East County Sports

Helix, Steele, Valhalla, Santana get wins



By Bill Dickens
© East County Sports.com


NATIONAL CITY (12-18-16) — JUMAR WYNN, playing in his first game since undergoing surgery (knee) late last year, nailed a trio of 3-pointers and finished with 15 points to help lead Helix to a 56-50 victory over Hoover in Saturday’s (Dec. 17) Sweetwater Xtreme Glass Holiday Tournament.

This was no one-man show, however, as DYLAN LEE drilled in 16 points and JAYLEN ARNOLD tipped in 10 more.

The game was tied 19-19 at the half.

Nevertheless, Helix had to scramble in the second half as the Cardinals took charge 31-19 during that span.

Helix:  Dylan Lee 16, Jumar Wynn 15, Jaylen Arnold 10, Amari Green 6, Carson Baker 6, Maurice Holmes 3.


STEELE CANYON 77, LORD (Canada) 65 – Steele Canyon erupted for 47 points in the middle two quarters and then held on to beat Lord, of Canada, in Saturday’s (Dec. 17) Sweetwater Xtreme Glass Holiday Tournament.

The Cougars nailed 16 of 19 free throws.

Lord featured a 6-foot-8 center but Steele Canyon was able to keep him under control.

GAGE SANDERS knocked down 22 points, 10 of which came in the first quarter. He was 3 for 3 from the free throw line.

DARRIN SPENCE was deadly from the charity stripe as he was 6 for 6 on his way to a 19-point finish for Steele Canyon (5-1).

THOMAS FISHBURNE, the Cougars’ quarterback, hit 3 long-rangers for 15 points, while TYLER SMITH also notched 15 markers.

Steele Canyon:  Gage Sanders 22, Darrin Spence 19, Thomas Fishburne 15, Tyler Smith 15, Nick Barns 4, Jalen Sayles 2.


VALHALLA 80, CALIPATRIA 53 – The Norsemen went on a 31-8 scoring burst in the second quarter to turn the game into a rout in Saturday’s (Dec. 17) San Ysidro Cougar Classic.

“It’s hard to beat having four guys score in double figures,” said Valhalla coach KEITH JACKSON.

RAMZI SULTAN paced the Norsemen with a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds, while JONAS HOWARD added 15 points and KAI KOMAKI tossed in 13.

Schimke also scored 13 points for Valhalla (4-5).

Valhalla:  Ramzi Sultan 19 (11 reb), Jonas Howard 15 (6 reb), Kai Komaki 13 (4 reb, 4 ast), Schimke 13 (2 reb, 2 stl).


SANTANA 54, CHULA VISTA 33 – Once again NICK BERHALTER was the pillar of the Santana offense as the Sultans toppled Chula Vista in Saturday’s (Dec. 17) Grossmont Winter Tournament, hitting a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds, 2 assists and 5 steals.

JOHN BOBOF, JR. stepped to the forefront with a solid 14 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, a steal and a block for Santana (7-2).

TC SIMMONS chipped in with 9 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals.

BRANDON SIMMONS shared the work on the boards with 7 rebounds.

The Sultans ran the board against Chula Vista, outscoring the Spartans in every quarter. Berhalter led the charge.

Santana:  Nick Berhalter 18 (10 reb, 2 ast, 5 stl), John Bobof 14 (7 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk), TC Simmons 9 (6 reb, 4 ast, 2 stl), Andrew Hitchcock 6 (2 reb, 2 ast, 3 stl), Brandon Simmons 2 (7 reb, 2 ast, 1 blk), Simone Maritano (3 reb, 4 ast, 4 stl), Zach Leggitt 5 (2 reb), Cole Kincaid (1 reb).


MISSION HILLS 77, GROSSMONT 47 – Top-ranked Mission Hills made chump change of the Grossmont Foothillers in Saturday’s (Dec. 17) Grossmont Winter Tournament, claiming the victory without much opposition.

The Foothillers continue to seek a sharp-shooter but could not find one as they were chewed up by the Grizzlies.

AUSTIN ODOM led the Foothillers with 12 points and DAMAGEAE GANT added 10 more.

HUNTER GAINES pitched in with 9 points as the Foothillers got clobbered on the glass.

Grossmont:  Austin Odom 12 (3 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Damageae Gant 10 (3 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Hunter Gaines 9 (2 reb, 1 ast, 2 stl), Hunter Mulder 5 (2 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Franklin Golojuch 4 (3 reb), Mykol Rodriguez 4 ( 2 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Christian Ban-Eg 2, Jamie Odom 1 (2 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl).


WESTVIEW 68, MONTE VISTA 48 – When it comes to Monte Vista basketball, the focus so far is on DEONDRE McHAYLE, who finished with 26 points as the Monarchs tumbled to Westview 68-48 in Saturday’s (Dec. 17) Grossmont Winter Tournament.

McHayle drilled in 6 three-pointers and captured 8 rebounds.

DAVID GARCIA contributed 9 points as the Monarchs succumbed to their 7th straight loss.

Monte Vista:  Deondre McHayle 26 (8 reb), David Garcia 9, Andrew Canty 6, Derrick Wiley 4, Fernando Guerrero 2, Gabrial Galvez 2.


SECTA 73, MOUNT MIGUEL 57 – The Mount Miguel Matadors are not on vacation. They came to Las Vegas to play in the Foothill Tournament and lost the first game they played.

JAMES ALLEN led the Matadors with 13 points, DARIAN NORWOOD added 11 and 9 rebounds, while MIKEECE DUNBAR pitched in 11 markers.

“We came out here to play good teams, and we’re learning from it,” said Matadors coach JAY ROWLETT.  “We’ll be better for playing a tough schedule. We’ll be okay.”

Mount Miguel vs. SECTA:  James Allen 13 (1 reb, 4 ast), Darian Norwood 11 (9 reb, 2 stl), Mikeece Dunbar 11 (2 ast, 1 stl), Marquise Edwards 8 (7 reb, 1 ast), Marquis Neal 7 (1 stl), Justice Chima 3 (3 reb), Ricky Harvey 2 (3 reb), Devon Brown 2 (2 reb), Raymond Lucas (2 reb), Mugabe Miller (2 reb).

RANCHO 48, MOUNT MIGUEL 47 – The Mount Miguel Matadors were in a close call against Rancho Las Vegas, falling by a single digit in Saturday’s (Dec. 17) second game of the day in the Foothill Tournament.
“It was a one point game and we were up 1 with 11 seconds left,” recalled Matadors’ coach JAY ROWLETT. “They (Rancho) scored and we had no time outs left and time ran out on us. If we had one stop we could have won this game.”

DARIAN NORWOOD paced the Matadors with 22 points and 11 rebounds, while JAMES ALLEN tossed in 9 points.

Mount Miguel vs. Rancho:  Darian Norwood 22 (11 reb, 1 stl), James Allen 9 (4 ast, 1 stl), Mikeece Dunbar 6 (1 reb, 2 stl), Marquis Neal 5, Devon Brown 4 (3 reb), Marquise Edwards 3 (9 reb), Justice Chima 2, Mugabe Miller (1 stl).


OLYMPIAN 69, EL CAJON VALLEY 42 – No further information provided for this Grossmont Winter Tournament game.

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