East County Sports

Las Matadoras put rose on MDC

New Mount Miguel jerseys debuted on Wednesday.


EastCountySports.com staff report

SPRING VALLEY – The Mount Miguel Matadors have several players with Hispanic heritage on its current roster.

To honor that heritage, the Matadors debuted beautiful new jerseys on Wednesday night with the name “Las Matadoras” adorned on the front.

You can’t lose in new uniforms, especially these awesome-looking threads.

That wasn’t on the minds of “Las Matadoras” on Wednesday, but the ladies made themselves look good on the court anyway with a strong finish in a 67-60 win over visiting Mater Dei Catholic.

The Crusaders were a tailor’s bunion for much of this one.

After the Matadors assumed a lead at halftime, 33-30, Mater Dei Catholic eventually tied the game at 40-all in the third quarter.

Mount Miguel got a big three-pointer with 1:30 remaining to take control of the waning moments.

Four Matadors scored in double figures in a real balanced scoring effort, including Foothills Christian transfer Arantxa Fonseca.

Sophomore Jennifer Moreno had 16 points, three steals, and four assists for Las Matadoras, while fellow sophomore Zanna Hurst added 14, including four three-pointers.

Fonseca and Ixchel Rojo both came home with 13 points. Rojo added team-highs in rebounds (7) and assists (8).

Also in the Matadors lineup was another transfer from the Knights’ record-setting club over the last few seasons, junior Nataly Bravo.

Bravo had five points in her first game with Mount Miguel.

Already one of the top squads entering the campaign is suddenly even better.

And the team has a beautiful new look to celebrate, as well.


WEST HILLS 52, EL CAJON VALLEY 44 – The Wolf Pack knocked off the visiting Braves on Tuesday despite 32 combined points from El Cajon Valley sisters Finieta and Ruth Taulanga.

The Braves got off to a hot start, leading 15-6 at the end of the first quarter.

El Cajon Valley still led, 25-21, at halftime.

West Hills outscored the Braves, 18-11, in the fourth quarter.

It was the first win of the season for the Wolf Pack.


LIBERTY CHARTER 43, GRANITE HILLS 42 – The Lion ladies completed the Liberty sweep of the varsity basketball teams after the boys defeated the Eagles a day earlier.

Liberty improved to 2-2, while Granite fell to 0-2.


EL CAPITAN 63, VALHALLA 16 – The Vaqueros had a special night on Senior Night.

El Capitan improved to 4-1. Valhalla fell to 0-2.


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