new at DP. He coached the DP boys basketball team for several seasons before taking the women’s basketball coaching job at Oxnard College. When Oxnard dropped its program, Sherman returned to the sideline at DP as the girls coach.

Dos Pueblos is back in action Friday at 7:30 against host Lompoc.