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Sanford goes into holidays with sweep of Pirates

Posted: Thursday, Dec 27th, 2012

Courtesy Photo A hot rivalry brings lots of action

SANFORD — The Sanford Indians swept the Monte Vista Pirates in non-conference and non - classification action at home Friday night.

The contests wrapped up the 2 0 1 2 portion of prep basketball for the season and helped show coaches what they need to work on headed into the league portion of the schedule.

   The varsity wins came on the heels of a very exciting junior varsity boys' boys’ contest that saw the Sanford Indians pull out a 30-28 win over the Pirates on a 3-point shot from sophomore Adam Romero at the buzzer.

Canty dominates

boards in boys'


Sanford freshman Chance Canty was a force to be reckoned with during the boys contest as he tallied a game-high 21 points and 18 rebounds for the Indians during their 62-42 win.

The Inidans, who improve to 5-1 on the season, will now be on a 21-day hiatus.

They will return to action on Jan. 11 when they travel 12 miles down the road to take on rival Centauri Falcons.

   On Friday, the Indians shot 50 percent (27-of-54 ) from the floor as a team and were as they prevented the Pirates, now 4-3 on the season, from ever gaining the lead after the 30-second mark of the first quarter.

   Monte Vista led 8 - 5 after the first five minutes of the game, with three points from sophomore Donald Poole III, but surrendered the lead minutes later on a 5-0 run by the Indians to end the first quarter.

  Sanford put the game way out of reach in the second quarter by only making one turnover and out-scoring Monte Vista 22-7 for a 32-15 halftime score.

The first half star for the Indians was junior Calder Larsen, who scored all of his 12 points in the first two quarters, via four straight three-pointers.

   The Indians kept the pressure on in the third quarter by outscoring the Pirates 18-10.

The final quarter went the Pirates' way when they tallied 17 points over the Indians' 12.

Sabford gathered 37 team rebounds while committing 15 turnovers throughout the contest. They only attempted eight free throws and connected on two (25 percent).


Pirate turnovers hurt

The Pirates, who were guilty of 19 turnovers in the game, were only able to gather in 20 rebounds. They were only able to shoot 36 percent (13-of-36 ) from the field. Unluckily for the Pirates, they only connected 12 of 27 (32 percent) of their free throws.

   Next to Canty and Larsen in the Indiand scoring ranks were junior Dalton Rodriguez, freshman Miles Caldon and sophomore Clayton Peterson, all with seven points.

Sophomore Dustin Faucette was the only other scorer for Sanford with four points.

   Pirate senior Jose Sarinana was the highest point scorer with 10 points while junior Keith Romero was right behind him with nine points.

Poole and sophomore Brandon Medina each had five points, junior Mitchell Vanderpool had four points, junior Randy Valarde and freshman Presley Garcia each had three points and junior Jaziah Martinez rounded out the scorers with two points.

   Poole led Pirate rebounders with five.

Larson nets 13 in Lady

Indian victory

The Sanford Indians girls' basketball team shot 41 percent (21-of-51) from the field in their Friday night contest en-route to an easy 46-24 win over the visiting Monte Vista Pirates, here at Sanford High School.

  High point of the night for the Indians was rebounds. Sanford out-rebounded the Pirates, 41-19. The Pirates did not help their own cause any more because the won the turnover battle with 28 turnovers while Sanford gave the ball away 26 times.

  The Pirates were 11-of-45 (24 percent) from the field and 2-of-8 (25 percent) from the free throw line while the Indians were 21-of-51 (41 percent) from the field and 4-of-8 (50 percent) from the line.

   Sanford junior Josie Larsen led the Indians with a double-double, 13 points and 11 rebounds, while senior Kelli Canty was a huge point-scorer, hitting nine field goals and a perfect 3-for-3 at the free throw line for 21 points. She missed double digits in the rebounds category by capturing nine boards.

   Sophomore Jaycee Canty was also just shy of a double-double of her own with eight points and nine rebounds.

Juniors Tess Mortensen and Bailee Canty each scored two points.

   The Pirates' scoring leader was Shelby Hindes with 10 points, while freshmanTerrise Sanchez scored nine points. Freshman Jessica Brown got her first varsity start on Friday night and contributed four points, while the only other scorer for Monte Vista was senior Itzel Ortiz with one point.

   Brown led all Pirate rebounders with six boards throughout the game.

   The Indians improve to 3-3 on the season while Monte Vista is now 1-5 .

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