Capital Christian Boys are League Champions (Photos)

The Cougars beat the Warriors 63-28 Wednesday.

The only question that remains for the members of Capital Christian High School's boys basketball team is whether they will have any company as league champions.

Capital Christian shut down West Campus High School Wednesday, beating the Warriors 63-28. The win means the Cougars will at least be co-champions of the Golden Empire League, and will be the outright champions if they beat Lindhurst Friday.

Coach Terry Battenberg said the team is "right on target" with respect to its standing in the league, but added more work needs to be done.

"We've gotta play more consistently (and) work on offense," Battenberg said after the win, adding that the team needs to "get things going a little better inside."

He said one of the team's strong suits that helped with Wednesday's win is its deep roster, which helps keep pressure on an opposing team.

But he said the team's score Wednesday was about 10 points less than it usually is.

"Our defense was good all night," he said. "Offensively, we just weren't clicking early."

After Friday's game against Lindhurst, it's off to the playoffs. Battenberg said some of the team's toughest playoff matchups are likely to be against Modesto Central Catholic and Ripon Christian.

Either by coincidence or on purpose, a visitor from one of those areas was watching Wednesday's game; a teen from Ripon made a half-court shot at halftime to win free tickets to a Sacramento Kings game.

Battenberg said he didn't see it.


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