East County Sports

Bates, Douglas lead Matadors’ home rout of Aztecs



By Bill Dickens
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SPRING VALLEY (12-3-15) – Three members of the Mount Miguel girls basketball team achieved career scoring highs in Wednesday (Dec. 2) opening round of the Matador Classic as host Mount Miguel mauled Montgomery 72-43.

SATERA BATES knocked down 25 points, including 10 field goals as the Matadors outscored the Eagles across the board.

CAMARA DOUGLAS executed a double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Matadors.

AMBER HARD chipped in with a personal best of 12 points and garnered 5 steals, as did point guard LAILA SMITH. A sparky sophomore guard, Smith came one point short of a triple-double with 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 9 rebounds.

“It’s not often that you have three players reaching their personal scoring highs in the same game,” Mount Miguel coach ROBBIE SANDOVAL noted. “But we have so many new players it’s not unbelievable.”

Leading 38-26 at intermission, the Matadors clamped their defensive break on the visiting Aztecs to turn the game into a rout.

“Our second half defense was much better and allowed us to settle into the game,” Sandoval said.

Mount Miguel:  Satera Bates 25 (2 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl), Camara Douglas 21 (11 reb, 1 stl, 1 blk), Amber Hard 12 (4 reb, 3 ast, 5 stl), Laila Smith 9 (10 reb, 10 ast, 5 stl), Michelle Corley 2 (5 reb, 1 stl), Kiara Morris 2 (1 ast, 3 stl), Zaria Arline 1 (3 reb, 1 ast), A’Zhanea Pegram (3 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl).


LA JOLLA COUNTRY DAY 70, GRANITE HILLS 41 – Facing the defending state champions at La Jolla Country Day on Wednesday (Dec. 2), Granite Hills was overwhelmed by the Torreys in the LJCD Sweet Sixteen Invitational.

MICAYELA HERNANDEZ led the Eagles in scoring with 16 points, and RAELLEAH MOORE pitched in 14 more.

“They were the best team in the state and they showed us why. They’re still the best team in the state,” said Granite Hills coach CURTIS NORWOOD ruefully. “They have two girls that are 6-2 and another one who is 6-3. They were giants. They jumped on us early, it was 18-7 after one quarter.

“We won the second half by one point.”

Granite Hills will face the loser of the Torrey Pines-Canyon Spring game on Thursday (Dec. 3) at LJCD at 4:30.

Granite Hills:  Micayela Hernandez 16, Raelleah Moore 14,Emma Kubari 4, Ayang Agoth 3, Delaney Casey 3, Shanice Lacy 1.


PINEWOOD 70, HELIX 24 – It was a long night for the Highlanders on Wednesday (Dec. 2) as they were no match for the Pinewood Panthers of Los Altos in the LJCD Sweet Sixteen Invitational in North County.

“We got pretty well pounded tonight,” said a somber Highlanders coach PATRICK TABOR. “It will get better.”

No scoring or stats were available for Helix.

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