DP 1971 basketball CIF AAA champions

(Click here for 1971 photo)

Dos Pueblos High School captured the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) AAA basketball title on March 13,1971, with a 49-40 victory over Bellflower.

As one of the student managers, along with Paul Yarbrough, as well as the sports editor of the school newspaper "The Charger Account," I had a unique perspective from which to view this championship team. 

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the championship win over Bellflower at the L.A. Sports Arena, I have attempted to collect the thoughts of the players. Their recollections give some insight into the team chemistry that produced a memorable basketball season.

See Santa Barbara News Press article April 4, 2001

The players:

Coach: 

Student Managers:

Photo Gallery:

The Wins and Losses:

Pre-Season

Beat Royal 82-51

Beat Simi Valley 79-60

Beat Newbury Park 84-37

Beat Hueneme 78-36

Beat Santa Barbara 70-47 click here for photo # 1 and photo #2

Beat Bishop Garcia 74-44

Burbank-Hoover Tourney

Beat Alhambra 70-47

Lost to Crescenta 70-46

Beat Camarillo 71-54

League

Beat Cabrillo 53-44 and 87-62

Beat Arroyo Grande 64-42 and 47-44

Beat Righetti 88-51 and 68-58

Beat Lompoc 74-57 and 90-56

Beat San Luis Obispo 77-43 and 54-43

Beat Santa Maria 75-55 and lost 69-59

Beat San Marcos 53-44 and 58-35

Play-Offs

Beat Newbury Park 64-54

Beat Artesia 65-53

Beat Lausen 69-57

Beat Katella 64-50 (the TV Game)

Championship Game

Beat Bellflower 49-40