East County Sports

ROUNDUP: Boys teams in late-season push

West Hills Wolf Pack Tuesday night at Valhalla.

 

2016-17 EAST COUNTY PREP BOYS BASKETBALL

 

By Bill Dickens
© East County Sports.com

 

EL CAJON (2-15-17) — It was Senior Night at Granite Hills as the Eagles stampeded past winless El Capitan Tuesday (Feb. 14) in a Grossmont Valley League encounter won by the Eagles 57-33.

“We played just about everybody,” said Eagles coach RANDY ANDERSON.

RYAN KELLY led the way with a double-double of 16 points and 14 rebounds, 4 blocks, 3 assists and 3 steals to pace the Eagles, who have won 10 in a row and are one game shy of finishing the league season undefeated.

CAMERON SPITZER dropped in 3 three-pointers and finished with a total of 11 points.

MOSES SMITH pitched in 10 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and blocked 3 shots.

Granite Hills now sits on a 21-6 season record, which includes a 9-0 league mark. The Eagles, who are ranked No. 8 in the county, will close the regular season campaign at Santana at 7 p.m. Friday (Feb. 17). They figure to be one of the top three seeds in the Division 3 playoffs next week.

Granite Hills:  Ryan Kelly 16 (14 reb, 3 ast, 3 stl, 4 blk), Cameron Spitzer 11 (1 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl), Moses Smith 10 (7 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl, 3 blk), Xsavier Smith 7 (2 reb, 1 ast, 3 blk), Aaron Cobb 6 (1 reb, 1 ast, 1 blk), Guevara 3, Austin Ballo (1 ast, 1 blk), Aspen Foshee (1 reb), David Coffey (1 reb).

El Capitan: No report.

 

GROSSMONT 73, STEELE CANYON 60 – Four Foothillers scored in double digits as Grossmont staved off Steele Canyon Tuesday (Feb. 14) in a Grossmont Hills League encounter.

JAMIE ODOM pitched in 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for a double-double. Odom was 10-14 from the free throw line.

HUNTER GAINES chipped in with 17 points including a trio of treys for the Foothillers, who are 13-14 overall and 3-4 in GHL play.

DAMAGEAE GANT and DESAIN CRAWFORD each had 10 markers for Grossmont.

Steele Canyon made a belated run behind the shooting of THOMAS FISHBURNE who finished with 22 points, including 3 triples.

GAGE SANDERS pitched in 15 points, while TYLER SMITH added 10 for the Cougars (15-12 overall, 3-5 GHL).

“If we would have won, we would have had a shot at a (playoff) home game,” said Cougars coach DEREK STEPHENS.

Grossmont: Jamie Odom 20 (10 reb, 2 ast, 3 stl), Hunter Gaines 17 (6 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl), Damageae Gant 10 (4 reb, 1 ast, 2 stl), Desain Crawford 10 (2 reb, 1 ast, 2 stl), Hunter Mulder 9 (6 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Austin Odom 4 (2 reb), Morgan Stidum 3 (1 ast, 1 stl).

Steele Canyon:  Thomas Fishburne 22, Gage Sanders 15, Tyler Smith 10, De’Angelo Lewis 4, Kobe Sanders 3, Jalen Sayles 3, Darrin Spence 3.

 

MOUNT MIGUEL 73, MONTE VISTA 39 – Second-place Mount Miguel went on a scoring spree in a Grossmont Valley League rout of crosstown rival Monte Vista on Tuesday (Feb. 14).

DARIAN NORWOOD rolled a double-double of 18 markers and 11 rebounds for the Matadors, while DEVON BROWN pitched in 17 points.

MIKEECE DUNBAR tossed in 13 points, and MARQUIS NEAL added 10 for Mount Miguel.

For Monte Vista, DEONDRE McHAYLE pitched in 10 points and one trey.

Mount Miguel:  Darian Norwood 18 (11 reb, 1 ast, 4 stl), Devon Brown 17 (4 reb, 1 ast), Mikeece Dunbar 13 (1 reb, 3 ast, 1 stl), Marquis Neal 10 (2 reb, 1 stl), James Allen 6 (4 reb, 2 ast, 3 stl), Marquise Edwards 4 (8 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl), Ricky Harvey 4 (3 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl), Mugabe Miller 1 (2 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl), Raymond Lucas (1 reb), Justice Chima (1 reb).

Monte Vista:  Deondre McHayle 10, David Garcia 9, Andrew Canty 6, Amir Conley 6, Gabrial Galvez 2, Jacob 2, Derrick Wiley 1.

WEST HILLS 63, VALHALLA 47 – The Wolf Pack used a double-barrel output to shut down Valhalla in Tuesday’s (Feb. 14) Grossmont Hills League contest.

West Hills and Valhalla watch a shot attempt Tuesday night in El Cajon.

MARQUELL COOL poured in 24 points and CAMERON BARRY pitched in 23 more for West Hills.

Cool drilled in 4 three-pointers and was 6-for-6 from the free throw line, while Barry tallied 4 treys.

CHRIS MOYER chipped in 9 rebounds with 2 blocks, and NATHAN BALL added 9 points for West Hills.

West Hills:  Marquell Cool 24 (3 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Cameron Barry 23 (2 reb, 3 ast, 3 stl), Nathan Ball 9 (3 reb, 2 stl, 2 blk), Chris Moyer 3 (9 reb, 2 blk, 1 stl), Chris Schroeder 2 (3 reb, 1 ast), Scott Bettony 2 (1 reb), Adam Dillon (2 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl), Matthew McDonald (2 ast, 1 stl), Tyler Brower (2 reb), Brandon Peterson (1 reb).

Valhalla:  No report.

UNIVERSITY CITY 59, CHRISTIAN 49 – Christian locked up fourth place and no doubt a playoff position as a representative in the Central League in Tuesday’s (Feb. 14) encounter with University City, despite the loss.

NASHOM CARTER poured in 16 points, dealt 5 assists and made 5 steals to go with 2 rebounds for Christian. Carter hit a pair of treys, including one at the first-half buzzer, as did DOMANIC SAFARTA, who also hit 10 markers.

JAVIER JIMENEZ grabbed 10 rebounds in the losing effort.

Christian concludes its season against Crawford on Senior Night, Thursday (Feb. 16) in a home game at 7:30 p.m. The Pats currently sit seventh in Division 3.

Christian:  NaShom Carter 16 (2 reb, 5 ast, 5 stl), Daniel Welch 13 (3 reb, 1 stl), Domanic Safarta 10 (3 reb, 1 ast), Javier Jimenez 2 (10 reb), Jack Mason 2 (2 reb), Patrick Roberts (2 reb, 1 ast, 1 blk).

 

SANTANA 43, EL CAJON VALLEY 36 – NICK BERHALTER rolled a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds as Santana skated past El Cajon Valley in Tuesday’s (Feb. 14) in a Grossmont Valley League game.

SIMONE MARITANO pitched in 9 points and 3 rebounds, while TC SIMMONS added 8 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals and a block.

Santana:  Nick Berhalter 12 (11 reb, 1 ast, 2 stl), Simone Maritano 9 (3 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), TC Simmons 8 (5 reb, 6 ast, 3 stl, 1 blk), Brandon Simmons 3 (4 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), John Bobof 3 (6 reb, 3 ast), Zack Leggitt 4 (2 reb), Andrew Hitchcock 4, Cole Kinkade (3 reb, 1 stl).

El Cajon Valley: No report.

 

FOOTHILLS CHRISTIAN 82, BISHOP’S 46 – Foothills Christian jumped out to a big lead, only to see Bishop’s rally back to make a game of it late in the first half.

Foothills will meet Orange Glen on Friday night with the Coastal League title on the line at home on Senior Night.

Foothills Christian led 25-8, but Bishop’s responded by closing the gap to 35-31.

Foothills Christian led 42-31 at the break, however, behind JAYLEN HANDS’ 15 first-half points.

A 19-2 run in the third sealed the deal for FCHS to go up 61-35.

 

 

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