Glendora High School’s success in big games over the years combined talent with a little Tartan luck.
Karma took some of the back Friday.
Michael Rodriguez scored back-to-back baskets in the final 90 seconds and visiting Chino Hills overcame a nine-point deficit by limiting Glendora to one point in the fourth quarter to score a 41-38 victory over the Tartans in a game featuring the top two teams in the Sierra League.
Glendora had a chance to tie the score in the final five seconds, but Kos Russell’s 3-pointer from the left side bounced off the back of the rim as time expired.
Derek Brown had 11 points for Huskies, who took over first place and improved to 20-6 overall and 7-1 in league play. Glendora, getting 13 points from Calvin Smith and 12 from Russell, slipped to 19-7 and 6-2.
Friday’s boys basketball games
Chino Hills 41, at Glendora 38
Ayala at Diamond Bar, 7 p.m.
Damien 60, at Chino 40
Los Altos at Diamond Ranch, 7 p.m.
Wilson at Bonita, 7 p.m.
San Antonio League
At South Hills 70, Walnut 34
Rowland at Nogales, 6:30 p.m.
Mission Valley League
At South El Monte 70, Arroyo 64
Mountain View 25, at Gabrielino 23
Rosemead 48, at El Monte 40
Duarte at Workman, 6 p.m.
At Gladstone 46, Bassett 38
Sierra Vista at La Puente, 6 p.m.
Valle Vista League
Baldwin Park 65, at Covina 54
Pomona vs. Northview at Damien HS, 7 p.m.
San Dimas at Ganesha, 7 p.m.
At Charter Oak 53, West Covina 42