East County Sports

Douglas shows grade school how it’s done



By Dave Dickens 


SPRING VALLEY (11-28-17) – There was a full house for the Matador Classic game hosted by the Matadors with 200-plus kids in attendance, courtesy of Lady Matadors’ head coach ROBBIE SANDOVAL, as tickets were given to the Lemon Grove Academy’s 5th and 6th graders, who had a great time witnessing an 87-21 blowout of the visiting Brawley Wildcats Wednesday afternoon.

“The Brawley girls showed great poise and sportsmanship, although they were overmatched,” said Sandoval.

The Matadors were a scoring machine right out of the gate as they could not be stopped.

“The kids just played hard, had great focus from start to finish, and maintained great rhythm.” stated Sandoval.

Mount Miguel led by a huge margin at intermission, 53-6. The Matador talent was too much for the
Brawley (0-1).

“These girls know what we expect as coaches as many of them end up becoming 3-year starters,” Sandoval said.

Mount Miguel did most of their scoring in the first half, however, 30 points in the first quarter followed by 23 points in the second quarter were plenty to destroy the Lady Wildcats.

The Lady Matadors finished off the Wildcats, scoring 21 in the third quarter and 13 in the fourth to finish the team off in a contest in which the Matadors led the whole game.

When questioned about who the locker room leader was on and off the court, Mount Miguel Sandoval took quite a long pause.

“With only two games into the season, it would have to be (senior forward) CAMARA DOUGLAS,” Sandoval said.

Douglas put in 10 FGs, was 1-of-3 on three-pointers,  and 4 of 4 from the line for 27 points.

Mount Miguel (2-0- 0) will face off against Westview at the Westview High School Tournament on Wednesday.

Westview will be playing its season opener.

Tip-off for this one is at 7 p.m.

Matadors-MICHELLE CORLEY 5 FG, 3/3 FT, TOTAL 13 points; TIAJA BENNETT 2 FG, TOTAL 4 points; LELANI ROSAS 1 FG, 2/2 FT, TOTAL 4 points; NYSSA MAGA 1 FG, 1/2 FT, TOTAL POINTS 3 points, SYLENA PETERSON 4 FG , 3-3 Pointers, 1/2 FT , TOTAL 18 points; NYA MAGA 1 3-pointer, TOTAL 3 points; JACQQUEE BROWN 1 FG , TOTAL 2 points; LALLI GURROLA 5 3-pointers, TOTAL 15 points

CORLEY 1 reb, 2 ast, 2 steals; BENNETT 2 reb, 1 ast, 3 steals, 1 block; DOUGLAS 10 reb, 7 steals, 1 block; NYSSA MAGA 4 reb, 3 ast, 2 steals; PETERSON 2 reb, 6 ast, 7 steals; NYA MAGA 5 REB 2 ast, 1 steal; McBRIDE 1 reb; BROWN 1 ast, 1 steal; GURROLA 1 ast 1 steal.


EL CAJON VALLEY 47, HIGH TECH CHULA VISTA 30 – Braves freshman SILVA ABOUD had 10 points, 12 rebounds and three steals, while VEAN GORGEES had 14 points and eight rebounds, as El Cajon Valley won its opener in the Mount Miguel JV/Varsity Tournament.

The Braves led by 5 after three quarters, but pulled away with a 15-3 final stanza.


LA JOLLA 41, STEELE CANYON 17 – The Cougars trailed just 16-9 at halftime, but fell in their season-opener at La Jolla.


CALVIN CHRISTIAN 56, FOOTHILLS CHRISTIAN 39 – Trailing just 28-27 at intermission, the Lady Knights lost their opener at home after being outscored 17-1 in the third quarter.



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