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Pair of runs lift Coronado over rival Monterey in season opener

Monterey makes surge to cut it to four but can't close gap as rivals clash to begin year

Posted: November 13, 2012 - 10:59pm  |  Updated: November 14, 2012 - 1:19am
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Coronado's Trey Culver picks up a loose ball and drives towards the basket against Monterey during their game at Coronado High School Tuesday. (Stephen Spillman)
Coronado's Trey Culver picks up a loose ball and drives towards the basket against Monterey during their game at Coronado High School Tuesday. (Stephen Spillman)
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In terms of basketball atmosphere and fanfare, there wasn’t much difference in Tuesday’s Coronado-Monterey boys basketball clash than any of their other meetings throughout history.

Being that it was the season opener for both teams and not a district game made it that much more intriguing.

Even without three returning starters from last season due to injury, the Mustangs had enough to jump out to a big lead, weather a Monterey comeback and extend the lead at the end for a 57-39 victory at the Coronado Gym.

“I really didn’t know what to expect,” Coronado coach Randy Dean said. “Typically the first game of the season a lot of people are still making the transition from football to basketball, and quite honestly, a lot of people probably don’t even know that basketball’s started yet. But to see the two student bodies go out like they did with a good atmosphere, it was a good way to get started. A lot of fun.”

The Mustangs (1-0) opened the season without returning guards Christian O’Neal (thumb ligament) and Tony Hays (knee) and forward Duncan Douglas (knee), which opened up starting spot for several newcomers.

Trey Culver, a returning letterwinner from last year, stepped up with a team-high 13 points and senior Devon Phillips added nine.

“It was a good way for us to start,” Dean said. “Both teams played with a lot of effort and played hard, and it was good for us to see that how we have a chance to be successful is by playing hard. Most basketball games are about momentum swings and who can ride that momentum the longest, and I thought we did for the most part throughout the game.”

Not without the Plainsmen (0-1) making a run of their own, however.

A slam on a loose ball by DeVondric Meadows with 3:13 left in the first half ignited the Mustangs on a 15-1 run to end the second quarter, turning a slim 11-10 lead into a 26-11 advantage at the intermission.

Coronado was able to hit enough baskets through the first part of the third quarter to maintain that lead at 33-17 with 3:52 left in the period.

But Monterey began to assert control of the game through its physical half-court offense, keeping the Mustangs off the boards — Monterey outrebounded Coronado 28-21 for the game. Even tough it sent the Mustangs to the free throw line numerous times, Coronado hit just 13 of 26 from the line for the game and nine of 19 in the second half.

The Plainsmen then found their shooting touch on the other end. A layup by Field Derby and a 3-pointer from the right corner by Landry Miller allowed Monterey to close on an 8-3 run to pull to within 38-29 going into the fourth quarter. Miller then opened the fourth with a trey from the left corner, and after Coronado missed the front end of two one-and-one opportunities, Devin McMillian hit two free throws to cut the Coronado lead to 38-34 with just under seven minutes remaining.

But Brennon Smith pushed the lead back to six with a 15-footer, then a foul underneath and a technical foul completely zapped the Plainsmen’s momentum, allowing Coronado to score 10 of the game’s next 12 points to salt it away.

“All of a sudden the momentum swings, we get a foul called and don’t react well, and got a technical, and those are things we’ve got to overcome,” Monterey coach David Chapman said. “We’re a young group with not much experience but those are things we can’t let happen. Only two of our kids have played varsity basketball but we’ve played enough together that we can’t use that as an excuse.”

Field Derby led Monterey with nine points while Miller and A.J. Ledesma added six each for the Plainsmen.

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CORONADO 57, MONTEREY 39

MONTEREY — Dayton 0 0-0 0, Ledesma 3 0-2 6, Brown 0 0-0 0, Porter 2 0-0 4, Derby 4 1-2 9, McMillian 2 3-4 7, Chapman 1 0-0 2, McGinnis 2 1-4 5, Miller 2 0-0 6, Robison 0 0-0 0. Totals: 16 5-12 39.

CORONADO — Cooper 2 3-5 8, Hutchens 2 0-3 5, Alexander 1 0-0 2, Culver 5 2-2 13, Smith 2 1-2 5, Phillips 3 3-6 9, Meadows 1 3-4 5, Blackwell 2 2-4 6, James 1 0-0 2, Hargrove 0 0-2 0, Sherlin 1 0-0 2. Totals 20 13-26 57.

Monterey 6 5 18 10 — 39

Coronado 7 19 12 19 — 57

3-point goals: Monterey 2 (Miller 2); Coronado 4 (Cooper, Hutchens, Culver, Phillips). Total fouls: Monterey 23, Coronado 21. Fouled out: Monterey, Porter, Dayton. Technical fouls: Monterey, Porter. Records: Monterey 0-1; Coronado 1-0. JV score: Coronado 45, Monterey 40.

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