CORONA DEL MAR — Coach Ryan Schachter repeated the same sentence and it felt good each time.
"We're healthy," Schachter said with a smile. "We're healthy.
"We had everything. You name it. We had it."
After the flu and cold last week wrecked its outright Pacific Coast League title and No. 3 seed in the playoffs, the Corona del Mar High boys' basketball team just got sick of losing.
The Sea Kings found the best cure Wednesday. They won, ending a two-game skid.
Fifth-seeded CdM got better in a hurry at home. The Sea Kings opened the CIF Southern Section Division III-AA playoffs with a 64-40 rout of Santa Margarita in the first round.
Schachter saw CdM (18-9) compete on both ends of the court, more importantly on defense.
The Sea Kings smothered Santa Margarita, an at-large entry into the playoffs from the competitive Trinity League. Eleven points is what CdM held the Eagles to at halftime.