Accomplishments: Spreading the wealth seems is one of the ingredients for the Elliot Christian High boys basketball team this season.
Part of the Eagles’ prosperity includes senior guard Jalen Valverde. At Brookside Christian on Jan. 6, Valverde was one of two Eagles who scored 20-plus points, with 24, to help Elliot (2-0 in the CCAA, 10-4) post a 76-56 win over the Knights, the defending CCAA champions who beat Elliot three times last year, including a Sac-Joaquin Section Division V semifinals last season. Eagles guard Jimmy Beltz was the other scorer with 21 points. Valverde also had seven rebounds and three steals.