East County Sports

Matadors end skid with road win at Braves

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Mount Miguel and El Cajon Valley battle Tuesday night.



By Bill Dickens

© East CountySports.com


EL CAJON (2-10-16) — The visiting Mount Miguel Matadors enjoyed the shiny new hardwood at El Cajon Valley on Tuesday (Feb. 9) by battering the Braves 69-41 in a Grossmont Valley League game.


The Matadors (13-14, 3-5 GVL) won for the first time in five starts. Meanwhile, El Cajon Valley, on the flip side, dropped its sixth straight decision in GVL action.


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Mount Miguel defends against El Cajon Valley on Tuesday night at the Braves’ gym. / Photo by Ramon Scott

Mount Miguel blazed ahead of the Braves 53-23 after three quarters.


TREVON ALLEN led the charge with 10 field goals and one trey for the Matadors, finishing with 21 points. He also gobbled up 9 rebounds.


JAMES ALLEN hit 6 of 6 free throws to finish with 13 points for Mount Miguel (13-14, 3-5 GVL), while MARQUIS NEAL added 10 points, which included a pair of treys.


Eight Matadors contributed to the scoring attack.


“We got off to a quick start,” said Mount Miguel coach JAY ROWLETT. “It’s good to be back on the winning side.”


The coach had to be pleased with the return of DARIAN NORWOOD, who chipped in 12 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists.


For El Cajon Valley, ALI ALSAWAFI hit a trio of 3s to led the Braves with 11 points.


DANIEL STOKES pitched in 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds for ECV.


“We scored a few buckets at the end,” recalled Braves coach SCOTTY JAMES. “I’m still having fun … at times. Losing is never fun but I hope we are learning life lessons. Losing, to me is very painful. I hope the guys are learning something from this to make their lives a little better.”


Mount MiguelTrevon Allen 21 (9 reb, 1 stl), James Allen 13, Darian Norwood 12 (6 reb, 2 ast), Marquis Neal 10 (2 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl), Taj Tucker 5 ( 3 ast, 1 stl), Devon Brown 3 (7 reb), Chris Thompson 3 (1 reb), Andres Cox 2 (4 ast).


El Cajon Valley Ali Alsawafi 11 (3 reb, 1 ast), Daniel Stokes 10 (6 reb), Hussein Al-anezi 7 (4 reb), Hasan Alhasan 6 (1 reb), Ahmad Sulyman 4 (2 reb, 1 ast), Greg Jones 3 (5 reb).


GRANITE HILLS 71, EL CAPITAN 40 – RYAN KELLY pulled off a double-double of 21 points and 14 rebound for the Grossmont Valley League leading Eagles, who broke open the game with a 21-6 fourth quarter spread over El Capitan.


The high-powered scoring Eagles also got 15 point and 7 rebounds from DAVID SETTERBERG for Granite Hills, which also got 13 points from DARIEN COSSIO and 11 from JORDEN ROGERS.


“El Capitan played well for three quarters,” noted Granite Hills coach RANDY ANDERSON. “We were up by seven going into the fourth quarter. (The Vaqueros) had the lead by one point midway throughout the third quarter. We had a really good fourth quarter. We kept our composure and our guards on perimeter handled their pressure really well.


“Cossio did a real good job defensively on (El Capitan’s KADE) KYGAR, who only got three field goals the entire game,” Anderson added. “Setterberg and CAMERON SPITZER did a great job of handling the half court trap and controlling the ball. They combined for 10 assists against one turnover.”


Granite Hills:  Ryan Kelly 21 (14, 1 ast), David Setterberg 15 (7 reb, 3 ast, 5 stl), Darien Cossio 13 (1 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl), Jorden Rogers 11 (1 stl), Jacob Burton 4 (4 reb), Cameron Spitzer 3 (1 reb, 7 ast), Wyatt Mason 2 (1 reb, 1 stl), Erin Swinson 2 (1 reb).


El Capitan:  No information reported.


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Valhalla on offense against host West Hills Tuesday night in Santee.

WEST HILLS 63, VALHALLA 52 – The West Hills Wolf Pack scrambled past Valhalla in Tuesday’s (Feb. 9) Grossmont Hills League game by executing a 19-11 fourth quarter spread to pull out a victory over the Norsemen.


Three members of the Wolf Pack reached double scoring digits, led by hard-nosed BRYCE PARSONS’ double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds. He also had 9 assists and 3 steals.


Parsons is almost a sure bet to make All-East County because he plays bigger than his size.


CESAR CURET came off the bench to pitch in 13 points for West Hills and grab 3 rebounds, while KYLE RUIZ tallied 10 points and 5 boards.


Valhalla played the first quarter even with the Pack at 15 points each. In the second quarter Wet Hills pulled 2 points ahead to take a narrow advantage of 29-27 into the break.


In the third quarter Valhalla crept back to trail by just one point, 42-41.


The fourth quarter was a different story, as West Hills surged ahead 19-11 to claim the 63-52 victory.


JORDAN ELLIS led the scoring for Valhalla with 13 points and 4 rebounds, while NATHAN YOUSIF pitched in 11 and COLE HENDERSON added 10 points and 8 rebounds.


MATTHEW SAKO was a beast on the boards with 10 rebounds.


“It was a close game until the 4 minute mark of the fourth quarter,” recalled Norsemen assistant coach DON ROLLINS. “West Hills led the whole game. Valhalla pulled ahead in the fourth, but we had a bad shooting night. Tonight we didn’t have anybody hitting their shots.”


West Hills:  Bryce Parsons 14 (10 reb, 9 ast, 3 stl), Cesar Curet 13 (3 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Kyle Ruiz 10 (5 reb, 1 ast, 1 blk), Marco Ovies 7 (1 reb, 4 ast), Spencer Moyer 6 (3 reb), D’Ante Hill 5 (6 reb, 1 ast, 1 blk), Scott Wheeler 5, Chris Moyer 3 (3 reb), Marquell Cool (1 reb, 1 stl), Cameron Barry (1 ast), Miguel Nava (1 reb).


Valhalla:  Cole Henderson 10 (8 reb, 2 ast, 6 blk, 1 stl), Jordan Ellis 13 (4 reb, 1 ast, 2 stl), Nathan Yousif 11 (5 reb, 1 stl), John Murad 8 (4 reb, 1 ast, 1 blk, 2 stl), Matthew Sako 6 (10 reb, 1 ast), Kai Komaki 2 (3 reb, 1 ast), Malique Shaw 2 (3 reb).

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