East County Sports

ROUNDUP: Teams make final statements in finales

The Mount Miguel High Foundation, represented by coaches ROBBIE SANDOVAL and JAY ROWLETT, presented a check for $2500 to the Mount Miguel Athletic Department for new backboards for the Matadors gym.



By Bill Dickens
© East County Sports.com


SPRING VALLEY (2-18-17) — Mount Miguel mauled Steele Canyon 69-9 on Friday (Feb. 17) in the finale of the Grossmont Hills League action.

Satera Bates on Mount Miguel’s Senior Night.

SATERA BATES paced the Matadors with 29 points, while CAMARA DOUGLAS hit 13 markers and grabbed 7 rebounds.

Bates, the team’s lone senior, was honored on Senior Night.

LAILA SMITH dished 10 assists and made 7 steals for the Matadors, plus plunking in 6 points.

At halftime of the game, the Mount Miguel High Foundation, represented by coaches ROBBIE SANDOVAL and JAY ROWELTT, presented a check for $2500 to the Mount Miguel Athletic Department for new backboards for the Matadors gym.

Mount Miguel:  Satera Bates 29 (3 reb, 1 ast, 4 stl), Camara Douglas 13 (7 reb, 1 ast, 3 stl, 2 blk), Tiaja Bennett 8 (3 reb, 2 ast, 5 stl, 1 blk), Laila Smith 6 (10 ast, 7 stl), Nyssa Maga 5 (2 reb), Nya Maga 3, Deyonna McBride 3 (4 stl), Michelle Corley 2 (1 reb, 2 stl).

Steele Canyon:  No report.


WEST HILLS 50, HELIX 34 – West Hills came out strong in the first quarter, and although Helix kept pace with them at 13-apiece in the second quarter, were no match for the Wolf Pack in Friday’s (Feb. 17) regular season finale in the Grossmont Hills League.

DANIELLE SIMMONS rolled a double-double for Helix with 11 points and 12 rebounds to go with 4 blocks and a steal, while CAMRYN OWENS popped in 11 points for the Highlanders.

“We were missing three players to injuries tonight,” said Helix assistant BETSY WALKER.

West Hills:  No report.

Helix:  Danielle Simmons 11 (12 reb, 4 blk, 1 stl), Camryn Owens 11 (2 reb, 1 ast), Janae White 4 (1 reb, 1 stl), Melat Ezana 2 (5 reb), Marina Smith 2 (1 reb, 1 stl), Olivia Missouria 2 (2 reb), Diamond Whitley 2 (1 blk, 1 stl), Mariyah Howard (2 reb).


Monte Vista comes to the sideline on Friday night following its win.

MONTE VISTA 57, EL CAJON VALLEY 51 – LEANNA WATSON scored a season-high 45 points for El Cajon Valley and hauled down 8 rebounds, made 8 steals and dealt 2 assists. She was 12 for 24 from the field and nailed 4 treys.

But it wasn’t enough as Monte Vista prevailed in the final regular season contest of the Grossmont Valley League.

“We were right there, down just 3 points,” emphasized Braves coach CARLOS MOSS. “We kicked it out to the 3-point line and the ball slipped right through our player’s hands. Then we had to foul.

“Little things like that just killed us. Leanna Watson was really upset. She went 22 for 30 at the free throw line. In my view Leanna should be the MVP of the league.”

Monte Vista’s usual trio of stars were able to outpace Watson, as Elayna Medrano had 20 points, Taylor Young had 15 points and Sara Taha added 10 points.

The victory was key for the Monarchs’ playoff chances, but may have proved detrimental to the Braves’ hopes.

Monte Vista:  No report.

El Cajon Valley:  Leanna Watson 45 (8 reb, 2 ast, 8 stl), Lillian Akintende 2 (6 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Sumaya Hameed 2 (6 reb, 2 stl), Dania Elia 2, Vean Gorgees (5 reb, 1 stl), Rania Noori (3 reb).


GROSSMONT 64, VALHALLA 37 – The Grossmont Foothillers knocked off Grossmont Valley League rival Valhalla in the final night of the Grossmont Hills League regular season Friday night (Feb. 17).

TAISHA SILAS led the Foothillers with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists.

CANDACE HENDERSON pitched in 15 points, made 5 steals and grabbed 3 rebounds, while ATHENA SOTELO put in 12 markers, dished 7 assists, made 8 steals and snared 3 rebounds.

Grossmont:  Taisha Silas 22 (7 reb, 3 ast), Candace Henderson 15 (3 reb, 5 stl), Athena Sotelo 12 (3 reb, 7 ast, 8 stl), Jazmine Lee 3 (4 reb), Emily Barnes 2 (5 reb), Nailah McDuffie 2.

Valhalla:  No report.


FOOTHILLS CHRISTIAN 48, CLASSICAL ACADEMY 41 – The Knights captured a share of the Ocean League title at 9-1 with Escondido Charter behind 37 points from star CHRISTINA BUKSA.

It is the first-ever girls basketball championship for FCHS.


GRANITE HILLS 49, SANTANA 48 – No further information was provided for this non-league game.

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