The highly anticipated Friday night match up between No. 7 Aliso Niguel High School and No. 8 Great Oak High School proved to be a one sided contest. Led by a five point night from Alexander Cunningham (2g, 3a), and four point performances by Zach Fruehe (3g,1a) and Chase Taylor (4g), Great Oak jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. The Wolfpack earned this W by controlling both ends of the field. The Wolfpack defense held the Wolverines to single digits for just the second time this season while at the other end of the field, the Wolfpack’s fluid, cutting offensive unit caused confusion all night long.
Great Oak jumped to an early 3-0 lead, but Aliso was able to close the gap to a 3-2 1st quarter score. From that point on it was all Great Oak as they focused on defensively shutting off Aliso’s major weapon Jonah Rinaldi (2g, 1a) while capitalizing on fast transitions off ground balls, and synchronized ball movement to get to the final score of 12-6. Jake Lombardo (2g) and Austin Stahl (8 saves), one being a certain highlight of the week candidate, also performed well for the Wolverines