Santa Maria boys hoops advances to CIF quarterfinals

Saints light up the nets in second round win

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Joey Nevarez made eight 3-pointers and scored a game-high 31 points as Santa Maria held on to beat Providence of Burbank 87-79 to advance to the CIF Division 5AAA quarterfinals.

Blake Truhitte added 25 points and the Saints made 13 three-pointers in the game.

Santa Maria plays at top-seed Garden Grove on Tuesday.

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