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ORLANDO The Del Norte High boys varsity basketball team cruised to a 60-43 victory in the opening round of the Pre-Holiday basketball tournament at the Walt Disney World resort on Thursday

The Warriors (6-0) defeated Saint Davids of Raleigh, N.C, who dropped to 6-5.

Head coach Blaine Lopez said the team did not come out sharp and were tied with their opponent 19-19 at the half.

Del Norte came out sharper in the second half on the way to the win.

Cody Hoffman and Saxon Schultz led the Warriors with 11 points each.

andquot;It was nice to come out and get the win,andquot; Lopez said.

Del Norte will now play Sunland High from the Bahamas today and will play in either the championship or third place game on Saturday.

Lopez said Sunland is a big and athletic team and looked impressieve during their game.

andquot;We've got our work cut out for us,andquot; Lopez said.

Originally, the Warriors were scheduled to play Treasure Coast High of Florida in the Mickey bracket. The brackets were changed this week to put the out-of-state teams in the same groupthe Donald bracket.

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