East County Sports

Valhalla, El Cap win; Turk ties East County three-point mark

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EastCountySports.com staff report

SPRING VALLEY – The Valhalla Lady Norsemen stunned another Grossmont Valley League contender, knocking off host Steele Canyon, 46-45, on Tuesday.

Senior MIRANDA ALKATIB had five three-pointers in the second half for Valhalla and six for the game to finish with 18 points.

Senior ANGIE ORANGE also had 18 points for Valhalla, which improved to 3-4 in the Grossmont Valley League.

The win snapped a four-game losing streak. Valhalla’s other upset in league play came at second-place Monte Vista back on Jan. 8.

Valhalla led 19-17 at halftime and had extended the lead to 32-28 entering the fourth quarter.

Alkatib had a three-pointer a little more than a minute into the final stanza to give the Lady Norsemen a 35-28 lead.

After Steele Canyon came right back to tie the game at 35-all, Orange had back-to-back baskets to regain the lead for Valhalla.

With under two minutes left in the game, Alkatib knocked down a three for a 43-37 advantage.

Steele Canyon made a pair of three-pointers late to close a seven-point margin to one.

Steele Canyon junior KHYLAYA BRANDY led all scorers with 23 points.

EL CAPITAN 44, HELIX 31 – Vaquero sophomore MACKENZIE CURTIS scored 26 points, including three three-pointers in the first half, as El Capitan led 23-9 at intermission.

El Capitan’s EMMA DRISKILL had a pair of field goals in the first quarter as the Lady Vaqueros got off to an 11-4 lead.

Helix sophomores LE’NIYAH JONES and SELENA SOLOMAN both had eight points. Solomon had two three-pointers.

FOOTHILLS CHRISTIAN 84, DEL LAGO ACADEMY 18 – Junior ELLIE TURK Foothills Christian junior ELLIE TURK tied an East County record with 11 three-pointers made in Tuesday’s win over Del Lago Academy at Greenfield Middle School.

Turk tied former West Hills player AMANDA BROWN with the 11 treys and scored 37 points overall, while freshman NATALY BRAVO added 27 for the Knights.

Turk also had nine steals and eight rebounds for the Knights (19-6).

Sophomore ARANTXA FONSECA added 16 points and 18 rebounds for FCHS.

EL CAJON VALLEY 39, GRANITE HILLS 19 – The Braves outscored the Eagles, 10-0, in the second quarter to break open at 10-all tie at the end of the first quarter.

LIBERTY CHARTER 46, HIGH TECH NORTH COUNTY 31 – The Lions won a big game to keep pace in the Summit League title race, improving to 6-1 , remaining tied for first place.

Liberty and second-place High Tech San Diego will meet on Thursday in the biggest league game of the season.

The Lions got off to a 15-3 start after one quarter.

MOUNTAIN EMPIRE 47, JULIAN 30 – Mountain Empire used a 16-9 scoring advantage in the second quarter to break open an 8-7 game after one period.

The Red Hawks are tied for second place with Warner, a half-game behind first-place Vincent Memorial.

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