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ROUNDUP: Foothillers, Matadors win conference battles

Mount Miguel and Steele Canyon in action on Tuesday evening.

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By Bill Dickens
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EL CAJON (1-11-17) — In a potential shootout between Granite Hills and Grossmont, the game turned into a lopsided victory as the Foothillers mowed down the Eagles 76-50 in a non-league contest Tuesday (Jan. 10).

“We just kept pressuring them,” said Foothillers coach FRANK FOGGIANO. “We ran our stuff very well tonight.”

The Foothillers (9-8) turned the game into a rout with 47 points in the second half.

JAMIE ODOM paced the Foothillers with 19 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals.

DOMONIQUE GUEVARA pitched in with 18 points, 7 rebounds, an assist and 2 steals in what turned into a blowout.

For Granite Hills (11-6) it was a listless performance. The Eagles pulled out a strong second half with 36 points but it was much too little, too late.

RYAN KELLY pitched in 18 points for the Eagles and hit 7 of 8 free throws, including one trey. He made 7 of 8 free throws, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and one steal.

JORDEN ROGERS pitched in with 13 points including 7 of 10 shots from the charity stripe, and 4 assists.

Grossmont:  Jamie Odom 19 (6 reb, 3 ast, 3 stl), Domonique Guevara 18 (7 reb, 1 ast, 2 stl), Hunter Gaines 9 (3 reb, 3 ast, 3 stl), Hunter Mulder 5 (4 reb, 1 stl), Ethan Brealey 5 (3 reb), Morgan Stidum 2 (1 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl), Damageae Gant 2 (2 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Mykol Rodriguez 2 (1 reb), Franklin Golojuch 2 (1 reb).

Granite Hills:  Ryan Kelly 18 (8 reb, 3 ast, 1 stl), Jorden Rogers 13 (3 reb, 4 ast), Cameron Spitzer 5 (1 reb, 4 asst, 3 stl), Aspen Fosee (1 stl), Aaron Cobb 5 (1 reb), Moses Smith 2 (1 reb, 1 ast), Xsavier Smith (3 reb, 2 blk), Cody Cox (2 reb, 1 blk).


MOUNT MIGUEL 59, STEELE CANYON 46
  Mount Miguel squeezed out an upset non-league victory over Steele Canyon Tuesday night (Jan. 10) and improved their record to 7-7.

DARIAN NORWOOD rolled a double-double of 18 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal, while JAMES ALLEN spun in 17 points including 5 steals and 4 assists.

“Our defense was great,” said Mount Miguel coach JAY ROWLETT. “Norwood and Allen made some plays when they needed to.

“It’s a good win, going into league at Santana Friday night (Jan. 13).”

Rowlett noted that the game time has been moved up to 5 p.m. this Friday due to a school function later that night in Santee.

GAGE SANDERS led Steele Canyon with 25 points but no other Cougar broke into double digits.

“They did what I thought they were going to do and we didn’t do anything,” Cougars coach DEREK STEPHENS summed up.

Mount Miguel:  Darian Norwood 18 (11 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl), James Allen 17 (4 reb, 4 ast, 5 stl), Marquise Edwards 8 (8 reb, 2 stl), Mikeece Dunbar 5 (2 reb, 1 ast, 2 stl), Mugabe Miller 4 (3 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Devon Brown 4 (4 reb), Ricky Harvey 3 (5 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl), Marquis Neal (1 reb, 1 stl).

Steele Canyon:  Gage Sanders 25, Tyler Smith 9, Darrin Spence 6, Kobe Sanders 3, De’Angelo Lewis 2, Nick Barns 2.

WESTVIEW 53, WEST HILLS 47 – MARQUELL COOL hit 5 threes on his way to a 19 point finish for West Hills as they battled Westview Tuesday (Jan. 10) in a non-league contest.

CAMERON BARRY pitched in 14 points while NATHAN BALL hit 8 and CHRIS MOYER added 6 for the Wolf Pack.

“We play well in streaks,” said Wolf Pack assistant coach TIM BARRY. “Right now we aren’t playing 32 minutes of good basketball.”

Westview was 12 for 14 on free throws, while West Hills was 2 for 4.

West Hills:  Marquell Cool 19, Cameron Barry 14, Nathan Ball 8, Chris Moyer 6.

MARANATHA 60, SANTANA 50 – Santana could not gain its grip against Maranatha Tuesday (Jan. 10) as the Sultans fell to the Eagles in a non-league contest.

TC SIMMONS led the Sultans with 14 points, while JOHN BOBOF pumped in 11 markers.

BRANDON SIMMONS was big on the board for Santana, muscling down 12 rebounds to go along with his 9 points.

NICK BERHALTER flipped in 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds.

Santana:  TC Simmons 14 (6 reb, 4 ast, 1 stl), John Bobof 11 (3 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl), Brandon Simmons 9 (12 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl), Nick Berhalter 8 (6 reb), Andrew Hitchcock 4 (1 blk), Cole Kincade 4 (3 reb, 1 blk), Simone Manitano (1 reb, 1 ast).


POINT LOMA 65, CHRISTIAN 55
 – NASHOM CARTER scored 27 points for the Christian Patriots in Tuesday’s (Jan. 10) Central League game, but it wasn’t enough as Point Loma punched out the Patriots.

Carter also grabbed 9 points, dished 3 assists and made a steal.

JACKSON LARSEN pitched in 10 points to help the cause.

Point Loma dominated the second half 37-30.

“Our scoring went cold for a little bit,” said Patriots assistant coach TIM BROWN. “We couldn’t get in any offensive flow. We didn’t have enough offensive firepower to close the gap.”

Christian:  Nashom Carter 27 (9 reb, 3 ast, 1 stl), Jackson Larsen 10, Daniel Welch 8, Domanic Sofarta 8, Patrick Roberts 2, Javier Jimenez (5 reb), Jack Mason (1 reb), Jake Scarbrough (1 reb).

 


FALLBROOK 71, EL CAJON VALLEY 39
 – El Cajon Valley took a non-league pasting from Fallbrook Tuesday (Jan. 10) and climbed back on the bus for a long ride home.

GREG JONES paced the Braves with 14 points and 6 rebounds, while JEREMIAH DAVIS pitched in 11 points, one three-pointer and 3 rebounds.

DMIR WITHERSPOON crashed the boards for 10 rebounds as did DEON DAVIS. Witherspoon scored 6 points while Davis scored 4.

El Cajon Valley:  Greg Jones 14 (6 reb), Jeremiah Davis 11 (3 reb), Dmir Witherspoon 6 (10 reb), Deon Davis 4 (10 reb), Rami Abdullah 3, Jordan Bradley 1 (3 reb), Bilind Al-Issa (4 reb).
DEL NORTE 42, EL CAPITAN 29 – At Del Norte, there was no report for this non-league game, as the Vaqueros fell once again.

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