East County Sports

ROUNDUP: All east does is win, win, win



By Bill Dickens
© East County Sports.com


EL CAJON (12-23-16) — First, the Monte Vista Monarchs defense finally broke through, holding Crawford to two points in the first quarter.

Then, the Monarchs ran the table the rest of the way to claim a 62-32 victory over Crawford in the Grossmont Winter Tournament Thursday (Dec. 22).

“It’s nice to get that first win,” said Monarchs coach MIKE TULLY. “It took us eight games to get there, but we’ll take it.”

DEONDRE McHAYLE turned in another strong performance to lead the Monarchs, finishing with 17 points including a pair of treys. He also had 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals.

DAVID GARCIA drilled in 14 points, snared 9 rebounds, 4 steals and 6 assists. He also hit a pair of threes.

The Monte Vista offensive force included ANDREW CANTY with 10 points, 6 rebounds, 6 steals, 2 assists and he took 2 charges.

“Andrew was all over the floor – nothing but hustle,” said Tully.

Monte Vista will next play Horizon at Steele Canyon at 7:30 in a Grossmont Winter Tournament game on Friday (Dec. 23).

Monte Vista:  Deondre McHayle 17 (8 reb, 6 ast, 4 stl), David Garcia 14 (9 reb, 6 ast, 4 stl), Andrew Canty 10 (6 reb, 2 ast, 6 steals, 2 charges), Fernando Guererro 9 (3 reb), Arman Johnson 7 (3 reb, 2 stl), Derrick Wiley 5 (7 reb).


GROSSMONT 75, MIRA MESA 65 – FRANK FOGGIANO’s Foothillers placed five players in double digits Thursday (Dec. 22) in the Grossmont Winter Tournament contest in defeating Mira Mesa.

JAMIE ODOM set the tone with 14 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals.

DAMAGEAE GANT pitched in 12, while HUNTER GAINES, AUSTIN ODOM and DOMONIQUE GUEVARA each contributed 11 points apiece.

“We didn’t make as many mistakes as we have done in the past,” noted Foggiano.

The Foothillers were deadly from the free-throw line, as they netted 22 of 26 free throws.

Grossmont:  Jamie Odom 14 (4 reb, 4 ast, 3 stl), Damageae Gant 12 (2 reb), Hunter Gaines 11 (3 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl), Austin Odom 11 (5 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Domonique Guevara 11 (3 reb, 1 ast), Morgan Stidum 8 (2 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl), Hunter Mulder 8 (5 reb), Desain Crawford (1 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl).


SANTANA 52, BONITA VISTA 49 – Santana came from behind to edge Bonita Vista in Thursday’s (Dec. 22) Grossmont Winter Tournament for their 9th win in 11 starts.

The Sultans played catch-up for most of the evening as they trailed the Barons 29-24 after three periods.

A 13-6 run by Santana enabled the Sultans to pull out the victory.

TC SIMMONS paced the Sultans with 14 points, while NICK BERHALTER added 10 points and JOHN BOBOF pitched in 10 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and a steal.

Santana:  TC Simmons 14 (5 reb, 4 ast, 2 stl), Nick Berhalter 10 (3 reb, 3 ast, 1 stl), John Bobof 10 (7 reb, 4 ast, 1 stl), Brandon Simmons 8 (4 reb, 3 stl), Zach Leggitt 6 (4 reb, 1 stl), Andrew Hitchcock 2 (1 reb, 1 blk), Cole Kincaid 2 (1 reb, 1 blk), Simone Maritano (1 reb, 1 ast).


VALHALLA 71, SAN YSIDRO 56 – Hot-shooting Valhalla marksman MALIQUE SHAW rolled a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds, while RAMZI SULTAN spun a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds in Thursday’s (Dec. 22) San Ysidro Cougar Classic as the Norsemen qualified for the championship game against Mission Bay on Friday (Dec. 23) at 7 p.m. The game will be played at San Ysidro.

TY SCHIMKE added 17 points plus other elements to the victory.

JONAH HOWARD pitched in 10 points for the Norsemen.

“Schimke and KAI KOMAKI handled the ball pressure really well,” said Norsemen assistant coach SCOTT STURGEON. “(San Ysidro) set a lot of traps, but our guards handled the pressure well.

“Ty, in the second half took over the game and scored all 17 of his points in the second half,” Sturgeon added. “Komaki sets the tone for us. When he’s in there we play calmer. It was a great team effort.”

Valhalla:  Malique Shaw 20 (11 reb, 5 blk, 1 stl), Ty Schimke 17 (2 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl), Ramzi Sultan 16 (10 reb, 1 ast, 2 blk, 1 stl), Jonah Howard 10 (3 reb, 1 ast, 1 blk, 2 stl),  Kai Komaki 6 (3 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl), Evan O’Neil 5 (5 reb, 1 ast, 1 stll), Micah Campos (2 reb, 1 ast).


SERRA 57, HELIX 48 (Lions Tournament Championship) – The Helix Highlanders have already presented themselves as a Top 10 force. They only figure to get stronger in the next couple of weeks as 6-foot-9 MILES NORRIS, a transfer from Mater Dei Catholic becomes eligible on Jan. 2nd.

The Highlanders failed to hold a 43-38 lead after three quarters of Thursday’s (Dec. 22) Sweetwater Xtreme Glass Holiday Tournament championship contest.

The Conquistadors (10-0) took charge in the final period 19-5, forcing 8 Helix turnovers.

JAYLEN ARNOLD led the Highlanders with 13 points and CARSON BAKER spun a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds for Helix (8-3).

Arnold had six of Helix’s first 21 points, as the largest lead by either team in the first half was just five points.

Despite Helix getting in the bonus just late in the third period, their free-throw shooting faltered in the end.

Early on in the bonus, Helix was nailing their free throws, but Serra opened the fourth with a 7-0 run.

Helix:  Jaylen Arnold 13, Carson Baker 10 (10 reb), Jumar Wynn 9, Amari Green 9, Maurice Holmes 3, Dylan Lee 2, Jaylen Hinson 2.


STEELE CANYON 80, MORSE 72 – Steele Canyon unleashed an offensive juggernaut as three players crossed over the 20-point marker in Thursday’s (Dec. 22) Sweetwater Xtreme Glass Holiday Tournament contest.

THOMAS FISHBURNE hit a career high 25 points, including 5 treys to lead the Cougars (7-3). He plenty of help from the short-handed Cougars as JALEN SAYLES popped in 23 points including 5 triples.

NICK BARNS nailed 20 points and was 10 for 11 at the charity stripe.

TYLER SMITH contributed 11 points to the victory.

As a team the Cougars netted 16 of 20 free throws to go along with 12 threes.

“We played hard. We need to work a little harder on defense,” said Cougars coach DEREK STEPHENS. “We had some kids missing because they were at football camp, but with the seven players we had, we played awesome.”

Steele Canyon:  Thomas Fishburne 25, Jalen Sayles 23, Nick Barns 20, Tyler Smith 11, Kyree Woods 1. 


FOOTHILLS CHRISTIAN 83, MISSION HILLS 63 – At the Grossmont Winter Tournament, the top-ranked Knights outscored the Grizzlies 41-29 in the second half, as JORDAN VAN OMMERING opened the third with a three-pointer to give FCHS a 45-34 lead.

JAYLEN HANDS hit a three-pointer with over five minutes left in the third quarter to extend the Knights’ lead to 53-36.

JAREN NAFERRETE also had a hot-hand from three-ball land.

Hands scored off a pair of ally-oop dunks in the second half, while KALE BALDADO had a throw-down of his own, as the Knights pulled away against the 12th-ranked Grizzlies squad.


O’FARRELL 64, EL CAJON VALLEY 53 – The Braves received a double-double from JEREMIAH DAVIS, who poured in 20 points and 10 rebounds but couldn’t keep up with O’Farrell in Thursday’s (Dec. 22) Grossmont Winter Tournament.

“We came back from two 10-points leads and one 16-point lead,” recalled Braves coach SCOTTY JAMES. “We had some mental mistakes. Had a 9 point swing in the last 40 seconds.

DMIR WITHERSPOON punched in 12 points and grabbed 5 rebounds to lead the Braves’ (2-4) supporting cast.

El Cajon Valley will face Bonita Vista Friday (Dec. 23) at 6 p.m. at Grossmont High in the Grossmont Winter Tournament.

El Cajon Valley:  Jeremiah Davis 20 (10 reb), Dmir Witherspoon 12 (5 reb), Greg Jones 8 (4 reb), Isaac Blake 5 (4 reb, 2 blk), Jordan Bradley 4 (4 reb), Hasan Al-Hasan 4, Bilind Al-Issa 2 (2 reb), Rami Abdullah 3 (1 reb, 1 stl).


SAN MARCOS 56, EL CAPITAN 24  – No further information provided for this non-league game.

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