LAS VEGAS — Shawn DeLaittre and Don MacLean combined for 52 points and 29 rebounds to power Simi Valley High to an 87-69 victory over Basic of Henderson, Nev., in the opening round Friday night of the Eldorado tournament.
The victory sends the Pioneers (6-0) into today's quarterfinal round against Clark of Las Vegas, which had a first-round bye.
DeLaittre scored a game-high 28 points and added 13 rebounds. MacLean scored 24 and had 15 rebounds, and Mike Langford added 10 points off the bench.
"Mike Langford played well for us tonight," Simi Valley Coach Bob Hawking said. "We were pleased with his performance. He was our main catalyst with the way he played."
Despite the 18-point margin of victory, Simi Valley committed 19 turnovers and appeared sluggish.
"We were very lethargic tonight," Hawking said. "This game was reminiscent of a game we played last year in Hawaii when we lost. Our guys shouldn't have any excuses to play like this. We didn't play hard at all. And that's not taking anything from Basic."