Girls water polo
Bonita 13, Claremont 3 — Goalie Rachel Garwick had 11 saves and two assists and Amanda Legaspi scored six goals to lead the Bearcats (10-1, 4-0) to the Palomares League victory. Erin Gonzalez and Taylor Alley each scored twice and Kayla DeHerrera, Jessica Carnahan and Jessica Argelander each scored a goal for Bonita. Claremont’s goalie Morgan Stockhom had nine saves and Lauren Hoyle and Kyra Machunich each scored a goal. Bonita will play at home tomorrow against Glendora at 4 p.m.
Boys Basketball Top Ten Rankings
1. Damien (17-2) - With a win over Etiwanda and blowout at Chino Hills the Spartans are now ranked seventh in the state by MaxPreps.
2. Glendora (19-2) — Brandon Brothers and AJ Bigornia are too much for the rest of the Palomares.
3. Walnut (16-5) - Undefeated in Hacienda and will try to avenge non-league loss at Los Altos Wednesday.
4. Los Altos (15-4) — Came back to earth in loss to Diamond Ranch. But the big one is Wednesday at home against Walnut.
5. Bishop Amat (16-4) — Cruising along and gets a quick rematch with Bell Jeff on Friday at home.
6. Bonita (15-5) — Losses in league to Glendora, Ayala and Diamond Bar.
7. Diamond Ranch (12-7) – Back in the Hacienda mix with a win over Los Altos.
8. Wilson (16-4) – Gets big win over Rowland to move into three-way tie for first in VVL at 3-1 with Covina and Rowland.
9. Diamond Bar (11-10) – Back-to-back losses to league leaders Glendora and Ayala.
10. Covina (15-6) - Tied for first in Valle Vista at 3-1.
Girls Basketball Top Ten Rankings
1. South Hills (17-5) — Best season in years with only league loss to strong Ayala squad.
2. Duarte (12-6) – 4-0 in the Montview and probably won’t be tested.
3. Walnut (11-6) – Crushed by Chino 61-40 to fall to second in Hacienda.
4. West Covina (13-7) — Back-to-back wins over Los Altos and Charter Oak.
5. Covina (13-8) – Undefeated at 4-0 in the Valle Vista.
6. South El Monte (16-3) — Has to wait until next week to rematch with Gabrielino, the only team to beat them in MVL.
7. Los Altos (13-6) – Tough loss to West Covina and now gets Walnut next.
8. Bonita (11-12) — Third in Palomares behind Ayala and South Hills.
9. Wilson (10-10) – Only Valle Vista league loss to Covina.
10. Bishop Amat (7-11) – Last place in Del Rey. If Amat misses the playoffs, it will be the first time in forever.
Boys Soccer Rankings
1. Diamond Bar (13-3-2) — Wins over Glendora and Ayala with showdown at Claremont Friday for sole possession of first in Palomares.
2. Damien (12-3-2) – Spartans 4-0-1 in league with only setback surprising loss to Chino Hills.
3. La Puente (10-0-3) – Huge 3-1 with over Ganesha to take over first in Miramonte and remain unbeaten.
4. Bishop Amat (5-0-4) - Undefeated Lancers with big match at Salesian on Wednesday.
5. Sierra Vista (11-2-3) – Surprising 2-2 at Gladstone followed by 2-0 win over Workman.
6. Charter Oak (15-3-2) — Bonced back strong from only league loss to Diamond Ranch.
7. El Monte (9-5-2) — Surges ahead in MVL at 6-0-1 to take over sole possession of first.
8. Ganesha (12-3-3) – Despite loss to La Puente, only a half game back in Miramonte standings.
9. Mountain View (8-5-3) — Takes on El Monte Thursday for sole possession of first.
10. Walnut (9-5) – Tied for first with Charter Oak at 3-1 in Hacienda.
Girls Soccer Top Ten Rankings
1. Bishop Amat (12-6) – Has won seven straight while only allowing one goal during that stretch.
2. South Hills (11-4) — Followed another tough overtime loss to Claremont with 1-0 win at Glendora.
3. Glendora (7-6-5) — Went 0-1-1 last week to drop to third in Palomares.
4. Sierra Vista (13-3-1) – Has 37 goals with just 14 against.
5. Diamond Ranch (8-4-4) – Big 1-0 win over Los Altos after dropping 5-0 decision to power Chino.
6. St. Lucy’s (6-6-6) — As good as the Regents were early, the Baseline is swallowing them up.
7. Diamond Bar (9-6-2) – Through five games it can’t get in win in the Palomares with 0-3-2 start.
8. Baldwin Park (9-1-1) — Only blemish is a loss to Sierra Vista.
9. Los Altos (7-8) — Tied for third with Charter Oak in Hacienda.
10. South El Monte (7-3-1) — Could be second best in MVL behind Gabrielino
Bonita 88, Claremont 83 — Tyler Poepping scored 24 points to give the Bearcats (16-5, 2-3) at Palomares League victory over the Wolfpack (10-12, 2-3). Kyle Gray added 16 points for Bonita, while point guards David Neff and Joe Quintana each had 14.
Rowland 65, San Dimas 57 — Junior Hernandez and Derek Ohara had 24 and 22 points respectively for Rowland to defeat San Dimas in a Valle Vista League contest. Ohara also had five assists for the Raiders (13-6, 3-1).
South Hills 54, Glendora 36 — The Huskies (16-5, 4-1) picked up a Palomares League win at Glendora (12-10, 1-4). The Huskies were led by Brittany Wang with 19 poitns, while Sam Perez had 13 and Caitlyn Felina with 12. Glendora was led by a pair of freshmen, Michelle Can and Makaya Tilton, who had 11 and nine points respecitively. All of Tilton’s points came from beyond the arc.
Diamond Bar 4, Ayala 2 >> — The Brahmas claimed a Palomares League victory over Ayala with four goals. Daniel Stelzreide, Tony di Donato, Andre Gamboa, and Jordan Wong each scored for Diamond Bar. Gamboa and Wong each had assists as well.
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.
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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.
El Monte 3, Rosemead 1 — Jesus Garcia scored twice and Henry Sandoval scored a goal to lead the visiting Lions (9-5-2, 6-0-1) to the Mission Valley League victory. Goalies Gustavo Arrayga had four saves, Jose Paredes had three saves and Adrian Cuevas had two saves for El Monte.
San Dimas 2, Rowland 0 — Cheyenne Cepeda scored twice to lead the Saints (4-10-2, 3-1) to the Valle Vista League win against the Raiders (4-8-2, 2-2).
Duarte 1, Azusa 0 — Goalie Alexa Moreno recorded a shutout and Lindsay Lathrop scored the winning goal for the visiting Falcons (7-4-1, 3-1) in a Montview League victory.
Sierra Vista 4, Workman 0 — Freshman goalie Vanessa Tapia recorded a shutout and Kimberly Araujo, Maria Hernandez, Samantha Loza and Alejandra Vargas each scored a goal for the visiting Dons (13-3-1, 4-0) in a Montview League win.
Chino 1, Walnut 0 — Traci Martinez scored the winning goal and Britni Armas recorded a shutout for the Cowboys (15-3, 4-0) in a Hacienda League victory.
Girls water polo
Charter Oak 26, West Covina 3 — Hailey Siedentop had four goals, one assist and a steal and Michelle Moran had two assists and two steals for the Chargers (14-4, 3-1) in a Hacienda League victory. Also contributing to Charter Oak’s victory were Cameron Salgado who had five assists and Savannah Austia who had two assists. Goalie Nicki Preciado had four saves, Clair Ramero scored twice and Kalani Ortez scored a goal for West Covina.
Diamond Bar 2, Glendora 1 — Andre Gamboa and Jordan Wong each scored a goal for the visiting Brahmas (12-3-2, 3-0-1) in a Palomares League victory. Gamboa and Guy Horcasita each had one assist and goalie Alec Arguello had three saves for Diamond Bar.
Damien 2, Los Osos 0 – Herman Meza and David Gang each scored a goal to lead the visiting Spartans (11-3-2, 3-1) to the Baseline League win.
Claremont 7, South Hills 2 — Jack Kolodge scored three goals, Justin Munevar scored twice and Mato Pacheco and Osvaldo Lopez each scored a goal for the Wolfpack (10-1-4, 3-0-1) in a Palomares League victory.
South El Monte 43, Arroyo 35 – Kimberly Urbina had 17 points, 10 rebounds, and four steals and Jennifer Jimenez had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Eagles (15-3, 4-1) in a Mission Valley League victory. Urbina played the entire game on a bad knee, she is averaging 23 points, seven rebounds, and seven steals a game so far this season.
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