East County Sports

Pack stun Orange Glen with late surge



ECS Staff report

SANTEE – On what is the thirtieth anniversary of the start of West Hills head coach Tim Barry’s coaching career since his college playing days the Wolf Pack played a game more inspiring than anything he had ever seen before. Trailing by as many as 16 points in the third quarter, the West Hills Wolf Pack would blitz the visiting Orange Glen Patriots to complete the comeback victory, 84-73.

Leading the charge for the Pack were a multitude of players as four scored in double-digits including leading scorer frosh Shawne Owens who was on fire from behind the arc as he tallied six treys on ten shots on the night en route to 20 points on the night. Others included Zeid Salem who tallied 18 points and Jordan Dunlop who contributed 15 points and Vince Hillman who scored 8 of his 10 points in the fourth quarter.

Early on the Patriots would lead by a score of 19-19 after the first quarter and would end up being 40-34 as they made a push at the end of the quarter for the six-point lead.

After some halftime adjustments, the Patriots would start out on a 9-0 run and would eventually push their lead to 49-34 with a little over six minutes left in the third quarter. However, the Pack didn’t fold and would come out with a full-on attack by responding with a 15-2 run to pull within 57-53 to end the third quarter.

Stunned and disheveled the Patriots’ offense in the fourth quarter would go ice cold whereas the Wolf Pack would claw their way to a 67-62 lead midway thru the fourth quarter.

“Our last quarter and a half exceeded my expectations as a coach and it was all them, it was all my players playing for each other and just believing in each other and playing for each other.” said head coach Tim Barry on his teams’ incredible performance.

West Hills with their huge victory over Division I Orange Glen improve their record to 3-0 and will next play on back-to-back nights next week starting with a Tuesday night contest at Canyon Hills and the following night on Wednesday travel to the Island to take on the Coronado Islanders. Both of these contests are slated for 7 P.M. tip-offs.


Mater Dei Catholic 60, Christian 55 – At Ryan Center, visiting Mater Dei Catholic held Christian High scoring leader Patrick Perez to 16 points, the difference in a narrow Crusaders triumph over the Patriots on Wednesday (23).

Christian mounted an early 18-10 lead after hitting 5-of-6 shots from beyond the arc. However, when Mater Dei Catholic slowed the outside shooting, they rallied to take a 34-33 halftime lead, increasing the margin to 55-44 midway through the fourth period.

Somehow, the Patriots began to find an open Perez, a 6-foot-4 senior forward, who tallied eight of his points in the final four minutes. He trimmed the deficit to two points on a pair of occasions, then Ben Felice nailed a 3-point bomb to move to 56-55 in the final minutes.

Christian needed to foul a few times to force the one-and-one. Although Mater Dei was not great at the line in the closing seconds, they made enough to close out the school’s first victory of the season.

The Crusaders are now level at 1-1 overall; Christian fell to 1-2.

Wednesday Scores
West Hills 84, Orange Glen 73
Helix 89, at Madison 50
Del Norte 68, Patrick Henry 47
Mater Dei Catholic 50, at Christian 55
Canyon Hills at Santana, no report


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