East County Sports

Hernandez’s 25 points helps Eagles extend win streak

Granite Hills' Micayela Hernandez drives for a layup en route to 25 points in the Eagles' win Wednesday night.



By Bill Dickens

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NATIONAL CITY (1-7-16) — The Granite Hills Eagles posted their 3rd straight win as they dumped Otay Ranch 44-37 in Wednesday’s (Jan. 6) semifinals of the Sweetwater Holiday Tournament.

MICAYELA HERNANDEZ whistled in 25 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished one scoring pass as Granite Hills balanced its season slate at 6-6.

The Eagles built up a 20 point lead in the first half but wound up struggling at the end.

The game was eventually decided at the free throw line where the Eagles made 5 of 6 charity shots to maintain a narrow advantage.

EMMA KUBARI hit 2 free throws as did MIRANDA BROWN, and CHASE ROBLES tagged on a fifth.

RAELLEAH MOORE punched in 12 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and notched 4 steals.

“It was like two different games,” said Granite Hills coach CURTIS NORWOOD. “For us it’s been a little bit of this and a little bit of that. You never know what we’re going to do, minute to minute.”

Granite Hills survived 24 turnovers to pull out the victory.

“We have a lot of work to do but I’m happy that we’re 6-6 at this point,” Norwood said.


Granite Hills:  Micayela Hernandez 25 (5 reb, 1 ast, 3 stl), Raelleah Moore 12 (5 reb, 1 ast, 4 stl), Kani Kubari 2 (4 reb, 2 ast, 6 stl), Emma Kubari 2 (2 stl, 1 blk), Miranda Brown 2 (4 reb), Chase Robles 1, Delaney Casey (4 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl, 1 blk).

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