HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL : Lincoln Makes Quick Work of Granite Hills
It didn’t take long for Lincoln High to rebuild a program decimated by graduation after last season.
In its first game, the Hornets, whom Coach Ron Loneski says must win with speed because it has no height, screamed to a 101-55 victory over Granite Hills in a Norsemen-Warhawk opening-round game.
Barry Randle led Lincoln (1-0) with 25 points and 14 rebounds. Scott Hammond added 19 points and had eight steals for the Hornets.
Mark Kluge scored 15 points and Aaron Parcell scored 14 for Granite Hills (0-2).
Lincoln led, 46-23, at halftime.
In other Norsemen-Warhawk Invitational games
Mount Miguel 55, Madison 54--Maurice Ferrell hit a four-foot shot with 41 seconds left to give Mount Miguel (1-0) the victory. Marcos Gallardo led the Matadors with 21 points. Madison (0-1), which shot just 10 of 25 from the free-throw line, got 19 points from Kirk Banister.
Monte Vista 69, Southwest 52--Jabari Williams scored 26 points and Aaron Elliott 24 to lead Monte Vista (1-0). Southwest (0-1) got 24 points from Devin Patterson.
Mt. Carmel 61, Patrick Henry 48--Ryan Wootton scored 20 points and Dana Pope 14 to lead Mt. Carmel (1-0), which limited Patrick Henry to 14 first-half points. John Pike finished the game with 16 points for the Patriots (1-1).
Valhalla 88, Coronado 55--Valhalla (1-0) jumped to a 40-29 halftime lead. Mark Dillon led the Norsemen with 31 points. Cole Deneen added 15 points and had 15 rebounds. Coronado is 1-1.
Bonita Vista 77, Point Loma 40--The Barons had three players in double figures: David Rusk, 17; Mike Hart, 12; and Rope Perry, 12. The game got out of hand in the third quarter when Bonita Vista scored 25 points and the Pointers only four.
Bethune (SC) 91, Marian 63--Marian, which trailed 45-28 at halftime, was led by JaMarr Brown with 15 points and Joe Lagula with 12. Bethune, ranked No. 2 in (SC) in Division 1A (equal to Division V), led, 45-28, at halftime.
San Diego 93, Montgomery 51--Mike Watson led San Diego with 22 points and 19 rebounds. He was backed up by J.R. Greer’s 18 points and 10 rebounds. Also, Jeff Smith threw in nine points and dealt eight assists. Also in double figures for San Diego was Marino Bowman with 10 points.
Clairemont 76, Hoover 69--Alex Love scored 30 points and had 11 rebounds for Clairemont (1-0) in its home opener. John Brady scored just nine points but led Clairemont with 13 rebounds. Clairemont had a slim three-point lead going into the fourth quarter. Hoover is now 1-1.
Helix 46, Serra 36--Jason Falconer scored 16 points and Robert Miller and Gary Walton scored eight each to lift the Highlanders (1-1). Antwann Harris scored 15 points for Serra, which pulled to 38-36 with four minutes left.
Tri-City Christian 70, Heritage Christian 34--John Afshari scored 17 points and Chris Miller scored 16 for Tri-City (2-0). Tri-City took a 45-17 halftime lead.