ROUNDUP: Miles above rim in Helix debut

Helix junior Miles Norris goes up for a slam during the first quarter Tuesday night in La Mesa.

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By Bill Dickens
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LA MESA (1-4-17) — Helix introduced 6-foot-9 junior MILES NORRIS to East County Tuesday (Jan. 3) to resounding reviews by the Highlanders’ fans sitting courtside.

Norris nailed 14 points, while AMARI GREEN and DYLAN LEE each hit 16 tallies as the Highlanders smoked Monte Vista 73-27 in a non-league game.

“It’s not all about Norris,” Highlanders coach JOHN SINGER said. “We have lots of people to go to.

“We know that he’ll be a dominant player but we have a lot of other players that can contribute to the outcome of a game.”

JAYLEN HINSON pitched in 15 points for the Highlanders.

DEONDRE McHAYLE carried the mail for Monte Vista but it was too little, too late.

Norris got off to a flying start with a pair of breakaway hammer throwdowns in the first quarter.

Monte Vista kept the game somewhat in check during the opening minutes, but the second half was an onslaught.

Helix:  Amari Green 16, Dylan Lee 16, Jaylen Hinson 15, Miles Norris 14, Carson Baker 6, Isaiah Wooden 2, Jaylen Arnold 2, Bradley Dunn 1, Javon Davis 1.

Monte Vista: Deondre McHayle 17, David Garcia 4, Derrick Wiley 4, Gabrial Galvez 2.

CHRISTIAN 78, CLAIREMONT 55 – JACKSON LARSEN rolled a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds as Christian opened the Central League season Tuesday (Jan. 3) with a decisive victory over Clairemont (4-12, 0-1 CL).

NASHOM CARTER pitched in 13 points and grabbed 8 rebounds, while DANIEL WELCH scored 13 points and PATRICK ROBERTS tossed in 10 as the Patriots ran the table on Chieftains.

Christian:  Jackson Larsen 17 (10 reb, 1 ast), Nashom Carter 13 (8 reb, 3 ast, 3 stl), Daniel Welch 13 (3 reb, 3 ast), Patrick Roberts 10 (4 reb, 2 ast, 1 blk), Domanic Safarta 7 (2 reb, 7 ast, 3 stl), Javier Jimanez 5 (6 reb, 3 ast), Jake Scarbrough 4 (3 reb, 1 ast), Noah Meek 3 (2 reb), Jack Mason 2 (2 reb).

 

STEELE CANYON 45, CENTRAL UNION 43 – GAGE SANDERS whistled in 15 points including 4 treys in Tuesday’s (Jan. 3) Wolf Pack Shootout as the Cougars slapped Central Union 45-43.

“Defensively we played okay but not great,” said Cougars coach DEREK STEPHENS. “We held them to 43, but it should have been more. We didn’t shoot particularly well.”

Steele Canyon:  Gage Sanders 15, Kobe Sanders 6, Jalen Sayles 6, Thomas Fishburne 6, Nick Barns 5,  De’Angelo Lewis 3, Tyler Smith 2, Kyree Woods 2.

 

GRANITE HILLS 58, EC-SOUTHWEST 50 – RYAN KELLY dominated the paint with 21 points and 17 rebounds as Granite Hills knocked off El Centro Southwest 58-50 in Tuesday’s (Jan. 3) Wolf Pack Shootout.

CAMERON SPITZTER hit 3 triples and finished with 16 points for the Eagles.

“Our guards did a great job of getting the ball to Kelly, and he took advantage,” said Eagles coach RANDY ANDERSON. “Kelly did a great job working inside.”

Granite Hills:  Ryan Kelly 21 (17 reb, 3 ast, 1 stl), Cameron Spitzer 16 (3 reb, 2 ast), Moses Smith 8 (3 reb, 3 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk), Jorden Rogers 7 (4 reb, 4 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk), Austin Ballo 2 (7 blk), Xsavier Smith 2 (5 reb, 1 stl), Aaron Cobb (2 reb), David Coffey (2 reb, 1 stl), Cody Cox (1 reb).

 

SANTANA  60, LUTHERAN 54 – A new year is always a good thing as a new start is good and that is exactly what the Santana Sultans got off to as they defeated the Lutheran Knights in a non-league contest 60-54, Tuesday (Jan. 3rd).

The first quarter saw the Sultans take an early 13-8 lead and at the half led by a slim 26-24 margin. Santana was led by NICK BERHALTER as he scored 23 points on the night. They would need all those points as they extended their lead to 46-38 after three periods.

The only other Sultan to reach double figures scoring wise was JOHN BOBOF, but Santana would receive balanced stats from every player that stepped onto the court to hold off the Knights in their victory.

Santana with the victory improved to 9-3 on the season.

Santana:  Nick Berhalter 23 (11 reb, 2 ast), John Bobof 12 (4 reb, 3 ast, 1 blk), TC Simmons 9 (4 reb, 5 ast, 1 blk, 2 stl), Brandon Simmons 5 (5 reb, 1 ast, 1 blk, 4 stl), Zach Leggitt 4 (2 reb, 2 ast), Ben Hart 4 (2 reb, 1 stl),  Andrew Hitchcock 3 (1 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Cole Kincaid (1 reb).

– Adam Paul

EL CAJON VALLEY 49, LIBERTY CHARTER 38 – DMIR WITHERSPOON led the Braves with 11 points and 4 rebounds as El Cajon Valley defeated Liberty Charter 49-38 Tuesday (Jan. 3) in a non-league game.

El Cajon Valley:  Dmir Witherspoon 11 (4 reb), Rami Abdullah 9, Hasan Al-Hasan 7, Isaac Blake 6, Bilind Al-Issa 5 (1 reb), Jordan Bradley 3 (2 reb), Tavon Sibley 3, Greg Jones 3 (4 reb, 2 stl), Jeremiah Davis 2 (4 reb, 1 blk, 1 stl), Deon Davis (3 reb).

MARANATHA 77, EL CAPITAN 38 – SHANE COLE led El Capitan with 11 points in a Wolf Pack Shootout contest on Tuesday (Jan. 3) but the Braves fell to the Maranatha Patriots.

El Capitan:  Shane Cole 11 (1 reb, 1 stl), Jakob Lopez 5 (3 reb), Javi Vidalez 4 (6 reb, 1 stl), Morton Harrison 3 (2 reb, 2 ast), Justin Zamora 3 (6 reb, 3 ast, 2 blk), Colton Sandoval 3 (1 reb, 1 stl), Brenden Head 3, Jake Coker 2, Chase Lovatl 2 (2 reb), Yaphet Yokley 2 (2 reb), Roman Villa (1 reb).

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