East County Sports

Vaqueros rout; Matadors fall to No. 1; Cougars play three



By Bill Dickens
© East County Sports.com


LAKESIDE (12-11-16) — Baseball pitchers are credited for twirling no-hitters and shut-outs.

The Vaqueros (5-0) weren’t that deadly but they had the ball spinning as they clobbered High Tech High-San Diego 60-8 in a non-league rout Saturday (Dec. 10).

El Capitan’s defense limited High Tech to 5 points in the first three quarters and 3 tag-a-long points in the fourth.

On the offensive end for the Vaqueros, STEPHANIE ADAMS drilled in 16 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals.

GRACE BURKETT pitched in with 14 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals, while McKENZI KYGAR shoved in 10 points, grabbed 2 rebounds and recorded 5 steals.

MARIE COOK collected 7 assists, 4 steals and 6 points for El Capitan.

“Marie Cook is making the difference in our season,” said Vaqueros coach DARIN CURTIS. “Last year her role was to score points, her role has changed this year.

“This year she’s our most valuable player – she’s the quarterback of our team. We’re asking her to run the team for us. It’s really made a difference in our season. She’s getting the freshmen involved. This is the closest team that I have ever coached.”

El Capitan:  Stephanie Adams 16 (7 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl), Grace Burkett 14 (7 reb, 4 ast, 3 stl), McKenzi Kygar 10 (2 reb, 5 stl), Marie Cook 6 (2 reb, 7 ast, 4 stl), Danielle Pimentel 6 (2 reb, 3 ast, 3 stl), Jordan Grandy 4 (3 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl), Devon Bullock 2 (3 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl), Melissa Reyes 2 (1 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl).


MISSION HILLS 51, MOUNT MIGUEL 31 — The showdown between Top 10 powers Mission Hills and Mount Miguel dissolved in a hurry Saturday night (Dec. 10) in the championship game of the Matador Classic.

Mission Hills, ranked No. 1 in the county, took a 14-2 first quarter lead and led 14-7 at halftime as the Matadors stumbled to the gate, losing to the Grizzlies 51-31.

“We did not come ready to play,” said Matador coach ROBBIE SANDOVAL. “We got totally outclassed. We got punched in the mouth.

“Mission Hills was at the line with one second left (in the first half). She missed the free throw and they got the rebound and made a basket. That’s how bad it was. We don’t box out,” Sandoval said. “We got our butts whipped.

“As bad as we played, it still was only a 12-13 point game. We just got killed on the glass. Mission Hills out-rebounded us – we got killed on the glass and our offense was terrible.”

SATERA BATES muscled in 12 points, hitting a pair of treys and shot 2-2 from the free throw line.

NYSSA MAGA added 9 points, including a pair of threes.

On the boards the Matadors was limited to 28 rebounds, but Mission Hills controlled the offensive glass.

Even more biting was Mount Miguel turned the ball over 28 times.

“We got bullied tonight and that is not acceptable for a Lady Matador team,” declared Sandoval.

Mount Miguel:  Satera Bates 12, Nyssa Maga 9, Tiaja Bennett 6 (1 reb, 1 blk, 2 stl), Michelle Corley 3 (1 reb), Camara Douglas 2 (3 reb), Destini Anderson 2 (3 reb, 1 ast, 2 blk), Laila Smith (3 reb, 7 ast, 7 stl), Nya Maga (1 reb), Deyonna McBride (1 reb).

 – This was the first of three games in the same day for the Cougars in the Holiday Bash Tournament.

ELIZABETH BOTT broke loose for 16 points to lead the Cougars past Classical Academy in Saturday’s (Dec. 10) tournament action in Rancho San Diego.

“Elizabeth Bott has a lot of confidence this year. She’s been one of our shining spots.” said Cougars coach PETER RUIZ.

Steele Canyon (vs. Classical Academy):  Elizabeth Bott 16, Laezhane Mason 7, Deja Ruiz 6, Marianna Martinez 6, Khylaya Brandy 4, Kortni Fahie 3, Nina Taft 2,Makayla McCarthy 2.


MONTE VISTA 49, STEELE CANYON 42 – MARIANNA MARTINEZ led a balanced attach for Steele Canyon with 15 points, ELIZABETH BOTT added 10, and KORTNI FAHIE pumped in 10 more, but the Cougars fell short in the second game of the day in the Holiday Bash Tournament.

“Of all our three games, I think this one was the most hard fought,” said Steele Canyon coach PETER RUIZ. “The girls really played their best.”

Steele Canyon (vs. Monte Vista):  Marianna Martinez 15, Elizabeth Bott 10, Kortni Fahie 10, Deja Ruiz 2, Tayanna Mason 2, Makayla McCarthy 1.

 – Steele Canyon showed signs of exhaustion as it succumbed to Coronado in the championship – and third game of the day – of the Holiday Bash Tournament.

“We just kinda ran out of gas in this game,” said Cougars coach PETER RUIZ.

MARIANNA MARTINEZ led the Cougars with 9 points and TAYANNA MASON had 8.

The Islanders of Coronado went 3-0 in the tournament while the Cougars were 1-2.

Next up for Steele Canyon is a non-league home game against Madison on Thursday (Dec. 15) at 6 p.m.

Steele Canyon (vs. Coronado):  Marianna Martinez 9, Tayanna Mason 8, Elizabeth Bott 3, Natalie Snyder 3, Brady 1.

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