East County Sports

Road no problem for Spartans, Cacti



East County Sports staff report

COMPTON (12-6-2018) – Because of the influx of tournaments at the community college level, a simple non-conference game is fading from the basketball scene. But not on Wednesday (Dec. 5) night.

MiraCosta College traveled to south Los Angeles County and ruined the home opener of Compton College, downing the Spartans, 73-45, at Tartar Gymnasium.

Chynna Cochran (Escondido Adventist) fueled the Spartans offense with 23 points, equaling her second-best effort of the season. MiraCosta (-4) also forced 37 turnovers by winless Compton (0-7), featuring 7 steals by Julia Iman.

For Compton, Nia Ingram scored a team-best 17 points, while freshman Andranar Powns, the school’s November Athlete of the Month, added 10 points and 5 rebounds.

Copper Mountain 60, San Diego Mesa 54
: CMC came south to take a road win Wednesday (Dec. 5) against the Olympians after overcoming a 13-point halftime deficit.

Mesa (3-5) once held a 16-point lead and took a 37-24 advantage at the intermission, but Copper Mountain (3-3) erupted to take the third quarter by a 22-4 margin to claim a lead they would never give up.

Freshman center Chezerae Bogan-Osbey (29 Palms) led the Cacti with 18 points and 9 rebounds, while sophomore guard Celeste Reyes (Yucca Valley) added 15 points.

For Mesa, center Yusra Gharram registered 22 points and 18 rebounds, Celeste Reyes added 15 points, and Samantha LeMay-Zambrano had 12 points and 9 boards.

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