Basketball Roundup: St. Lucy’s wins first title since 1994 in 52-43 win over Charter Oak; Glendora boys fall to Upland

St. Lucy’s girls basketball wins first league title since 1994: The long wait is finally over for the St. Lucy’s girls basketball team.

The Regents used a strong third quarter to build a lead against Charter Oak, then held off the Chargers for a 52-43 win that clinched the Sierra League championship on Tuesday evening. It’s the program’s first league title since 1994.

“It feels great,” St. Lucy’s coach Mondo Lanier said. “I’m just happy we didn’t give it away. These are some very hard-working girls. Very committed. Everybody is at practice every day. If I call a Saturday practice, everybody is there.

“These girls want to win. We started talking about this in summertime and wanting to get it done. And in order to get it done, everybody had to show up and we had to be a family.”

TUESDAY’S PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP
BOYS BASKETBALL
Baseline League
Upland 55, Glendora 53

Glendora (18-9, 4-5) led 36-23 at halftime but could not hold on against Upland (12-6, 6-3). Walter Carson had a game-high 25 points for Upland. Alfred Brown added 13 points. Kyle Gordon led Glendora with 15 points and added three rebounds and two assists. Kevin Blayney also added 15 points for Glendora.

Montview League
Azusa 50, Sierra Vista 43

Jordan Blackburn scored 17 points to lead Azusa (16-9, 11-1), while Kevin Perez added 10 points. Sierra Vista was led by Antonio Solis with 14 points, and Karlo Villamoore scored nine points.

Valle Vista League
Baldwin Park 54, Wilson 48

The Braves (15-12, 6-5) took over in the second half after the game was tied 24-24 at halftime. Baldwin Park was led by Alex Delgado, who scored 17 points. Danny Lopez added 14 points for the Braves. Matt Kato led Wilson (16-9, 8-3) with 16 points.
Covina 56, San Dimas 40
Mike Peters led Covina with 14 points and Edgardo Campos and Chris Sotelo each scored 13 points. Ni o Harrel scored 12 points for the Colts.

Sierra League
Ayala 67, Claremont 42

Josh Ramirez’s game-high 20 points paced the Bulldogs to a road win over the Wolfpack. Jared Ponce had 18 points, Sean McMullen had eight rebounds and Matthew Ponce had five assists for Ayala (18-7, 7-2), which hosts Damien on Thursday.

Girls Basketball
Sierra League
Chino Hills 62, South Hills 39

Lauren Cody led with 12 points and four rebounds as Chino Hills (12-14, 5-4) won each quarter to defeat South Hills (13-10, 4-5). Melanie Henderson added nine points for Chino Hills, which will play at Charter Oak on Thursday.

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  • Which is it?

    Headline says Upland boys fall to Glendora. Story says GHS lost 55-53.

  • Regent Gary

    It maybe first league title since 1994, but SL has gone deep into the CIF playoffs many times without winning League, Until the last couple of years, Ayala has dominated Sierra basketball, winning like 10 straight league championships and a couple of CIF’s.

  • West sgv

    Regent gary, what are you defining as a deep run cause if you look at maxpreps st lucys hasnt gotten past second rnd in all previous years on max preps. Ive seen your team this year, st lucys is over rated wont get out of second round this year either

  • Old sierra leaguer

    @West sgv, you know St. Lucy’s is an ALL star team according to all their posters.You would swear they are playing for the NCAA championship as much hype as i hear about them yr in/yr out!

  • MrMan

    You are mistaken. SL basketball has not been hyped at all. Maybe volleyball or soccer. SL basketball is humble and just proud to finally accomplish something after years of being in the cellar. If they don’t get out of the second round, that’s fine. Congrats girls on a great season.

  • Regent Gary

    Well I may be dating myself, but when I said that SL went deep into the playoffs w/o winning League
    I was referring to the period 1994 -2000. Finals in 1998, 2nd round or better many years ,including semi’s during those 8 years. SL had a dry period in the early 2000′s , but have made considerable progress in their program last 5 years. No where near SL. volleyball, soccer, softball or water polo, but they are getting there.