"It was a tough loss and we're disappointed, but I'm real proud of the way the kids played. It was an unbelievable crowd but I didn't see a single Laguna Beach student at the game. We had our usual parents in the stands and our cheerleaders made the trip, which was great to see. I think their crowd noise was a difference in this game."
In its previous league outing Jan. 26, Laguna recorded a 66-53 road victory at Estancia. The win was the 20th of the year for the Breakers (20-5) and marked the first time since the 1998-99 season — and only fourth time in school history — that a Laguna team has reached the 20-victory plateau.
Delino poured in a game-high 24 points and Lawler scored 18.
Following tonight's big game at Costa Mesa, Laguna concludes league play on Monday and Wednesday by hosting Estancia and Calvary Chapel, respectively. Both games also are at 7:30 p.m.