It's rather ironic that Granite Hills (El Cajon)
senior Garrett Larch-Miller
scored a career-high 45 points without making a single 3-pointer – as the Eagles came from behind to beat Bonita Vista 68-54.
Presently the Grossmont Conference scoring leader with 409 points and a 25.6 average, the 6-foot-2 Larch-Miller nailed 23 of 26 free throws against Bonita Vista. He has clicked on 41 of his last 45 charity shots (91.1 percent) over the last three games and is 124 of 160 for the season (77.5 percent).
Realizing that this was not his finest night shooting from the field — he was 11 of 26 — the usually long range Larch-Miller moved his game closer to the glass. It proved to be a wise move.
"I've never shot that many free throws in a game before," Larch-Miller admitted. "The refs called a lot of touch fouls in the second half. I tried to take advantage."
The Eagles' sharpshooter added, "I still can't believe I did not make a single 3 in the game."
Larch-Miller missed only two of 20 free throws in the second half as Granite Hills (12-4) erased a 31-25 halftime deficit. He made 9 of 10 in the final period as the Eagles expanded a one-point edge.
"Garrett was really aggressive going to the basket in the second half," said Eagles coach Randy Anderson. "They couldn't stop him without fouling him."
Granite Hills used a 9-0 run to overtake Bonita Vista to start the third quarter.
"I guess the bottom line is the guys were getting me the ball all night," said Larch-Miller. "I was having a good time out there tonight."
Larch-Miller also led the Eagles with 15 rebounds and five assists.THERE'S NO CORRALLING RBV'S JOHNNY DEE
When it comes to scoring, Rancho Buena Vista's Johnny Dee
takes a backseat to no one in the San Diego CIF.
Dee scored a CIF-SDS high and Rancho Buena Vista record 47 points as the Longhorns whipped Carlsbad's Army-Navy Academy 81-71. All but 13 of Dee's record scoring stream came in the second half. Included in Dee's totals were four 3-pointers.
It was the fourth time that Dee has broken the 40-point barrier. He has tallied a minimum of 30 points in 11 games this season.POTEET IS ANYTHING BUT LITTLE IN UCLA'S BASEBALL PLANS
El Cajon Christian pitcher-infielder Cody Poteet
may test his talents in the world of professional baseball before he steps onto a college campus. If the 2013 draft does not reap the awards he's seeking, the hard-throwing Patriots right-hander does have a nice alternative in that he has verbally accepted a baseball scholarship to UCLA.
Chosen to the Team USA 14-and-Under baseball team before making his first pitch in high school, Poteet has been an MLB scout magnet ever since. But he says he can see himself wearing the Bruins blue and gold right out of high school.
UCLA coach John Savage, who has guided the Bruins to the postseason four of the last five years, told Poteet he would be "their Friday night starter."
Poteet, who was 9-1 with a 1.56 ERA as a freshman, said he hopes to help the Bruins on the offensive end as well. He was also recruited by Oregon, Arizona State, Arizona and the University of San Diego. LA COSTA CANYON GUARD IS A UNIQUE MAVERICK
Senior guard Jen Dumiak
of La Costa Canyon punched in 73 points as the Mavericks rolled to three straight wins. Dumiak tallied 27 points against Mission Hills, 24 against Rancho Bernardo and 22 points in a 90-53 victory over Torrey Pines.Continue reading