Wednesday’s High School Sports Roundup
Rowland 73, West Covina 47
Rowland (19-8, 8-3) clinched second place in league behind first-place Bonita. “We played an outstanding defensive game tonight,” coach Gordon Hamlow said. “Chris Arzadon is our team’s defensive specialist and he demonstrated that tonight and that transitioned to our offense which we ran very effectively.” Rowland led 40-23 at halftime and was not challenged in the second half. Rowland was led by junior guard Joe Dionision with a team-high 14 points, which included four 3-pointers. Senior guard Derrick Marr added 13 points, eight rebounds and three assists.
West Covina (4-22, 0-11) was led by Jared Valdiviez who scored a game-high 15 points that included five 3-pointers and Jonah Mendoza who added 10 points.
Mission Valley League
Arroyo 47, South El Monte 35
In a must-win game for both teams and to at least share the league title, Primitivo Gomez led Arroyo (14-11, 7-2) with 27 points, nine rebounds and two blocked shots. Edgar Lupercio contributed nine points and four rebounds. Jordan Villela scored 13 points for the Eagles.
Bonita 55, Diamond Bar 30
Nikki Wheatley scored 15 points for Bonita to go along with three rebounds and two steals.
Ariana Abo contributed 13 points and had three 3-pointers for the Bearcats. Sarah Jackson chipped in with nine points and eight rebounds. Bonita (23-3, 11-0) opened up a 29-14 halftime lead and never was threatened. Yewande Alabi led Diamond Bar (16-9, 6-5) with 10 points.
Duarte 100, La Puente 28
Duarte left no doubt as to who rules the league.
The Falcons (20-1, 13-0) led 21-6 after one quarter and 52-20 at halftime before cruising to victory in the second half. Duarte was led in scoring by Mikayla Tickey, who scored a game-high 30 points. Also playing well was Sheree Cox and Yasmine Wilson, who each scored 19 points.
Valle Vista League
Baldwin Park 4, Nogales 0
Heading into Wednesday’s game against Nogales, Baldwin Park knew what as at stake – sole possession of second place in the league standings and a probable first-round home game in next week’s CIF-SS Division 3 playoffs.
The Braves (13-6-2, 9-3-0) used goals from four players to secure second place and now look forward to the start of next week’s playoffs in their quest to defend their division title. Junior midfielder Kevin Sandoval got things going in the 20th minute for the Braves with an unassisted goal. That was followed in the 50th minute when senior midfielder Erik Solano found himself alone in front of the Nobles’ net and tapped in a rebound.
Ten minutes later senior forward Chris Morales scored unassisted. Junior forward Josue Flores closed out the scoring for the Braves in the 70th minute. Junior goalie Dakyer Villalobos had eight saves to preserve the win.
Valle Vista League
San Dimas 2, Covina 0
Daisy Duran scored the game-winner for the Saints (22-2, 12-0) in the 52nd minute with an assist from Jeanette Jimenez.
Maribel Duran scored the Saints’ final goal on an assist from her sister, Daisy.
San Dimas took a total of 14 shots and got four saves from Britain Chaputa.
San Dimas kept up the solid defense with the shutout. The Saints have allowed only four goals in league play all season.
Wilson 3, Pomona 0
Allison Kung scored two goals for the Wildcats on assists from Sara Martinez as the Wildcats rolled. Christina Flores scored the final goal for Wilson with an assist from Kung.
Wilson took 14 shots on goal to Pomona’s seven.
Kaylin Richard had five saves for Wilson and Pomona goalie Laura Al kept the game close with 10 saves.