McDavid, Clairemont Upset Crawford
McDavid had 21 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists to record his sixth triple-double of the season and help host Clairemont to a 62-56 upset of Crawford Friday.
“In my mind, I really believe he is the most complete player in the county,” Clairemont Coach Greg Lee said of the 4-year varsity starter. “He was always phenomenal when he was hot but he had a tendency to be inconsistent. This year he has been very consistent and matured as an individual and a player.”
Chris Johnson and Tracy Halton each scored 20 points for Crawford (10-3). Sophomore Alex Love added 14 points for Clairemont (8-7).
In other nonleague games:
Mission Bay 65, Mira Mesa 60--Keith Berkley had 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting, 10 rebounds and 6 steals to lead Mission Bay at Mira Mesa. “He was the difference for us,” Mission Bay Coach Mike Seaman said. Playing for the first time in 3 weeks, Mission Bay (7-4) took advantage of Mira Mesa’s foul troubles, making 18 of 28 free throws. Mira Mesa’s top scorer, Marc Ziegler, got into early foul trouble and scored just 5 of his 20 points in the first half as Mission Bay took a 38-27 halftime lead.
Valhalla 88, Monte Vista 76--Rafid Kiti, a 6-foot 5-inch guard, scored 34 and Tony Clark, a 6-7 forward, added 31 to lead Valhalla (9-5). Monte Vista closed within two points in the fourth quarter but Clark scored 10 and Kiti had 6 to help Valhalla ice the victory. Kiti also had 12 rebounds and 8 assists. Jason Peters scored 23 for Monte Vista.
Christian 66, La Jolla 41--David Jeremiah’s 31 points paced Christian at home. With the victory, the Patriots improved to 7-4; La Jolla dropped to 8-4. Darrell White and Tim Barkett contributed 12 points apiece for Christian. Kyle Kupiec had 12 points for La Jolla. Jeremiah was 12 for 20 from the field, with five 3-pointers and 8 rebounds. White added 9 rebounds.
Grossmont 63, Mt. Miguel 58--Todd Jaeger scored 20 and Kevin Simon added 18 to lead Grossmont (4-9), which took a 21-point lead early in the fourth quarter. Mt. Miguel fouled to get back in the game, and Grossmont managed to convert just 12 of 22 free throws. Mt. Miguel hit five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to make it close.
USDHS 56, St. Augustine 39--USDHS took an early lead, but visiting St. Augustine (1-8) closed within three in the third quarter. USDHS (7-3) pulled away in the fourth aided by man-to-man defense and a full-court press. Peter Ellis scored 20 to lead USDHS and played strong defense on Saint Augustine’s 6-foot 5-inch center Mike Mossuto, who finished with 12 points.
Santana 54, El Capitan 41--Santana’s Matt Panebianco missed a shot in the fourth quarter to break a streak of 26 consecutive free throws he had compiled over five games. Panebianco and Paul Newark each scored 14 for the Sultans. Santana (10-2 and 2-0 in league) were only ahead by three at the half but outscored El Capitan 16-7 in the third quarter.
Granite Hills 88, El Cajon 62--Litho Solomon (22) and Kevin Davis (19) combined for 41 of Granite Hills’ points. Mark Phillips scored 14 points and had 8 assists for the Eagles. John Russell of Granite Hills led the game in rebounds with 11. Granite Hills jumped to an early 17-8 lead in the first quarter.
University City 76, Madison 66--Host University City held Madison’s Robby Robinson to 17 points. Jerome Price led University City with 22 points.
Marian 52, Castle Park 47--For Marian to get its first victory of the season, it needed a large disparity at the foul line at Castle Park. Marian (1-7, 1-1) took advantage of 25 Castle Park fouls to make 18 of 28 free throws. Castle Park (2-11, 1-3) made just 2 of 4 attempts. Marian led, 50-47, with 10 seconds to play when Jerry Conlin (22 points) missed the front end of a 1-and-1. Castle Park rebounded with a chance to tie on a 3-pointer but threw the ball away. Marian inbounded to Conlin, who was fouled and this time made both shots to seal the victory. Kico Moya led Castle Park with 13 points.
Coronado 67, Hilltop 61--The Islanders trailed, 49-45, going into the fourth quarter but outscored visiting Hilltop, 22-12, for the victory. Jesse McNeil led Coronado (4-8, 3-1 conference) with 24 points. Chad Boyd (15) and Chris White (15) combined for 30 points for the Lancers. For Coronado, Tom Mitchell and Derek Wastilla added 15 and 14 points. Boyd had one 3-pointer.
Southwest 61, Sweetwater 57--Adalberto Silva scored 25 points and Will Tate added 21 for Southwest, which jumped off to a 24-16 first quarter lead. Joe McDowell led Sweetwater with 21 points and Reuben Hernandez had 11, but Sweetwater, trailing by two, turned the ball over twice in the final 40 seconds.
Fallbrook 49, Vista 47--Visiting Vista chipped away at Fallbrook’s early 12-point lead to make it 47-47 late in the fourth quarter. With 30 seconds remaining, Fallbrook’s Keith Elston was fouled on a loose ball and hit both ends of a 1-and-1. Chris Miller and Travis Teagle led Fallbrook (6-8, 1-1 in league) with 14 points each. Herbie Weston led Vista with 16 points. Teagle had 8 rebounds. Vista dropped to 5-8 overall, 0-2 in league.
Torrey Pines 97, Orange Glen 41--Courtie Miller scored 30 points as Torrey Pines opened league play and improved its record to 14-1. “We’re just happy to be off to a great start,” Torrey Pines Coach John Farrell said. Orange Glen, led by Shawn Macklin’s 21 points, had only five players score. Starter Cree Morris didn’t play for Orange Glen (4-10, 0-2 league). Torrey Pines outrebounded Orange Glen, 38-13. “The rebounding, that about tells the story,” Farrell said. Darren Cox added 24 points for Torrey Pines (14-1, 1-0 in league).
Poway 62, Mount Carmel 47--Mount Carmel trailed by only four, but a 15-4 run by Poway in the fourth quarter left the Sundevils winless. Adam Jones and Greg Sorrell each scored 16 points to allow Poway to remain undefeated (13-0).
Bishop’s 58, La Jolla Country Day 30--Rick Boynton and Jay Bloom scored 9 points each as Bishop’s (8-1, 1-0) won its Coastal League opener at Bishop’s. LJCD is 5-6, 0-1.
San Pasqual 60, El Camino 57--With 3 minutes to play, Bryan Banner scored to give host San Pasqual its first lead of the night. El Camino (1-1 league) led at halftime, 37-26, but San Pasqual employed a pressure defense to fight back. Banner led San Pasqual (5-5, 2-0 league) with 15 points and 12 rebounds and teammate Erik Meek added 14 points.
San Marcos 46, Rancho Buena Vista 44--Susie O’Brien, the county’s top scorer, had 31 points as San Marcos held off host Rancho Buena Vista. Jenny Fellars made two second-half 3-pointers, and Tisha Surface made one for RBV (8-5, 1-1) but it wasn’t enough. Free throw shooting was again the downfall for RBV, which made just 7 of 21 attempts and has lost its 5 games by a total of 12 points. “We played a match-up zone,” RBV Coach Bob Gibson said. “I thought we did real well. You just can’t stop (6-foot O’Brien), not without a big girl. She’s just that good.” San Marcos is 8-5, 2-0.
Mission Bay 40, Madison 35--Christina Willis (18) and Marrisa Pound (16) combined for 34 points against host Madison (4-10). Mission Bay led, 24-20, at halftime but only outscored Madison by one point in the second half. Kim Lester led Madison with 13 points.
La Jolla 49, Serra 38--Heidvig Lindquiest scored 16 and Nicole Anderson added 12 to lead La Jolla (9-3). Serra is 3-10.
Santana 57, El Capitan 43--Stephanie Thompson scored 18 points, Tammy Vates had 12 and Desiree Weimann added 10 for Santana (10-2, 2-0). Andrea Bravo led El Capitan with 17.
Grossmont 58, Mount Miguel 41--Christina Adams scored 23, and Amy Rogers had 18 to lead Grossmont.