East County Sports

Pack works to beat Hillers; El Cap wins



SANTEE – West Hills senior MICHAEL TOTAH had 15 points, including four three-pointers, and sophomore teammate KYLE DOBYNS had 10 points and eight rebounds to spur the Wolf Pack to a 38-32 Grossmont Hills League victory over visiting Grossmont on Friday night.

“Hard effort tonight especially in the second half,” West Hills coach ELIAS TOTAH said. “Did what we had to do on the defensive end to succeed in this one.

“Senior guard Michael Totah (two steals) gave us a huge boost. He just does so many different things on both ends in unique fashion. He showed his worth tonight. Might have been the shoes he was wearing.

The Pack improved to 11-10 on the season and 1-3 in Grossmont Hills League play.

“Percentages weren’t great but we battled,” Elias Totah said. “There was no way we were coming out of this one with an ‘L.’”

EL CAPITAN 51, MONTE VISTA 40 – Junior JACOB PFITZNER scored 20 points to lead El Capitan to a Grossmont Valley League win over the visiting Monarchs.

JAQORI HARRIS and HARRISON MORTON both added 10 points for El Capitan, which scored the first 10 points of the game.

Monte Vista battled back, however, to trailed just 22-21 at halftime.

The Monarchs’ JAVON BROOKS made a field goal with under three minutes to play in the third quarter to tie the game at 26-all.

Harris had a field goal early in the fourth quarter as El Capitan went on a run early in the period, taking a 36-28 lead.

Moments later, the Vaqueros’ RANDY TUCKER made a field goal for a 12-point lead.

Tucker and Harris connected again on back-to-back baskets, then Harris followed with another hoop for a 46-35 edge.

Monte Vista senior DEMARCUS MCKAN made three free throws in the final minutes and Brooks made a two-pointer to bring the Monarchs to with 46-40 with under two minutes to play.

Senior DERRICK WILEY had 13 points for Monte Vista.

Tucker had 13 rebounds for El Capitan, while Harris added 11 boards.

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