East County Sports

ROUNDUP: Top teams maintain league title pace, chase

West Hills and Granite Hills do battle on Friday night in El Cajon.

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By Bill Dickens
© East County Sports.com

 

SPRING VALLEY (2-4-17) — Led by the one-two punch of STEPHANIE ADAMS and MARIE COOK, the league-leading Vaqueros outlasted the Monte Vista Monarchs on Friday night (Feb. 3) in a Grossmont Valley League contest.

Adams punched in 15 points and rolled a double-double of 13 rebounds and blocked 11 shots, plus made 4 assists.

Cook also make an impact with 21 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block and 1 steal.

GRACE BURKETT is back in fine form with 10 points and 9 rebounds plus 3 assists, a block and 3 steals.

JORDAN GRANDY chucked in 9 points, made 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 5 steals to protect the Vaqueros advantage.

ELAYNA MEDRANO had 16 points for the Monarchs, while teammate SARA TAHA added 12 points.

El Cap led just 22-20 at halftime, but pulled away in the third period with a 22-11 edge.

El Capitan:  Marie Cook 21 (4 reb, 4 ast, 1 blk, 1 stl), Stephanie Adams 15 (13 reb, 4 ast, 11 blk), Grace Burkett 10 (9 reb, 3 ast, 1 blk, 3 stl), Jordan Grandy 9 (3 reb, 3 ast, 5 stl), McKenzi Kygar 2 (1 ast, 1 stl).

Monte Vista:  No report.

GROSSMONT 65, EL CAJON VALLEY 33 – TYANA WARSAW paced the Foothillers with 28 points, 14 rebounds and 3 steals as Grossmont overcame El Cajon Valley in Friday night’s (Feb. 3) Grossmont Valley League contest.

CANDACE HENDERSON chucked in 11 points for Grossmont and TAISHA SILAS added 9 points.

ATHENA SOTELO dished 8 assists to go with 6 points and 6 steals.

“This was a good win for us going into our next game against El Cap,” said Foothillers coach GRACE CAMPBELL. “We need the momentum going into Tuesday’s game.”

“The second half we just kinda let go, they came out and jumped on us in the first quarter (17-4),” said El Cajon Valley coach CARLOS MOSS. “We came back to within 8 points in the second quarter.”

Grossmont:  Tyana Warsaw 28 (14 reb, 3 stl), Candace Henderson 11 (3 stl), Taisha Silas 9 (5 reb), Athena Sotelo 6 (8 ast, 6 stl), Grace Cercado 4 (3 stl), Nailah McDuffie 3, Emily Barnes 2 (5 reb).

El Cajon Valley:  Leanna Watson 21 (8 reb, 3 ast, 5 stl), Sumaya Hameed 7 (6 reb, 1 stl), Vean Gorgees 4 (4 reb, 2 stl), Erica Brazile 1 (5 reb), Rania Noori (3 reb, 2 stl), Lillian Akintende (1 reb, 5 stl), Keariel Brewer (2 reb).

 

MOUNT MIGUEL 61, SANTANA 33 – SATERA BATES blasted out of the chute with 36 points to lead Mount Miguel to a romp over Santana in Friday night’s (Feb. 3) Grossmont Hills League action.

Bates hit 5 three-pointers, grabbed 4 rebounds, had an assist, 4 blocks and 2 steals.

CAMARA DOUGLAS contributed with 9 points, 10 rebounds and 5 steals.

Not to be overlooked was the Matadors’ passing sharpshooter LAILA SMITH, who scored 7 points, grabbed 8 rebounds, dished 10 assists and made 7 steals.

Mount Miguel will play Serra at Mira Mesa on Saturday (Feb. 4) at Noon in a Coaches vs. Cancer contest.

Mount Miguel:  Satera Bates 36 (4 reb, 1 ast, 4 blk, 2 stl), Camara Douglas 9 (10 reb, 5 stl), Michelle Corley 7 (2 reb, 1 ast, 4 stl), Laila Smith 7 (8 reb, 10 ast, 7 stl), Nyssa Maga 2 (3 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl), Tiaja Bennett (1 reb, 3 stl), Deyonna McBride (3 reb, 1 ast, 5 stl).

Santana:  No report.

HELIX 48, STEELE CANYON 22 – MARINA SMITH paced Helix with 14 points, and roused the crowd when she let loose a half court shot that swished the basket.

DIAMOND WHITLEY scored 9 points and TALIAH HOOKER added 7 for the Highlanders as they overpowered Steele Canyon in Friday’s (Feb. 3) Grossmont Hills League game.

MARIANNA MARTINEZ led Steele Canyon with 10 points.

“We’re trying to get the girls to focus on the team and making sure we are making our adjustments,” said Cougars coach PETER RUIZ.

Helix:  Marina Smith 14 (1 reb, 1 blk, 1 stl), Diamond Whitley 9 (1 ast, 2 stl), Taliah Hooker 7 (2 ast), Danielle Simmons 5 (7 reb, 1 stl), Melat Ezana 5 (1 reb, 1 ast), Camryn Owens 4 (5 reb, 2 ast, 1 blk), Janae White (1 reb), Charity McWashington (1 stl), Tokwaje Kwai (3 reb).

Steele Canyon:  Marianna Martinez 10, Elizabeth Bott 4, Makayla McCarthy 4, Natalie Snyder 2, Tayanna Mason 2.

 

WEST HILLS 47, GRANITE HILLS 33 – CARLY RALEY led the Wolf Pack with 12 points and VIVIAN PANELA chipped in with 10 as West Hills slithered past a stubborn Granite Hills in Friday night’s (Feb. 3) Grossmont Hills League contest.

“We got off to an early lead, at one point it was 24-4,” said Pack coach RYAN KINSER. “But we got in foul trouble and then struggled the rest of the way. Granite Hills played well tonight, they’ve drastically improved since the last time we’ve played.”

KAMI KUBARI had six points for the Eagles.
West Hills:  Carly Raley 12, Vivian Panela 10, Jessica Fondas-Ryan 9, Maya Clemons 8, Kerrie Daniels 4, Sarah Moyer 2, Cassie Seaboch 1, Doucette 1.

Granite Hills:  No report.

MISSION BAY 56, CHRISTIAN 46 – Mission Bay has posted a 6-0 Central League record en route to capture a likely circuit title on Friday (Feb. 3) as they motored past visiting Christian in a  hard-fought battle.

MARISSA GILES led Christian with 21 points, 5 rebounds, and a steal, while JASMYN CRAWFORD threw in 10 but it wasn’t enough.

HALEY ROBINSON crashed the boards with 10 rebounds to go along with 4 points and a steal.

Christian:  Marissa Giles 21 (5 reb, 1 stl), Jasmyn Crawford 11 (2 reb, 2 ast, 3 stl), Suzy Webster 5, Hayley Robinson 4 (10 reb, 1 stl), Taylor Giese 2, Lisette Duarte (2 reb), Cipriana Hudson (10 reb, 2 blk).

CORONADO 50, VALHALLA 22 – Coronado overpowered visiting Valhalla in a non-league game Friday night (Feb. 3).

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