P.A.L. Lightning boys best
by Misty Volaski
Just like their girl counterparts, Ojai Police Activities
League Lightning boys' basketball team is striking fear into
The 12-and-under team recently took first place in the Ojai Recreation
Department's Youth Basketball Tournament.
Led by Nordhoff basketball alumnus Matt Murphy, the Ojai Lightning
took the Camarillo Extreme, 36-30.
The Ojai Lightning bested several area teams for the title in
the March 24 tournament.
Against Camarillo, Lightning player John Espinoza had 10 points,
but did not make either of his two foul shots.
Anthony Martinez followed, with six points, two of which were
Ben Malkin and Brenden Bengler both added five points each to
the Lightning's score.
The Ojai Lightning played a balanced game, with 19 points in
the first half and 17 in the second half.
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