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Kygar’s 38 points leads Vaqueros over Matadors

El Capitan's Kade Kygar handles the ball Friday night against Mount Miguel. / Photo by Chuck Merino

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By Bill Dickens

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SPRING VALLEY (1-16-16) — The Mount Miguel Matadors could not find a way to solve the deliveries of El Capitan sharpshooter KADE KYGAR in Friday’s (Jan. 15) Grossmont Valley League opener at Mount Miguel.

 

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Mount Miguel and El Capitan tangle for a rebound Friday night. / Ramon Scott photo

Kygar scored 38 points, which is more than half the total cranked out by the Vaqueros who claimed a 58-54 victory over the Matadors.

 

As hot as Kygar was on this night, his effort was one point less than the 39 points he generated against Crawford last month.

 

“Honestly I don’t care how many points I score as long as we come away with a win,” said the 6-foot Kygar. “I just do what we need to do to win.”

 

Kygar nailed 8 three-pointers and was 8-for-8 from the free throw line. Equally as impressive he was 11-for-22 from the field and 8 of 14 from long distance. His stats are personal, Kygar noted. Wins are for the team.

 

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Mount Miguel’s Taj Tucker leads the Matadors on a break Friday night against El Capitan. / Ramon Scott photo

It seemed like whatever Kygar attempted he was successful at executing.

 

“I’ve never seen back-to-back 4-point plays, like Kygar got,” said Matadors coach JAY ROWLETT.  “When you start giving away points like that it’s going to be a looong season.”

 

With the game 42-all the Vaqueros forged in front on a 3-point bucket by Mount Miguel’s TAJ TUCKER. El Capitan (7-10, 1-0 GVL) came scrapping back, and Kygar executed a 4-point play to stake El Capitan to a 52-51 advantage.

 

The lead exchanged hands two times down the stretch with DARIAN NORWOOD dropping in a trey to bring the Matadors as close as 56-54.

 

Mount Miguel would eventually be eliminated when Kygar nailed  a pair of free throws in the final 40 seconds.

 

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DOMINIC IUDICIANI led the El Capitan supporting cast with 11 rebounds.

 

For Mount Miguel Norwood scored a team best 17 points, while MARQUIS NEAL added 14, and DEVON BROWN rolled a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds. Neal nailed 4 three-pointers for the Matadors (9-7, 0-1 GVL).

 

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Darian Norwood goes up for a shot against El Capitan Friday night. / Photo by Chuck Merino

El Capitan:  Kade Kygar 38 (7 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Donald Irvin 8 (5 reb, 2 stl), Devin Dulay 7 (2 reb), Dominic Iudiciani 5 (11 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl), Danny Estrada (6 reb, 2 stl), Zac Quintero (1 reb), Brendon Head (1 reb), Ren Neuhoff (1 reb).

 

Mount Miguel:  Darian Norwood 17 (5 reb, 2 ast), Marquis Neal 14 ( 1 reb), Devon Brown 11 (10 reb, 1 ast, 2 stl, 3 blk), Taj Tucker 6 (6 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl), Trevon Allen 3 (3 reb, 1 ast), Chris Thompson 3 (2 reb), Andre Cox (1 ast), Trannell Hudson (1 ast).

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