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San Juan Spartans win 41-36 vs. Vacaville Christian

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By Nanik Tagore–
San Juan High School Spartans met Vacaville Christian for their second match up of the season Friday in Vacaville.

San Juan went into the away game number one in league with a 4-0 record. Spartans jumped on Vacaville to open the game with Senior Guard Nanik Tagore going 3-3 from deep in the first quarter, taking a commanding lead.

San Juan’s gritty defense paired with a highly efficient offense led to a strong lead of 26-14 at the half.

Coming out of the half, Vacaville made a pivotal defensive adjustment going into a box-and-one defense, attempting to take Tagore out of the rotation and slow the Spartans offense. Coming out of the third quarter the energy in Vacaville’s gym was through the roof.

Down six going into the fourth, Spartans buckled down with key plays from team Captains Nanik Tagore, Cesar Bejarano, and from wing Sam Silchuk coming off the bench. Spartans emerged victoriously, winning 41 to 36.

Continue to follow the Spartans on their teams’ Instagram account @_sjhsbasketball.

*This article was published as part of a new collaborative effort launched by The Sentinel to cover local sports, featuring articles written by student journalists from Citrus Heights high schools.

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