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Colts Roll over El Monte

Tim Peterson

(Azusa) – Covina jumped out to a 25-6 halftime lead an never looked back in a 63-29 rout of El Monte Tuesday at the Azusa Tournament.

Mike Peters scored nine points in the first quarter and Eddie Hays added five to get the Colts off and running. The onslaught continued in the second quarter as Elias Hernandez buried a pair of threes while Gage Phipps and Pearnell Smalley each scored four as Covina opened up a 41-14 halftime bulge.

Covina extended the lead to 34 after three quarters as Blythe Curry got into the act with two threes as the Colts outscored El Monte 16-9 in the quarter.

Peters led the team in scoring with 11 while Hernandez added 10. Matt Hicks and Curry each finished with eight and Ryan Cavaness chipped in seven.

No player was in double figures for El Monte. Jacob Moran led the way with eight points and Alex Berumen added five.

The Colts need another win tomorrow to advance to the championship game. Covina improved to 5-2 while the Lions dropped to 2-3.

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