Lutheran routed: Eric Cooper was hoping to get a look at the future Friday night when his La Verne Lutheran School boys basketball team took on fellow small-school powerhouse Price. Now he’s praying the Trojans’ destiny won’t be quite so grim. Price, winner of nine CIF-Southern Section championships and six state titles since 1999, used a big run to end the first half to take control en route to a 79-45 destruction of La Verne Lutheran in front of a small crowd at the Crenshaw Christian Center’s Faithdome.
DRanch Girls Hoops dominant again: When Diamond Ranch High School girls basketball coach Michael James was reminded that Friday’s 61-32 victory over Bonita wasn’t against just anyone, that it came against the No. 2 team in Division 3A that had lost for just the third time (twice to his Panthers), he just shrugged.
Rosemead girls too good: Five blocks for state-leader Sandra Gutierrez, but it wasn’t enough as Rosemead clinched at least a tie for its second consecutive Mission Valley League girls basketball championship Friday with a 56-46 victory over El Monte.