East County Sports

Pack defeat Sultans in Armstrong finale

2019 EAST COUNTY PREP BOYS BASKETBALL

 

EastCountySports.com staff report

 

SANTEE – The West Hills Wolf Pack defeated the Santana Sultans, 61-44, on the final night of the Horsman Automotive Jeff Armstrong Memorial Tournament on Friday at West Hills High.

West Hills improved to 3-2 on the season while the Sultans fell to 1-6.

Senior guard Jayden Moreno scored 22 points for West Hills, including a pair of three-pointers – one in each half.

West Hills junior Kyle Dobyns scored 23 points and was 9-of-10 from the charity stripe. He was named to the all-tournament team.

“Getting that award was emotional for me considering it was from the Armstrong Tournament,” Dobyns said. “We came into the second half lazy and the shots weren’t going in for us. It’s always good to beat a cross-town rival in a game like that. Everyone on the team couldn’t wait to play in this game, especially with how loud the crowds were.

Cash Creighton, a junior point guard, had a pair of three-pointers in the first quarter for the Pack, as West Hills led 19-14 after one.

“Kyle, Jayden and I are always on the same page on the court and I do my best to put both of them in scoring position,” Creighton said. “Kyle and Jayden make being a point guard easier because of how I can rely on them to score at will.

“The intensity the whole team has been playing with lately and being focused on the task at hand is the main reason we are successful.”

West Hills outscored Santana, 16-2, in the second quarter to decide this one.

“I’ve played basketball all my life and reading the defense came naturally to me and I give credit to my teammates for being in the right positions for me to make plays,” Creighton said.

Junior guard Brendan Greene had six points for the Wolf Pack.

“Cash Creighton, Brendan Greene and I were moving the ball around on their defense and having Jayden Moreno being in the middle made us more dominant,” Dobyns said.

Dobyns credits his coach for helping him succeed.

“It’s an honor being able to play for coach Barry,” Dobyns said. “He knows so much about the game and has also taught me so much about the game. Not too many people can be coached by someone who is as great as Coach Barry.”

 

VALHALLA 57, MORSE 50 – Valhalla picked up its first win of the season by defeating the visiting Tigers.

Valhalla improved to 1-2, while the Tigers fell to 1-1.

 

 

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