First it was baseball this past season, then football and now boys basketball, the Rio Hondo League always keeping things interesting and us on the edge of our seats. Blair faced a tall task last night against La Caada and came out swinging with a 44-41 win. It was Blair’s first win over La Caada in a decade. Blair’s win set up a three-way tie in the Rio Hondo League with Blair, La Caada and Temple City all at 3-1. Monrovia is in fourth at 2-2. Jasper Cobb scored 13 points to lead the Vikings. La Caada made 3 of 6 3-pointers in the first quarter. The Spartans led 17-8 after the quarter and then 19-8 on two Moore free throws, but the Spartans made only 2 of 17 3-pointers the rest of the way. “We didn’t hit our shots,” La Caada coach Tom Hofman said. “We’ve been in a slump all year and it’s time for them to grow up, to step up.” Shawn Bankhead is in his first season at Blair and quickly noticed the Vikings’ talent. “I saw it from the first day of practice,” he said. “All they had to do was understand what we are doing.” Now they know.
Blair at Monrovia, 7 p.m.
Temple City at La Caada, 7 p.m.
South Pasadena at San Marino, 7 p.m.