“I think the only people that thought we were going to win were myself and the guys in our locker room. Coming off the bus I said, “We’re not here to get pushed around. We’re not here to lose this game. We’re here to fight, and I think we did it all four quarters.” — South Pasadena coach Dave Lutzeier said following the win over Glendora.
QUARTERFINAL ROUNDUP: Damien High junior Malik Fitts provided the understatement of the young season following the Spartans’ 89-33 quarterfinal victory over Serrano in the Glendora boys basketball tournament on Wednesday. “It’s going to be a fun two years,” the 6-foot-5 guard said. That’s because the starting five are all juniors. Fresh off a CIF-SS division title, returning player of the year Jeremy Hemsley finished with 13 points, five assists and four rebounds in a short night of work.
Damien 89, Serrano 33
Walnut 75, Don Lugo 55
Burbank 55, Rowland 51
South Pasadena 54, Glendora 45
Friday’s semifinals at Glendora
Damien vs. Walnut, 6 p.m.
Burbank vs. South Pasadena, 7:30 p.m.
Damien coach Matt Dunn and junior Malik Fitts talk after Wednesday’s easy 89-33 quarterfinal win over Serrano