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NORSEMEN CAN 9 THREE-POINTERS IN VICTORY

EASTCOUNTY PREP BOYS BASKETBALL

BY ADAM PAUL

ECPREPS.COM

NEW YEAR’S CLASSIC TOURNAMENT

VALHALLA 61, WEST HILLS 50

In what amounted to a crossover game between the two EastCounty schools the Valhalla Norsemen were able to use their athleticism to prevail in the end over the West Hills Wolf Pack.

Early on the Norsemen behind Jordan Gaines who scored 8 of his team-high 26 points in the first quarter doubled up the Pack 18-9. The Wolf Pack rebounded in the second quarter as they outscored the Norsemen 19-15 but still trailed 33-29.

Valhalla in the first half drilled home five three-pointers including three of them by Evan O’Neil who scored 11 points in the first half. For the Pack, Ashton Avestro led them with 11 points.

Other contributors for Valhalla included Domanic Safarta who chipped in with 12 points including three long rangers from behind the arc. O’Neil for Valhalla on night banged in five three-pointers on his way to 17 points.

For West Hills Avestro led with 16 points, Cash Creighton scored 12 points canning four three-pointers and Michael Totah scored 11 points.

With the victory, the Norsemen improve to 12-2 while the Wolf Pack fall to 8-5.

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