Riddle me this: Temple City the new No. 2 team?

I don’t want to toot my own horn, but for the record I called last night’s Temple City win over La Caada. It was Temple City’s first win over La Caada since 1999 and the Rams now are 4-0 in Rio Hondo League play. I guess Spartans coach Tom Hofman wasn’t just being politically correct when he said Temple City was the team to beat in the RHL this season. Does this mean since the Rams defeated the Spartans, 72-55, they are now the Star-News’ new No. 2 team? Common sense would say that’s correct but I want to go in a different direction on this one … I kid I kid ;-)

Some comments from a thread posted yesterday (My comments in italics):

pride said: jesus wat is this the RHL basketball paper..theres other leagues in the area too…

Nobody was complaining when we talked about Maranatha football, Flintridge Sacred Heart girls soccer and so on.

Rams09 said: pride, Miguel can’t be everywhere all at once. RHL basketball is exciting one this year and is also really the area that reads the pasadena star news. Tonight the rams won 73-56 by 17 points. La Canada tried their best to contain JC45, but he nailed two long ranged jumpers in the first two possessions for the rams. The Rams began pulling away before the end of the half with a nice jumper before the half ended. Players like Zachary Aquino, Leo Tse, Robert Chuang, Andy Scazzilo, and Derek Lau stepped it up when JC45 was being covered. I think Zach Attack had about 24 points? The Spartans got frustrated and the game pulled away. Does anyone know the standings of Monrovia, South Pas, San Marino, and Blair as of tonight? Watch out M-town we’re coming this friday.

Enough said.

JC45Lover said: i think i died in an accident cause this must be heaven. it was a good game for lc, but tc just takes the cake. hofman and his spartans could not keep jc on lock. and miguel…. did you get Mr. Scauzillo’s text?? i had a nice talk with him today after the game… hope you did bro.

I did get Mr. Scauzillo’s text. We talked about the game two hours before tipoff and told him I gave TC a slight edge. Maybe I do know what I’m talking about, huh?

BlairVikingFan said: 6’5″ Blair Forward, Brice Hill scored 17 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in the victory over Monrovia Wednesday night. However the Wildcats were without their standout forward Chris Bullock. The Wildcats were down by 20 in the fourth but came back to put the game in overtime with some great outside shooting. Deon Geary did not play until midway in the second quarter? Nevertheless he still managed to pump in 16 points, along with 17 from Katorio Walker and 12 points and 11 rebounds from 6’5″ 10th grader, Marcus Bagnerise. The Wildcats had one player in double figures Jay Henderson with 24, as he hit everything from everywhere.

Thanks for the recap.

This e-mail came from Jerry Berres: Whats happened to your paper?
Temple city pulls a masterful win off,against Rio Hondo La Canada…..and not word one
in your sports section ! Thats a joke,somebody doesn’t know what their doing in there.
Todays paper is the last i’am gonna waste my time, and money on……

When the rematch comes I’ll chip in your 50 cents, but save the receipt so I can tally it on my expense account.

Current Rio Hondo League standings:

1. Temple City (13-5, 4-0)
Next game: at Monrovia, Friday

2. Monrovia (12-6, 2-2)
Next game: vs. Temple City, Friday

3. La Caada (15-4, 2-2)
Next game: at San Marino, Friday

4. Blair (11-6, 2-2)
Next game: vs. South Pasadena, Friday

5. South Pasadena (6-15, 1-2)
Next game: at Blair, Friday

6. San Marino (3-15, 0-3)
Next game: vs. La Caada, Friday