Landry delivers win for Sylmar in debut

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first_img“He’s still getting acclimated to his new surroundings and making adjustments to the game here, but everyone saw flashes of what he’s capable of today,” Sylmar coach Bort Escoto said. “His upside is tremendous.” San Fernando (12-8, 4-5) led by as many as seven points in the second quarter behind Tony Trujillo, Giovanni Torres and Louie Arrendondo, who combined for eight 3-pointers in the first half. French-born Guy Landry waited six long months to make his debut on American soil, and he didn’t disappoint when finally given the opportunity Wednesday. The 6-foot-6 junior, who was ruled ineligible for three quarters of the season due to a problem interpreting his school transcripts from France, scored 25 points and added 10rebounds to guide Sylmar to a 88-78 victory over host San Fernando in a Valley Mission League game. Trujillo and Torres each finished with 24 points for the Tigers. [email protected] (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Landry provided a spark in the first half, scoring seven points, and Dwight Jones added eight of his 18 points in the second quarter as Sylmar (15-9, 9-0) battled back to tie the score 36-36 at halftime. Landry took over in the second half, accounting for seven consecutive points during a 30-second stretch of the thirdquarter, as the Spartans went on an 11-0 run to take a 58-48 lead into the fourth quarter. “I was a little nervous for this game, but basketball is basketball,” said Landry, who speaks limited English. “It was good to play. I was patient and let the game come to me.” Victor Rudd had 25 points – highlighted by four 3-pointers – for Sylmar, which opened up an insurmountable 17 point lead with 5:46 left. last_img

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