East County Sports

ROUNDUP: Plenty of tourney wins for girls

Christian in action on Wednesday night.

2016-17 EAST COUNTY PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL

 

By Bill Dickens
© East County Sports.com

 

EL CAJON (12-23-16) — The streaking El Capitan Vaqueros (9-1) bowled over Julian 55-20 and Clairemont 29-15 to reach the semifinals of the Braves/Vaqueros Holiday Invitational on Wednesday (Dec. 21) to reach the championship game on Thursday (Dec. 22) when they will meet host El Cajon Valley.

In their first outing, El Capitan smoked Julian behind the 25 points of MARIE COOK and the 18 points and 18 rebounds by STEPHANIE ADAMS.

It was no contest by halftime as the Vaqueros led 31-4.

In the second game of the day, El Capitan kept up its winning pace as Cook scored 13 points, snagged 8 rebounds, gathered 2 assists, blocked 3 shots and made a steal.

But Adams lent superior support with 11 points, 17 rebounds, one block and one steal.

The Vaqueros outscored the Chieftains across the board to sail into the championship game.

“Clairemont played zone all game,” noted Vaqueros assistant coach ROCKY COOK. “We double-teamed their scorer and held her to 5 points.”

El Capitan vs. Julian:  Marie Cook 25 (5 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl, 2 blk), Stephanie Adams 18 (18 reb, 3 blk, 2 stl), Jordan Grandy 10 (2 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl), Melissa Reyes 2 (1 reb). 

El Capitan vs. Clairemont:  Marie Cook 13 (8 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl, 3 blk), Stephanie Adams 11 (17 reb, 1 stl, 1 blk), Jordan Grandy 5 (3 reb, 2 ast).

G1: SANTANA 67, EL CAJON VALLEY 22 – El Cajon Valley gave it a battle but succumbed to Santana in Wednesday’s (Dec. 21) Braves/Vaqueros Holiday Invitational.

LEANNA WATSON led the Braves with 13 points and 7 rebounds.

El Cajon Valley:  Leanna Watson 13 (7 reb), Vean Gorgees 6 (4 reb), Rania Noori 2, Sumaya Hameed 2 (4 reb), Lilian Akintende 1 (5 reb).

G2: EL CAJON VALLEY 47, MISSION BAY 37 – El Cajon Valley dribbled into the championship game by dumping Mission Bay 47-37 and will play El Capitan in the finals of the Braves/Vaqueros Holiday Invitational on Thursday (Dec. 22).

The Braves’ high-scoring LEANNA WATSON poured in 32 points in the two games, including 4 treys and 7 rebounds.

In the second game, VEAN GORGEES scored 13 points in the win over Mission Bay, and SUMAYA HAMEED popped in 10 in the win over Mission Bay.

El Cajon Valley:  Leanna Watson 19, Vean Gorgees 13, Sumaya Hameed 10, Erica Bazile 5.

GROSSMONT 38, HOLTVILLE 20 – Grossmont went on a scoring spree in two games in the Crawford Invitational on Wednesday (Dec. 22), spilling Holtville 38-20 and Madison 55-24.

ATHENA SOTELO landed 20 points against Holtville, grabbed 3 rebounds, dished 5 assists and 5 steals.

TYANA WARSAW contributed 7 points and 10 rebounds to go with 2 blocks against Holtville.

GROSSMONT 55, MADISON 24 – In the romp over Madison, Warsaw finished with a double-double of 32 points and 13 rebounds.

Sotelo SOTELO pitched in with 20 points, 5 assists and 5 steals to go with 3 rebounds.

Grossmont vs. Holtville:  Athena Soltelo 20 (3 reb, 5 ast, 5 stl), Tyana Warsaw 7 (10 reb, 2 blk), Grace Cercado 4 (2 stl), Sabrina Yohannes 2 (4 reb), Candace Henderson 2, Noelle Luzader 2, Nailah McDuffie 1.

Grossmont vs. Madison:  Tyana Warsaw 32 (13 reb, 1 blk), Candace Henderson 12, Athena Sotelo 6 (9 ast, 3 stl, 5 reb), Nailah McDuffie 2 (2 ast, 2 stl), Jackie Hernandez 2, Sabrina Yohannes 1.

GRANITE HILLS 25, CASTLE PARK 19 – Granite Hills outscored Castle Park 16-8 by halftime of Wednesday’s (Dec. 21) Crawford Invitational game, and held the lead to the end.

“We had good board play by SHANICE LACY and KANI KUBARI, but our shooting left a lot to be desired,” said Granite Hills coach CURTIS NORWOOD. “We have only one returner (Kubari). We have a lot of inexperienced players.”

Granite Hills:  Kani Kubari 12, Anyang Agoth 7, Chase Robles 4, Shelby Ripberger 2.

HELIX 74, SWEETWATER 23 – Helix got a great start off the bat with 26 points to Sweetwater’s 9 and ran the table the rest of the Crawford Invitational game on Wednesday (Dec. 21).

KALIAH KING led Helix with 12 points, DANIELLE SIMMONS followed with 11 points and 7 rebounds, while CAMRYN OWENS popped in 10 and TALIAH HOOKER added 9.

The Highlanders will next face Crawford at Crawford Thursday (Dec. 22) at 4:30.

Helix:  Kaliah King 12 (1 reb, 1 ast, 2 stl), Danielle Simmons 11 (7 reb, 3 ast, 3 stl), Camryn Owens 10 (2 reb, 4 ast, 2 stl), Taliah Hooker 9 (1 reb, 1 stl), Janae White 7 (5 reb), Diamond Whitley 6 (2 reb, 3 ast, 3 stl), Melat Ezana 4 (1 reb, Charity McWashington 4 (1 blk), Olivia Missouria 4, Marina Smith 3 (2 reb, 4 ast), Mariyah Howard 2 (1 reb, 2 stl). 

CHRISTIAN 64, MARANATHA 55 – Christian improved its record to 6-3 as MARISSA GILES knocked down a season-high 28 points including 6 threes, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals in Wednesday’s (Dec. 21) non-league contest.

JASMYN CRAWFORD had 13 points and 3 assists, while CIPRIANA HUDSON scored 6 points, dished 10 assists, and 5 blocks, and HAYLEY ROBINSON grabbed 9 rebounds.

“It was a really tight, exciting nail-biter game,” said Patriots coach TIFFANY GILES. “Our 6-3 record is the best season start in three years. They had two girls over 6-feet tall. CIPRIANA HUDSON and HAYLEY ROBINSON accounted for 19 rebounds against a team taller than us.”

“BROOKE OWENS fouled out in the third quarter, but I was really proud of the girls. They kept their composure. Brooke brings stability to our players,” the coach added.

“Marissa was on fire tonight,” coach Giles said. “She got all her 3s under pressure. Actually the whole team was on fire.”

Christian:  Marissa Giles 28 (4 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl), Jasmyn Crawford 13 (3 ast), Cipriana Hudson 6 (10 ast, 5 blk), Hayley Robinson 4 (9 reb, 2 stl), Bianca Holloway 4 (1 reb), Brooke Owens 4 (2 reb, 1 ast), Alyssa Rothrock 3 (4 reb), Suzy Webster 2 (1 stl).

MONTE VISTA 56, POINT LOMA 43 – SARA TAHA had 19 points, ELAYNA MEDRANO had 18 points and TAYLOR YOUNG had 13 points for the Monarchs. No further information provided for this non-league game.

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