East County Sports

Highlanders latest to witness Littleton’s show



By Adam Paul
© East County Sports.com

LA JOLLA (12-11-15) — It was a long night for the Helix Highlanders as they took on the host No. 4 Bishop’s Knights, Thursday (Dec. 10) in the Matador Classic as they didn’t have any answers in the 95-22 loss.

The game got out of hand right away as the Knights rolled up a 29 spot in the first and stifled the Highlanders offensively who only mustered 2 points.  It was the same old song in the second quarter as Bishop’s put the pressure on and ran away to a 53-6 lead at the break.

Offensively for the Highlanders, JANAE WHITE scored 6 points while CAM OWENS scored 5 points.

For the Knights it was a typical night for DESTINY LITTLETON as the put up a ton of points but it was special night as she set a career high of 52 points on 15 field goals which included 6 treys. Her previous career high was the 45 she had the other night against Santana.  In the last two games she has scored 97 points, while the Knights as a team have scored 195 as they put up a 100 the other night against Santana.

Helix: Janae White 6 (4 reb), Cam Owens 5 (2 reb), Danielle Simmons 4 (7 reb), Jazmyne Turner 2 (1 reb), Olivia Missouria 2, Gigi Bell 2, Myria Howard 1

MATER DEI 51, GRANITE HILLS 41 – It took the visiting Granite Hills Eagles a full quarter to saddle up for Thursday’s (Dec. 10) Matador Classic encounter against Mater Dei in South Bay.

Fortunately they were trailing the Crusaders only 4-0 due to some solid defense on the Eagles’ end.

“It was a battle of the wills,” said Granite Hills coach CURTIS NORWOOD. “It took us a full quarter to focus mentally, and once we did we played the hardest we have all year.”

Granite Hills scrambled back to take a 28-25 lead in the third quarter.

“At that point I had to rest my starters,” Norwood said.

That would be RAELLEAH MOORE, who rang up 25 points including 11-for-12 marksmanship from the free throw stripe, and MICAYELA HERNANDEZ who was 4-6 from the line and dropped in a pair of treys on her way to 12 points.

“Our starters were only out about 90 seconds, but by that time Mater Dei had regained the lead,” Norwood said. “We’ve got to do a better job of some execution – can’t afford so many turnovers. “

Granite Hills is 2-6.

“I’m not totally disappointed.  My goal is to get better and get ready for January (the start of Grossmont Hills League play),” Norwood added.

Granite Hills:  Raelleah Moore 25, Micayela Hernandez 12, Emma Kubari 2, Chase Robles 2.


CHRISTIAN 37, LIBERTY CHARTER 21 – It was an all-around team effort for the Christian Patriots as they hosted Liberty Charter in a non-league victory 37-21, Thursday (Dec.10).

The entire first half was a close one as it was 13-9 in favor of the Patriots at the break.

The second half was a completely different story as the Patriots pulled away as they netted a combined 24 points in the half and were able to limit the Lions to 12 points.  One of the big reasons for the change in the contest was the fact that the Patriots were able to completely control the glass as they grabbed 43 boards on the night.

Pacing the Patriots was the dynamic duo of freshman guard MARISSA GILES who collected a double-double with 14 points and 11 boards. Her running mate junior guard SAGE SALACUP drilled 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for her own double-double.

Other contributors on the glass were HAYLEY ROBINSON as she was able to corral 8 and ALYSSA ROTHROCK who tallied 7 boards.

Christian: Marissa Giles 14 (11 reb, 2 ast, 1 blk, 4 stl), Sage Salacup 11 (10 reb, 2 stl), Hayley Robinson 4 (8 reb, 2 stl), Alyssa Rothcock 4 (7 reb, 1 blk), Jasmyn Crawford 4 (6 reb, 2 ast, 3 stl, 3 blk), Taylor Giese (1 reb)

WEST HILLS 61, SAN PASQUAL 21 – (Late Report) It was a dominating night for No. 8 West Hills as they traveled to San Pasqual and rolled the Eagles 61-21, Thursday (Dec.10).

The Wolf Pack showed why they are a team to be reckoned with in the county as they stymied the Eagles in the first quarter by shutting them out. The stifling defense jump started the offense as the Wolf Pack led 22-0 after the first period.

In the second quarter, West Hills was able to extend their lead after outscoring the Eagles 14-11 to lead 36-11 at the half.  The lead would get larger in the third quarter which prompted all the players for the Wolf Pack to be able to get in for multiple minutes.

“We shot well and got off to a great start. After 4 tough games it was nice to have this one, all girls got to play several minutes,” said West Hills coach RYAN KINSER after his squad won in convincing fashion.

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