Pasadena, La Canada, St. Francis advance … Maranatha, Keppel lose in OT … Temple City ousted

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Boys Basketball Playoff Results from Friday

Division 1A
First round

AB Miller 62, Keppel 57 OT

Division 2AA
First Round

Pasadena 77, Ontario 58 — Ajon Efferson scored 20 of his game-high 33 points in the second half and the Dogs shook off a shaky first half to rout the Jaguars. PHS hosts Eisenhower in Tuesday’s second round.

Division 2A
First round

Whittier 62, Temple City 52

Division 3A
Second round

La Canada 87, Lompoc 51 — The Spartans made 21 3-pointers and were led by Koko Kurdoghlian’s 23 points. Grant Arthur had 15. Sparts visits Pioneer in Tuesday’s quarters.
St. Francis 69, San Dimas 45 — Still cruising toward a showdown with neighbor La Canada in the semis.

Division 4AA
Second round

Harvard-Westlake 98, Maranatha 96 OT

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Girls soccer playoffs

Friday’s first-round games
DIVISION 3
Pasadena Poly 4, Walnut 0
Arcadia 1, Tustin 1 (Arcadia wins on PKs, 4-1)
Oaks Christian 4, La Salle 0
Flintridge Prep 2, Malibu 2 (Flintridge Prep wins on PKs)
DIVISION 5
Maranatha 3, Lompoc 0
San Marino 1, Temescal Canyon 0
La Canada 3, Heritage Christian 0
Bloomington 2, South Pasadena 0
DIVISION 6
Los Amigos 2, Duarte 0
DIVISION 7
Marshall 6, Southlands Christian 0
Pomona Catholic 1, Alhambra 1 (Pomona Catholic wins on PKs, 3-2)
Alverno 3, Excelsior Charter 2
Gabrielino 7, Buckley 0
Wednesday’s matchups
DIVISION 3
Pasadena Poly at Righetti
Arcadia at Oaks Christian
Flintridge Prep at Granite Hills
DIVISION 5
La Quinta at Maranatha
Grand Terrace at San Marino
California at La Canada
DIVISION 7
Marshall at Alverno
Gabrielino at Montebello

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Boys soccer scores/up next

Thursday’s scores
D3
Pasadena 2, Ramona 1 (9-8 PKs)
Arcadia 1, Santa Maria 0 (5-3 PKs)
D4
Chino 2, Duarte 1
D5
Pioneer Valley 3, La Canada 0
Marshall 4, Rowland 0
Monrovia 6, Barstow 1
South Pasadena 6, San Jacinto 2
D6
Firebaugh 2, Flintridge Prep 0
Webb 2, Maranatha 1
Pasadena Poly 3, Linfield Christian 1
Tuesday’s second round
D3
Pasadena at Santa Ynez
Knight at Arcadia
D5
Marshall at Shadow Hills
Godinez at South Pasadena
Diamond Bar at Monrovia
D6
Pasadena Poly at Sage Hill

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Girls water polo scores/next games

Thursday’s scores
D4
South Pasadena 15, Sunny Hills 9
Los Altos 10, Temple City 7
D6
Pasadena Poly 12, La Quinta 4
Mayfield 4, Garden Grove 3, OT
Saturday’s quarterfinals
D4
South Pasadena vs. Mission Viejo at Aliso Niguel, 4 p.m.
D6
Pasadena Poly at Cypress, 2 p.m.
Garden Grove Pacifica vs. Mayfield at Pasadena Poly, noon

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Girls hoops scores/next games

Thursday’s CIF-SS playoffs scores
3AA
Palos Verdes 59, Temple City 53
3A
Santa Paula 54, Monrovia 44
Gabrielino 58, Yucca Valley 39
South Pasadena 81, Rubidoux 18
4AA
JSerra 82, Muir 40
29 Palms 73, FSHA 47
La Salle 55, Workman 41
Harvard-Westlake 52, Duarte 38
4A
Flintridge Prep 50, Mission Prep 44
Maranatha 76, Academic Excellence Academy 15
Santa Maria St. Joseph 68, Rio Hondo Prep 49
Fairmont Prep 69, Mayfield 47
5AA
Buckley 58, San Gabriel Mission 27
5A
AGBU 43, Pilgrim 42
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Renaissance Academy 60, Bethel Baptist 19
Desert Christian 45, Waverly 6
St. Monica Academy 45, Cuyama Valley 26
Saturday’s games; 7 p.m. starts
OPEN DIVISION
First round
Keppel at Serra
DIVISION 1AA
First round
Arcadia at Summit
3A
South Pasadena at Gabrielino
San Luis Obispo at La Canada, 6 p.m.
DIVISION 4AA
Second round
29 Palms at La Salle
DIVISION 4A
Second round
Flintridge Prep at Banning
Crossroads at Maranatha
DIVISION 5AA
Second round
Nuview Bridge at Pasadena Poly
DIVISION 5AA
Second round
Orangewood Academy at AGBU
DIVISION 6
Second round
St. Monica Academy vs. Renaissance Academy at Loma Alta Park

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Maranatha, South Pas cruise into second round with easy wins …

Division 3A

South Pasadena 81, Rubidoux 18 — Thanks for coming. The Tigers led 26-1 after the first quarter and the game was played with a running clock for the entire second half. South Pas gets Gabrielino in a “locals-only” second round matchup on Saturday night.

Division 4A

Maranatha 76, Academy of Academic Excellence — Thanks for coming. The Minutemen led 27-2 after the first quarter and the game was played with a running clock in the fourth quarter. Channon Fluker had 16 points and Victoria Chang added 15 for Maranatha, which will host Crossroads in Saturday’s second round.

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Muir ousted by Valley Christian … Flintridge Prep falls … Maranatha cruises … St. Francis survives …

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First round
WEDNESDAY
DIVISION 3A
Cabrillo 86, Monrovia 81
La Canada 59, Glenn 39
St. Francis 63, Yucca Valley 59 OT
DIVISION 4AA
Maranatha 64, San Marino 31
Valley Christian 60, Muir 48
Bosco Tech at Laguna Beach
La Salle vs. Pacific Hills at Providence HS, 6 p.m.
Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 74, Flintridge Prep 49
DIVISION 5AA
Desert at Pasadena Poly
DIVISION 5A
Lucerne Valley vs. Renaissance Academy at Loma Alta Park, 7:30 p.m.

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La Canada names Ramsey Lambert new football coach

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La Canada High School announced 31-year-old Ramsey Lambert as its next varsity football head coach on Wednesday. Lambert replaces James Sims, who won seven games in two seasons at the school.

“I’m excited and it’s a great opportunity to come in and hopefully turn some things around and keep that program going in the right direction,” Lambert said. “I hope we can bring some excitement to the community and a new brand of football that the community and school can be proud of.”

Lambert was most recently the offensive coordinator at Oak Hills in Hesperia, which is where he’s from. La Canada will be Lambert’s first head coach job.

La Canada hasn’t had a winning record since going 6-5 in 2006 under longtime coach Rich Wheeler. Since Wheeler stepped down after the 2008 season, the Spartans have had two head coaches.

Last season, La Canada finished 5-6, was third in the Rio Hondo League and made the Mid-Valley Division playoffs but was routed by Paraclete in the first round.

Lambert has said he’s researched about the last seven years of performance by the program and is hoping to build on last season’s progress.

“The people there in that community are really strung out on success,” Lamber said. “They want to see their kids do well. They want to see their kids do well not only in the class room but in every aspect no matter what extra-curricular activities they join.

“We’ll try to tap into that and see if we can excite some of the alumni about the program as well.”

Lambert in the process of putting together his staff and has already offered to retain assistant coach Jason Sarceda from last year’s staff. Lambert will teach on campus.

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Almont League girls soccer champions

The Alhambra High School girls soccer team won its first Almont League title since 2012. The Moors celebrate their undefeated season in this photo.Picture 003 The Moors open the CIF-SS playoffs Friday at Moor Field against the winner of the Pomona Catholic/St. Pius-St. Matthias winner

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Boys soccer playoffs

All games at 3 p.m.
Today’s wild-card games
DIVISION 3
Arcadia at Jurupa Valley
DIVISION 5
Righetti at South Pasadena
Thursday’s first round
First round
DIVISION 3
Ramona at Pasadena
DIVISION 4
Duarte at Chino
DIVISION 5
La Canada at Pioneer Valley
Rancho Alamitos/Rowland winner at Marshall
Yucca Valley/Barstow winner at Monrovia
Righetti/South Pasadena winner at San Jacinto
DIVISION 6
Flintridge Prep at Firebaugh
Maranatha at Webb
Linfield Christian at Pasadena Poly

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