East County Sports

Tuesday roundup: Monarchs, Norse, Pats roll

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By Bill Dickens

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CHULA VISTA (12-9-15) — Coach MIKE TULLY realizes his Monarchs will have to do some rebuilding this season but he’s pleased by their 2-2 start in the Hilltop Tournament.

 

“We played two Division III teams (Hilltop and Otay Ranch) and have done very well – beaten both,” Tully said. That would include Tuesday’s (Dec. 8) 59-42 romp over Otay Ranch.

 

Six-foot-1, 193-pound sophomore DEONDRE McHAYLE continues to impress for Monte Vista, pouring in 17 points and snaring 10 rebounds.

 

“He went to the basket and drew a lot of fouls,” Tully said.

 

McHayle converted 9 of 12 charity shots.

 

SHAI STEVENSON led Monte Vista’s supporting cast with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

 

Mr. BO RANKINS added 11 points and 9 boards.

 

The Monarchs streaked to a 31-16 halftime lead.

 

“I thought we moved the ball around well but we’ve gotta get better on defense,” Tully said. “Holding them to 16 points in the first half is a posive sign. When you can do that you’re going to win a lot of game.”

 

Monte Vista:  Deondre McHayle 17 (10 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl), Shai Stevenson 12 (11 reb, 3 ast, 4 stl, 2 blk), Bo Rankins 11 (9 reb, 1 ast, 2 stl, 1 blk), Tre Owens 8 (3 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl), Terry Bone 6 (5 reb, 2 stl), Kelton Vun 4 (1 reb, 1 stl), Adrian Bass 3 (2 reb).

 

VALHALLA 69, CLAIREMONT 52 – The Valhalla Norsemen were able to even their record at .500 as they rolled the host Clairemont Chieftains 69-52, Tuesday (Dec.8) in the Baron/Matador Classic.

The ever reliable scoring machine and also considered one of the best players in the county COLE HENDERSON led all scorers with 20 points.

No other Norseman reached double digits but it was a balanced effort as every player scored and NATHAN YOUSIF, TREY SCHIMKE and MATTHEW SAKO each drilled in 9 points apiece for Valhalla.

Valhalla: Cole Henderson 20, Matthew Sako 9, Nathan Yousif 9, Trey Schimke 9, John Murad 7, Kai Komaki 5, Danny Bender 4

— ADAM PAUL

 

CHRISTIAN 63, INDIO 51 – TRAVIS BALLARD knocked down 24 points and bagged 16 rebounds as Christian toppled the Indio Rajahs in Tuesday’s (Dec. 8) Imperial Tiger Classic at Imperial HS.

 

Ballard hit 6 of 14 shots from the field including 12 of 17 free throws.

 

DAVID TODD JEREMIAH whistled in a season high 19 points, buoyed by 9 for 10 free throw shooting.

 

LAYNE LARSEN pitched in with 10 points, including a pair of threes.

 

Christian (6-1) maintained a slim lead through three quarter before breaking the game open with a 28-17 spread.

 

The Patriots will continue play in the Imperial Tiger Classic on Thursday (Dec. 10), hosting San Ysidro at the RAC at 6:30.

 

Christian:  Travis Ballard 24 (16 reb, 3 ast, 1 stl, 3 blk), David Todd Jeremiah 19 (4 reb, 2 ast, 3 stl), Layne Larsen 10 (4 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Kyle Stowers 8 (6 reb, 3 ast), Dominic Safarta 1 (5 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl), Jacob Sandusky 1 (2 reb), Joey Vrzich (1 reb, 1 ast), Dominic Bristol (1 ast).

 

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MORSE 65, GRANITE HILLS 29 – Host Granite Hills shot a paltry 25 percent from the field in Tuesday’s (Dec. 8) lopsided licking administered by visiting Morse in the Granite Hills Eagle Invitational.

 

The Eagles netted only 12 of 48 shots from the field, including a trio of 3-pointers and 2 of 5 free throws.

 

Nobody for the Eagles reached double scoring digits. DYLAN GARCIA hit 4 of 7 shots from the field for a team best 8 points.

 

JACOB BURTON gobbled up a team high 9 rebounds.

 

Morse outscored the Eagles 37-7 in the second half to create the blowout.

 

Granite Hills:  Dylan Garcia 8 (2 reb, 1 stl, 2 blk), Jorden Rogers 6 (1 reb), Ryan Kelly 4 (4 reb, 2 blk), Mario Meza 3 (1 reb), Cameron Spitzer 2 (6 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk), Jacob Burton 2 (9 reb, 1 ast), Erin Swinson 2 (1 ast), Darien Cossio 2 (1 reb, 1 blk).

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