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Norsemen, Eagles, Lions gets hoop win



EastCountySports.com staff report


EL CAJON  РSenior Joe Avalos scored 34 points and the Valhalla Norsemen earned their second win of the season with a 71-49 victory over the Mount Miguel Matadors at The Thunderdome on Thursday.

Valhalla led 12-10 after one quarter but a 20-point edge (26-6) in the second quarter provided a big lead.

The teams were even in the second half, 33-all.

Josue Amaya scored 14 points for the Norsemen, while Nate Shahatit added 11 points

The Norsemen play Monte Vista on Friday at 4:45 at Valhalla High.


GRANITE HILLS 74, EL CAPITAN 58 – The Granite Hills Eagles defeated the visiting El Capitan Vaqueros, 74-58, on Thursday evening.

It was the first game of the season for Granite Hills.

Jayden Johnson led El Capitan with 14 points, including three three-point field goals.

Daisean Desinor added 11 points, including 7-of-10 from the foul line, for the Vaqueros.

The Vaqueros fell to 0-2 on the season.

El Capitan will have its home opener versus West Hills this Saturday at 4 p.m.

Granite Hills will host Liberty Charter next Tuesday.


LIBERTY CHARTER 59, PACIFIC RIDGE 40 – The Lions defeated the Firebirds after trailing by two points at halftime.

Liberty, which improved to 2-0, outscored Pacific Ridge, 17-8, in the third quarter.

Liberty travels to take on San Pasqual tonight at 7.


MARANATHA CHRISTIAN 63, MONTE VISTA 44 – Junior Mateus Behrend scored 20 points for the Eagles against the visiting Monarchs. who led 9-8 after the first quarter.

The Monarchs are starting quickly in terms of games played. Friday night’s game with the the Norsemen will be their third-straight night with a game, and they will also play Mar Vista on Saturday.



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