13th annual Rose City Roundball Classic
At Maranatha High School unless noted
Monday’s games West Ranch vs. Cajon, 3:30 p.m.
Notre Dame vs. St. Augustine, 5 p.m.
Price vs. Diamond Ranch, 6:30 p.m.
Leuzinger vs. Pasadena, 8 p.m. Tuesday’s games Highland vs. Westlake, 3:30 p.m.
Oaks Christian vs. Muir, 5 p.m.
Cantwell-Sacred Heart vs. Palisades, 6:30 p.m.
Firebaugh vs. Maranatha, 8 p.m.
Wednesday’s games West Ranch/Cajon loser vs. Leuzinger/Pasadena loser, , 3:30 p.m.
Notre Dame/St. Augustine loser vs. Price/Diamond Ranch loser, 5 p.m. Thursday’s games Cantwell-Sacred Heart/Palisades loser vs. Highland/Westlake loser, 3:30 p.m.
Oaks Christian/Muir loser vs. Firebaugh/Maranatha loser, 5 p.m. Championship bracket
Wednesday’s games Notre Dame/St. Augustine winner vs. Price/Diamond Ranch winner, 6:30 p.m.
West Ranch/Cajon winner vs. Leuzinger/Pasadena winner, 8 p.m. Thursday’s games Cantwell-Sacred Heart/Palisades winner vs. Highland/Westlake winner, 6:30 p.m.
Oaks Christian/Muir winner vs. Firebaugh/Maranatha winner, 8 p.m. Friday’s semifinals
Consolation bracket (at Pasadena High School)
Ninth place, 6:30 p.m.
Ninth place, 8 p.m.
13th place 3:30 p.m.
13th place 5 p.m. Championship bracket First place, 6:30 p.m.
First place, 8 p.m.
Fifth place, 3:30 p.m.
Fifth place, 5 p.m. Saturday’s finals Championship, 8 p.m.
Third place, 6:30 p.m.
Fifth place, 5 p.m.
Seventh place, 3:30 p.m.
Consolation final, 2 p.m.
11th place, 12:30 p.m.
13th place, 11 a.m.
15th place, 9:30 a.m.
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Boys basketball Rowland 69, Fullerton 47 — Jonathan Hu had 20 points, five rebounds and five assists, Curtis Hong registered 24 points, five steals and three assists and Phillip Aguiniga added 13 points, 11 assists, six steals and five rebounds for the Raiders (1-0) in a nonleague win. Arroyo 56, Torres 51 — Justin Alfonso had 23 points, Francisco Martinez added 10 points and Fabian Gomez had 12 rebounds to lead the Knights (4-0) to the Lions Take of the Turkey Tournament win. Mendez 45, Edgewood 41 — Terrell Lewis had 14 points and Michael Martinez had 10 rebounds for the Lions (1-4) in a Lions Take of the Turkey Tournament loss.
Girls basketball Glendora 68, Ramona 30 — Michelle Can had 17 points and Alexis Lowden added 13 points to lead the Tartans (2-1) to the South El Monte Tournament victory.
Intro: On Bishop Amat vs. St. John Bosco 15:40 mark: Central Division, Charter Oak-Glendora; Summit-San Marion 29:30 mark: Southeast Division, La Serna-St. Francis; Cathedral-La Mirada 41:30 mark: Mid-Valley Division, Pomona-Sierra Canyon; San Dimas-Viewpoint 46:00 mark: Southwest Division, La Habra-Villa Park
Girls Basketball Top Ten Preview by Keith Lair
The Duarte High School girls basketball program has been no stranger to success.
The Falcons have had four 20-plus winning seasons in the last four years and have been to the CIF Southern Section playoffs every year since 2010. They went to the CIF State tournament in 2010 and reached the quarterfinals of the CIF-SS divisional playoffs last year.
But the Falcons appear to have stepped up their game. They have hired Scott Wiard as head coach. Scott helped his father, Richard, to two CIF State and five CIF-SS titles at Bishop Amat.
“They’ve had a pretty good run the last five years and we’re trying to build on that,” Scott Wiard said. “The kids are used to competing at a high level. We’re trying to build a CIF championship program and when we came from Amat we thought we can do it here.”
The Wiards, with Richard as an assistant coach, will find the cupboards are not bare. The Falcons have two of the best players in the west San Gabriel Valley, which is why they earned the preseason No. 1 position.
Six-foot-seven sophomore Patricia Morris is back, along with a top point guard and a top scorer.
Morris averaged 9.2 points and nine rebounds on a team that went 20-9 last year.
“From May until now she is so much better,” Wiard said. “She presents problems with her height. She is such a good athlete. She played tennis and has improved her footwork. She will be pretty special for us.”
And then there is senior Mackenzie Barnes, who led the Falcons in scoring last year playing point guard.
“I think in girls basketball if you have a really good point guard and a big girl in the middle, you’ll be pretty decent,” Wiard said. “We’re pretty blessed because we are fortunate to have both.
“(Barnes) does the right things and gets in the right spots and she’s gotten a lot better.”
Then there’s junior Ryley Thompson, one of the top 3-point shooters in the valley. Seniors Karmeece Robinson and Sofia Calvo also return. Freshman Delanye Thompson, Ryley’s sister, is expected to see playing time off he bench. Continue reading “It’s a new era for girls basketball with Duarte No. 1” »
This simple Tweet went viral late Friday with a lot of folks thinking I lost my mind for thinking Amat could be on the same field with St. John Bosco. I stand by what I wrote, that I like their chances, and what I mean by that is I like their chances for a mammoth upset. But am I ready to predict it? No. Nobody in their right mind would pick Amat if you were asked to bet the mortgage on it. But I don’t think it’s impossible and I do believe it will be a winnable game in the fourth quarter. I was wavering on Charter Oak and Glendora before finally settling on Charter Oak. I watched the first game and Charter Oak handled Glendora up front. That’s going to be the difference again. But it will be closer than 28-7 the second time around. I love San Dimas’ chances against Viewpoint after watching how close Covina came to beating them. I picked San Dimas to upset Paraclete and get to the finals and not changing my mind now. I also like Sierra Canyon to beat Pomona in a not-so-close game. In other out of area games, take St. Francis in an upset over No. 1 La Serna and go with La Mirada to reach the finals over Cathedral. I also have La Habra all day over Villa Park.
Friday’s CIF-SS Playoff Schedule and predictions
All games start at 7:30 p.m., unless noted
Bishop Amat vs. St. John Bosco at Cerritos College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Bosco); Aram (Bosco) Southwest Division
Villa Park at La Habra — Robledo (La Habra); Aram (Aram) Southeast Division
La Serna at St. Francis — Robledo (St. Francis); Aram (La Serna)
La Mirada at Cathedral, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Mirada); Aram (La Mirada) Central Division
Charter Oak vs. Glendora at Citrus College — Robledo (Charter Oak); Aram (Charter Oak)
Summit at San Marino — Robledo (San Marino): Aram (San Marino) Mid-Valley Division
Pomona vs. Sierra Canyon at Granada Hills HS, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SC); Aram (SC)
San Dimas vs. Viewpoint at Agoura HS, 7 p.m. — Robledo (San Dimas); Aram (San Dimas)