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Santana, Christian, Valhalla, Grossmont get Thursday wins


EastCountySports.com staff report

EL CAJON – The Santana Sultans knocked off previously unbeaten High Tech Chula Vista, 21-13, at the El Cajon Valley Tournament on Thursday for their second consecutive win.

Santana freshman BELLA TERRY had 13 points and 15 rebounds.

“It feels amazing to win these last two games,” Terry said. “I’m so happy that I’ve had the opportunity to play on this team.

“I’m really proud of how the team has been playing, all of our hard work is finally showing on the court.

Santana led by one after one quarter and by a basket at halftime.

Terry scored all seven of Santana’s points in the third quarter.

“Each game, the entire teams steps up and does their part to help us get to the W.

“I’m so proud of the team and the progress we’ve already made so early in the season.”

Senior AALIYAH STONE added four points and eight rebounds for Santana (2-8)

The Sultans will meet O’Farrell in the El Cajon Valley Tournament on Friday at 7.

CHRISTIAN 57, CENTRAL CATHOLIC (Portland, Ore.) 49 – The Patriots rallied to win their second contest in the Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix.

Down double-digits in the first half, Christian High turned it up in the fourth quarter, according to Patriots’ coach Vickie Carrington.

“Allie Carreon beasted, Simone James, Yesenia Smith played outstanding,” Carrington said. “Our whole team played well.”

The Patriots trailed 29-22 at halftime and 38-33 after three quarters.

Jasmyn Crawford led the defensive effort, according to Carrington.

Carreon gave Christian the lead 51-48 with a three-pointer in the fourth quarter. Carreon also knocked down a three in both the second and third quarters.

Raelyn Mueca had a three-pointer in the fourth quarter.

Amaya Howard had a trey in the opening period.

VALHALLA 40, CLAIREMONT 38 – The Lady Norsemen made a terrific comeback in the fourth quarter to beat the Chieftains.

Valhalla outscored Clairemont, 18-3, in the fourth quarter.

Valhalla trailed 14-8 after one quarter and 22-12 at halftime.

GROSSMONT 77, CRAWFORD 12 – The Foothillers rolled to another victory at the Crawford Tournament to improve to 7-0 on the season.

MADISON 54, MONTE VISTA 34 – The Monarchs got rolling in the fourth quarter behind five three-pointers from ALYSSA MEDRANO but the Warhawks’ lead was too large.

“We had a very tough start,” Medrano said. “We couldn’t score or rebound as much in the first half.

“After a slow three quarters, Madison was playing a zone in the fourth quarter and I finally found my shot from the three-point line.”

Medrano scored 12 consecutive points in the quarter to close the lead to 44-31.

“I didn’t want to end that game on a bad note and after me and the other three seniors had a talk after the third quarter, we all came out with new energy,” Medrano said.

“I know I am a decent shooter from the outside and I know what I can do to help my team, I feel like I was able to put it all together tonight.”

LIEBRTY CHARTER 45, O’FARRELL CHARTER 7 – The Lions blitzed out to a 10-0 lead.

Liberty Charter is now 8-3.

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