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Wolf Pack defeat Dons at Albers Memorial event

Thank you all that participated and supported the Albers family today. What a honor it was to do this. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Posted by Frank Quinones on Saturday, January 23, 2016



By Chris Davis
© East County Sports.com
SANTEE (1-24-16) — The West Hills Wolf Pack defeated the Cathedral Catholic Dons on Saturday (Jan. 23) night as part of the Steve Albers Memorial Shootout in a pretty easy 53-25 manner.


The Wolf Pack (14-5) were extremely balanced on the stat sheet as nine of the 10 players scored at least two points, one steal and at least one rebound.  In addition to that, seven of the ten players had at least one assist.


CARLY RALEY (13) and MAYA CLEMONS (12) were both in double digits in scoring.  KERRIE DANIELS had 10 rebounds, while VIVIAN PANELA had 13 assists in the contest.


“(Daniels) did a good job offensive rebounding,” Wolf Pack coach RYAN KINSER said after the game. “We told both of our posts that they should be able to rebound the ball well tonight because they were undersized.”  When it came to Panela’s game, “Well that is certainly a good game for her.  She likes to be more of a pass-first type of point guard.”


“I thought we played well,” Kinser said.  “We didn’t shoot great from outside tonight, but our guards did a pretty good job attacking the basket and making some plays.”


The Wolf Pack jumped out quickly to a 10-2 lead.  After the Dons (5-12) hit a trio of trifectas to bring them within one, West Hills closed out the quarter on a 5-2 run for a 16-13 lead.  Panela had a four point, four assist segment.  Raley had six points in the quarter.


From there on, it was all West Hills.  In none of the final three periods did Cathedral Catholic get more than five points.


In the second quarter, Clemons had a great eight-point quarter, while Panela dished out five assists.  Daniels on the defensive end was gobbling up rebounds as she had five in the second fourth of the game.


The second half of the game was all Wolf Pack action as they outscored Cathedral Catholic 23-9.


“(Cathedral Catholic) played a zone,” Kinser commented afterwards.  “So that will help us out when it comes to Hills league play as a few teams play zone.  So tonight was a night, outside of league, to work on our stuff.  Any competitive game will help us for league play.”


The Wolf Pack will jump back into Grossmont Hills League play on Tuesday (Jan. 26) when they host Granite Hills at 6 p.m.


West Hills: Carly Raley 13 (7 reb, 1 stl, 1 ast), Maya Clemons 12 (4 reb, 2 stl, 1 ast), Vivian Panela 7 (3 reb, 1 stl, 13 ast), Kerrie Daniels 6 (10 reb, 1 stl), Haley Doucette 4 (1 reb, 2 stl, 1 ast), Summer Stewart 4 (1 stl), Megan Scott 3 (6 reb, 3 stl, 2 ast), Clarrisa Holder 2 (2 reb, 1 stl, 3 ast), Jessica Fondes-Ryan 2 (7 reb, 2 stl, 1 ast), Alyssa Garcia (3 reb).


MONTE VISTA 30, EL CAPITAN 20 – In the first game of the day out at West Hills on Saturday (Jan.22nd) the Monte Vista Monarchs took on the El Capitan Vaqueros and in a dogfight came away with the 30-20 victory.

The Monarchs were able to lead after the first half 13-6 thanks to KYRIA WHITLEY and her 5 points. Both teams couldn’t find their groove offensively as both had their opportunities. For the Vaqueros it was MARIE COOK who put up all the offense as she scored 10 points on the day. No other Vaquero was able to reach double digits.

The second half, the Monarchs outscored the Vaqueros 17-14 and were led by both MARIAH WHITEHEAD and DEJAH MOORE who paced them with 8 points each.

Monte Vista: Mariah Whitehead 8, Dejah Moore 8, Kyria Whitley 7, Sewit Tesfamicael 4, Mariah Moore 2, Methany Mudge 1

El Capitan: Marie Cook 10, Taylor Fagan 4, Lynda Hicks 2, Elizabeth Giddings 2, Sarah Lohman 2.

— Adam Paul


LA JOLLA COUNTRY DAY 62, MOUNT MIGUEL 34 – The Mount Miguel Matadors continue to struggle, as evidenced by Saturday’s (Jan. 23) 62-34 loss to La Jolla Country Day in the Steve Albers Memorial Shoot-Out at West Hills.

The Matadors’ major problem is playing without point guard LAILA SMITH, who is nursing a leg injury but hopes to be back in the lineup by Friday (Jan. 29) in a league showdown against Granite Hills.

“She’s not our best player but she’s definitely our most important player,” said Mount Miguel coach ROBBIE SANDOVAL of Smith. “She’s involved in everything we do offensively. That was obvious in our game against La Jolla Country Day as we struggled all day.”

AMBER HARD led the Matadors with a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds, while SATERA BATES pitched in 11 points.

Where the Matadors got stung by the Torreys was in the second quarter when LJCD took a 20-4 scoring advantage.

Game over.

Mount Miguel:  Amber Hard 12 (11 reb), Satera Bates 11 (4 reb, 1 ast, 2 stl, 1 blk), Destini Anderson 7 (1 reb), Camara Douglas 4 (6 reb, 1 blk), Michelle Corley (4 reb, 1 ast), Rozlyn Pierce (3 reb, 1 stl).

— Bill Dickens


SANTANA 33, SWEETWATER 31 – no report.


Editor’s note – The Steve Albers Memorial Shoot-Out was held in the honor and memory of Steve Albers, who was a JV head coach and varsity assistant basketball coach at West Hills. He had a passion for the game of basketball and a passion to share his love of the game with hundreds of kids over the years.  All proceeds and donations from the gate will be used for college assistance for both of his children, Bailey (pictured on front with her late father), a former Wolf Pack player, and Dustin.

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