East County Sports

Hillers still in race; Carreon honored

The Christian Patriots honor Allie Carrington for her milestone on Friday.



EastCountySports.com staff report


LA MESA – The Grossmont Foothillers are not only spoilers in the Grossmont Hills League title chase, but they are also still contenders for the championship banner.

The Foothillers got defensive and led 31-15 at halftime over the visiting Highlanders in a Grossmont Hills League matchup, 49-32.

Senior Sarah Henry paced Grossmont with 15 points and five rebounds, while teammate Shyann VanKirk, a sophomore, finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds.

The Foothillers improved to 4-2 in Grossmont Hills League play. The Hillers are 13-12 overall. Grossmont remained alive in the Grossmont Hills League championship race. The team will face first-place Mount Miguel in Spring Valley on Tuesday evening.

Helix was led by Le’Niyah Jones’ 11 points.

Highlander junior Delina Yetbarek added nine points.

Helix’s Ariy’Ana Duke had four points and 12 rebounds.

Helix fell to 14-9 overall.

Both Grossmont and Helix figure to contend for section titles in the team’s respective divisions. Both teams are in a drive for a first-round bye in the playoffs.


CATHEDRAL CATHOLIC 65, CHRISTIAN 52 – The No. 2-ranked Dons defeated the seventh-ranked Patriots on Friday at Ryan Athletic Center on the night Christian High star Allie Carreon was honored for reaching the 1,000-point plateau.

The Patriots were outgunned by the stars of the Dons on this night but Christian was ahead for the majority the game early as Amaya Howard had a pair of three-pointer in the first quarter to help Christian to a 12-5 lead.

Christian High at the free-throw line on Friday night.

Kristin Williams also buried a three in the opening stanza as the Pats lead 17-13 after one.

Carreon hit a trey early in the second quarter to put the Patriots ahead 20-16 lead.

Williams had a three later in the quarter to put Christian up by a 25-19 mark.

Christian eventually led 34-24 at halftime.

However, the Dons got hot in the third quarter, tying the game at 42-all.

Cathedral led 48-46 after the third quarter.

Carreon made a field goal to put CHS back out in front, 50-48, early in the fourth quarter.

James led the Lady Patriots with 15 points, while Howard and Williams both finished with 12 points. Carreon added nine markers.

The Patriots fell to 4-3 in the Western League, while the Dons improved to 7-0 in the league play.



FOOTHILLS CHRISTIAN 55, PACIFIC RIDGE 52 – The Firebird gave the Knights a scare but Foothills Christian improved to 4-0 in Pacific League play with their 22nd win of the season ad seventh consecutive victory.

Ellie Turk scored 28 points to lead Foothills. Turk also had three rebounds, three assists, and six steals.

Nataly Bravo added 13 points and six rebounds for the Knights.

Knight junior Arantxa Fonseca came home with 10 points, three rebounds, and three steals.

Caroline Burke had five rebounds, two assists, and seven steals for FCHS.

The Knights figure to be a major title contender as one of the top seeds in the Division III playoffs.



EL CAJON VALLEY 53, STEELE CANYON 48 – The Braves won on the road as three El Cajon Valley players scored in double figures.

Senior Vean Gorgees had 15 points. six rebounds, seven steals, and four assists for the Braves.

Freshman Ruth Taulanga added 11 points for the Braves.

Junior Silvia Aboud came home with 10 points for ECV.

El Cajon Valley continued to dominate the boards, as Ruth and Fineita Taulanga, along with Silvia Aboud, combined for 30 rebounds.

Tarry Flournoy added nine boards for El Cajon.


VALHALLA 49, GRANITE HILLS 41 – The Lady Norsemen defeated the host Eagles for their third Grossmont Valley League win of the season.

The victory has helped Valhalla secure its possible inclusion in the Division V playoffs.

Meanwhile, Granite Hills is on the outside looking in as far as the postseason is concerned in Division IV. The Eagles may very well need victories to close out the season against Monte Vista and Santana, with both games being played at home, in order to have a chance to qualify for the playoffs.

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