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EAGLES CLAW THE KNIGHTS FOR EASY VICTORY

EAST COUNTY PREP BOYS BASKETBALL

By Adam Paul

GRANITE HILLS 77, VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 46

The Eagles who were coming off a three point loss the night before to Monte Vista had to make the quick turnaround as they took on the Knights in a Santana Shootout contest. Granite Hills quickly took control as they were able to control the boards and use their strength to roll out to a 27-14 lead after the first period. 

The second quarter would see both squads go at it back and forth but the Eagles in the end were able to outscore Victory Christian 25-16 to lead 52-30 at halftime.

Leading all scorers and pacing the Eagles was Moses Smith who drilled 24 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. He also blocked three shots. Other double digit scorers for the Eagles were McKay Roberts who scored 12 points as did Austin Ballo who would also dish out 8 assists, Xavier Smith had 10 points, and David Coffey scored 11 points. In all 5 Eagles had double-digit points on the evening to balance out the scorebook.

The Balance in the scoring by five different players led to an extension in the lead as they were able to outscore the Knights in the third quarter 18-5 to push their lead to almost forty points at 70-35.

“It feels great to get the win after last night.” Said Granite Hills head coach Dan Duffy who won his first game as the Varsity head basketball coach. Prior to this year Duffy had been an assistant Varsity coach and also the Head Junior Varsity coach.

SANTANA 64, SAN DIEGO ACADEMY 39 – No other details

EL CAJON VALLEY 67, MAR VISTA 48 – No other details

 

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