Damien, ranked No. 1 in Division 3AA, routed Los Osos 71-43 behind behind Bryce Peters’ 16 points. Jeremy Hemsley added 12 and Malik Fitts finished with 11. Damien improved to 17-2 and a perfect 4-0 in the Baseline.
Walnut remained in sole possession of first in the Hacienda League improving to 16-5 and 4-0 with its 77-22 rout of Chino. Diamond Ranch’s 54-51 win over Los Altos moved the Panthers into a tie for second with the Conquerors. Diamond Ranch is 12-7 and 3-1 and Los Altos is 15-4 and 3-1
Palomares Soccer Results
Friday’s boys games
Glendora 5, South Hills 2
Claremont 2, Bonita 1
Diamond Bar 4, Ayala 2
Friday’s girls games
South Hills 1, Glendora 0
Claremont 1, Bonita 1, OT
Ayala 3, Diamond Bar 2
Glendora’s AJ Bigornia scored 33 points and Brandon Brothers finished with 28 to lead the Tartans to an easy 93-40 win over South Hills to improve to 19-2 and 5-0 in the Palomares. Glendora is ranked No. 1 in Division 2AA. In another Palomares game, Ayala beat Diamond Bar 79-55.
NEW TRIBUNE STATS PAGE: The Tribune, SGVN and MaxPreps have partnered to create a Tribune stats page that will include schedules, results, standings and leaderboards. You’ll want to bookmark and follow it. The Whittier Daily News and Pasadena Star-News each have its own stats for its area teams. Of course, the more coaches that report the better and more complete the page, so encourage your coaches to report results to MaxPreps. The page includes football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer and volleyball for the SGV. There are some kinks that need to be ironed out that you’ll notice immediately, but don’t panic, we’re working on it. You’ll love this page when completed. You can find it daily under stats on the Tribune homepage under hot topics. Stats is listed to the far right, along with several other cool links.
Note: Report scores and results to firstname.lastname@example.org, call to 626-544-0992 and tweet finals to @sgvnscores.
Friday’s Boys Basketball Schedule
Los Osos at Damien, 6:30 p.m.
Camino Real League
Salesian at Bishop Amat, 7 p.m.
Charter Oak at West Covina, 6:45 p.m.
Chino at Walnut, 6:30 p.m.
Diamond Ranch at Los Altos, 6:30 p.m.
Bassett at Pomona, 6:45 p.m.
Edgewood at Garey, 6:30 p.m.
Ganesha at La Puente, 6 p.m.
Mission Valley League
Gabrielino at Rosemead, 4:45 p.m.
Arroyo at El Monte, 4:45 p.m.
Mountain View at South El Monte, 4:45 p.m.
Workman at Sierra Vista, 6 p.m.
Gladstone at Baldwin Park, 6:30 p.m.
Azusa at Duarte, 6 p.m.
South Hills at Glendora, 6:30 p.m.
Bonita at Claremont, 6:30 p.m.
Diamond Bar at Ayala, 6:30 p.m.
Valle Vista League
Covina at Northview, 6:30 p.m.
Nogales at Wilson, 6:30 p.m.
Football, boys and girls soccer and boys water polo can sign national letters of intent on Wednesday, Feb. 4. We’re gathering a list for the paper and online and need your help identifying all the Tribune athletes who plan on signing. I’ll create a list here over the next two weeks. If you plan on signing, please email me at email@example.com so I can stay in touch with you regarding our signing day plans and add you to the list, thanks.
Eric Quevedo, West Covina, Boise State
Anthony Camargo, Bishop Amat, Harvard
Jaclyn Arballo, Bonita, Holy Names University
Photo gallery of La Puente’s 3-1 win over Ganesha
La Puente boys soccer remains undefeated: La Puente High School third-year boys soccer coach Cesar Torrico told his team before Tuesdays’ Miramonte League matchup with Ganesha to treat the game like it was for the league title.
The Warriors, who trailed first-place Ganesha (11-3-3, 3-1) by a half game coming into the contest, did just that and defeated the host Giants 3-1, behind a two-goal performance by sophomore midfielder Daniel Lopez.
With the victory, La Puente (9-0-3, 3-0-1) takes over first place by a half game.
Ganesha’s lone tally came from midfielder Kevin Pleitez and La Puente’s third goal came from another sophomore midfielder, Marcos Picaz.
“Coming into this game we knew it was going to be a tough opponent,” said Lopez, who scored his first two goals of the season. “Ever since our (1-1) tie with Garey, we knew this was a big game. He (Torrico) said, and I quote, ‘Treat it like it’s a league championship, like it’s the last game.’”
HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP
Bishop Amat 5, Marshall 1 – Nathan DiFiori scored twice and Ralph Acosta, Arnold Fields and David Cabral each added a goal for the Lancers (6-4-0) in a nonleague victory.
Covina 2, San Dimas 1 — Wendie Umanzor scored a goal for the Saints (3-9-3, 2-1), but it was not enough in the Valle Vista League loss.
Charter Oak 3, Walnut 0 — Taylor Salgado scored twice and had an assist, and Maggie Brown scored a goal for the Chargers (7-9-1, 2-1) in a Hacienda League win. Cameryn Corcan and Dayna Jaimes each had an assist.
Sierra Vista 5, Gladstone 0 — Kimberly Araujo, Giselle Garcia, Maria Hernandez, Samantha Loza and Sonia Quiroa each scored a goal to lead the Dons (12-3-1, 3-0) to the Montview League victory. Zitlali Jimenez has two assists and Araujo and Hernandez each had an assist.
GIRLS WATER POLO
Charter Oak 19, Walnut 1 – Katie Fugit had eight goals and five steals, Sarah Adams had six goals, three assists and three steals, and goalie Destiny Ramirez had 15 saves for the Chargers (13-4, 2-1) in a Hacienda League victory. Also contributing to Charter Oak’s win were Juliana Martinez, who had two goals, five assists and two steals, and Devynn Stein, who had two goals, two assists and five steals. Nikki Rubio scored the lone goal for Walnut.
Bonita 15, Ayala 14 – Amanda Legaspi had seven goals and one assist, Erin Gonzalez had three goals and one assist, and goalie Rachel Garwick had seven saves and one assist to lead the Bearcats (12-3) to their first Palomares League victory. Kierra Hemric and Kayla DeHerrera each scored twice and Claire Turner had five assists for Bonita.
I’m not posting this to poke fun at the Diamond Ranch boys basketball team, more power to them if they can remain on the CIF-SS Open Division watchlist with a 9-6 overall record, except that the Open Division was created to take the best teams from all the divisions and place them into one super division. What I don’t get is how in the world is Diamond Ranch still on the radar, especially following last week’s 83-57 loss to Walnut. It’s not like they lost on a last-second shot, they got handled. There’s only one team in the SGV deserving of being on the list and that’s Damien, rightfully on it. In our backyard, Glendora, Walnut, Bishop Amat and Los Altos would all be more deserving than Diamond Ranch, but somehow Diamond Ranch remains under consideration? What gives, I know on paper Diamond Ranch was supposed to be much better, but we’re nearing February. You are what you’re at this point. You don’t reward teams based on what you think they should do, you reward them by what they’re doing.
For this week’s CIF polls, visit the CIF website
Boys Basketball Top Ten Rankings
1. Damien (14-2) - Huge, huge win over Etiwanda shows Spartans could be a real contender in tough Baseline. Bigger text comes next at Chino Hills on Wednesday.
2. Glendora (16-2) – Perfect 3-0 in the Palomares with test at Diamond Bar Wednesday.
3. Los Altos (13-3) — Schedule sets up perfect with Los Altos and Walnut going at it to end first half of Hacienda and to end with a showdown in finale.
4. Walnut (14-5) - Crushed Diamond Ranch to go to 2-0 in the Hacienda.
5. Diamond Bar (10-8) – Big 90-82 win over Bonita going into Glendora game.
6. Bonita (15-4) — As good as it is, starting 1-2 in the Palomares is no bueno.
7. Bishop Amat (14-4) — Should be a battle to the end in the Del Rey.
8. Rowland (11-5) – Big win over Covina sends it to 2-0 in the VVL. Next big test at Wilson on Wednesday.
9. Diamond Ranch (10-6) – How did it get waxed so bad by Walnut?
10. Covina (13-6) - Colts beat Wilson then lose a close one to Rowland.
Girls Basketball Top Ten Rankings
1. South Hills (14-5) — tough loss to Ayala, but still best of the rest.
2. Walnut (10-5-4) – Wins over Diamond Ranch and West Covina vault Mustangs to No. 2
3. Duarte (9-6) – Already 2-0 in the Montview.
4. West Covina (11-7) — Back-to-back losses leaves Bulldogs in last in Hacienda.
5. South El Monte (14-3) — Second behind Gabrielino in a tougher than expected Mission Valley.
6. Los Altos (11-5) – Expected loss to Chino, 1-1 in Hacienda.
7. Bonita (9-11) — Has fallen since league opening win over Glendora
8. Covina (11-8) – Big wins over Wilson and Rowland to go to 2-0 in VVL
9. Bishop Amat (7-10) – Bishop Amat is this close to falling out of the area rankings in a down year for girls basketball. My how the mighty have fallen and fallen fast.
10. Arroyo (10-8) – Have to remember it lost by only two points to Bishop Amat.
Girls Soccer Top Ten Rankings
1. Bishop Amat (8-6) – Next two games will be the test against Bishop Montgomery Thursday followed by La Salle.
2. Glendora (7-5-4) — Look who’s leading the Palomares with a 2-0-1 record through two weeks. But will it last?
3. South Hills (10-3) — Edged Bonita and then lost to Ayala 2-1 in overtime in a game the Bulldogs controlled throughout.
4. St. Lucy’s (6-4-6) — Not good when you’re 0-1-2 in league and haven’t faced Los Osos yet.
5. Sierra Vista (11-2-1) – 2-0 in the Montview after beating previously undefeated Baldwin Park.
6. Diamond Bar (9-5-1) – Already 0-2-1 in the Palomares is a brutal start for a Brahmas team that had playoff and championship aspirations.
7. Diamond Ranch (4-3-4) – Wins over Charter Oak and Walnut to start 2-0 in Hacienda. After Chino, the rest of the Hacienda is very average at best.
8. Los Altos (6-7) — Played Chino tough in 2-1 loss and though overall record not eye-catching, they’ll start picking up steam in Hacienda.
9. Baldwin Park (7-1-1) — Dropped 4-0 result to Sierra Vista, but best of the rest in Montview.
10. South El Monte (6-4-1) — Should battle for a playoff spot in the MVL
Boys Soccer Rankings
1. Diamond Bar (11-3-2) — Solid 1-1 tie vs. tough Claremont and 3-1 win over Bonita moves purple into top spot.
2. Sierra Vista (10-1-2) – Crushing 5-2 win over Baldwin Park. They should own Montview again.
3. Damien (10-3-2) – Beat Etiwanda 4-0, lost 2-1 to Chino Hills
4. La Puente (8-0-3) – Tied a good Garey squad, but still undefeated.
5. Bishop Amat (3-0-4) - Very impressive 4-4 tie vs. Cathedral to open league play. Not reporting all scores, so a wait and see
6. Diamond Ranch (7-4-3) – Absolutely crushes Charter Oak 5-1, then losses to Walnut 1-0. In reality, I’ve got Charter Oak and Diamond Ranch ranked when maybe Walnut deserves it.
7. Ganesha (11-2-3) – Showdown as its hosts La Puente on Tuesday.
8. Mountain View (4-4-3) — Good 4-0-1 start in the MVL, tied for first with El Monte
9. El Monte (7-5-2) — Back-to-back shutout victories, tied for first at 4-0-1.
10. Charter Oak (12-3-2) — Embarrassing loss to Diamond Ranch, but can prove it belongs with Walnut up next.