Hoops: Muir’s defense comes up big against La Salle

Muir 63, La Salle 36: This is not the same Muir High School boys basketball team that stepped onto the court a year ago. There was a stronger emphasis on defense, and it showed in the Mustangs’ 63-36 victory over La Salle in Monday’s opening round of the La Salle/Temple City Holiday Classic. La Salle (7-4) committed more turnovers (14) in the first half than points (12), and it didn’t get any better for the Lancers in the second half. La Salle’s inexperience was on display with numerous backcourt and 10-second violations, much to the chagrin of Lancers coach Steve Goldstein. Muir (5-2) applied a swarming press in the second quarter and didn’t let up. Senior Deshawn Hayes, still trying to get back into basketball shape after the football season, led all scorers with 23 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks. Fellow senior Justin Knowles had eight steals, eight points, five assists and four rebounds. Tevin Polk had 11 points and four rebounds.

La Salle/Temple City
Holiday Classic

Monday’s Scores
St. Francis 43, Hoover 34
Maranatha 84, AGBU 43
Muir 63, La Salle 36
Temple City 59, Franklin 53
Montebello 80, Arcadia 63
La Canada 70, Marshall 50

La Canada New Year’s
Ball Tournament
Monday’s Scores

Arcadia 64, La Salle 46
Montclair Prep 68, Flintridge Sacred Heart 50
Burbank 49, La Canada 37

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All-Pacific League Football: Taylor Lagace voted MVP.

2010 All-League Football
Player of the Year:
Taylor Lagace, Arcadia, Jr.
Coach of the Year: Jon Dimalante, Arcadia
Offensive player of the year: Lucas Yanez, Burroughs
Defensive player of the year: Ryan Seidler, Burbank

Skill Position

Myles Carr, Arcadia
Adam Colman, Burbank
Ulises Ochoa, Burbank
Tadeo Zuniga, Burroughs
Alex Yoon, Glendale
Karl Holmes Jr., Muir
Offensive Line
Darrell Cheng, Arcadia
Spencer Lee, Burbank
Rookie Hussakhoon, Burroughs
Bryan Luna, Crescenta Valley
Danny Huerta, Muir
Pavle Atanackovic, Crescenta Valley

Defensive Line

Clarence Irvin, Arcadia
Nick Brown, Burroughs
Garrett Stodt, Crescenta Valley
Howard Vaughn, Muir
A.J. Rail, Arcadia
Victor Wei, Arcadia
Defensive Back
Casey Barbello, Burroughs
Nadar Damouni, Arcadia
Matt Volland, Burroughs
DaiDai McFadden, Muir
Tevin Hodges, Pasadena
Nick Villapando, Glendale

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Basketball: The La Salle/Temple City Holiday Classic and La Caada New Year’s Ball Tournament tipoff today.

This is one of my favorite times of the year, covering high school basketball and soccer, and finally I’ll get a chance to get out and start covering it. Keith Lair will cover the La Caada New Year’s Ball Girls Basketball Tournament and he’ll start with quite the showdown at 2:30 p.m. today when Arcadia (5-1) and La Salle (8-1) open pool play. The Apaches have three players who average double figures in scoring, led by Julianna Okamoto, who averages 16.2 points, and Joy Kang, who is averaging 14.2 points, seven rebounds, five steals and two assists.

On the boys side, I’ll cover the 7:30 showdown pitting Muir (4-2) against La Salle (7-3). The Lancers’ Kishon Sanders is a rebounding machine, averaging nearly 10 boards per game. Muir’s Deshawn Hayes is a highlight reel on virtually every play. If you get a chance, you want to catch this kid in action. He’s got hops, speed and has a sweet mid-range jump shot. Muir also is ranked No. 2 in the CIF-SS Division 5AA top 10 coaches’ poll. With a lot of talent and good division placement, these Mustangs could make a deep run.

La Salle/Temple City
Holiday Classic
Today’s Games
At La Salle High

St. Paul vs. Keppel, 3 p.m.
Hoover vs. St. Francis, 4:30 p.m.
AGBU vs. Maranatha, 6 p.m.
Muir at La Salle, 7:30 p.m.
At Temple City High
Franklin at Temple City, 3 p.m.
Arcadia vs. Montebello, 4:30 p.m.
Crescenta Valley vs. Gabrielino, 6 p.m.
Marshall vs. La Caada, 7:30 p.m.

Quarterfinals, Tuesday; Semifinals, Wednesday; Championship, Thursday, at La Salle, 7:30 p.m.

La Caada New Year’s
Ball Tournament
At La Caada High
Today’s Games

Arcadia vs. La Salle, 2:30 p.m.
Montclair Prep vs. Flintridge Sacred Heart, 4 p.m.
La Caada vs. Burbank, 5:30 p.m.
Hart vs. Moorpark, 7 p.m.

Tuesday’s Games
Arcadia vs. Montclair Prep, 2:30 p.m.
La Salle vs. Flintridge Sacred Heart, 4 p.m.
La Caada vs. Moorpark, 5:30 p.m.
Burbank vs. Hart, 7 p.m.

Wednesday’s Games
Burbank vs. Moorpark, 2:30 p.m.
Montclair Prep vs. La Salle, 4 p.m.
La Caada vs. Hart, 5:30 p.m.
Flintridge Sacred Heart vs. Arcadia, 7 p.m.

Thursday’s Games
7th place game, 2:30 p.m.
5th place game, 4 p.m.
3rd place game, 5:30 p.m.
Championship, 7 p.m.

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All-Mission League Football: George Farmer is MVP

2010 All-League Football
Most Valuable Player:
George Farmer, DB, Sr., Serra
Most Valuable Offense: Connor Preston, QB, Sr., Serra
Most Valuable Defenseive Player: Marqise Lee, DB, Sr., Serra
Most Valuable Lineman: Patrick Carroll, OL, Sr., St. Francis

Offensive Line

Sione Veikoso, Sr., Serra
Omar Spry, Sr., Serra
Taylor Hindy, Jr., Chaminade
Andrew Chen, Jr., Chaminade
Kristion Grbavac, Jr., St. Francis
David Pilkington, Sr., St. Paul
Rick Garcia, Sr., St. Paul
Wide Receivers
Travis Talianko, Jr., St. Francis
Will Noonan, Sr., Chaminade
Tyler Carrillo, Jr., St. Paul
Noor Fateh, Sr., Harvard-Westlake
Kristaan Ivory, Sr., Cathedral
Brett Nelson, Sr., St. Francis
Running Backs
Shaquille Richard, Sr., Serra
Terrell Newby, So., Chaminade
Austin De Los Santos, Jr., St. Francis
Mike Ortega, Jr., St. Paul
David Cabral, Jr., St. Paul
Matt Goudis, Sr., Chaminade
Will Oliver, Sr., Harvard-Westlake

Defensive Linemen
Jess Reed, Sr., Chaminade
David Moala, Sr., Serra
Jason Gibson, Sr., Serra
Michael Singelyn, Sr., St. Francis
Josh Salazar, Jr., St. Paul
Woodson Greer, Sr., Serra
Brandon Fontenot, Sr., Serra
Sam Mercer, Sr., Chaminade
Tal Dardashti, Jr., Chaminade
Ryan McAleenan, Jr., St. Francis
Alex Sanchez, Sr., St. Paul
Defensive Backs
Raymond Ford, Jr., Serra
Tanner Reibenspies, Sr., Chaminade
Parker Nieves, Jr., St. Francis
Ryan Longoria, Sr., Cathedral
Marcus Garcia, Jr., St. Paul
Charlie Porter, Jr., Havard-Westlake
Ian Sternau, Sr., St. Francis
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All Olympic League Football: Trent Washington D-MVP

Note: The Olympic League only selects combined first and second teams.

2010 All-League Football
Offensive MVP:
Stephen Anderson, QB, Sr., Whittier Christian
Defensive MVP: Trent Washington, DL, Sr., Maranatha
Lineman MVP: Jeff Worthy, OL/DL, Sr., Whittier Christian

Kyle Kress, Sr., L.A. Baptist
Lloyd Tunstill, Sr., L.A. Baptist
Andrew Elffers, So., Maranatha
Mark Jebbia, Sr., Maranatha
Joshua Jones, Sr., Maranatha
Jeremy Major, So., Maranatha
RJ Straker, Sr., Maranatha
Trent Washington, Sr., Maranatha
Chris Binford, Sr., Valley Christian
Darrell Bush, Sr., Valley Christian
David Coley, Jr., Valley Christian
Jacob Dupuy, Sr., Valley Christian
James Griffin, Sr., Valley Christian
Trevor Rodriguez, Sr., Valley Christian
Amjed Aboul-Hosn, Jr., Village Christian
Kyle Custer, Sr., Village Christian
Omar Eloustaz, Sr., Village Christian
Tyler McGinnis, Jr., Village Christian
Jay Pyburn, Jr., Village Christian
Stephen Anderson, Sr., Whittier Christian
Grant Escobar, Jr., Whittier Christian
George Flynn, Sr., Whittier Christian
Rudy Robles, Sr., Whittier Christian
Cameron Stanley, Sr., Whittier Christian
Ryan Wallace, Jr., Whittier Christian
Jeff Worthy, Sr., Whittier Christian

Drew Larios, Sr., L.A. Baptist
Josh Nguyen, Jr., L.A. Baptist
Michael Ray, Sr., L.A. Baptist
Isaiah Braithwaite, Sr., Maranatha
Chris Cornell, Sr., Maranatha
Adam Harr, Jr., Maranatha
Matt Marbach, Sr., Maranatha
Darrin Smith, Jr., Maranatha
Omar Younger, So., Maranatha
Lionel Hendrick, Sr., Valley Christian
Anthony Nocera, Jr., Valley Christian
Brad Staal, Sr., Valley Christian
Tim Walton, Sr., Valley Christian
Brandon Williams, Sr., Valley Christian
Ryan Canino, So., Village Christian
Misha Gordon, Jr., Village Christian
Josh Rosales, Sr., Village Christian
Josh Rolls, Jr., Village Christian
Chris Wiegman, Sr., Village Christian
Tyler Appleford, Sr., Whittier Christian
Cody Bronkar, So., Whittier Christian
Tim Nelson, Sr., Whittier Christian
Tim Sanchez, Sr., Whittier Christian
Taylor Smith, Sr., Whittier Christian

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