BBK: Chargers top Lakewood for 2nd time

Dos Pueblos’ boys basketball team defeated Lakewood for the second time in a week in Wednesday’s 66-55 non-league clash in Long Beach.

Cruz Mertens scored 22 points to lead the Chargers, who also got 10 points from Gerry Perez and 9 each from Chris Williams and Zach Shugart.

Chris Bell’s 18 points was a team high for Lakewood. Jamal Watson added 17.

The Chargers gained the upper hand in the first half, taking a 29-19 lead into halftime. The two teams played evenly in the second half.

“It was a physical game with both teams combining for 50 ft attempts,” reported Chargers head coach Joe Zamora.

The two teams had just met on December 28 in a game at the Ventura Kiwanis Tournament that DP won 56-37. Mertens led the Chargers in scoring in that one too with a game-high 26.

The result makes Dos Pueblos 9-4 overall. Lakewood is 5-11.

DOS PUEBLOS 66, LAKEWODD 55

Lakewood  — Gilmore 2, Davis 12, bell 18, fink 4, Mendoza 2, Watson 17

DP — Mertens 22, Perez 10, Williams 9, Olson 7, Zajic 2, ray 7, Shugart 9

Lakewood 11 8 19 17 — 55

Dos Pueblos 14 15 20 17 — 66

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