Posted On: 11/29/19 8:31 PM

Westview looked to be in control during the early going of the Grossmont Winter Classic matchup, but the Centurions used a 23-10 run in the second quarter to capture the lead for good, winning comfortably on Tuesday. 

What can we glean from this early season matchup? Here are several key takeaways:

University City is a contender in Division 2

Last year, the Centurions fell at the hands of eventual champion San Diego in the second round of the CIF Division 3 playoffs. This year, despite losing all-league talents Casey Granfors and Benito Hurtado, the Centurions look like an early season contender in D2. What impressed most about this win was that it came without two of last year's starters, talented senior G Kasen Dickerson and rugged senior W Alex Kohlenberg. With improved play from seniors Jalen LeFear and Luke Minnick and the emergence of talented juniors Wes Clarkson, Hansen Lee and Franky Naguidebe, the Centurions have depth, play aggressive defense and rebound the ball, all great ingredients for a run in what will be a very deep D2 field. 

Jalen LeFear has made big strides

LeFear last season was primarily a defensive stopper for Coach Terry Stonebraker, but this year,

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