Saturday night roundup: Damien holds off Amat; Bonita falls at La Canada; Amat girls beat Sonora

West Covina boys basketball championship
Damien 69, Bishop Amat 62
Damien High School held on late to defeat Bishop Amat, 69-62, for its second straight West Covina boys basketball tournament title.

La Canada boys basketball championship
La Canada 63, Bonita 51
La Caada High School’s early 15-point lead had dwindled to three points late in the third quarter against visiting Bonita in the championship game of the 20th annual La Caada Holiday Classic on Saturday night.

Arroyo girls basketball championship
Bishop Amat 45, Sonora 33
Sparked by a 15-point performance by Leticia Galarza, which included three 3-pointers, the Bishop Amat girls basketball team defeated Sonora, 45-33, to claim the 16th annual Christmas Classic Tournament title at Arroyo High School on Saturday night.

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  • ole hickery

    ole hickery said:
    I was at the Damien/Amat game last night. My observations…a very well played game by both teams the game had scoring spurts for both sides but the game for the most part was a 2 to 4 point game. This early in the season both teams played very goog but very different games…Damien has size (4 of the players on the floor were bigger that the tallest player Amat has on their squad) Amat has more athleticism and quicknessand players a very hawking style defense…and Damien has an army of the Bench. As the game wore on the teams battled Damien “bigs” looked fatigued and if not for the Army coming of the bench at the appropriate times of the game this game might would have most likely ended differently. But I will say that this was a very entertaining game and congratulations to the coaches and players…I look forward to seeing you advance far into the playoffs this season.

  • ole hickery

    Sparty said:
    Ryan Tatera and JP Chakbazof of Damien are each better then Rodriguez, that game should be a sold 15-20pt game like all of Damien’s games except for Brea Olinda was. They are up to 11 in the times, an easy win to move into the top 10.

    As I stated in my earlier post…the season is still quite new and I belive Spanky you need to get out and see some other teams play, La Canada and Bonita are for real. after watching last night, that #3 Rodriquez had a triple double 26 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds which if not mistaken were beeter numbers than the whole Damien backcourt.

    Spend a little time to venture beyond Damien’s walls to see some very good prep b-ball.

  • jmcdonough

    west Covina will win another cif ring in basketbal and basebal amat and damin are week this season just like foootbal . wilson administration and all you no good lazy punk ass parents of the lower sgv grab a schuvel and rack let go of that corona and grafitti spray can and get to werk jerk! That goes for you to chopstiks! We have nicer feelds cause we care bout are kids. imm watchin FOOTBAL todat not FUTBOL are you talking bout socer socer is fore pansys not a reel sport. not much of a basketbal guy and basebal is to hard to play becase you hav to be good at everythin plus i could never hit that ball and i was alwys to fat to play
    you can alwys go swimming!

  • Sparty

    Olehickory, what teams have you actually seen? I’ve seen 5 of the times’ top 10 teams so far, so i think I know what is good basketball. You leave the SGV and see what actual talent is and what top level D1 players are.

  • ole hickery

    Spanky…before we begin to compare notes as to whom we have seen play this year(I don’t mind sharing with you I believe are very good D1 prospects…i was commenting initially on your prediction of the Damien/Amat game ans your assessment of Damiens talent when you said:

    Ryan Tatera and JP Chakbazof of Damien are each better then Rodriguez, that game should be a sold 15-20pt game like all of Damien’s games except for Brea Olinda was. They are up to 11 in the times, an easy win to move into the top 10.

    I was wondering how you arrived at that erroneous conclusion?