East County Sports

Cougars win at Valley Center after awkward arrival




By Bill Dickens
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VALLEY CENTER (12-8-15) — When Steele Canyon arrived at Valley Center on Monday (Dec. 7) afternoon, the Cougars seemed to catch the Mavericks by surprise.

“They said they didn’t know they had a game,” said Cougars coach PETER RUIZ. “Then we had to scramble around for referees and we couldn’t even play our JV game.”

The delay didn’t hamper Steele Canyon, which knocked off Valley Center 48-40 in a non-league encounter.

The Cougars started fast, taking a 12-8 lead and maintained a 26-18 halftime advantage.

Steady ASHLEY TAVIZON whistled in 21 points to help the Cougars post their third win in as many starts.

Steele Canyon: Ashley Tavizon 21, Marianna Martinez 7, Mariah Smith 6, Kylie Minshew 4, Reagan Jordan 4, Jules Loibl 4, Elizabeth Bott 2.

MOUNT MIGUEL 72, SAN DIEGO 33 – Mount Miguel made it look easy in Monday’s (Dec. 7) Matador Classic as they mowed down the visiting San Diego Cavers.

The Matadors (3-1) turned the game into a blowout with a 30-point second quarter.

SATERA BATES buried a trio of 3-pointers and finished with a team-leading 20 points for the Matadors.

AMBER HARD hammered down 18 points and cleared 9 rebounds for the Matadors, and CAMARA DOUGLAS chipped in with 11 points, while point guard LAILA SMITH dished out 12 assists.

DESTINI ANDERSON, a transfer from Helix, made her Mount Miguel debut and played about 18 minutes according to Matadors coach ROBBIE SANDOVAL. She contributed 6 points and 5 rebounds in her first game with the Matadors.

“She was obviously nervous and got into foul trouble,” Sandoval said.

Mount Miguel:  Satera Bates 20 (1 reb, 1 stl), Amber Hard 18 (9 reb, 1 blk), Camara Douglas 11 (3 reb, 1 stl, 1 blk), Destini Anderson 6 (5 reb, 1 ast, 2 stl, 1 blk), Kiara Morris 6, Laila Smith 4 (1 reb, 12 ast, 3 stl), Zaria Arline 2 (2 reb, 2 stl), Michelle Corley (2 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl).

 – The Vaqueros broke into the win column in their fourth start in Monday’s (Dec. 7) non-league encounter with The Monarch School from San Diego.


MARIE COOK scored a season high 19 points as the Vaqueros cruised to the lop-sided win.
El Capitan:  Marie Cook 19, Tyler Fagan 5, Mackenzie Kygar 4, Danielle Pimental 4, Sarah Lohman 2, Lendora Hicks 2, Zannlers 2.


EL CAJON VALLEY 39, SD-SOUTHWEST 31 – The Braves barged in front of San Diego Southwest 17-2 in the first quarter then held off the Raiders to claim victory in their season opener in Monday’s (Dec. 7) non-league encounter.

A.WATSON had 17 points, 6 steals and assists and TITISHIA CLEMMONS chipped in with 8 points.

El Cajon Valley: A.Watson 17 (6 stl, 5 ast), Titishia Clemmons 8. (Only players reported).


OLYMPIAN 53, HELIX 52 (OT) – With two seconds remaining the Highlanders had two free throws and a chance to put Monday’s (Dec. 7) Matador Classic game against Olympian away.

They missed both shots but got the rebounds, and immediately missed both putbacks.

“It was pretty frustrating,” said Helix coach PATRICK TABOR. “We definitely had our chances. But more than that we had way too many turnovers.”

DANIELLE SIMMONS led the Highlanders with 18 points and 9 rebounds, while CAM OWENS chipped in with 17 points and 5 assists.

Helix:  Danielle Simmons 18 (9 reb), Cam Owens 17 (2 reb, 5 ast), Kalich King 6, Jazmyne Turner 6 (2 reb), Janae White 5 (6 reb).


LINCOLN 62, MONTE VISTA 33 – The Monarchs were steamrollered by Lincoln in Monday’s (Dec. 7) Mustang Tournament in Spring Valley.

KYRIA WHITELY and MARIAH WHITEHEAD paced the Monarchs with 9 and 8 points respectively.

Monte Vista:  Kyria Whitely 9, Mariah Whitehead 8, Cassie Calderon 7, Cierra Ross 4, Seeit Tefamicael 4, Bethany Mudge 1.

– No details reported for this non-league game.

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