East County Sports

JC Hoops: Grossmont gets the point




ECS staff report

SAN MARCOS — The saying about how things change with time has been well-apparent this week, but nationally and in the Southland.

At one time, an NFL game continued even after a Detroit Lions defensiv lineman charged head-first into the chest of a Los Angeles Rams blocker, leaving him paralyzed on the field.

Fortunately, there was a happy ending — the player walks today.

On a local scale, a CIF San Diego Section girls softball game was played all seven innings (despite attempts to stop the game early) in a state-record final of 71-0 in 1979.

Two years later, Santa Monica College swept a two-game, conference series from Los Angeles City College. The scores were 112-4 and 120-8.

This week, Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamilton nearly died on the football field. Fortunately, he is remarkle progress in his recovery.

So when Grossmont College officials came to an agreement not to play Friday’s (Jan. 6) scheduled women’s basketball game at Palomar between the state No. 1-ranked Comets and the winless Griffins, all concerned noted: what was the point?

San Diego Mesa 77, Cuyamaca 40

Gwen Morris-Lundstrom

KEARNY MESA — Speaking of old times, a commercial slogan often used “back in the day” was “new and improved.”

Although Cuyamaca College fell to San Diego Mesa, 77-40, in Friday’s (Jan. 6) Pacific Coast Athletic Conference women’s basketball game, the expected first victory in conference play in more than a decade is expected soon.

For Mesa (10-6 overall, 2-0 PCAC), Gwen Morris-Lundstrom (Mission Bay) and Niki Madgedi (Del Norte) led the Olympians with 13 points each.

Emma Fitzgerald

Meanwhile “the untamed” point guard Emma Fitzgerald (Durango “Demons” HS, Colo.) — not the person with the same name who performed on NBC’s “The Voice” in 2012 WATCH — added 11 points and 5 assists.

Cuyamaca (2-11, 0-2 PCAC) received 16 points from Namaya Sowunmi (Hoover), while Tia Saunders (Steele Canyon) and Antenia Glenn (Serra/Canyon Hill) added 10 each.

For the record, the Coyotes’ current streak is a record of 1-43 over their last 44 PCAC ballgames — the lone win came in overtime against San Diego City.


San Diego Miramar 82, Grossmont 63

FLETCHER HILLS – Just 48 hours after registering a school-record 127 points, the Grossmont Griffins came back with one of its poorest shooting efforts of the season, hitting just 28.2 percent of their shots in an 82-61 setback to 13th-ranked San Diego Miramar on Friday (Jan. 6).

Grossmont (6-9 overall, 1-3 PCAC) saw guard Brandon Tully come off the bench to score a team-best 17 points, whileDaevin Celaya added 13.

On the day’s Pacific Coast Athletic Conference schedule, Cuyamaca College had a bye.


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