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
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.
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.
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.
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.