East County Sports

Vaqueros work for win over Helix

2019 EAST COUNTY PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL

EL CAPITAN 56, HELIX 37

EastCountySports.com staff report

LAKESIDE – The El Capitan Vaqueros know the deal.

In order to get another chance at a meaningful matchup with power Mount Miguel, El Cap can’t afford a slip-up.

El Capitan’s JORDAN GRANDY drives against Helix on Tuesday night. / photo by CS Pro Photo

On Tuesday night, Mackenzie Curtis scored 21 points to lead the Lady Vaqueros to a 56-37 win over visiting Helix.

The Highlanders gave the Vaqueros a formidable challenge. Only an early 16-2 run gave El Cap nearly the cushion it would need to feel comfortable.

El Capitan’s JORDAN GRANDY ties up Helix on Tuesday. / photo by CS Pro Photo

Shiana Peres (9 points) and Jordan Grandy (8 points) helped key the run, along with a pair of three-pointers from Curtis.

Helix was able to stay within the early margin and then close the deficit, pulling to within 31-21 early in the third quarter.

Kylie Mead added a pair of field goals in the fourth quarter for El Cap.

Helix’s Leniyah Jones had seven of her 10 points in the second half.

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