East County Sports

ROUNDUP: Cougars win with early surge

2016-17 EAST COUNTY PREP BASKETBALL

 

By Bill Dickens
© East County Sports.com

 

RANCHO SAN DIEGO (12-20-16) — The Steele Canyon Cougars edged Valley Center 5-4 in the first quarter but led 18-9 by the half in Tuesday’s (Dec. 20) non-league game in Rancho San Diego. But despite being outscored in the third and fourth quarters, the Cougars pulled out the victory 36-31.

“It got a little scary at the end, that’s for sure,” said Cougars coach PETER RUIZ. “We have some things to work on.

“We’re where we’re supposed to be at this point.”

MARIANNA MARTINEZ led the Cougars with 10 points.

Steele Canyon will next play Chula Vista on Saturday (Jan. 7, 2017) in a non-league game at 5:30 in Cougar Town.

Steele Canyon:  Marianna Martinez 10, Elizabeth Bott 7, Laezhane Mason 6, Khylaya Brandy 4, Makayla McCarthy 4, Kortni Fahie 3, Reagan Jordan 2.

 

HELIX 75, SD-SOUTHWEST 8 – Late Report: Helix:  Danielle Simmons 15 (8 reb, 1  ast), Diamond Whitley 11 (1 reb, 3 ast, 4 stl, 1 blkk), Camryn Owens 10 (8 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Olivia Missouria 9 (4 ast), Charity McWashington 8 (1 ast, 3 stl, 1 blk), Marina Smith 6, Taliah Hooker 5 (1 ast, 2 stl), Kaliah King 5 (1 reb, 2 ast, 1 blk), Melat Ezana 4 (6 reb, 1 blk), Mariyah Howard (6 reb, 3 ast).

MORSE 42, GRANITE HILLS 37 – Late Report:  Granite Hills:  Chase Robles 11, Anyang Agoth 9, Shelby Ripberger 7, Shanice Lacy 5, Kani Kubari 5, Melissa Mendoza 2.

MOUNT MIGUEL – At the Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas, the Matadors’ game with Desert Oasis was canceled after the teams played a shortened game caused when the Matadors were given an erroneous later game time for their final game at the event.

REX PUTNAM (Ore.) 47, WEST HILLS 44 – No further information provided for this Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas.

FRANCIS PARKER 56, VALHALLA 31 – No further information provided for this non-league game.

MISSION BAY vs. SANTANA – No report on this Braves/Vaqueros Holiday Invitational game.

Late Report:
Mon., Dec. 19
SPRING VALLEY (Nev.) 58, MOUNT MIGUEL 56 – Mount Miguel played strong in Monday’s (Dec. 19) Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas but lost the contest at the buzzer.

CAMARA DOUGLAS paced the Matadors with a team best 26 points and 15 rebounds to go along with 4 blocks and 2 steals.

SATERA BATES poured in 23 points, while LAILA SMITH dished 10 assists.

TIAJA BENNETT grabbed 9 rebounds and 6 steals plus one assist for the Matadors.

“Douglas is playing with a lot of energy,” noted Mount Miguel coach ROBBIE SANDOVAL. “She’s been playing great.”

Mount Miguel:  Camara Douglas 26 (15 reb, 1 ast, 2 stl, 4 blk), Satera Bates 23 (3 reb, 1 stl), Michelle Corley 3 (6 reb, 2 ast), Nyssa Maga 2, Laila Smith 1 (1 reb, 10 ast, 2 stl), Tiaja Bennett 1 (9 reb, 1 ast, 6 stl), Deyonna McBride (2 reb, 2 ast, 4 stl).

 

BOYD COUNTY (KY) 54, WEST HILLS 28 – No further information provided for this Tarkanian Classic game.

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