It wasn't a thing of beauty, but no matter how Laguna Beach boys' basketball Coach Bret Fleming looked at Wednesday's game against Godinez it was a victory.
"It was about as ugly as it gets," said Fleming, whose team finally overcame the Grizzlies midway through the fourth quarter and held on for a 36-32 win.
The triumph lifted Laguna to 3-0 in Orange Coast League play and kept the defending champion Breakers atop the league standings with Costa Mesa, which needed overtime Wednesday to defeat Calvary Chapel. Both the Breakers and Mustangs are 3-0 in league.
Laguna also improved to 10-8 overall but didn't impress Fleming for much of the game.
The Breakers trailed throughout against a Godinez team that made them work for every point they got. Laguna didn't take the lead until junior point guard Tyler Masukawa hit from three-point range to put his team in front for good.