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Monarchs’ Maynard scores 37 in win



EastCountySports.com staff report


LAKESIDE – Monte Vista’s Ivan Maynard scored an East County season-high 37 points as the Monarchs sprinted past the Vaqueros, 79-74, in a Grossmont Valley League game on Tuesday night.

Brandon Tully added 21 points, as well, for the Monarchs, including a pair of three-pointers in the first half.

“Ball movement tonight was key,” Monte Vista head coach Mike Tully said. “Our guards got teammates the ball in good scoring position that was the key tonight. Without that movement its just isolation type play.”

Maynard had five three-pointers.

Niamiah Alston had 10 points for Monte Vista.

Jake Pfitzner had 27 points, nine rebounds, and three asissts for El Capitan. He was 10-of-13 from the free-throw line.

“I thought we competed until the very end tonight.,” El Capitan head coach Elias Totah said. “We showed a lot of fight, but it was too little, too late.”

Daisean Desinor, of El Capitan, had 15 points, four rebounds, a pair of assists, and a steal.

“Credit to Monte Vista,” Totah said. “We could not contain (Maynard). We didn’t do a good job of running those two off the three-point line.”

El Capitan had 25 turnovers.

“Pfitzner and Desinor carried us on the offensive end but we had too many turnovers,” Totah said. “We cannot do that against good teams.”

El Capitan will face Granite Hills on Friday night.

“Interested to see how our group responds,” Totah said.

Monte Vista improved to 3-2 in the Grossmont Valley League to remain alive for the league championship. Granite Hills is in first place with a 5-0 mark.

The Monarchs are 14-10 overall.


EL CAJON VALLEY 49, SANTANA 47 – The Braves’ Jayden Barnett, a sophomore who is having a big season, hit two free throws with two seconds left for the win as El Cajon Valley earned a huge Grossmont Valley League road victory on Tuesday night.

Isaiah Woodard, a senior, led ECV with 17 points and eight rebounds.

It was El Cajon Valley’s second league win of the season and sixth overall win this year.

Freshman Quaylon Bryant and junior Anthony Marrouki both had six points for the Braves.

Barnett had 10 points, three rebounds, three assists, and three steals.

The Sultans led 12-7 after the first quarter but the Braves whittled the lead two points to 19-17 at halftime.

The defeat was critical to Santana’s league title chances, though the Sultans remained alive for an outside chance at a share of the banner, falling to 3-3 in the GVL.


STEELE CANYON 64, MOUNT MIGUEL 56 – Chance Stout led Steele Canyon with 14 points, while teammate Arthur Simpson scored 13 points.

Simpson had a pair of three-pointers in the second quarter as the Cougars scored 23 points in the period to erase a 14-13 first-quarter deficit.

Steele Canyon led 36-22 at halftime.

Fred Murray scored 13 points for Steele Canyon.

Josh Tendvahl added 12 points for the Cougars.

Shawn Parks, Jake Coulter, and John Brooks made three-pointers for Mount Miguel.

Steele Canyon earned its second Grossmont Hills League win of the season.


CHRISTIAN 79, MISSION BAY 55 – The Patriots and Bucs were tied at 34-all at halftime but Christian outscored the visitors, 23-5, in the third quarter.

The eighth-ranked Patriots improved to 18-5 on the season and 3-3 in the Western League but were eliminated from championship contention on Tuesday following first-place Cathedral Catholics 56-48 win over second-place St. Augustine.

Christian will meet the Dons on Friday at 7:30 at the Ryan Athletic Center.

On Saturday, the Patriots will face fourth-ranked Francis Parker (18-2) at the Mission Bay event.


GROSSMONT 50, VALHALLA 34 – The Foothillers remained alive for the Grossmont Hills League championship with the road win at Valhalla.

Grossmont (14-8) improved to 5-2 in the Hills league. The Hillers host 7-0 Helix on Friday.

Valhalla got 11 points from junior Joe Avalos and 10 points from senior Alton Hanish.


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