East County Sports

Matadors stay perfect; Cougars allow four points




By Dave Dickens



SPRING VALLEY (12-16-17) – The Lady Matadors of Mount Miguel chalked up yet another ‘W’ Saturday night. The Lady Matadors after last night’s domination over La Costa Canyon are now a perfect 10-0.

The Mount Miguel Lady Matadors beat the Mavericks, convincingly, 52-36.

“Interestingly enough we thought since (La Costa Canyon) had beaten Cathedral (7-3), 55-46, just 2 days ago, they would be our toughest opponent,” said Lady Matadors head coach ROBBIE SANDOVAL.

“Also we are awaiting MRI results for back-up point guard, (sophomore) NYSSA MAGA, who we hope can heal up as we could use her assistance.”

The Lady Matadors were up by 17 at the half and pretty much stayed that way for the remainder.

La Costa Canyon came into the contest with a 5-1 record only losing to Poway, 58-51, which of course the Lady Matadors took care of, as well.

“After our 25-point 2nd quarter, we started to play more conservative and more man-to-man.” stated Sandoval.

In the 2nd half, the Lady Matadors only scored a total of 15 points, thus the conservative play.

The Lady Matadors defense held the Mavericks to just 16 points in the second half also.

Freshman SYLENA PETERSON continues to develop as one of the elite young players on a squad chalk full of talent.

Peterson comes from a family bloodline of athletes, as her father was a top notch kick returner for the San Diego State Aztecs in his younger days, so she has the natural gift of athleticism.

“Sylena is also very coachable, and we have very high hopes for her in the future as well,” said Sandoval.

Peterson led in points scored last night with 17, including two 3-pointers, 3-for-4 from the FT line, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, and 6 steals.

The Lady Matadors are currently ranked No. 1 in the SDS-CIF Division 1 and will face Newport-Bellvue at Mount Miguel, December 29 at 6;30, coming from Washington state.

If we all know coach Sandoval he will have these girls on a rest day and get right back to practice.

The Knights will be coming to play with a 2-game winning streak and a 4-1 record. Nothing too concerning for this undefeated group of talented ladies.

Mt Miguel 12 25  8 7
LCC.       9 11 11 5

Corley 1-3 pointer total 3yrs
Douglas 6-FG  4/6 FT total 16pts
Peterson 4-FG 2-3pointers 3/4 FT total 17pts
McBride 1-FG total 2pts
Gurrola 1-FG 4-3poniters total 14pts
Corley 1 reb, 2ast, 1stl
Bennett 3reb, 2blks , 2 Charges taken
Douglas 8 rebs, 1ast, 2stl, 2 blks
Peterson 6rebs, 6ast, 6stls
Gurrola 3rebs, 1stl


STEELE CANYON 53, SOUTHWEST (San Diego) 4 – The Cougars put in a busy day with a pair of games at the Holiday Bash Tournament.

Steele Canyon stymied Southwest, holding the Raiders to just one single first-half point in the second quarter to lead 40-1 at halftime.

The Cougars led 25-0 after one quarter.


SAGE CREEK 43, STEELE CANYON 33 – The Bobcats got the best of the Cougars in this one, outscoring the Cougars 22-11 in the third and fourth quarters combined.

Steele Canyon (3-4) will next meet The Monarch School (1-1) on Tuesday at 6 p.m.




IMPERIAL 41, WEST HILLS 37 – This one was close throughout, but the Tigers won the Coronado Holiday Invitational game.

West Hills (2-5) held the held 12-11 at the end of one quarter, then 19-18 at the end of the first half.

Imperial led 30-29 at the end of three quarters.

West Hills will face Coronado (3-3) on Tuesday at 5:40 in the Coronado Holiday Invitational.


POINT LOMA 59, MONTE VISTA 27 – Three Pointers scored in double figures to provide the winning margin in a Steele Canyon Lady Cougar Tournament game.

Monte Vista (2-5) next faces Chula Vista (3-4) on Thur. at 3 p.m. in a home non-league game.



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