Prep Roundup: Damien faces Keppel in quarterfinals on Thursday; Glendora knocked out by California

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CALIFORNIA SHOCKS GLENDORA IN OT: California High School began its boys basketball season with a 52-49 overtime victory against Glendora in the third annual Sierra Vista/Baldwin Park “Winter Tip-Off” Tournament on Tuesday night. The Condors scored two quick baskets to start the overtime period. Robert Amaro scored, then Andrew Barber added a basket off a steal by Ryan Schroll.

SIERRA VISTA/BALDWIN PARK TOURNAMENTPool play
Damien 63, Diamond Ranch 51
Damien were led by sophomore guard Jeremy Hemsley and senior guard Jared Dizon with 19 and 17 points, respectively.
Rowland 54, Garfield 30
Rowland easily handled Garfield and will advance to next face Thousand Oaks on Thursday. Leading the Raiders (3-0) in scoring was Chris Arzadon with 14 points and four rebounds and Joe Dionision contributed with 12 points and four assists. Rowland built up a 29-8 halftime lead and was able to hold Garfield (0-2) scoreless in the second quarter.
Jacky Tu rounded out the scoring for Rowland with seven points and three assists. Dave Perez led the scoring for the Bulldogs with eight points.
Tuesday’s Baldwin Park/Sierra Vista round-robin results
Rowland 54, Garfield 30
California 52, Glendora 49, OT
Troy 76, Covina 53
Keppel 66, Walnut 58
Colony 79, South Hills 61
Thousand Oaks 84, Don Lugo 62
Claremont 79, Baldwin Park 59

THURSDAY’S “LIKELY” QUARTERFINALS
At Baldwin Park

Rowland vs. Thousand Oaks, 6 p.m.
Troy vs. Colony, 7:30 p.m.
At Sierra Vista
Damien vs. Keppel, 6 p.m.
Claremont vs. California, 7:30 p.m.

BOSCO TECH TOURNAMENT
Pool play
Los Altos 63, Rosemead 39

Los Altos led 14-6 after one quarter of play and never were challenged after that. Los Altos (1-0) were led by sophomore guard Christian Espinoza with a game-high 20 points. Senior guard Sal Lopez and senior forward Danny Ahn chipped in with 10 and eight points, respectively. Rosemead (0-2) was led by Everado Camacho with 13 points.

GIRLS BASKETBALL
Schurr 45, Baldwin Park 39: It might only have been an early season game, but the Baldwin Park High and Schurr High girls basketball teams battled like it was the postseason Tuesday night. Schurr, behind a game-high 14 points from junior guard Elizabeth Castillo, defeated the visiting Braves 45-39 in a season-opening nonleague game for both teams.

NONLEAGUE
South Hills 57, Sierra Vista 25

South Hills put the game away in the first half leading by a score of 35-11. Leading the Huskies (2-3) in scoring was Brittany Wang with 16 points and five steals and Sarah Madrigal contributed with 11 points and had six rebounds. Imani Payton chipped in with nine points for South Hills. Sierra Vista (0-5) got their scoring from Evelyn Estrada with six points as Maritz Ortiz, Karina Diaz and Kristen Villamor each added four points for the Dons.

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  • gtownalum2008

    Thanks very much for covering the game bummed they lost but atleast it went into overtime they will learn alot from it