COVINA BOYS GET BIG WIN: Covina came from 14 points down in the second half to pull out a 64-58 win over No. 10-ranked Rowland on Friday night.
The win throws the Valle Vista League standings into chaos with only three games left in the regular season.
The Colts are now in a three-way tie with Rowland and Wilson for first place, with San Dimas only one game behind.
“We’ve been calling these guys the cardiac kids,” Colts coach Will Bissman said. “It seems like every game has been like this, but the kids are just learning to play under pressure.”
Trailing 42-28 with 5:37 left in the third quarter, the Colts (17-7, 5-2) went on a 16-0 run to get back in the game.
BISHOP AMAT SOCCER FALLS TO NO. 1 CATHEDRAL: The Cathedral High boys soccer team took over first place in the Del Rey League with a 3-0 victory over Bishop Amat at Keifer Memorial Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
In the first meeting, the top two teams in the league rankings tied 4-4, but the Phantom defense stepped up in the second meeting, shutting out the Lancers for its 12th shutout this year.
Derrick Garcia was in goal for Cathedral (15-2-4, 4-0-1) and had four saves to maintain the shutout. He also stopped the best scoring chance for Bishop Amat (9-1-4, 4-1-1). In the first half, Brandon Arconado had to only get passed Garcia, but the goalkeeper forced him to rush his shot, which went sailing over the crossbar.
South Hills 54, Ayala 45 — Brittany Wang had 20 points and Sam Perez added 14 points to lead the Huskies (18-5, 7-1) to the Palomares League victory. Jackie Ricketson had 19 points and Terra DeKnikker added 14 points for Ayala, the Bulldogs received their first league lost of the season.
South El Monte 53, Rosemead 44 — Marcos Lopez had 24 points and Luis Barahona added nine points to lead the Eagles (9-8,5-4) to the Mission Valley League victory in overtime.
San Dimas 66, Nogales 53 — Omar Nasri had 17 points and 15 rebounds and Ryan Ocampo added 16 points for the Saints (10-13, 4-3) in a Valle Vista league victory. Also contributing to San Dimas’s victory were Joey Erickson who had 12 points and 11 rebounds, Ronny Rafeh who had nine points and 11 rebounds and Russell Ocampo who had five points and four assists. Justin Rogue had 11 points and Josh Hebreo and Sean Jones both had 10 points for Nogales.
West Covina 79, Chino 51 — Jacob Acosta had 26 points and Nick Hart added 18 points to lead the Bulldogs (11-13, 3-4) to the Hacienda League victory.
St Monica 50, Bishop Amat 49 — Tyler Vaughns had 11 points and Harrison Kay added 10 points for the Lancers (17-6, 3-3) but it was not enough in the Camino Real League loss.
Bonita 71, Diamond Bar 59 — Joe Quintana had 22 points, Tyler Poepping had 16 points and Kyle Gray added 14 points to lead the Bearcats (18-5, 4-3) to the Palomares League win.
Diamond Bar 3, Bonita 0 — Goalie Stevie Eide recorded a shutout and Marissa Favela, Hayley Everhart, and Helena Kisor each scored a goal to lead the Brahmas (10-8-2, 1-5-2) to the Palomares League victory.