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Cougars, Red Devils remain unbeaten in South Bay League boys hoops play

Thu, Jan 12 2012 12:27 AM Posted By: Phillip Brents

The San Ysidro Cougars are out to a 2-0 start in South Bay League play with a No. 8 ranking among San Diego Section teams. Are they the best the Metro Conference has to offer in 2011-12? Much will be on the line when the Cougars pay a visit to the Sweetwater Red Devils on Friday, Jan. 20.

The Cougars and Red Devils seem to be the two early favorites to contend for this year's league championship two weeks into league play.


San Ysidro defeated host Southwest, 88-35, to tip off league play on Jan. 4. The Cougars put the game away with a 35-10 run in the third quarter.

Javion Watson led the visitors with 27 points while teammate Fernando Ahumada poured in 20 points and Keeko Sinegal added 14 points.

San Ysidro rolled past visiting Mar Vista, 82-39, last Friday (Jan. 6) as Watson jammed in 31 points and Sinegal tacked on 14 points.

 Watson, one of the bonafide top players in the section this season, is averaging 30.4 points per game.

So far he's been unstoppable force on the playing court.

Sweetwater improved to 2-0 in league play following Wednesday's 85-50 victory against the visiting Montgomery Aztecs.

Junior Bautista led the hosts with 21 points while Johnny Gonzalez contributed 19 points, Spencer Mattox had 17 points and Charles Cadua had 11 points. PrestonThomas led the Aztecs (2-1, 10-7) with 17 points.

The Red Devils tipped off South Bay League play Jan. 4 with an 81-39 victory at Mar Vista behind 26 points from Bautista and 22 points from Mattox. Cadua had 16 points and Gonzalez had 13 points as four SuHi players scored in double figures.

Montgomery tipped off South Bay League play with a pair of victories -- 66-14 at Castle Park on Jan. 4 and 61-51 against visiting Southwest on Jan. 6.


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