East County Sports

Tuesday roundup: Wolf Pack controls visiting Falcons



By  Adam Paul
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SANTEE (12-9-15) — The No. 8 West Hills Wolf Pack hosted the Scripps Ranch Falcons, Tuesday (Dec. 8) in the Tip-Off Classic and claimed a 61-49 victory.

The Wolf Pack (3-1) started out slow in the first quarter offensively as they only scored 8 points, despite this it was their take-charge defense that really clamped down as they limited the Falcons to 5 points.  West Hills used the defensive momentum to get the offense in gear as they were able to punch in 17 points to take the quarter 17-8 and led 25-13 at the break.

“The girls played with high intensity and energy which resulted in a great defensive effort the first half, giving up only 13 points,” said West Hills head coach RYAN KINSER. “We started off slowly on the offensive end, missed a lot of easy shots early. After the first we started to run better offense and got some good looks.”

The trio of MAYA CLEMONS who led with 15 points on 6-9 shooting, MEGAN SCOTT who canned 6-9 shots from the field for 14 points also corralled 10 rebounds for the double-double, and KERRIE DANIELS who tallied 12 points on 6-7 shooting really sparked the Wolf Pack in their conquest.

“Kerrie Daniels played well tonight, finished around the basket and played good defense on Scripps top player,” said Kinser.

On the evening the Wolf Pack shot a tad over 50 percent from the field on 27-51 shooting which was a big help and defensively held the Falcons to 33 percent on the evening. The other keys to the Wolf Pack victory was that they were able to control the glass as they outrebounded Scripps Ranch 32-21 and forced 19 turnovers.

West Hills:  Maya Clemons 15 (2 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl), Megan Scott 14 (10 reb, 3 ast, 4 stl), Kerrie Daniels 12 (6 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Vivian Panella 9 (1 reb, 6 ast, 2 stl), Carly Raley 6 (5 reb, 1 blk), Jessica Fondas 5 (1 reb, 2 stl), Clarissa Holder (4 reb, 1 ast), Summer Stewart (2 reb), Alyssa Garcia (1 reb, 1 stl).

MISSION HILLS 78, MOUNT MIGUEL 50 – Hanging around with the high rollers has always been a factor in the Mount Miguel girls’ basketball program. The Matadors (3-2) are traditionally a Top 10 team and were ranked No. 3 in the preseason ballotting this season.

On Tuesday night (Dec. 8) they found out why Mission Hills is No. 1 as the host Grizzlies (5-1) netted 16 three-pointers in the Matador Classic contest in North County.

Mission Hills turned in a grinding defense to go along with its long-range shooting and led 34-15 at halftime.

“The difference in the game is we gave away too many offensive rebounds, second-chance points,” said Matadors coach ROBBIE SANDOVAL. “They just killed us on the offensive glass.”

Newcomer DESTINI ANDERSON led Mount Miguel with 20 points, half of them coming on 10 for 10 free throw shooting.

“They’re like the Golden State Warriors,” Sandoval said. “They move the ball well and everybody on the floor can shoot the three.”

Mount Miguel will face Horizon in the Black Division finals of the Matador Classic at home at 6 p.m. on Saturday (Dec. 12).

Mount Miguel:  Destini Anderson 20 (3 reb, 1 ast, 2 stl, 2 blk), Camara Douglas 10 (7 reb, 1 ast, 2 blk), Satera Bates 9 (4 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Amber Hard 8 (4 reb, 1 blk), Laila Smith 3 (4 reb, 6 ast, 1 st), Michelle Corley (2 reb).

HORIZON 46, HELIX 35 – It’s not very often that an opposing coach can be smiling after a defeat, but that’s what Helix coach PATRICK TABOR did after losing to Horizon in Tuesday’s (Dec. 8) Matador Classic.

“I love playing Horizon because they’re a class act – win or lose,” he said.

The Horizon Panthers didn’t give the Highlanders much to grin about as they whipped Helix 46-35.

“We’re a young team with a lot of growing up to do, we start two sophomores and they’re facing a learning curve,” Tabor said.

CAM OWENS led the Highlanders with 15 points and 5 assists, and DANIELLE SIMMONS chipped in with 11 points and 9 rebounds.

Helix will face Bishop’s Thursday (Dec. 10) on the Knights’ home court in La Jolla at 4:30 p.m.

Helix:  Cam Owens 15 (2 reb, 5 ast, 1 stl), Danielle Simmons 11 (9 reb), Kalich King 6 (1 reb, 1 stl), Olivia Misouria 2, Janae White 1 (4 reb).

 – Injury-riddled MARISSA GILES, a 5-foot-5 freshman guard, overcame a foot injury to score 25 points in host Christian’s non-league encounter Tuesday (Dec. 8) at the RAC.

All Giles needed was a little bit of help.

“I had a torn ligament in the bottom of my foot and that caused me to miss most of the volleyball season and carried over to basketball,” Giles said. “But I feel pretty good right now.”

Her numbers have proved that, playing in only the second basketball game of her career, Giles hit 6 of 13 from the floor including 4 of 11 from above the arc.

“I pretty much hung around the elbow area,” she said, “so most of my shooting came from the perimeter. I did get a couple of layups.”

Christian:  Marissa Giles 25 (2 reb, 2 blk, 1 stl), Sage Salacup 3 (5 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Hayley Robinson 2 (5 reb), Alyssa Rothrock (4 reb), Jasmyn Crawford (2 reb, 2 stl, 1 blk), Wendy Shen (2 reb), Taylor Giese (2 reb).

SAN DIEGO 48, GRANITE HILLS 45 – The hardluck Eagles overcame a sloppy first half to generate a second half charge in Tuesday’s (Dec. 8) Matador Classic encounter at The Cave.

Granite Hills trailed 31-11 at the break but overpowered the Cavers 34-17 in the final 16 minutes.

“The trouble is we didn’t even show up at the beginning of the game,” Granite Hills coach CURTIS NORWOOD said.

RAELLEAH MOORE led the Eagles with 16 points and MICAYELE HERNANDEZ added 14, but the Eagles’ 19-8 fourth quarter spread was not enough to slip past San Diego.

“We had a lot of shots at the thing,” Norwood said. “But we kept throwing the ball away. That was the story of the game.”

Granite Hills:  Raelleah Moore 16, Micayela Hernandez 14, Kani Kubari 6, Chase Robles 3, Delaney Casey 2, Anyang Agoth 2, Shanice Lacey 2.

No report for this Matador Classic game.

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