Sierra scored 17 of the game’s first 20 points Wednesday night and never looked back as the Timberwolves trounced visiting Linden 66-37 in non-league boys basketball action.
Sierra’s Arvin Chohan scored 12 points in the first half that saw the Timberwolves (5-4) leading 42-14 at halftime. Chohan led all scorers with 14 points.
“We moved the ball and played well,” Chohan said. “We came out hard from the start.”
Jacob Barasi was right behind teammate Chohan with 13 points with three 3-pointers.
“Even if we were up by a lot we still had to work on our game,” Barasi said. “We had to keep up our tempo.”
Semaj Moore added eight points with four rebounds and two steals for the Timberwolves and Diego Montes chipped in seven points, six rebounds and three steals.
Sierra owned the boards at 32-17 but committed 16 turnovers.
“We still need to get better,” Timberwolves coach Eddie Morales said. “We had a lot of turnovers – self-inflicted wounds – and we need to get away from that.
“We are a young team with mostly juniors so we just need to get the minutes in and playing with a live defense. They haven’t experienced that enough yet. But I think we’ll be fine down the road.”
Maddox Casas led the Lions (1-8) with nine points behind three 3-pointers.
Sierra 63, Linden 24
The Timberwolves bolted out to a 24-4 lead after one quarter and coasted from there.
Anthony Grady led Sierra with 13 points and Richy Nguyen adding 10 points.
Sierra 42, Linden 18
The Timberwolves held the Lions to single digits in the first three quarters and scoreless in the final period.
Evan Greenwood and Taylor Rowe led the balanced Sierra attack with nine points each.