WOODLAND HILLS — For Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys’ basketball, the summer is a time to gain experience, work in new players and learn lessons about what it will take to succeed on the floor in the upcoming high school season.
“Nobody is coming into summer ball trying to win a championship game,” Guards assistant Eddie Miller said. “We’ve got a lot of sophomores and freshmen playing right now. One thing that coach Julian [Andrade] and I were trying to work out is the kinks, get them comfortable with executing.”
The Guards’ summer curriculum continued against El Camino Real as both squads finished up pool play as part of the annual War on the Floor tournament at Los Angeles Pierce College Friday evening. It turned out to be a hard lesson. Bell-Jeff was overwhelmed on both sides of the floor, losing, 65-23, to a lanky Conquistador squad that played crisply throughout, in contrast to the Guards, who are still struggling to find their way.