By Stephen Ramirez
WHITTIER — The road to the Del Rio League boys basketball title will run through defending champion California High School.
Isaiah Martinez made sure of it.
Martinez nailed a 3-pointer as time expired and the Condors took control of the league race with a 61-58 victory over host Whittier on Friday.
Jake Mata scored 15 points and Brady Gravitt had 14 for the Condors, who improved to 14-8 overall and 5-1 in league play. California also got 13 from Traie Kastl and 10 from Macias.
Anthony Rios had 21 and Miguel Salazar 17 for Whittier, which slipped to 18-4 and 4-2.
California’s Isaiah Martinez: “It was set up for Traie (Kastl). I just flashed out to the corner. It was supposed to be a lob to Traie. (Mata) had to look for the open man, which happened to be in the corner. I just happened to be open.”