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Valhalla’s Cole Henderson distributes a pass on Tuesday night against West Hills at The Thunderdome.

2015-16 EAST COUNTY PREP BOYS BASKETBALL

 

By Bill Dickens

© East County Sports.com

 

EL CAJON (1-27-16) — The Valhalla Norsemen used the power of four players in double scoring digits to topple West Hills 61-59 in Tuesday’s (Jan. 26) Grossmont Hills League contest.

 

By winning, the Norsemen moved into second place behind idle Grossmont with a 2-1 league record. They are 14-7 overall.

 

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Valhalla and West Hills walk up the court Tuesday night.

“We were losing by 13 points late in the third quarter,” recalled Norsemen assistant coach DON ROLLINS. “Then defensively we stepped up in the fourth quarter – held them to 4 points. We played good, aggressive defense in that quarter.”

 

JORDAN ELLIS set the scoring tone for the Norsemen with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.

 

Hard-nosed senior COLE HENDERSON was the cornerstone of the Valhalla defense, contributing 14 points, 12 rebounds, 5 blocks, 3 assists and 2 steals in the come-from-behind victory.

 

Henderson was also 3-for-7 from long distance and 3-for-4 from the free throw line.

 

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Valhalla’s Nathan Yousif attempts a three-point field goal on Tuesday night against visiting West Hills.

NATHAN YOUSIF contributed 12 points to go with 3 rebounds and 2 steals for Valhalla.

 

CHRIS MOYER carried the offensive load for West Hills with 16 points and 6 rebounds.

 

KYLE RUIZ followed with 11 points, 3 assists and 3 steals, while BRYCE PARSONS pulled down 10 rebounds for the Wolf Pack.

 

And the race continues . . .

 

Valhalla:  Jordan Ellis 17 (5 reb, 5 ast, 1 stl), Cole Henderson 14 (12 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl, 5 blk), John Murad 13 (1 reb, 1 ast, 2 stl, 1 blk), Nathan Yousif 12 (3 reb, 1 ast, 2 stl), Kai Komaki 3, Trey Schimke 2 (1 reb, 2 blk), Matthew Sako (5 reb, 2 ast, 1 blk).

 

West Hills:  Chris Moyer 16 (6 reb), Kyle Ruiz 11 (3 ast, 3 stl), Bryce Parsons 8 (10 reb, 4 ast, 1 stl), Marquell Cool 7 (3 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl), Marco Ovies 6 (2 ast), Cameron Barry 5 (1 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl), Nathan Ball 4 (1 reb), Miguel Nava 2 (2 reb), D’Ante Hill (2 ast), Cesar Curet (2 reb), Spencer Moyer (1 stl).

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