SAN DIEGO — They say it’s lonely at the top. That success isolates, power pushes away and status stultifies. It’s probably true often enough. The higher you climb, the narrower the platform gets. There’s not as much room to spread out.
But with all due respect to “them” (they’re probably just swell), it’s hard to imagine a less lonely scene than the one which unfolded at Junipero Serra High School here on Friday after the Calexico Bulldogs had put the finishing touches on a 70-57 win over the El Capitan Vaqueros in the CIF-SDS Division IV basketball finals (primary craftsmen: Fabian Reyna, 24 points; Julian Beltran, 17 points; Aaron Tabarez, 17 points).