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Rise and shine semifinal for Braves, Foothillers after wins

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By Bill Dickens
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EL CAJON (12-23-15) — It’s a strange arrangement in the Orange Glen Christmas Jamboree. That is, the scheduling seems off.

 

Not only does the semifinal begin at 8 a.m. – a bizarre time in itself – in Escondido, the match-up pits a pair of Grossmont Conference rivals, El Cajon Valley and Grossmont for the early game.

 

“This isn’t fair,” commented El Cajon Valley veteran coach CARLOS MOSS. “We’ll have to get up at 6 a.m., as will Grossmont, and travel to play in front of an empty gym.”

 

EL CAJON VALLEY 31, EL CAPITAN 29 – LEANNA WATSON knocked down 14 points, recorded 11 steals and dished 6 scoring passes for the Braves, who slipped past El Capitan in Tuesday’s (Dec. 22) Orange Glen Christmas Jamboree.

Not to be overlooked was SUMAY HAMEED who pulled down 12 rebounds to go with her 8 points and 5 steals for the Braves.

MARIE COOK rolled a double-double for the Vaqueros with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

The Vaqueros struggled from the free throw line where they made only 6 of 24 chances.

TAYLOR FAGAN scored 11 points, the majority coming on three triples. She also pulled down 5 rebounds.

El Cajon Valley:  Leanna Watson 14 (5 reb, 6 ast, 11 stl), Sumaya Hameed 8 (12 reb, 5 stl),  Mary Awadich 4 (3 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl), Farah Kannan 4 (6 reb, 1 stl), Titishia Clemons 2 (1 reb, 2 ast, 7 stl), Kaheen Hasan (4 reb, 3 stl).

El Capitan:  Marie Cook 14 (10 reb), Taylor Fagan 11 (5 reb), Sarah Lohman 2 (2 reb), Lynda Hicks 2 (1 reb), Danielle Pimentel (4 reb), Makenzi Kygar (1 reb).


EL CAJON VALLEY 53, GOMPERS PREP 24
 – LEANNA WATSON poured in 25 points, hitting 8 of 12 shots from the field and 9 of 12 free throws as the Braves breezed to Tuesday’s (Dec. 22)  Orange Glen Christmas Jamboree victory.

El Cajon Valley led 48-18 after three quarters.

SUMAYA HAMEED led the supporting cast with a double-double of 10 points and 14 rebounds for El Cajon Valley (6-0).

El Cajon Valley:  Leanna Watson 25 (5 reb, 4 ast, 3 stl), Sumaya Hameed 10 (14 reb, 3 stl), Mary Awadich 7 (4 reb, 2 ast), Kaheen Hasan 6 (4 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl), Farah Kannan 3 (5 reb, 3 stl), Titishia Clemons 2 (4 stl).

 

GROSSMONT 46, MARANATHA CHRISTIAN 9 – The Foothillers shutout the Maranatha Eagles in the second half as they breezed to an easy victory in Tuesday’s (Dec. 22) Orange Glen Christmas Jamboree.

TAISHA SILAS led the scoring parade with 13 points and 6 rebounds, while ATHENA SOTELO punched in 10 markers, claimed 6 rebounds, dished 6 assists and made 3 steals for the Foothillers.

Grossmont:  Taisha Silas 13 (6 reb, 2 stl), Athena Sotelo 10 (6 reb, 6 ast, 3 stl), Symone Griffith 7 (2 ast, 5 stl), Lydia Halcott 4 (4 reb), Lina McDuffie 4 (2 stl), Candace Henderson 3 (2 reb), Taisana Lee 3 (6 reb), Ragina Turner 2 (3 stl).

GROSSMONT 50, SAN DIEGO ACADEMY 27 – Sharp-shooting TAISHA SILAS scored 30 points to gear Grossmont past San Diego Academy on Tuesday’s (Dec. 22) nightcap of the Orange Glen Christmas Jamboree.

Silas nailed 3 of 7 from 3-point distance, grabbed 7 rebounds and made 4 steals for Grossmont (8-1).

“We are the No. 2 seed and if we beat El Cajon Valley, we will more than likely be playing the Arizona team (Leading Edge Spartans) again if we make it to the championship game,” said Grossmont coach GRACE CAMPBELL.

Grossmont:  Taisha Silas 30 (7 reb, 4 stl), Athena Sotelo 4 (5 reb, 5 ast, 3 stl), Symone Griffith 5 (2 ast, 6 stl), Lina McDuffie 4 (3 stl), Candace Henderson 2 (1 reb), Lydia Halcott 2 (5 reb, 3 blk), Ragina Turner 3 (1 stl).


CALVARY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 39, EL CAPITAN 28
 – MARIE COOK rolled a double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds as the Vaqueros (3-6) submarined Calvary Christian Academy in Tuesday’s (Dec. 22) Orange Glen Christmas Jamboree.

“We ran out of gas in the second game because we only had six girls,” said Vaqueros coach DARIN CURTIS. “Playing two games in one day is too much when you only have six players.

El Capitan:  Marie Cook 19 (12 reb), Danielle Pimentel 4 (5 reb), Taylor Fagan 4 (5 reb), Makenzi Kygar 1 (1 reb), Sarah Lohman (2 reb), Lynda Hicks (2 reb).

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