Big man Brent VanderVeen pulled down 11 rebounds and dished out six assists to go along with his 14 points to lead the Arroyo Grande High boys basketball team to a 52-36 win over Huntington Beach on Monday in the first round of the Orange Holiday Classic.
Brennan Rivera had a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Eagles.
The Eagles maintained control after taking an 11-6 first-quarter lead before exploding for a 20-8 second quarter and a 31-14 halftime advantage. It was enough to hold on despite a slow third quarter, in which the Eagles outscored Huntington Beach 9-8.
Arroyo Grande will continue its Orange Holiday Classic run today with an 8:30 p.m. game against Orange Lutheran, which beat Westminster 43-33 on Monday in a first-round game.
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No score was reported for the Titans’ opening round game against Notre Dame.