East County Sports

Barry cans 29 to send Nighthawks packing




By Bill Dickens
© East County Sports.com


SANTEE (12-3-16) — Junior guard CAMERON BARRY unleashed a 29-point attack to carry host West Hills past Del Norte in Friday’s (Dec. 2) Horsman-Wolf Pack Tournament tilt.


MARQUELL COOL, of West Hills, drives past Del Norte Friday night in Santee. / photo by Ramon Scott

Playing 39 minutes, Barry landed 12 of 21 shots from the floor. His totals included 4 three-pointers as the Wolf Pack upended the Nighthawks 59-44.

CHRIS MOYER crashed the boards to collect 17 caroms to go along with 9 points and 3 steals.

MARQUELL COOL chucked in 13 points including 3 rebounds and 3 assists. He also had 2 steals.

West Hills outscored Del Norte across the board to even its record at 1-1.

West Hills:  Cameron Barry 29 (2 reb 1 ast. 1 stl), Marquell Cool 13 (3 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl), Chris Moyer 9 (17 reb, 3 stl), Nathan Ball 6 (1 reb), Matthew MacDonald (3 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Scott Bettoney 2 (5 reb), Michael Totah (1 reb), Jovan Bea (1 reb).


STEELE CANYON 61, NAPA 59 – GAGE SANDERS knocked down 21 points including a trio of treys as the Cougars attempted to rally against the host Napa Indians in Friday’s (Dec. 2) Wine Valley Tournament second round.

Overall the Cougars shot 38 percent from the field.

THOMAS FISHBURNE, who finished with 18 points, rolled in a layup to give the Cougars a 26-24 halftime lead.

TYLER SMITH battled Napa’s big men inside and came up with a layup to put Steele Canyon up by two points. Smith finished with 14 rebounds to lead the Cougars on the boards.

After Sanders hit his third 3-pointer, Smith hit a bucket from over the top and seconds later came up with a layup to give the Cougars (1-1) a 2-point lead.

JALEN SAYLES, who hauled down 10 rebounds, then hit the first of two free throws to seal the deal for Steele Canyon.

Napa will host Bethel of Vallejo Saturday (Dec. 3) at 2 p.m.

Steele Canyon:  Gage Sanders 21 (3 reb, 5 ast, 2 stl), Thomas Fishburne 18 (4 reb, 5 ast, 5 stl, 2 blk), Tyler Smith 9 (14 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Jalen Sayles 9 (10 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl), Kobe Sanders 3, Darrin Spence 2 (2 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Kyree Woods (1 reb, 1 ast).


MOUNT MIGUEL 66, CHULA VISTA 42 – The stampeding Mount Miguel Matadors (3-0) raced past visiting Chula Vista with relative ease in Friday’s (Dec. 2) Baron Matador Classic.


Mount Miguel drives to the basket against Chula Vista Friday night. / EastCountySports.com photo

The Matadors, who are averaging close to 70 points per game, put four players in double scoring digits, including MARQUISE EDWARDS with 16, DARIAN NORWOOD with 16, JAMES ALLEN with 14 and RICKY HARVEY with 12.

Edwards collected 14 rebounds and Norwood snagged 11 to produce double-doubles for Mount Miguel.

“For the first time in five or six years we’re in the mix,” said Matadors coach JAY ROWLETT. “We just keep on growing. I feel pretty good about this squad.”

Mount Miguel will continue play in the Baron Matador Classic on Wednesday (Dec. 7) at Mira Mesa in a 6 p.m. contest.

Mount Miguel:  Marquise Edwards 16 (14 reb, 2 ast), Darian Norwood 16 (11 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), James Allen 14 (3 ast, 6 stl), Ricky Harvey 12 (4 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl), Devon Brown 6 (3 reb), Mikeece Dunbar 2 (1 reb, 2 stl), Marquis Neal (1 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Mugabe Miller (2 reb, 1 stl), Raymond Lucas (1 reb), Justice Chima (1 stl).


CHRISTIAN 58, SANTANA 39 – There are more than two opinions of where Christian High belongs in the San Diego Section league standings. The Patriots believe they rate among the top two Grossmont Conference units. However, the majority of members of that circuit don’t agree.


Santana facing Christian at the Ryan Athletic Center Friday night.

Nonetheless, Christian, which will face Bishop’s in the San Diego Section Division IV football finals, keeps plowing away, stinging Santana 58-39 in Friday’s (Dec. 2)
Greater San Diego Shootout.

The Patriots pounded out a 19-10 first quarter lead over the Sultans (3-0) and extended that advantage to 41-15 by halftime. NASHOM CARTER nailed 5 three pointers on his way to a 25 point finish to pace the Patriots (4-0).

JACKSON LARSEN pitched in 14 points and DOMANIC SAFARTA tossed in 9 as the Patriots cruised to the easy victory.

NICK BERHALTER led the counterattack for Santana with 15 points and TC SIMMONS followed with 11.

Christian:  Nashom Carter 25 (7 reb, 4 ast, 3 stl), Jackson Larsen 14 (6 reb, 3 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk), Domanic Safarta 9 (2 reb, 5 ast, 1 stl), Daniel Welch (5 reb, 1 ast, 2 stl), Patrick Roberts 4 (7 reb, 1 ast, 1stl, 1 blk), Donte Bristol (1 ast).

Santana:  Nick Berhalter 15 (3 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk), TC Simmons 11 (6 reb, 1 ast, 3 stl, 1 blk), Zach Leggitt 6 (3 reb), Andrew Hitchcock 3 (1 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), John Bobof 2 (6 reb, 1 ast), 1 stl, 1 blk), Brandon Simmons 2 (6 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Simone Maritano (1 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Ben Hart (1 reb, 1 stl).


CANYON CREST 60, HELIX 53 – JAYLEN HINSON, a transfer from Horizon, paced Helix with 15 points in a losing cause. Hinson was 10 for 11 from the free throw line.

DYLAN LEE chipped in with 14 points but the Highlanders trailed the Ravens 53-31 after three quarters of Friday’s (Dec. 2) Hilltop Tournament.

“We have four of our top eight players who didn’t play because they are either in football or injured,” said Helix coach JOHN SINGER. “But to come back from an 18-point deficit says something about this ballclub.

Helix will play Otay Ranch on Saturday (Dec. 3) at noon in the tournament at Hilltop.

Helix:  Jaylen Hinson 15, Dylan Lee 14, Amari Green 9, Marcus Holmes 5, Kevin Howard 4, Javon Davis 4, Joequan Branch 2.



Granite Hills and Poway players scramble for a loose ball Friday night. / EastCountySports.com photo

POWAY 72, GRANITE HILLS 55 – High-powered Poway ran down Granite Hills in Friday’s (Dec. 2) Eagles Invitational at Granite Hills.

JORDEN ROGERS hit 4 three-pointers to lead the Eagles with 18 points.

RYAN KELLY chipped in with 14 markers and CAMERON SPITZER added 9.

“We battled, we played hard, but we didn’t shoot real well,” said Granite Hills coach RANDY ANDERSON. “They’re a good team.”

Granite Hills:  Jorden Rogers 18, Ryan Kelly 14 (4 reb, 4 ast), Cameron Spitzer 9 (1 reb, 4 ast), Darien Cossio 7 (3 reb, 1 stl), Moses Smith 7 (6 reb), Xsavier Smith (3 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Cody Cox (1 reb).



Monte Vista’s ANDREW CANTY drives around Hoover Friday night in Spring Valley. / photo by Ramon Scott

HOOVER 59, MONTE VISTA 54 – Monte Vista’s DEONDRE McHAYLE turned in a sparkling performance with 31 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 steals and 2 blocks but the Monarchs could not hold off traditionally loaded Hoover in Friday’s (Dec. 2) Eagles Invitational.

McHayle drilled in 5 three-pointers to set the tone for the Monarchs (0-3).

DERRICK WILEY, the cousin of former Dallas Cowboys standout MICHAEL WILEY, collected 8 points and 7 rebounds in the losing cause.

Monte Vista:  Deondre McHayle 31 (8 reb, 4 ast, 5 stl, 2 blk), David Garcia 9 (6 reb, 1 ast, 2 stl, 1 blk), Derrick Wiley 8 (7 reb, 1 stl, 1 blk), Andrew Canty 6 (1 reb, 1 stl).



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