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APTOS (October 14, 2012) - Athletes battle for the ball at the Santa Cruz Warriors open tryouts, which drew 68 basketball dreamers to the Aptos High gymnasium Sunday morning. Thirteen hopefuls came from Santa Cruz County, including 4 from Watsonville High, 3 from Soquel High, 2 from Santa Cruz High, and one each from Harbor and Pajaro Valley high schools, UCSC and Cabrillo. ©


Agility drills. A portion of the proceeds from Sunday's tryouts will be donated to Aptos High School and Santa Cruz City Schools. ©


Sammy Gelfand, Santa Cruz Warriors director of player personnel, reads the names of players who survived the first round of cuts. Up to five open tryout players could be offered a slot at the Warriors training camp, and up to ten names could be recommended for entry in the D-league draft. ©