The Garden State Gecko

Taylor Donaldson is a scoring machine for Lion girls’ basketball squad

NEXT GENERATION—Taylor Donaldson, a New Jersey native, is a junior guard for the Oaks Christian High girls’ basketball team. The honors student is one of the best young players in Ventura County. Photos by JOSEPH A. GARCIA/Acorn Newspapers

Taylor Donaldson can sink baskets from any spot on the court.

Just don’t ask her to cradle her pet leopard gecko, “T,” which she welcomed into her home this summer.

“We spent an hour trying to pick up the gecko,” said teammate Savannah Faalevao. “Neit...

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