A sluggish start to Wednesday's opener at the Estancia Coast Classic couldn't deter the Laguna Beach High boys' basketball team from opening the tournament with a big win.
The Breakers began to pull away from Newport Harbor in the second half at Estancia High, and went on to claim a 59-45 victory over the Sailors.
The win moved Laguna to 9-5 overall and came on the heels of an impressive, double-digit win Saturday over Corona del Mar.
"I don't think either team played well at the start," Laguna Coach Bret Fleming said. "In the first half, we turned the ball over the first four times we touched it. It was real ragged out there. We played much better in the second half to come out with a win."
Laguna led, 26-24, at the half, but took control of the game by outscoring the Sailors, 20-6, in the third quarter.