East County Sports

Wolf Pack go wire-to-wire in victory



ECS staff report

SANTEE – A big second quarter on Wednesday evening by the West Hills Wolf Pack helped propel them to a wire-to-wire 61-53 victory over the visiting San Pasqual Eagles.

Early on both teams went back and forth as the Wolf Pack would lead 16-14 after one-quarter of play as five players scored in the quarter for them compared to only two for the Eagles. However, the momentum would change for the Pack in the second quarter as they really amped both ends of the court to put themselves in the lead by double-digits.

With about five minutes remaining in the second quarter, the Wolf Pack would extend their lead by twelve points to take a 28-16 advantage. It was then that they would push their lead even further out as they would go on a 16-0 run to lead 32-16 before San Pasqual would score their first basket in the quarter.

Paving the way for the Pack with six points in the second quarter was freshman Shawne Owens. West Hills would eventually outscore the Eagles 20-5 the rest of the quarter to lead at the break by a score of 38-21.

San Pasqual in the second half would make some adjustments but unfortunately despite outscoring the Wolf Pack by a score of 32-23 it wasn’t enough. The Eagles in the fourth quarter would cut the deficit under double-digits multiple times but couldn’t any closer than within six points.

Scoring-wise for the Eagles, both AJ Fourner and Chris Zamora were the only ones to reach double digits as Fourner poured in 24 points while Zamora finished with 19 points.

West Hills on the night would have three players score in double-digits which included leading scorer Zeid Salem and his 14 points, Owens poured in 11 and Loni Mesina had 10 points on the evening.

The Pack will for their next contest to be played on Thursday evening take a trip out the valley where they will take on Southwest El Centro in a 6 p.m. tip-off.

GRANITE HILLS 49, EL CAJON VALLEY 47 – Jahsir Bosley scored 18 points, including four three-pointers for the Braves (0-2), who also fought hard in their season-opening 58-55 loss to Mira Mesa.

Lawand Zagana was the leader scoring for Granite Hills.


MISSION BAY 69, HELIX 54 – The short-handed Bucs with only six players suited up beat Helix.

Led by Charlie Hutchinson’s 26 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists, the Bucs won the season opener over the Highlanders at Montgomery High.

Gavin Girouard had 18 points for Mission Bay.


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