LOS ANGELES - Just seven days into the 2012-2013 season, the San Pedro High boys basketball team has already grabbed some treasure.
The Pirates continue their torrid pace of scoring with an 80-55 victory over Impact Academy of Hayward to clinch the Belmont Zone Of Choice Tournament championship at the Roybal Learning Center in Downtown Los Angeles. San Pedro would defeat their four opponents with an astounding average of 89.3 points per game in victories over South East, Bravo Medical Magnet and Venice before taking down Impact Academy.
Junior forward Quincy Thomas would spark the charge for the Pirates by scoring the first 8 points of the game, including a steal and slam dunk which eventually led San Pedro to a 23-8 edge at the end of the first quarter, which would balloon up to a 41-19 halftime advantage.
Impact Academy (3-1) would cut their deficit down to 57-45 at one point in the third quarter, but would not get any closer than that.
Thomas would finish with 16 points and nine rebounds, while guards Elijah Gaines, Zach Foster and Michael Garcia all scored 12 for San Pedro, who improves to 5-0 on the season. Gaines and Foster also added five rebounds apiece, as the Pirates will next open Marine League play on Wednesday at Carson High.