AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Drew was just getting warmed up. The 6-foot sophomore found a wide open Javael Boykins underneath for a basket to make it a 23-8 game with 1:45 left in the first. As Dorsey attempted to bring the ball upcourt, Drew stepped into the passing lane for a steal, leading to another easy transition layup for Boykins and a 15-point lead. Before it knew it, Dorsey trailed 30-8 at the end of the first quarter and Drew had seven points, highlighted by a pair of 3-pointers. “Larry makes everything happen for us,” Taylor said. “He’s the straw that stirs the drink,” Drew, however, came out of the game limping midway through the second quarter with what appeared to be a lower left leg injury. Taylor said he could have re-entered but there was no need with Taft leading by more than 20 points at the 4:30 mark of the first half. Haynes hit a runner in the lane to give Taft a 50-24 lead at intermission. It was over before it even started. The Taft of Woodland Hills boys basketball team used its up-tempo style from the outset Saturday to open up a sizable early lead and was relentless until the final whistle in an 82-52 nonleague victory over visiting Dorsey of Los Angeles. “We jumped on them from the start and shocked them,” Taft coach Derrick Taylor said. The Toreadors (9-4) scored the first seven points of the game and extended the lead to 18-8 with 2:17 remaining in the first quarter. Larry Drew and Calvin Haynes keyed the spurt, combining for 14 points during the run. “Dorsey likes to talk a lot,” Drew said “We knew if we got on them they would quit. This was a statement game.” Taft opened the second half with a sense of urgency and aggressiveness, never giving Dorsey a chance to build any momentum. The Toreadors’ Oscar Bellfield electrified the crowd, attempting a one-handed dunk over 6-foot-5, 275 pound Shane Burrell but was fouled in the act. He made the subsequent pair of free-throws and a 3-point play minutes later giving Taft a 59-26 lead with 5:10 left in the third. Most of the starters exited the game toward the end of the third quarter, giving role players such as Boykins, who finished with 13 points and Eugene Phelps, who added 12, a chance to gain some valuable experience. The second teamers didn’t disappoint. A Bryce Smith 3-pointer and a Chano Rashiduddin basket underneath gave Taft its biggest lead, 75-38 with 6:10 left in the fourth quarter. Even Aaron Sweeney contributed with some heady ball-handling down the stretch finishing with three points. Haynes led all scorers with 14. Bellfield finished with 11. Sean Ceglinsky, (818) 713-3607 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!