East County Sports

Highlanders, Matadors get wins



EastCountySports.com staff report


CHULA VISTA – The Helix Highlanders opened up their annual appearance at the Hilltop Tournament with a 56-37 win over the host Lancers here on Friday night.

Junior MAURICE HOLMES led the Highlanders with 23 points, while junior teammate JAHARI HILL added 13 points.

Helix (2-2) will meet undefeated Westview (5-0) on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the 42nd renewal of the event.


MOUNT MIGUEL 77, MIRA MESA 55 – The Matadors ran their record to 3-0 with a decisive victory over the visiting Marauders in Spring Valley on Friday night.

The Matadors will make the short drive to play the Morse Tigers in a neighboorhood game on Saturday at 5 p.m.


FOOTHILLS CHRISTIAN 77, ORANGE LUTHERAN 58 – The Knights upset OLu at the Battlezone in Corona.

JAREN NAFARETTE led all scorers with 23 points for Foothills Christian, while teammates YASSINE GHARRAM and DJ CARTER-HOLLINGER both added 18 points.

Both Gharram and Carter-Hollinger had 12 points in the first half, as the Knights led 38-31 at halftime.

The Knights led 53-43 at the end of three quarters.

Lancers’ star Makur Maker did not play in the contest.


PACIFIC RIDGE 53, EL CAPITAN 43 – The Vaqueros dropped a non-league contest to the host Firebirds on Friday in Carlsbad.

El Capitan fell to 3-3.


CALVIN CHRISTIAN 49, LIBERTY CHARTER 39 – The Lions fell to the Crusaders after leading 31-27 after three quarters.

Junior JAMES ZUNIGA and sophomore JONAH BELPREZ both scored 10 points for Liberty Charter (1-3).

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