BREAKING NEWS: Todd Lewis Jr. out for the season

Just when Pasadena (13-6, 7-0) was getting on a roll the Bulldogs are dealt with a huge blow. Pasadena coach Tim Tucker learned today that Todd Lewis Jr. is out for the season with a fractured right foot. Lewis, a reigning Star-News All-Area first teamer, will wear a cast for the next two months from an injury suffered sometime before the holidays, Tucker said. Lewis went to the hospital earlier today where doctors determined he had been playing with the fracture. Tucker said Lewis reinjured his foot against Muir on Friday when Nick Holden landed on his foot. “It’s a big blow,” Tucker said. “And (Brandon) Jolley is still not out on the court. They’re one of the best one-two combinations. We’ll try to play Jolley sometime next week.” Lewis is one of the best shooting guards in the Valley. His one-handed dunk in the third quarter against Muir sparked the Bulldogs’ late run to help them secure a 54-51 victory. He’s a flashy, athletic guard who attacks the basket with strong will and is a true game changer. The 6-foot-4 Lewis averaged 17 points and eight rebounds last season, playing an instrumental part in leading the Bulldogs to a Pacific League championship, a run to the CIF-SS Division 2A finals and the semifinals of the CIF State Division II Southern California Regional. He scored a game-high 21 points on 10-of-18 shooting in the Division 2A final to earn first-team All-CIF honors.