East County Sports

Wolf Pack a smash in opener; El Cap rallies

2021 EAST COUNTY PREP BASKETBALL

 

EastCountySports.com staff report

 

WEST HILLS 72, LIBERTY CHARTER 27 – The new-look Wolf Pack, which graduated seven seniors from last season, had an enjoyable start to the campaign on Monday at the Del Lago Classic.

Returnee Luke Gibson, a junior, scored 25 points in the Wolf Pack’s season-opening blowout win over the Lions. Gibson has been a three-year starter now on the club.

The Wolf Pack led 15-2 after one quarter and 31-11 at halftime.

Zeid Salem, a junior, came home with 15 points.

“Although we are extremely young and inexperienced, we will be really long and lengthy,” West Hills head coach Tim Barry said. “What a fun group of kids just ready to get better and work.”

Sophomore Vince Hillsman added 10 points.

“It felt good to be back on the floor with the team,” Hillman said. “We have a lot to work on together. Luke did a great job finding spots to get his shots.”

Gibson scored 11 points in the first quarter.

“It was a great game to start off the season,” Gibson said. “Coach Barry is looking for me to lead now that I’ve been on the varsity the longest. Losing so many seniors will force me to step up and fill other roles. We are already seeing good chemistry and staying together as a family. This season, our team might be looked at as less of a threat but I believe this team is young with extraordinary potential, which will prove that the Pack is a threat on the floor.”

Salem finished off the Lions with his teammates by scoring 11 points in the second half.

“I think our new team did great,”¬†Salem said. “It feels great to be on the court again playing with the Wolf Pack.

 

EL CAPITAN 52, HIGH TECH CHULA VISTA 42 – The Vaqueros outscored the Bruins 21-11 over the final period to take the non-league contest in Lakeside.

Daisean Desinor scored 24 points, grabbed three rebounds, and handed out six steals.

Trevor Moklestad finished with 14 pts, nine rebounds, four steals, and a pair of blocks in their season opener.

El Capitan led 17-12 at halftime before the Bruins rallied in the third quarter.

The Vaqueros host Valhalla on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

 

EL CAJON VALLEY 65, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA YESHIVA 62 – The Braves won an exciting opening-night contest at home against the Hawks (0-2).

No other information was reported.

The Braves host Classical Academy on Friday at 6:30.

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