Boys Hoops: Three-way tie for first in Rio Hondo League

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.

Friday’s Schedule

Blair at Monrovia, 7 p.m.
Temple City at La Caada, 7 p.m.
South Pasadena at San Marino, 7 p.m.

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  • Bob Anon

    Miguel, how bad is the injury to the LC point guard? If he is hurt, then I hate to say it, but it may be it for LC.

    Hofman is a great coach, but there is more talent at Blair, and TC with Hollinger is always a tough draw.

  • Anonymous

    ummm….what happened to the top 10?

  • Anonymous

    Top Ten

    1. Pasadena – hands down
    2. Renaissance – Playing well, tough test on saturday
    3. La Salle – 5 game win streak
    4. Flintridge – nice win vs Poly. Good test Saturday
    5. Keppel – tough loss vs Montebello
    6-8 Blair, La Canada, Temple City – game to watch – Temple City at La Canada 7:00 tonight.
    9. Maranatha
    10. Arcadia

    *** If Miguel follows his soccer logic, St. Francis will be the #1 team since they play in the toughest league.

  • Bob Anon

    Nice list. I wish Miguel would do that, maybe next week.

    For what it’s worth, La Canada defeated Keppel, and also defeated La Salle twice.

    Would rank Blair and TC equal to, if not ahead of, LC, though.

  • Cats

    Monrovia beats Blair in OT. This is getting interesting.

  • curious

    whats the final verdict on the mtown girls coach? Did he coach friday, will he bed canned?

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