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You gotta love these champion Matadors

Mount Miguel senior CAMARA DOUGLAS looks to drive against West Hills Tuesday night. / photo by Ramon Scott

Mount Miguel’s MICHELLE CORLEY guards against West Hills on Tuesday. / photo by Ramon Scott

2018 EAST COUNTY PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL

 

EastCountySports.com staff report

 

SPRING VALLEY – Without much fanfare, the Mount Miguel Matadors wrapped up their 18th-consecutive league championship Tuesday night with a 58-30 win over Grossmont Hills League challenger West Hills.

The county’s No. 2-ranked team improved to 24-1 on the season with their fourth win in-a-row and 9-0 in league play.

The Matadors have won 25-straight Grossmont Hills League contests dating back to Jan. 29, 2016.

The Wolf Pack played well early and led the game 8-6 after the first quarter.

West Hills jumped out to a 7-4 lead behind the shooting of NOLIE WILEY, but the Matadors’ SYLENA PETERSON tied the score at 8-all early in the second.

After the Pack’s KERRIE DANIELS scored the next bucket, Mount Miguel went on a 9-0 run to take a 17-10 lead before the Wolf Pack countered with a basket.

Corley against the Wolf Pack on Tuesday night. / EastCountySports.com photo

Senior CAMARA DOUGLAS led Mount Miguel with 21 points, along with four blocked shots, while Peterson added 13 points.

Mount Miguel junior TIAJA BENNETT came home with 10 points, while junior LALLI GURROLA contributed eight points, including a pair of three-pointers.

The Matadors’ dominance in league can get a bit unbalanced, forcing coach ROBBIE SANDOVAL to schedule elite non-league competition in order to rack up enough strength of schedule points in efforts to secure home-court advantage throughout the Open Division playoffs.

Despite a loss to now top-ranked La Jolla Country Day last week, the Matadors have achieved that goal, as well, and will earn the No. 2 seed in the elite division playoffs.

Mount Miguel travels to face Santana on Friday at 5:30 p.m.

West Hills with host Helix on Friday at 5:30 with the winners staking claim to second place in the Hills League.

 

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