Glendora girls basketball opens Palomares with 63-45 win over Diamond Bar

Glendora’s big second half downs Diamond Bar: Palomares League play kicked off Tuesday night in a matchup between two red hot teams that are in the top of five in this newspapers girls basketball rankings.
Glendora, ranked No. 3 in the area and No. 1 in CIF-Southern Section Division 3AA, came from behind in the first half, then shut down area No. 4 Diamond Bar’s high-powered offense and pulled away in the second half for a 63-45 win.
Trailing 21-14 in the second quarter, the Tartans (16-2, 1-0) battled back behind Kyra Zovak to tie the score at 28-28 at the half.
Zovak scored six quick points and plugged up the middle to help the Tartans get back in the game.

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Damien on top of boys basketball rankings heading to Tuesday’s mammoth game at Chino Hills

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Boys Basketball Rankings
1. Damien (15-1)
— Only loss to Mater Dei in “The Classic” final and gets tougher Tuesday against undefeated Chino Hills on the road in Baseline opener.
2. Los Altos (10-2) — Has been good, but might be time to take the next step to great. They have Jarod Lucas, one of the best sophs in California.
3. Bonita (10-4) — Strong wins over Whittier and La Canada and hung tough with Damien in finals of La Canada tournament.
4. Walnut (11-5) — Wins over Bishop Amat, West Covina, Diamond Bar and close two-point loss to JW North. Big game is at Los Altos on Friday.
5. Diamond Bar (10-5) — Solid wins over Covina, Charter Oak and lost last three by a combined seven points. They will battle Bonita, Ayala in Palomares.
6. Bishop Amat (12-2) — Good wins over South Hills and West Covina, but needs to improve its schedule.
7. San Dimas (9-6) — The Valle Vista league favorites have good wins over South Hills, West Covina and Glendora.
8. Workman (10-5) — For a Montview League team, Lobos have played a tough schedule which includes wins over Verbum Dei and Centennial.
9. West Covina (10-7) — Nick Hart is averaging an area best 37 points a game, but Bulldogs have to show they’re not a one-trick pony.
10. Charter Oak (10-3) — Biggest surprise of the season, but real test will come in the Hacienda league.



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Glendora rises to No. 1 in area girls soccer rankings, Bishop Amat No. 2

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Girls Soccer Rankings
1. Glendora (10-3-1)
— With wins this past week over Bishop Amat, St. Lucy’s, Diamond Bar and a solid December, Tartans have earned No. 1 spot.
2. Bishop Amat (12-3) – Should be a favorite in Division 3 with return of super senior Sophia Serafin, and already owns two wins over South Hills.
3. South Hills (6-6-1) — Huskies can blame the mediocre start to injuries and graduated stars after last year’s CIF and state title runs.
4. Bonita (8-6-1) — A team to watch in the Palomares, despite a league opening 2-0 loss to Ayala. Owns a 6-0 win over San Marino, and 4-0 win over Walnut.
5. West Covina (5-2-7) – Only losses to Bishop Amat and Claremont with seven ties. That’s not bad at all. Won’t be surprised if they battle for Hacienda League title.
6. Charter Oak (9-2-1) – Great start by the Chargers, but hasn’t played a very tough schedule. Hacienda league will be the truth teller.
7. St. Lucy’s (5-6-2) – Not a good sign heading into the unforgiving Baseline League.
8. Los Altos (6-6-3) — Several losses to very good teams, so hard to tell where the Conquerors are at. It does have ties with Diamond Bar and Bonita
9. Nogales (7-3-2) – Watch out for the Nobles under new coach Gilbert Luna, who coached the Rowland boys in the late 90s.
10. Rowland (7-4-2) – Looking like it will battle Nogales for the Valle Vista league title after a strong showing in December.

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Rowland girls basketball holds on to No. 1 spot after the holidays; Walnut, Glendora, Diamond Bar not far back

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Girls Basketball Rankings
1. Rowland (14-1)
— Won the Duarte and Ontario Christian tournaments and advanced to finals in the Bonita tournament.
2. Walnut (13-2) — Lost to Rowland in finals of Duarte tournament, but rebounded to win the prestigious Ayala Best of the West tournament.
3. Glendora (14-2) — Beat Chino Hills to win its own tournament, and opens Palomares against Juliana Gamboa at Diamond Bar.
4. Diamond Bar (14-2) — Hasn’t played a lot of local teams, but has performed well out of the area. Juliana Gamboa is a beast.
5. Los Altos (11-2) — Has won eight straight and won most of them easy. Will battle Walnut for the Hacienda league title.
6. Covina (14-3) — Colts will be No. 1 Rowland’s only test in the Valle Vista League and they’ve improved enough to have a legitimate shot.
7. Duarte (12-4) — After advancing to the divisional finals last year, expected more from the Falcons to this point.
8. Bishop Amat (13-5) – First year coach Fernando Duran has done a good job bringing the Lady Lancers back to respectability.
9. Bonita (9-6) — Not what it once was, but still one of ten best in the area.
10. West Covina (11-6) — A big win over Duarte, with another win over South Hills. For sure a sleeper to watch.



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Baldwin Park boys soccer starts 2017 No. 1 in area boys rankings

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1. Baldwin Park (7-1-3)
– Only loss 1-0 to a solid Valencia team with wins over Ganesha, Nogales, El Monte and ties to Los Altos and Sierra Vista.
2. Arroyo (7-2-1) – Has won six straight, including wins over El Monte, Mountain View and a non-league 3-1 win over Bonita.
3. Glendora (5-3-2) – Only losses to solid Villa Park and Estancia with quality wins over Damien, Arcadia and big ties agaisnt Los Osos and Montebello. Palomares favorites?
4. Sierra Vista (7-3-2) – Solid 4-0 wins over Arcadia, Charter Oak, Long Beach Poly, but a 3-1 loss to El Monte.
5. Damien (4-4-1) — Not a great December for the Spartans, which includes a 3-1 loss to Glendora and a 0-0 tie with Bonita.
6. La Puente (4-0-4) – Came out of December undefeated with wins over Mountain View, Rowland and ties to Baldwin Park and Azusa.
7. El Monte (6-4) – Has been steady last few years and will fight to the end for the Mission Valley League title.
8. Nogales (6-3-3) — Has played a decent schedule with local wins over El Monte, Rowland, San Dimas, but losses to Baldwin Park and Garey.
9. Walnut (6-4-1) – After starting 0-3 is has rebounded nicely and is 6-1-1 in last eight games heading to Hacienda.
10. Los Altos (6-5-1) – Slammed Bishop Amat 7-1, but also losses to Diamond Bar, Sunny Hills and Schurr. Still, one of best in Hacienda.

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Friday Recap: Bishop Amat boys basketball defeats West Covina

If you have any scores or stats from any local high school sporting events call them into the desk at 626-544-0992 or 0991 or scores@SGVN

Boys basketball
Bishop Amat 70, West Covina 56 — Ismael Arellano scored 17 points, Jarren Ford added 14 points and Hunter Benson had 12 points for the Lancers (13-2) in a nonleague win. Nick Hart had 36 points and Darion Nickols had 13 points for the Bulldogs (10-7).
Edgewood 67, Arroyo 65, OT — Daniel Felix had 22 points and Ozzy Mancilla scored 15 points and had 13 rebounds for the Lions (13-2) in a nonleague victory. Also for Edgewood, Sebastian Andrade and Niko Yamamoto each had 10 points.

Girls basketball
Los Altos 71, Wilson 41 — Miya Yi had 14 points, two steals and two rebounds and Kendra Ukita added 10 points for the Wildcats in a nonleague loss Friday.

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Friday Recap: Michelle Can scored 16 points to lead Glendora girls basketball to victory

If you have any scores or stats from any local high school sporting events call them into the desk at 626-544-0992 or 0991 or scores@SGVN

Girls basketball
Glendora 60, Ramona 39 — Michelle Can scored 16 points, Alex Lowden and Kyra Zovak each had 11 points and Sarah Zweerink had 10 points for the Tartans (15-2) in a nonleague win.

Girls water polo
Diamond Bar 8, Glendora 7 — Sophomore Kristina Mariani scored the winning goal for the Brahmas (5-0), who won their Palomares League opener. Also for Diamond Bar, junior Phoebe Tsui scored four goals and juniors Ashley Yoo, Venezia Atilano and Monique Yim each scored a goal.

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