Pack’s Dobyns gets save, points, wins

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EastCountySports.com staff report

 

SANTEE – Very few high school athletes will ever be able to accomplish what West Hills senior Kyle Dobyns did on Tuesday.

Dobyns earned a save in the afternoon for the Wolf Pack varsity baseball team in a 7-6 win over San Diego High in the late afternoon.

A couple of hours later, Dobyns scored 15 points to help the Pack varsity basketball team to a 61-49 win over the visiting Monte Vista Monarchs in a Grossmont Conference game.

More importantly for Dobyns, an ultimate leader by example on the diamond and the court, both results ended in a Wolf Pack victory.

West Hills improved to an impressive 6-1 to start the campaign despite missing four players due to injury for the contest with the Monarchs.

The Wolf Pack opened up a 32-7 lead in the second quarter.

“I thought we played pretty great defense in the first half,” Dobyns said. “But eventually, we got tired and got sloppy.”

However, the Monarchs earned their way back into the contest, eventually canning back-t0-back three-pointers to pull to within four points in the second half.

Luke Gibson led the Wolf Pack with 19 points but was limited in the second half after tweaking his knee in the third quarter.

Gibson left the game but eventually returned after the Monarchs posted their comeback.

“That was really a momentum-swinging moment,” Barry said of Gibson’s return to the game. “Kyle and Cash (Creighton) kept us on course. I’m happy for the win but I sure hope we get healthy soon.”

Gibson was instrumental in the Pack’s early surge, scoring eight of his 12 first-half points in the second quarter.

“Luke was running the floor, making it easy for Cash and I to pass to him,” Dobyns added.

Monte Vista senior Brandon Tully scored a game-high 23 points, including three three-pointers.

The Monarchs made six threes on the night.

“We most played man (defense) throughout the game,” Dobyns said. “Tully was making a lot of tough shots.”

SANTANA 55, PACIFIC RIDGE 49 – Senior Ethan Wolchko poured home 15 points to help the Sultans to their second win of the season.

Wolchko buried three three-pointers in the contest and also had three steals to lead the team.

Seniors Carson Burton and Alden Rasmussen both had nine points for the Sultans.

Rasmussen had a team-high seven rebounds.

Senior Aiden Baker finished with seven points for Santana.

The Sultans made 14-of-21 from the foul line.

STEELE CANYON 82, LIBERTY 70 – The Cougars scored 48 points in the second half to break open a five-point halftime lead.

The Cougars improved to 4-3, while the Lions fell to 6-3.

FRANCIS PARKER 63, FOOTHILLS CHRISTIAN 60 – The Knights’ slide continued but sophomore Derrius Carter-Hollinger scored 20 points (going 8-of-14 from the line), while senior Darrien Carter-Hollinger added 13 points and a team-high 12 rebounds and three assists for FCHS. Both had a pair of blocked shots.

Senior Chance Stout had three three-pointers for the Knights.

The Lancers outscored the Knights 26-12 in the fourth quarter.

Foothills Christian is 0-6.

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