Note: Report scores and results to email@example.com, 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. Hacienda League
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. Miramonte League
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. Montview League
Workman at Sierra Vista, 6 p.m.
Gladstone at Baldwin Park, 6:30 p.m.
Azusa at Duarte, 6 p.m. Palomares League
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.
HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP
BOYS SOCCER 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. GIRLS SOCCER
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.
Colony’s Steve Randall, who guided the Titans to a 12-2 record and the Central Division championship, will coach the East team. Crescenta Valley’s Paul Schilling, who led the Falcons to a 14-0 record and the Southeast Division championship, will join forces with four-time CIF champion Steve Bogan of Maranatha to coach the West.
The game, which has traditionally been played in early summer, was moved to winter by game organizer and West Covina coach Mike Maggiore in order to provide players with one last recruiting showcase before signing day and hopefully lure some of the area’s top talent.
WEST ROSTER Chase Walker WR Crescenta Valley
Christian Herrera DB El Monte
Israel Royal WR/RB Franklin
Jordan Lobianco WR Crescenta Valley
Josh Benson WR/RB Arcadia
Tyler Ili OLB West Covina
Caleb Devine RB Maranatha
Michael Fulton DE/LB Muir
Tevita Sina DE Los Altos
Xavious Boone DB Maranatha
Eli Snyder QB Maranatha Jorge Reyna QB Pasadena
Brian Reyes LB Muir
Octavius Spencer WR Monrovia
Jean-luc Dauphiney DB Cantwell/Sacred Heart
Nick Jovanelly WR Eagle Rock
Aiden Anding LB Burroughs
David Smith DB Muir
Nick Cantong DB Burbank
Tony Toledo RB Burbank
Fernando Espinosa DB El Monte
Carter Otte WR Verdugo Hills Jasper Chavez OLB Rosemead
Raul Alegria LB Eagle Rock
Josh Herrera DL West Covina
Blake Cusick K/P Monrovia
Michael Sahagun LB Rosemead
Chris Osorio RB Wilson (H.H.)
Christian Wiley LB Bishop Amat
Titus Stewart OL/DL Cantwell/Sacred Heart
Christian Walton OL Monrovia
David Tolmachoff OL Los Altos
Robert Sanchez OL Arroyo Eric Quevedo OL West Covina
Davo Hokobyan OL Crescenta Valley
Andrew Mills OL Burroughs
Drew Nixon OL St. Francis
Andrew Lopez OL Bishop Amat
Cesar Jimenez OLB Franklin
Matt Erickson DE Crescenta Valley
Brandon Arconado WR Bishop Amat
David Jimenez DL Los Altos
Zack Sturdivant QB Chino Hills
Christian Lara QB La Mirada
Josh Radecki OL South Hills Josiah Grey OL Rancho Cucamonga
Angelo Lojero OL La Mirada
Albert Gonzales OL Whittier
Travis Miller OL La Serna
Ben Northrup OL Glendora
Abel Martinez OL Claremont
Clay Garcelli OL Chino Hills
Jesse Garcia RB South Hills
Angel Verdugo RB Bonita
Pernell Smalley RB Covina Kenyon Woods WR Pomona
Blake Fisher WR Rancho Cucamonga
MacKenzie Stenquit WR Damien
Malcom Smith WR Los Osos
Keon Stevens WR Etiwanda
Caleb Repp TE Los Osos
Noah Evans TE Whittier Christian
Michael Neal TE Etiwanda
Axl Mendoza K Colony
Sarkis Panossian RB/LB Western Christian Kele Scott DB Pomona
Desmond Bobo DB Pomona
James Oxier DB Chaffey
Erick Ware DB San Dimas
Ryan Kinnard DB Colony
Julio Reynoso DB Pioneer
Preston Carr LB Don Lugo
Jason Ortiz LB Charter Oak
Jacob Underhill LB Charter Oak
Zack Lewellen LB Glendora Justin Frasier LB Glendora
Uepi Kaufusi DL Rancho Cucamonga
Patrick Sanchez DL Damien
Peyrn En Twogood DL Claremont
Marcus Lewis DL Chino
Daniel Porraz DL Colony
In the late game, Damien improved to 15-2 with a 69-50 victory over Rancho Verde. Jeremy Hemsley once again led the way with 20 points and Malik Fitts added 12. Coach Matt Dunn, Hemsley and Fitts talked about the MLK victory afterward.
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.
The Diamond Ranch boys basketball team was so well thought of, it was on the CIF-SS Open Division watch list this week. That won’t last long after Walnut’s crushing 83-57 victory over the Panthers Friday. In girls action, the Walnut girls also beat Diamond Ranch 60-51 behind 16 points from Cory Pitpit.
The Glendora girls soccer team tied Claremont 1-1 on Friday to go to 2-0-1 and take over sole possession of first in the Palomares. South Hills had a chance to be in first alone, but it couldn’t hold a 1-0 halftime lead over Ayala, who came back and beat the Huskies 2-1 in overtime. Ayala and South Hills are tied for second at 2-1.
GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Ayala’s Victoria Rama scored the game-winner in overtime to lift the Bulldogs (8-7-1, 2-1) to a 2-1 girls soccer victory over South Hills in the Palomares League. South Hills’ Maddy Warren scored in the first half to give the Huskies (10-3, 2-1) a 1-0 lead, but the Bulldogs’ Jackie Mejia tied it off a corner in the 62nd minute to send the game to overtime.
BOYS BASKETBALL Glendora 83, Diamond Bar 54: Brandon Brothers made sure the Glendora boys basketball team improved to 3-0 in the Palomares by dropping 26 points in a 83-54 win over Claremont. AJ Bigornia finished with 15 points and 10 assists. Diamond Bar gave Bonita its second loss in the Palomares with an eight point victory.
Diamond Bar 90, Bonita 82 –The Brahmas continued an excellent start to the Palomares League with the victory over the Bearcats.
Diamond Bar (10-8, 2-1) was led by Brandon Rice, who had 25 points and seven rebounds. Tyler Ginyar had 21 points and 10 assists for the Brahmas.
Bonita was led by Joe Quintana with 17 points and Kyle Gray added 16 points for the Bearcats (14-4, 1-2).
Lamar Johnson had 16 points and three assists for the Brahmas, who had 11 3-pointers. Tyler Peterson also had 10 points, seven rebounds, and three assists for Diamond Bar.
San Dimas 63, Nogales 58 –The Saints got their first win in Valle Vista League play as Omar Nasri had 22 points and 17 rebounds. Ryan Ocampa and Donnell Leffridge each had 12 points for the Saints.
Edgewood 57, La Puente 48 — Jared Barnes led all scorers with 19 points, while teammate Noah Yalch had 15 points for Edgewood. Barnes also had 10 rebounds.
Diamond Bar 3, Bonita 1 – The Brahmas defeated the Bearcats in a Palomares League contest Friday night. Conner Donohue had the first goal for Diamond Bar. Andre Gamboa and Jordan Wong each had a goal and assist as well for the Brahmas in the victory.
GIRLS BASKETBALL South El Monte 54, Marshall 30 — Kimberly Urbina had 29 points and Robyn Quintana added six points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists for South El Monute. The win puts South El Monte at 14-3 overall and 3-1 in league play.
Best games on the schedule include Walnut at Diamond Ranch in what could ultimately decide the Hacienda and Pomona and Ganesha, both 2-0 in the Miramonte, playing for first place. In the Palomares, Diamond Bar and Bonita is a big game to see who can keep pace with front-running Glendora for playoff spots and in the Valle Vista, Covina, who had a shocking two-point win over favored Wilson earlier in the week, hosts Rowland for sole possession of first in the VVL. Tonight’s Boys Basketball Schedule
Camino Real League
Bishop Amat at St. Monica, 7 p.m. Hacienda League
Walnut at Diamond Ranch, 6:45 p.m.
Los Altos at Charter Oak, 6:30 p.m.
West Covina at Chino, 6:45 p.m. Miramonte League
Pomona at Ganesha, 6:45 p.m. 2-0 vs. 2-0
La Puente at Edgewood, 6:45 p.m.
Bassett at Garey, 6:45 p.m. Mission Valley League
Rosemead at Arroyo, 6:30 p.m.
Gabrielino at Mountain View, 6:30 p.m.
Marshall at South El Monte, 6:30 p.m. Montview League
Azusa at Workman, 6 p.m.
Duarte at Gladstone, 6 p.m.
Baldwin Park at Sierra Vista, 6 p.m. Palomares League
Diamond Bar at Bonita, 6:30 p.m.
Glendora at Claremont, 6:30 p.m.
Ayala at South Hills, 6:30 p.m. Valle Vista League
Rowland at Covina, 6:30 p.m. for first
Northview at Wilson, 6:30 p.m.
San Dimas at Nogales, 6:30 p.m.
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San Dimas 3, Nogales 2 — Krista Thomas scored twice and Cheyenne Cepeda scored a goal to lead the Saints (3-8, 2-0) to the Valle Vista League victory. Duarte 5, Gladstone 0 — Ruth Macdonaugh scored four goals and Miriam Rodriguez scored a goal for the Falcons (5-4-1, 1-1) in a Montview League win. Los Altos 3, Charter Oak 2 – Taylor Salgado scored a goal with an assist from Dayna Jaimes, and Maggie Brown also scored a goal with an assist from Diana Barbone for the Chargers (6-9-1, 0-2) in the Hacienda League loss. Sierra Vista 4, Baldwin Park 0 — Samantha Loza scored twice and had one assist and goalie Vanessa Tapia recorded the shutout for the Dons (11-2-1, 2-0) in a Montview League win. Kimberly Araujo and Sonia Quiroa each scored a goal and Giselle Garcia, Maria Hernandez and Zitlali Jimenez each had an assist for Sierra Vista. Boys Soccer
Nogales 4, San Dimas 1 — Marc Ramirez scored twice and Jonathan Arias and Emilano Silva each scored a goal for the Nobles (6-3, 1-1) in a Valle Vista League victory. Girls Water Polo
Los Altos 11, Charter Oak 9 — Brooke Contreras had four goals, Victoria Mezak had three goals and Sam Murillo had six saves for the Conquerors (7-2) in a Hacienda League victory. Goalie Destiny Ramirez had 13 saves and Katie Fugit and Sarah Adams each had four goals for the Chargers (8-3). Fugit also had four steals and one assist and Adams had two assists and two steals. Bonita 17, Diamond Bar 5 – Amanda Legaspie had three goals and three assists, Kirra Hemric added three goals and two assists and goalie Alisha Plum had nine saves for the Bearcats (11-3, 2-0) in a Palomares League win.
Also contributing to Bonita’s victory were Angie Morales and Reannon Urias, who each scored twice, and Jessica Argelander, Taylor Alley, Rachel Guarino and Ciara Dennison, who each scored a goal. Goalkeeper Denise Perez had six saves and Lina Solomon had four saves.
Maddie St. Pierre, Sierra Sanchez, Jenna Canova, Sameen Shakibai, and Patti Delgadillo each scored a goal for Diamond Bar.