Loyola 80, Pasadena 56
No repeat as a CIF-SS champion for Bulldogs. PHS coach Tim Tucker ejected late in fourth after picking up two technical fouls.
Villa Park 68, Keppel 63
Aztecs play tough, but lose
Oak Park 64, St. Francis 42
Flintridge Prep 77, Santa Clara 47
Robert Cartwright had 26 for hot Rebels Division 5A
San Gabriel Academy 89, Desert Christian Academy 59
On to semifinals for the Academy
Rio Hondo Prep 71, Lone Pine 49
Ryan Wiley scores 30 for top seed Kares
Granite Hills 3, Arcadia 0
Cold and windy trip to Apple Valley
Diamond Bar 1, Flintridge Prep 0
Rebels lose after throw-in
Pasadena Poly 3 Crescenta Valley 0
Sarah Mendenhall scores rwice; St. Joseph’s of Lakewood up next
Oaks Christian 7, Mayfield 1
Tough day for the Cubs
San Marino 2, Bloomington 1
Titans rally from 1-0 deficit
Temescal Canyon 1, South Pasadena 0, OT
Temescal scores on disputed first OT golden goal penalty kick
Marshall 7, Tarbut V’Torah 2
Will play Thursday at Muir
All games at 7 p.m.
Arcadia 85, Summit 52 DIVISION 2AA
Keppel 82, Yucaipa 27
San Gabriel at Mira Costa DIVISION 3AA
Diamond Ranch 50, Rosemead 33 DIVISION 3A
South Pasadena 61, Ocean View 37
La Canada 60, El Monte 29 — Spartans heat up from outside, and D’d up pretty well too, to have El Monte put away at halftime. DIVISION 4AA
Windward at La Salle DIVISION 4A
Westridge at Cantwell/Sacred Heart DIVISION 5AA
Flintridge Prep at Desert Christian DIVISION 5A
AGBU vs. Academy of Academic Excellence at James Woody Center DIVISION 6
Rio Hondo Prep 44, Price 30
GIRLS WATER POLO
Los Altos 12, South Pasadena 10 DIVISION 6
Culver City 10, Pasadena Poly 8
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BASKETBALL DIVISION 1AA First round
Pasadena 71, Downey 68 — Downey missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer that hit backboard, front of the rim and bounce off. Pasadena blew a 16-point lead entering the fourth quarter, but got nine points from Andre Spight to edge the Vikings. Pasadena gets Loyola next. DIVISION 1A First round
Santa Monica 75, Alhambra 32
Keppel 73, Santa Ana 46 — Spencer Briglio had 22 points, including four 3-pointers for the Aztecs. DIVISION 3AA Second round
Temescal Canyon 67, Temple City 61 DIVISION 3A Second round<
St. Francis 61, San Dimas 38 DIVISION 4A
La Verne Lutheran 54, Muir 53
Crespi 66, Maranatha 61 DIVISION 4A
No. 15 Marshall at No. 1 Pacific Hills
No. 6 Renaissance Academy at No. 7 Campbell Hall DIVISION 5AA
No. 5 Brethren Christian at No. 12 Pasadena Poly
No. 2 Flintridge Prep at Desert Christian DIVISION 5A
Coast Union at No. 3 San Gabriel Academy
No. 2 Shalhevet at No. 14 AGBU DIVISION
No. 16 San Fernando Valley Academy at No. 1 Rio Hondo Prep
All games 5 p.m. unless noted
Palos Verdes 6, St. Francis 0 DIVISION 4
Duarte at No. 4 Cathedral DIVISION 5
Marshall 2, La Canada 1
Monrovia 1, Mountain View 1, Monrovia 4-3 PKs
Tahquitz 1, South Pasadena 0 DIVISION 6
Flintridge Prep at Firebaugh, 3:15 p.m.
Ontario Christian beats Pas Poly
Environmental Charter at Maranatha
Muir High School’s boys basketball team left nothing to chance at the start of Wednesday’s CIF-Southern Section Division 4AA playoff game against visiting Heritage Christian.
The Mustangs jumped all over the Warriors early and to the tune of seven different Muir players scoring in the first. When the quarter was over, Muir was comfortably ahead and never looked back for a 89-64 win.
“I’m happy with the start,” Mustangs coach Simaine Stewart said. “The middle of the game, no. In the middle of the game I think we kind of got back on our heels and got complacent.”
Who could blame the Mustangs for getting complacent? Muir flirted with a 20-point lead so early in the game that the only drama left came when Heritage Christian made mild runs that the Mustangs answered with defense, which lead to turnovers, which lead to easy transition baskets.
“They know, one and done,” Stewart said of his team. “And for my seniors, they want to continue to play. We talk about getting deep into the playoffs and getting our opportunity, because the deeper you get, you don’t know what that ball will do.”
Muir improved to 17-12 and will play on the road against La Verne Lutheran on Friday night. Heritage Christian finished 11-15.
Downey (San Gabriel Valley 2) at No. 10 seed Pasadena (Pacific 1) 1A
Alhambra (Almont at-large) at No. 2 seed Santa Monica (Ocean 1) 2AA
Santa Ana (Golden West at-large) at No. 15 seed Keppel (Almont 1) 3AA
Lakeside (Sunbelt at-large) at No. 12 seed La Canada (Rio Hondo 2)
El Dorado (Century 2) at No. 11 seed Gabrielino (Mission Valley 2)
West Valley (Mountain Pass at-large) at No. 7 seed Temple City (Rio Hondo 1) 3A
South Pasadena (Rio Hondo at-large) at No. 12 seed Cabrillo (Los Padres 1)
No. 7 seed St. Francis (Mission at-large) at Lompoc (Los Padres 3)
Monrovia (Rio Hondo at-large) at No. 2 seed Oak Park (Tri-Valley 1) 4A
San Marino (Rio Hondo 3) at No. 11 seed Oaks Christian (Tri-Valley 2)
Heritage Christian (Olympic 3) at No. 13 seed Muir (Pacific 3)
Costa Mesa (Orange Coast at-large) at No. 10 seed Maranatha (Olympic 2)
No. 16 seed La Salle (Del Rey 3) at St. Geneveieve (Santa Fe 3) 5A
No. 15 seed Marshall (Delphc 3) at Riverside Notre Dame (Mountain Pass 3)
Crean Lutheran (Academy at-large) at No. 6 seed Renaissance Academy (Harbor 2) 5AA
No. 12 seed Pasadena Poly (Prep 3) at Academy for Academic Excellence (Agape 2)
Avalon (San Joaquin at-large) at No. 2 seed Flintridge Prep (Prep 1) 5A
Laguna Blanca (Condor 4) at No. 3 seed San Gabriel Academy (Westside 1)
No. 4 AGBU (Westside 3) at Cate (Condor 1) 6
Canoga Park AGBU (Westside at-large) at No. 1 seed Rio Hondo Prep (Prep 2)
No. 13 seed Lake Arrowhead Christian (Majestic 3) at St. Monica Academy (International 3)
Southwestern Academy (Westside 4) at No. 2 seed Trinity Classic Academy (Heritage 2)
All games at 7 p.m.
Saturday Summit (Sunkist 2) at Arcadia (Pacific 1) 2AA
Yucaipa (Citrus Belt at-large) at No. 1 seed Keppel (Almont 1)
San Gabriel (Almont 3) at No. 10 Mira Costa (Bay 1) 3AAA
Nogales (Valle Vista at-large) at Rosemead (Mission Valley 1)
Pasadena (Pacific at-large) at No. 4 seed Laguna Hills (South Coast 2) 3AA
Monrovia (Rio Hondo at-large) at No. 9 seed San Jacinto (Mountain Pass 1) 3A
Gabrielino (Mission Valley at-large) at Ganesha (Montview 3) Saturday
Covina-Ocean View winner at No.5 seed South Pasadena (Rio Hondo 2)
Northview-No. 14 seed El Monte winner at No. 3 seed La Canada (Rio Hondo 1) 4AA
La Salle (Del Rey at-large) at Heritage Christian (Olympic 1)
No. 9 seed Rosary (Trinity at-large) at Pasadena Poly (Prep 1)
Notre Dame (Mission at-large) at Duarte (Montview 2)
San Marino (Rio Hondo at-large) at No.2 seed Jserra (Trinity 2) 4A
Mayfield (Prep 4) at Crossroads (Delphic 1)
Maranatha (Olympic at-large at No. 5 seed Whitney (Academy 1)
Excelsior Charter (Agape 3) at No. 11 seed Westridge (Prep 3)
Marshall (Delphic 4) at No. 7 seed Fairmont Prep (San Joaquin 1) 5AA
CAMS (Warrior 2) at Flintridge Prep (Prep 2) 5A
No. 12 Sage Hill (Academy at-large) at No. 13 AGBU (Westside 3) 6
St. Monca Acadeny (International 3) at Capistrano Valley Christian (San Joaquin 3)
No. 4 seed Rio Hondo Prep at Concordia/Sylmar (Omega 3)
Tuesday’s wild card
San Marino (Rio Hondo 4) at Mission Viejo (Sea View 4) Thursday’s first round
Temple City (Rio Hondo 2) at No. 4 seed La Serna (Del Rio 1)
Capistrano Valley-La Habra winner at South Pasadena (Rio Hondo 1) Division 5
Tuesday wild card
Pasadena (Pacific 4) at Nipomo (Los Padres 3) Division 6<
Tuesday's wild card
El Segundo (Ocean 3) at Mayfield (Prep 3)
La Salle (Prep 4) at La Quinta (Desert Valley 2) Thursday’s first round
Rancho Alamitos-Palm Springs at No. 2 seed Pasadena Poly (Prep 1)
The hoopla of national signing day has come and gone, but high school athletes are still signing national letters of intent.
Maranatha quarterback Andrew Elffers took pen to paper on Friday afternoon in a ceremony in the gymnasium. He signed with NCAA Division II Azusa Pacific.
“I know I have a great chance to play at APU for a long time,” he said. “It’s so exciting.”
Elffers, who tore his meniscus this past season, waited until Friday to sign because his father was out of town.
He turned down offers from Division I schools, including UNLV, Idaho and Sacramento State.
“Of all the schools that I went to that made me offers, APU stepped out the most,” he said. “I could tell there was something different there.”
The west San Gabriel Valley, already a girls soccer hot bed, had three other girls make commitments: Pasadena Poly’s Katie Wardlaw and Julia Blanco and Westridge’s Allie Schiffman.
Wardlaw, who turned down Division I offers, will play for Division III Williams. Blanco will play at Division III Claremont and Schiffman at Washington University in St. Louis. La Salle’s Cassidy Rey will be at Division I Denver.
The signing period for softball and swimming began last November, but athletes are still signing letters. La Salle catcher Stefanie Ferri chose Fordham, Alhambra pitcher Tori Simpler picked Indiana Tech and Flintridge Sacred Heart softball player Jill Jacobs chose Loyola Marymount. Pasadena swimmer Victoria Lepesant signed with Princeton.
Pasadena resident Coleman Shelton, who played football at Loyola, committed to play at Washington on Wednesday. He is a 6-foot-41/2, 285-pound offensive tackle.
By Keith Lair, Staff Writer
SOUTH PASADENA — The La Canada and South Pasadena high school boys soccer teams had multiple opportunities to win the Rio Hondo League title on Thursday afternoon.
In the end, the teams had to settle on a pair of ties. A scoreless one in the Rio Hondo League finale and as co-league champions.
South Pasadena players celebrated as if it had not happen in a long time; it had been 16 years.
“It feels amazing,” senior defender Charles Slocum said. “For four years we’ve been getting destroyed by La Canada. This feels like a win to me.”
It is the Spartans’ fourth consecutive league crown.
“It’s bittersweet,” La Canada’s Filip Franke said. “That’s all it is.”
The teams will share the league title, but South Pasadena (14-1-3, 7-0-3) will enter the CIF-Southern Section playoffs as the league’s No. 1 seed by virtue of its 2-1 victory over the Spartans [BODY](18-3-2, 8-1-1)[/BODY] two weeks ago. The pairings will be announced Sunday.
The Tigers outshot the Spartans, 9-5, and had a 9-5 advantage in corner kicks.
La Canada was missing its all-time leading scorer, Armand Bagramyan. The senior, who signed with UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday, received two yellow cards against San Marino.
It forced coach Alex Harrison to shuffle his lineup.
“We were a little bit out of character in spots that we are used to,” he said. “If we can play without Armand, throw out a guy scores 42 goals. it will be a little easier when we get him back.”
But once the Spartans settled down, they almost scored. Franke took a pass from Armaan Zare and got goalkeeper Chris Mejia to fall down chasing the ball. His shot went wide.
“I thought I had it, but all you can do is only laugh it off,” he said.
The Tigers were without top scorer Heven Gomez, who injured his ankle in Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Blair.
But the Tigers had opportunities.
Corey Keenan’s first-half shot was saved when goalkeeper Graham Labran-Boyd quick-kicked the ball. Clem Witherall nearly scored off a Zack Dunn corner kick when Labran-Boyd fell down.