The Dragon hoopsters Thursday easily handled Elsie Allen, 59-37, as freshman Jay Taylor, senior Dylan Samaniego and senior Nazir Lyle all hit double figures in points.
Sonoma opened up a 10-5 margin at the end of the first quarter, but put the game away with an 18-1 second quarter.
“It was a good team win,” Dragon Coach Mike Boles said. “It’s been a great start to league so far.”
Taylor led the Dragons with 17 points and four assists, Samaniego had 15 points, Lyle had 10 points and five rebounds, senior Eric Bailey had six points and five boards, senior Colton Mertens had five points and six rebounds, sophomore Justin Cox had four points while sophomore Tyler Garrett had a pair.
“The players have responded and are understanding the importance of executing the little things to help the team as a whole,” Boles said. “They’re sacrificing individual goals for the team’s success. We talk about mastering their roles and it’s nice to see players star in those roles.”
“We, as coaches, are very proud of their progress. They’re putting in the work and seeing the results,” Boles continued. “We also realize it’s still early and we have a ways to go.”
As a team, the Dragons shot 53 percent from the field.
Sonoma is 9-7 overall, and 2-0 in SCL play. The Dragons host Petaluma tonight, Tuesday, and travel to Analy on Thursday.