East County Sports

Host Griffins win opener at annual tournament

Grossmont tips off against Balboa Prep on Friday.

2016-17 GROSSMONT COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL

 

By Chris Davis
© East County Sports.com

 

EL CAJON (12-3-16) — The Grossmont College Griffin men’s basketball team got back on the winning ways on Friday (Dec. 2) as they defeated Balboa Prep Academy by a 75-62 score in a 1st Round game at the 45th Annual Grossmont College Invitational at Grossmont College.

 

Grossmont (4-4) came into their own tournament on a 3-game losing skid, albeit two of those three games were against pre-season top 5 teams.

 

“We played well on both ends of the court today,” Griffins head coach DOUG WEBER said after the game.  “We have been defending, but today we were also scoring.”

 

BRYCE PARSONS (West Hills) led all scorers with 20 points.  “Bryce is our leading scorer and rebounder,” Weber stated.

 

Joining Parsons in double figures for GC was DAVID WHEELER (Mira Mesa, 16) and RONALD BLAIN (McDonough, Georgia, 12).

 

The Griffins shooting was outstanding as they shot 47.6 percent (30-of-63), which is second to only their victory over Antelope Valley on Nov. 18 when they shot 48.3 percent from the field.

 

Shooting from the free throw line was also exemplary as the Green and Gold was 72.2 percent (13-of-18), which was their best day at the line from a made free throw standpoint.

 

The Griffins will face Los Angeles Southwest (4-5) on Saturday in the first championship semi-final.  The Cougars put 106 on the board against College of the Desert on Friday.  “Their two big kids are really good,” Weber said looking towards the match-up on Saturday.  “We just can’t get into a track meet with them.  They want to go fast and COD wanted to play fast as well.”

 

 

Balboa Prep at Grossmont
@ Grossmont College – El Cajon, Calif.
12/2/2016 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Balboa Prep
62
Grossmont 
75
FINAL 1 2 T
Balboa Prep   30  32  62
Grossmont (4-4)  39  36  75

Balboa Prep

# STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
01 N. Brown-Henderson 30 5-11 3-8 3-6 0 2 2 2 2 0 3 5 16
02 Andre Allen 24 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
04 Isaiah Camon 25 4-7 1-2 0-0 0 2 2 5 2 0 1 1 9
21 Ismaila Kane 17 2-3 0-0 3-4 2 8 10 1 1 5 3 3 7
55 Jose Serrano 24 4-9 0-1 3-5 0 3 3 3 0 0 3 1 11
# RESERVES MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
13 Mojus Mojus 23 3-9 0-4 0-0 1 3 4 2 1 0 6 1 6
15 Berrit Keith 6 0-1 0-0 1-2 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1
24 Christian Wilson 27 4-7 0-0 1-2 0 4 4 0 1 0 2 4 9
32 Malcolm Little 24 1-3 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 3 3
TM TEAM 2 0 2 0 0
TOTALS 23-53
43.4%
5-18
27.8%
11-19
57.9%
5 26 31 17 7 5 20 19 62

Grossmont

# STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
05 Daniel McCowen 29 2-8 0-3 2-2 0 0 0 6 1 0 2 0 6
11 Bryce Parsons 36 8-13 1-1 3-4 3 5 8 3 2 0 0 3 20
15 Oscar Limon 32 4-6 0-1 0-0 0 6 6 3 1 0 1 1 8
20 Ronald Blain 31 5-14 0-0 2-5 1 5 6 1 4 2 3 2 12
23 David Wheeler 22 6-10 1-4 3-3 2 5 7 3 1 0 2 3 16
# RESERVES MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
01 Kyle Ruiz 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
04 Corwin Feerick 16 1-5 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 1 2 0 1 2
10 Josh Moran 19 1-4 0-2 2-3 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 2 4
30 Taka Hall 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
32 Quinn Skillin 11 3-3 0-0 1-1 1 3 4 0 2 0 3 1 7
TM TEAM 2 1 3 0 0
TOTALS 30-63
47.6%
2-11
18.2%
13-18
72.2%
10 27 37 18 13 4 12 15 75
BALBOA PREP TEAM STATISTICS GROSSMONT
43.4% ( 23-53) Field Goal % 47.6% ( 30-63)
27.8% ( 5-18) 3pt Field Goal % 18.2% ( 2-11)
57.9% ( 11-19) Free Throw % 72.2% ( 13-18)
31 Rebounds 37
17 Assists 18
20 Turnovers 12
16 Points off Turnovers 15
8 2nd Chance Points 10
32 Points in the Paint 46
15 Fastbreak Points 8
19 Bench Points 13
3 Largest Lead 16
1st-13:10 Time of Largest Lead 2nd-18:41
Ties: 1; Lead Changes: 4
OTHER INFORMATION
Technical fouls: Balboa Prep-None ; Grossmont-None .
Officials: Michael McNeilly, Manny Horner, John Grindle

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