East County Sports

Matadors, Braves add to series streaks

ECV's Asia Marie Dixon (11, left) / File photo by Vanilla Gorilla Photography on Faceboook

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ECS staff report

SPRING VALLEY — Mount Miguel head coach Robbie Sandoval has now posted a 37-0 record against Monte Vista since taking over the reigns of the Lady Matadors in the 2000-01 season, including Tuesday’s (Jan. 24) Grossmont Hills League triumph at the Monarchs gym.

The Matadors (14-6 overall, 4-0 GHL) are seeking their 23rd consecutive league title in th Grossmont Confeence.

For Monte Vista (14-7, 1-3 GHL) at least they can take solace that the program is developing. This was the Monarchs’ closest game against Mount Miguel in a decade (since Feb. 2013) in “only” losing by 43 points.

ECVHS 62, Valhalla 44

RANCHO SAN DIEGO — El Cajon Valley sophomore Asia Marie Dixon nearly doubled her career scoring high, draining 5-of-6 shots from beyond the arc to power the Braves over host Valhalla, 62-44, on Tuesday (Jan. 24).

The ballclubs entered the contest tied for third place in the Grossmont Valley League.

Dixon finished with 27 points, topping her previous best effort of 14 points, which came against Palo Verde Valley (Blythe,Calif., along the Colorado River) in a contest held in late December.

Overall, Dixon shot 9-for-12 from the floor (75 percent), also a career-high. The small forward also grabbed 8 rebounds, one short of her personal best.

In addition, the Braves received a double-double — 17 points and 14 rebounds — from Ruth Taulanga who in the contest went over the 1,000-point plateau for her career, while Aniah Deloatch posted 10 assists to match the top mark in her career. Both are seniors.

El Cajon Valley (12-9 overall, 3-2 GVL), which had recently dropped 9-of-12 contests against the Norsemen (2008-20), h snow defeated Orange Nation in five straight outings.

Valhalla fell to 9-9 overall (2-3 in league). No individual stats were reported.

Helix 53, El Capitan 37

LAKESIDE — The Helix Highlanders trailed throughout the first half, but a string display of offense and defense turned the contest around in stopping host El Capitan, 53-37, in Grossmont Hills League action Tuesday (Ja. 24) at Foster Gym.

Trailing 24-20 at the break, the Scotties topped the Vaqueros by a 13-2 count in the third period to win.

No individual statistics were reported.

Borrego Springs 21, Calexico Mission 6

CALEXICO — Not one, but two members of the Borrego Springs Rams matched or out-scored the Calexico Mission RoadRunners in a historic Manzanita League girls basketball conducted Tuesday (Jan. 24). Both of the scoring feats were registered by sophomores.

Borrego Springs (5-6 overall, 3-1 league) saw small forward Melanie Urquidez pour home a game-best 7 points to completely out-score the hosts, while point guard Abigail Gonzalez matched the winless RoadRunners with 6 points in a 21-6 conquest.

No records bettering totals liated in the CIF-San Diego Section record book were recorded, but the schools came close in several categories — fewest points by the winning team the losing team or combined.

Calexico Mission (0-7, 0-4 Manzanita) hit 3-point baskets in each of the first two quarters, then were shutout in the second half.

The ballgame was tied at the intermission, 6-all, but the Rams tallied seven times in the third period, then eight more in the foiurth.

Borrego Springs now stands alone in second place in Manzanita action, one full game behind the Warner Wildcats of Warner Springs, which defeated San Pasqual Academy, 33-28.

The Rams and Wildcats meet for the league championship next Tuesday (Jan. 31) in Borrego Springs. Warner captured the intial meeting, 30-28. The Wildcats also swept all four head-to-head meetings with the Rams last season.

Scores

No game information reported
Granite Hills 48, West Hills 27
Helix 53, El Capitan 37
Cathedral Catholic 61, Christian 30
Rancho Buena Vista 60, Ramona 37

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