East County Sports

ROUNDUP: Valhalla, Grossmont, Helix win

Valhalla takes a shot against Granite Hills Tuesday night in El Cajon.



By Bill Dickens
© East County Sports.com


EL CAJON (1-18-17) — Granite Hills’ JORDEN ROGERS owned the Valhalla Norsemen in Tuesday’s (Jan. 17) non-league encounter at Granite Hills.

The 5-foot-10 senior guard nailed 7 treys on his way to a game-high 24 points, as the Eagles downed rival Valhalla, 59-52.

RYAN KELLY pitched in 16 points, grabbed 7 rebounds, dished 5 assists and made 2 blocks for the Eagles.

CAMERON SPITZER tossed in 8 points, dished 5 assists and grabbed 2 rebounds.

MOSES SMITH was big on the boards with 10 rebounds to go with 5 points.

“Our three seniors came through big. RYAN KELLY, JORDEN ROGERS and CAMERON SPITZER played big minutes for us tonight,” said Granite Hills coach RANDY ANDERSON. “They really came through down the stretch.”

For Valhalla, RAMZI SULTAN rolled a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds, while EVAN O’NEILL posted 12 points and KAI KOMAKI nailed 11.

“We turned it over too many times,” said Valhalla assistant coach SCOTT STURGEON. “Their shooter, No. 4 (Jorden Rogers) hit 7 threes on us. We didn’t do a good enough job contesting his shots.”

Granite Hills:  Jorden Rogers 24 (3 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Ryan Kelly 16 (7 reb, 5 ast, 2 blk), Cameron Spitzer 8 (2 reb, 5 ast), Xsavier Smith 6 (2 reb, 2 ast), Moses Smith 5 (10 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl), David Coffey (1 reb).

Valhalla:  Ramzi Sultan 16 (10 reb, 1 ast, 1 blk, 2 stl), Evan O’Neill 12 (3 reb, 1 ast, 1 blk,  1 stl), Kai Komaki 11 (1 reb, 3 ast), Ty Schimke 9 (1 reb, 6 ast), Malique Shaw 4 (11 reb, 4 blk), Austin Pola (3 reb, 1 ast).


CORONADO 70, CHRISTIAN 64 — In a battle for the Central League championship, Coronado (4-0) blazed its way to a 70-64 victory over the Christian Patriots on Tuesday (Jan. 17).

The Patriots continue to scramble for the title, backed by NASHOM CARTER’S 31 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and a steal. He was 3 for 4 on treys.

“I’m doing everything I can to work on the defensive end, but today my teammates showed me heart and integrity and that’s all I asked for,” Carter said. “Down the stretch, we just need to take care of the ball so we can end the game.”

DOMANIC SAFARTA hit 3 threes, scored 9 points, grabbed 3 rebounds, made 3 assists and one steal for Christian.

JACKSON LARSEN scored 2 triples on his way to a 12 point outing.

Christian (2-2) finds itself in a crowded arena. In addition to Coronado, Christian trails University City, which rolled its record to 4-0, and is tied with Point Loma (2-2).

“Each team had the lead at times, it was a back and forth game,” said Patriots assistant coach TIM BROWN. “There were too many mistakes down the stretch. We didn’t give ourselves a chance.”

Christian:  NaShom Carter 31 (5 reb, 3 ast, 1 stl), Jackson Larsen 12 (1 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Domanic Safarta 9 (3 reb, 3 ast, 1 stl), Daniel Welch 8 (3 reb, 2 ast), Javier Jimenez 2 (6 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl), Patrick Roberts 2 (1 reb), Jack Mason (1 ast). 


GROSSMONT 69, MONTE VISTA 53 – AUSTIN ODOM had a big night Tuesday (Jan. 17) as he nailed a double-double with 10 rebounds and 10 assists to go with his team-leading 23 points in a non-league contest in Spring Valley. In addition, Odom buried 5 three-pointers as the Foothillers mauled the Monarchs.

MORGAN STIDUM finished with 9 points, including one three for Grossmont, and DESAIN CRAWFORD cranked in 2 treys on his way to a 15 point total.

HUNTER MULDER pitched in 16 points and 8 rebounds for the Foothillers.

“We shot well from 3-point land,” said Grossmont coach FRANK FOGGIANO. “We had 8 threes in the game.”

For Monte Vista DEONDRE McHAYLE pumped in 25 points and DAVID GARCIA tossed in 13 points.

“They played extremely hard,” said Monte Vista coach MIKE TULLY. “The game was decided in the second quarter. We were outscored 26-5 in the second – they hit 5 threes in the second quarter. Because of that we fell behind and never really made it up.”

Grossmont:  Austin Odom 23 (10 reb, 10 ast, 2 stl), Hunter Mulder 16 (8 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Desain Crawford 15 (3  reb, 2 ast, 3 stl), Morgan Stidum 9 (3 reb, 3 ast, 3 stl), Jamie Odom 2 (5 reb, 1 ast, 2 stl), Mykol Rodriguez 2 (1 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Ethan Brealey 2 (2 reb).

Monte Vista:  Deondre McHayle 25, David Garcia 13, Derrick Wiley 9, Ty Underwood 4, Andrew Canty 2.


HELIX 75, EL CAPITAN 34 – Helix had the height with 6-foot-9 MILES NORRIS, who led the Highlanders with 18 points as they drubbed El Capitan in a non-league game on Tuesday (Jan. 17).

DYLAN LEE pitched in 14 points, including 4 triples, while MAURICE HOLMES added 10 more points for Helix and a trey to boot.

JAYLEN HINSON contributed 2 threes and a bucket to the Helix cause

El Capitan did not have a single player in double digits.

Helix:  Miles Norris 18, Dylan Lee 14, Maurice Holmes 10, Amari Green 8 Jaylen Hinson 8, Jaylen Arnold 7, Marcus Holmes 5, Carson Baker 3, Isaiah Wooden 2.

El Capitan:  No report.


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