East County Sports

Patriots, Matadors win on Saturday

A Morse player takes a running shot against Mount Miguel. / photo by Dave Dickens

2019 EAST COUNTY PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL

 

EastCountySports.com staff report

 

LA JOLLA – The Christian Patriots knocked off the Bonita Vista Barons, 69-60, in a matchup of two of the top teams in San Diego County this season on Saturday at the LJCD Sweet 16 Tournament.

The game got off to a blistering start with the Pats leading 25-17 after just eight minutes.

Kristin Williams had a pair of three-pointers in the first quarter and had nine points in the opening session.

However, the Baron defenses settled in by the second quarter to take a 36-33 lead over Christian at halftime.

Allie Carreon scored 15 of her 20 points in the second half, including seven free throws.

Carreon had a two-pointer and then back-t0-back three-pointers midway through the third quarter to put Christian ahead 43-36.

However, the Barons knotted the game at 45-all after three quarters.

Simone James had 10 points in the second half, including four free throws.

Koko Akridge had a big three-pointer in the second half en route to eight points. Her three-pointer midway through the fourth quarter broke a 50-all deadlock.

Then, James had eight-straight Patriot points in the fourth quarter to give Christian a 61-55 advantage.

Mount Miguel defends against Morse on Saturday night. / photo by Dave Dickens

MOUNT MIGUEL 71, MORSE 41 – The Matadors led 26-17 early but really got things going to improve to 2-1.

Mount Miguel had a 40-20 lead at halftime.

The Matadors were led by a trio of freshman, who combined to score 54 points.

Ixchel Rojo, a freshman, scored 19 points, including four three-pointers for the Matadors. She also had seven assists and three steals.

Jennifer Moreno, another frosh, scored 18 points, including 13 in the first half.

Zanna Hurst, a third freshman, added 17 points, including three three-pointers in the first half, as she had 14 points at halftime.

Sophomore Angela Detate scored six points and grabbed eight rebounds.

Moreno and Rojo each have five boards.

 

EL CAJON VALLEY 54, BAYFRONT CHARTER 15 – Junior Silvia Aboud scored 22 points on 11-of-14 shooting and had 10 rebounds and nine assists, while senior Vean Gorgees added 17 points on 7-of-11 from the field along with six assists, as the Braves jumped over the Sharks to improve to 5-3.

Freshman Ruth Laulanga added six points and six rebounds for the Braves, who shot 49 percent from the field.

Junior Fineita Taulanga added 12 rebounds, while senior teammate Tarry Flournoy added nine rebounds for the Braves. Sophomore Paulina Pelayo grabbed six caroms.

The Braves led 8-2 after one quarter then exploded in the second frame to take a 28-4 lead at halftime.

El Cajon Valley will face the Southwest Raiders on Wednesday at 6 in a road tilt for the Braves.

 

OTAY RANCH 50, SANTANA 38 – The undefeated Mustangs took advantage early with a 15-8 first-quarter spurt, then turned up the defense again in the second half to win the non-league contest in the South Bay.

Otay Ranch improved to 9-0 on the season, while the Sultans fell to 2-4.

The Mustangs figure to be a top-ranked team in Division II this season.

 

HOOVER 49, MONTE VISTA 43 – The Cardinals improved to 6-1 on the season, while the Monarchs fell to 5-3.

The Monarchs were strong early, jumping out to an 18-9 lead. Monte Vista led 29-18 at halftime.

However, the Cardinals stormed back in the second half, pulling to within one point after three quarters.

 

TORREY PINES def. EL CAPITAN, no score reported – The Vaqueros were up by 17 points at halftime but scored three points in the third quarter as the game came down to the wire but the Falcons reportedly won by one point.

“I think what cost us the game was the lack of energy in the third and start of the fourth,” said the Vaqueros’ Mackenzie Curtis. “We really let them get back in it It was rough. Shiana (Peres) has a really good game.”

 

RAMONA 35, GRANITE HILLS 28 – The Eagles fell to 3-5 after falling at Ramona (2-7).

The Eagles will face Mission Bay next Friday at 3 p.m. on the road.

 

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