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MATADORS WELCOME COMMUNITY AND ROLL WHILE BRAVES HALT THE BRUINS

EAST COUNTY PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL

By Adam Paul

Spring Valley (11-28-17) – For the last couple of seasons Mount Miguel Girls varsity basketball head Coach Robbie Sandoval has done his best in the community outreach aspect by inviting local schools to come to a girl’s game. This year it was Lemon Grove Academy who were invited to see what Mount Miguel was all about with their different programs and of course the basketball game.

This was an idea thought of about three years ago when Sandoval attended the Women’s NCAA Final Four event and went to a clinic and one of the speakers was talking about getting the community involved. So an idea was hatched and so far the community outreach has been a success and garnered a lot of help and support.

So included in the idea of promoting the high school, why not show the kids the basketball team and treat them to an exciting game.

This year the Matadors took the Brawley Wildcats in a matinee contest and right away jumped out to a 7-0 lead to start and pushed that lead to 14-0. The Wildcats wouldn’t score their first basket until there was 2:50 remaining in the first quarter. After one quarter of play the Matadors led 30-2.

They would go on to push their lead even further and actually held Brawley to a single basket in the second quarter to lead 53-6 at the break.  During halftime, games were played with music to get all the kids who were in attendance involved. The tic-tac-toe game was a huge success and the kids all cheered.

After the intermission the Matadors went back to business as they would lead 74-19 after three periods of play.

Mount Miguel would go on to win the contest easily 87-21. Leading the Matadors was Camara Douglas who poured in a double-double of 27 points and 11 rebounds and also had 6 steals. Other double digit scorers for the Matadors were freshman Sylena Peterson who had 18 points including 3 treys to go with her 7 steals, Citlalli Gurrola who was deadly from behind the arc with 5 three pointers for 15 points and Michelle Corley who scored 13 points and dished out 3 assists and had 7 steals.

In the end the game wasn’t really the show of the day but Mount Miguel itself as they welcomed all the younger kids and showed them what the real Mount Miguel was like and what being a Matador was all about.

 

El Cajon Valley 47, High Tech High CV 30 – The Lady Braves of El Cajon Valley in their first game of the season took on the Bruins of High Tech High of Chula Vista in the Mount Miguel JV/Varsity Tournament and came away with the 47-30 home victory.

The Bruins would actually lead after the first quarter by a score of 11-9. However in the second quarter the Braves clamped down on defense and held the Bruins to only 4 points in the second quarter. They would out score the Bruins 12-4 in the second quarter and lead 21-15 at the break.

In the third quarter each team would really go at each other as each team would score in the double digits but the Braves would actually increase their lead as they outscored High Tech High 11-10 and lead 32-25.  El Cajon Valley would eventually wear the Bruins down and defensively hold them to single digits in the fourth quarter as they outscored them 15-3.

Pacing the Braves scoring wise was freshman Silva Aboud who in her first varsity game rolled a double-double of 10 points, 12 rebounds and also had 3 steals. Her teammate Vean Gorgees also scored in the double digits as she drilled 14 points and grabbed 8 boards.

“It is always great to get the opening night victory and start off with a win.” Said veteran Braves head coach Carlos Moss.

El Cajon Valley plays again tomorrow night down South against the Spartans of Chula Vista in the Matador Classic.

 

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