East County Sports

BOYS: Sultans, Patriots, Knights win

Santana shoots over Granite Hills on Friday night.

2019 EAST COUNTY PREP BOYS BASKETBALL

SANTANA 62, GRANITE HILLS 52

EastCountySports.com staff report

EL CAJON – The Santana Sultans opened the game hot and that proved the difference against host Granite Hills in a Grossmont Valley League game on Friday night.

It was a big win for the Sultans, who improved to 4-2 in GVL play and moved into sole possession of second place, one-game behind league-leading Valhalla.

Seniors DESMOND WILLIAMS, BRANDON SIMMONS and JAKE KELCHNER all had three-pointers in the first quarter, as the Sultans outscored the Eagles, 18-12, including a 9-0 run to open the game.

Williams finished with five three-pointers in the contest and 24 points overall.

Simmons added 13 points for Santana (10-14), while teammate ALDEN RASMUSSE added nine points.

Santana led 24-24 at halftime.

Granite Hills’ MCKAY ROBERTS had 20 points, while teammate JUSTUS MCCOMB added 12 points, including a pair of three-pointers.

Christian High senior JACKSON LARSEN dunks against Patrick Henry on Friday night. / photo by Denise

CHRISTIAN 75, PATRICK HENRY 62 – Christian High led 21-9 after one quarter and continued on for the league victory over visiting Patrick Henry.

Christian High led 44-28 at halftime, although Henry closed the gap to 60-51 after three quarters.

The Patriots improved to 5-4 in the Western League but have been eliminated from league championship contention.

No scoring information was reported.

FOOTHILLS CHRISTIAN 77, FRANCIS PARKER 57 – The Knights led 35-31 at halftime but pulled away in the second half for the victory.

Foothills Christian led 19-11 after one period.

Senior guard JAREN NAFARRETE scored 20 points for FCHS.

Foothills also got 15 points from JALAI O’KEITH and 12 from D.J. CARTER-HOLLINGER.

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