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PATRIOTS ROLL IN TOURNAMENT OPENER AGAINST WOLF PACK

2018 EASTCOUNTY BOYS PREP BASKETBALL

BY ADAM PAUL

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CHRISTIAN 75, WEST HILLS 51

In a battle of teams from the East, the Christian Patriots (2-2) after a slow start showed why they were ranked in the top 20 of the County with their convincing victory in the Jeff Armstrong Memorial Horseman Automotive Tournament.

West Hills (1-1) tried to keep things close and they were able to for about a quarter and some change into the second quarter when the Patriots turned on the afterburners.

The Patriots behind Jackson Larsen and his first half leading 12 points and also Miles Williams who punched in 11 points paved the way to outscoring the Wolf Pack 17-10 over the final three minutes of the first half to take a 35-22 lead at intermission.

“The third quarter was really fun and we as a team feed off the energy of Coach Famber. The game was really fun. It was a good way to start the tournament as we got contributions from everyone.” Said Patriots Assistant coach Tim Brown.

Indeed the third quarter and the second half was fun as the Patriots continued where they left off starting out on an 8-0 run to lead 43-24 and would go onto outscore West Hills 30-12 to lead 65-34 after three-quarters of action.

Three Patriots would score in double digits led by Larsen who finished with 22 points, Williams and Vinnie Signorelli each chipped in with 13 points. Signorelli capped his scoring by nailing four three-pointers.

Christian over the final three quarters from the final three minutes of the second quarter would go onto outscore the Pack 67-39 which included 40-29 in the second half.

Leading the scoring for the Pack was sophomore Kyle Dobyns who scored 16 points while Ashton Avestro put up 14 points.

 

SANTANA 55, GRANITE HILLS 41

In what will be the first of four matchups this season between these two the Santana Sultans (1-0) led from beginning to end for the victory over the Granite Hills Eagles (0-1).

The Sultans in the first quarter would double up the Eagles 16-8 as they nailed four long-range shots from behind the arc.

They would go onto outscore the Eagles 11-9 to take a 27-17 lead at the break. Leading the charge for the Sultans was Desmond Williams who scored 5 points.

He would lead all Santana scorers with 14 points on the night while for the Eagles Yakov would tally 16 points on the night.

Santana would outscore the Eagles 28-24 in the second half.

Up next for the Eagles is a contest with Southwest El Centro on Friday, November 30th and for Santana, a contest with cross-town rivals West Hills at 7:30 P.M. at West Hills.

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