With football done and over what better way to start our basketball coverage with the video above. That’s La Salle 6-foot-6 senior Matt Nolan, who laid a monstrous two-hand dunk Saturday night in the Pasadena Poly Tournament, which the Lancers won after the game was called with 2:25 left and La Salle leading, 57-44. “I’ve never seen that before,” said La Salle’s longtime boys basketball coach Steve Goldstein.
Speaking of holiday tournaments, most start this week beginning Tuesday with the La Caada Holiday Classic at La Caada High.
Pool A: La Caada, Lincoln, Saugus, Village Christian
Pool B: Glendale, Maranatha, Schurr, St. Francis
Tuesday’s Games: Schurr vs. Glendale, 4 p.m.; Saugus vs. Village Christian, 5:30 p.m.; La Caada vs. Lincoln, 7 p.m.
Wednesday’s game: St. Francis vs. Maranatha, 4:30 p.m.
Thursday’s games: St. Francis vs. Schurr, 3:30 p.m.; Glendale vs. Maranatha, 5 p.m.; Lincoln vs. Saugus, 6:30 p.m.; La Caada vs. Village Christian, 8 p.m.
Friday’s games: Village Christian vs. Lincoln, 3:30 p.m.; Glendale vs. St. Francis, 5 p.m.; Maranatha vs. Schurr, 6:30 p.m.; La Caada vs. Saugus, 8 p.m.
Saturday’s schedule begins with the fourth-place game at 3:30 p.m. and concludes with the championship at 8 p.m. Aside from calling in scores at 626.962.8811 Ext. 2233 or 2242 between 5-10 p.m., tournament directors are strongly encouraged to e-mail each day’s results so I can post them on the blog and keep everyone abreast about your tournament. You can also e-mail tournament schedules just like La Caada coach Tom Hoffman did, that way we post them here, too.