Posted On: 11/30/19 11:58 PM

This week, I've seen a combined four quarters of Mission Hills and five quarters of Mira Mesa at the Madison Regional Rumble. Today, the Grizzlies outlasted the Marauders 58-51 to finish the tournament with a 3-1 record, the lone loss coming against St. Augustine. 

Here are some takeaways from this under-the-radar game. 

Mission Hills defense is tremendous

From its fullcourt press to its pack-line defense in the halfcourt, the Grizzlies are stingy on the defensive side of the ball. In the loss to St. Augustine, the Saints only scored 46 points. 2021 PG Austin Schultz puts pressure on the ball at the point of attack, while the other defenders are disciplined, contest finishes and cut off drives. 

Robert Ligayon is a college prospect

Mission Hills lone senior, 6-0 G Robert Ligayon, picked up his first college offer during the offseason from NAIA St. Katherine. I could see him playing at the NAIA level. The right-hand dominant slasher attacks the paint and has improved as a finisher and when he's on from deep, he can score with the best of them. He finished with a team-high 19 points against Mira Mesa. 

Justin White is becoming a player

Mission Hills youngest players

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