East County Sports

Matadors, Norsemen get Wednesday wins



SPRING VALLEY – The Mount Miguel Matadors and Monte Vista Monarchs are determined to keep their neighborhood rivalry alive, even if the teams aren’t well-matched this season and currently reside in different leagues within the Grossmont Conference.

The host Matadors scored a 60-38 win over their long-time rival to improve to 15-5 on the season on Wednesday night.

The game was close early, as the Matadors led by just a basket at the end of one quarter.

Monarch senior Derrick Wiley started off hot, scoring the team’s first 10 points, but he had to sit early in the second quarter after picking up his third foul.

It was not meant to be, though. Monte Vista (7-14) had no answers on offense or defense against their cross-town rivals.

In the second and third quarters, Mount Miguel outscored Monte Vista 40-14.

The seniors led the way for the Matadors.

Marquise Edwards had a quiet night by his standards, scoring 21 points for Mount Miguel

Lawrence Gray had 19 points and Mikeece Dunbar added 12 points for the Matadors.

Mount Miguel will take on Serra on Saturday, January 19 at home. Tip-off is at 6 p.m.

Monte Vista will welcome in the Eagles of Granite Hills on Friday, January 18. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.

Wiley finished with 16 points, while senior teammate Demarcus McKan added 10 points.

VALHALLA 63, MADISON 55 – The Norsemen won the second half after the game was tied at 26-all at halftime.

Valhalla improved to 17-3 on the season.

No scoring information was available.

The Norsemen will travel to face Santana on Friday at 7 in a key Grossmont Valley League matchup.

Both Valhalla and Santana are 2-1 in league play.

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