First published in the Jan. 5 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.
The La Cañada High School varsity boys’ basketball team competed at the Damien Classic tournament in La Verne last week and finished with a 2-2 record.
The Spartans defeated Canyon High of Canyon Country, 63-51, in their tournament finale last Friday. Junior Anders Petersen racked up 23 points, seven rebounds, three steals and one assist, senior Evan Mulcahey registered 16 points, three boards and two blocks, and junior Jack Reynolds poured in 15 points with five rebounds, three steals and three assists. Sophomore Josh Proctor tallied five points, three boards and one block, senior Samuel Guerrero recorded two points, four rebounds, three assists and one steal, and junior Matthew Plocher scored two points with two steals and one board. Senior Jacob Pastor collected five assists and two rebounds while sophomore Josh Pastor had one board and one assist.
LCHS narrowly lost to San Dimas, 62-59, in a tournament game last Thursday. Reynolds racked up 15 points, three assists, two steals and one rebound while Plocher poured in 11 points with three assists, three boards and one steal. Josh Pastor registered 10 points, three steals, three rebounds and two assists, Guerrero scored nine points with two boards and one block, and Petersen tallied eight points, five steals, four rebounds and two assists. Jacob Pastor finished with four points, three steals, one board and one assist, Mulcahey had two points, one block and one rebound, and Proctor collected two blocks and two boards.
The Spartans were previously edged in a tournament game by Hesperia, 55-54, as Guerrero posted a team-high 25 points with three rebounds, two assists and one steal. Reynolds poured in 13 points with three boards, two assists and one steal, Plocher tallied six points, four boards, one steal and one assist, and Jacob Pastor scored five points with two assists. Mulcahey had two points, five rebounds and one block while Petersen collected five rebounds, three steals and two assists.
LCHS (10-6 overall) will open Rio Hondo League action at Blair High in Pasadena this Friday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m.
The Golden Knights competed at the Damien Classic in La Verne last week and finished with a 2-2 record.
SFHS lost its second game in as many days after falling to St. Anthony High of Long Beach, 50-36, in its tournament finale last Friday. Senior George Tupy poured in 11 points with three rebounds, two assists and one steal, sophomore Mazi Mosley registered six points, four boards, one block and one assist, and junior Greg Gazarian scored seven points with one assist. Sophomore Joe Hickey tallied five points and one block, senior Brandin Dantzler finished with three points, 11 rebounds, one block and one assist, and junior Ethan Childs sank a 3-pointer with a pair of boards. Junior Kennedy Mitchell-Egbo produced one point and five rebounds, senior captain Jackson Mosley collected three boards, two assists and one steal, and senior captain Luke McGrath had two rebounds, two assists and one steal.
The Golden Knights narrowly lost to Campbell Hall High of North Hollywood, 55-52, in a tournament game last Thursday, as Dantzler posted a double-double for a second straight game with 11 points, 10 boards, three assists and one steal. Jackson Mosley racked up 14 points, three rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal, Mazi Mosley scored 11 points, including three 3-pointers, with three boards, one steal and one assist, and Tupy poured in 12 points with four rebounds and one assist. McGrath tallied two points, two boards, two assists and one steal while Mitchell-Egbo finished with two points, two assists and one rebound. Hickey collected one block and one assist while Childs had one board.
St. Francis previously defeated George Washington Prep of Los Angeles in a tournament game, 48-40, as Dantzler registered a double-double with 10 points, 11 boards, six assists, four blocks and three steals. Jackson Mosley posted a team-high 15 points with four rebounds and one assist, Tupy poured in 12 points with three rebounds, three assists and one steal, and Mazi Mosley tallied seven points and seven boards.
The Golden Knights (13-4 overall) will open Mission League action by hosting Crespi High of Encino on Friday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m.
The Wolves competed in the South Pasadena Tournament and finished as gold bracket runners-up after losing to Crescenta Valley High of La Crescenta, 53-46, in the championship game last Friday.
Senior Andrew Jordan racked up 16 points while junior Henry Morrison poured in 13 points. Senior Geoffrey Stetson scored nine points while seniors Marvin Furuta and Theo Kuo each had four points.
Flintridge Prep crushed Palmdale, 67-40, in a tournament game last Thursday to extend its win streak to three games, as senior Caleb Bowne recorded 20 points, including six 3-pointers. Morrison tallied 11 points while Jordan finished with nine points. Kuo scored five points, senior Jack Jones produced four points, Furuta had three points and junior Noah Willingham posted two points.
The Wolves defeated Burroughs High of Burbank, 61-39, in a tournament game last Wednesday, as Morrison racked up 20 points. Stetson recorded 11 points, Bowne tallied eight points and junior Steven Ng drained a pair of threes. Jordan and Jones each scored four points while freshman Owen Willingham sank a 3-pointer. Senior Chris Fung and junior Will Bigby finished with two points while Kuo had one point.
Flintridge Prep previously opened the tournament with a 57-36 victory over El Camino Real High of Woodland Hills, as Ng had a team-high 14 points, including four 3-pointers
The Wolves (12-5 overall, 1-0 in league) will visit Price High in Los Angeles for a nonleague game on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 4 p.m., before resuming Prep League play against visiting Providence High of Burbank on Friday, Jan. 13.