First published in the Jan. 5 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.
The La Cañada High School varsity girls’ basketball team finished fourth in its New Year’s Ball Tournament after defeating visiting Arleta, 43-36, last Thursday at LCHS.
Sophomore Jennifer Musso registered 22 points, five steals, four rebounds and three assists, senior Mia Oakley-Stilson racked up eight points, seven assists, three steals, three boards and one block, and junior Isabella Chividjian finished with nine points, two rebounds and one steal. Junior Andrianna Pitsos tallied two points, three steals, two assists and two boards while freshman Madison Hunt scored two points with three rebounds and one steal. Junior Talia Miyamoto collected three boards and one steal while sophomore Sydney Magtoto had one rebound.
The Spartans lost their second tournament game in as many days against powerhouse Flintridge Prep, 51-31, last Wednesday. Musso recorded 14 points, seven steals and two rebounds while Oakley-Stilson poured in 10 points with five blocks, five steals, two boards and two assists. Chividjian finished with four points, two steals and one rebound while Pitsos registered three points, one board and one steal. Hunt posted four steals, two rebounds, one block and one assist, Miyamoto produced three steals and two boards, freshman Emma Sengul collected two rebounds and one steal, and senior Niloofar Sahimi had one block.
LCHS previously lost a tournament game to Birmingham High of Lake Balboa, 57-41. Oakley-Stilson poured in 12 points with five assists, two steals, two boards and one block, Musso racked up nine points, five steals, two assists, one block and one rebound, and Pitsos registered 10 points and three boards. Hunt tallied four points, five blocks and two rebounds, Sengul finished with three points, one block, one board and one assist, Miyamoto scored three points with one steal and one rebound, and Sahimi had two boards and one steal.
La Cañada (8-7 overall) will open Rio Hondo League play at Blair High in Pasadena on Friday, Jan. 6, at 5:30 p.m.
The Wolves won the La Cañada High School New Year’s Ball Tournament last week by defeating Burbank, 51-23, in their finale last Thursday. Flintridge Prep collected its seventh consecutive victory and improved to 16-1 overall (3-0 in league).
Freshman Maddie Smith racked up 17 points, six rebounds, four steals and four assists while senior captain Ashley Chea registered 13 points, seven assists, four steals and two boards. Junior captain Izzie Chan sank a pair of threes with three rebounds, sophomore Gigi Mastras finished with four points, four boards one steal and one assist, and freshman Akemi Fu recorded four points, four steals, three rebounds, two blocks and one assist. Junior Kassidy Huie drained a 3-pointer with two steals and two assists while freshman Pressley Huie tallied two points, one steal and one board. Sophomore Olivia Childs scored two points with five rebounds while senior Kat Zirn had one steal and one board.
The Wolves defeated tournament host La Cañada, 51-31, on the third day of tournament play last Wednesday. Smith poured in 15 points with nine rebounds, three steals, two assists and one block, Chea racked up 13 points, seven boards, seven assists and five steals, and Fu registered nine points, seven rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal. Childs tallied four points and two boards while Kassidy Huie drained a 3-pointer with two rebounds and one block. Zirn scored two points while Mastras finished with two points and two boards. Chan collected two rebounds and one assist and Pressley Huie added one board and one assist.
Flintridge Prep previously collected a 59-40 victory over Arleta, as Chea amassed 26 points, including six 3-pointers, with six boards, five assists and four steals. Smith poured in 11 points with six assists and four steals while Fu registered eight points, nine rebounds and three steals.
The Wolves will resume Prep League play by hosting Providence High of Burbank on Friday, Jan. 13, at 6 p.m.
FLINTRIDGE SACRED HEART
The Tologs lost to Notre Dame Academy of Los Angeles, 50-36, in their Sacred Heart Tournament finale last Friday. Individual statistics were not reported to the Outlook Valley Sun.
It was FSHA’s second loss in as many days after falling to Narbonne High of Harbor City, 53-40, last Thursday. Senior Meghan Garrity registered 14 points, four steals, four rebounds and two assists while senior captain Sophia Heredia poured in 10 points with six boards and six assists. Senior Ella Rogers tallied eight points and eight rebounds while junior captain Isabelle Risha recorded eight points, five boards and one block. Sophomore Ava Nawrocki finished with five assists, three rebounds and two steals while senior Siena Urquiza and sophomore Jackie Chavarry each had one board.
The Tologs extended their win streak to four games after defeating Lincoln High of Los Angeles, 36-25, in a tournament game last Wednesday, as Garrity registered a double-double with 20 points, 10 steals and four rebounds. Risha registered six points, 13 boards and one steal while Rogers finished with three points, 10 rebounds, one block and one assist. Heredia scored four points with four steals, two assists and one board, Chavarry tallied two points, four rebounds and one steal, and senior Cassie Huston had one point, four boards and two steals. Meanwhile, freshman Grace McCarthy and Urquiza collected four and two rebounds, respectively.
Flintridge Sacred Heart previously defeated Roosevelt High of Los Angeles in its tournament opener, 62-33, as three Tologs posted double-doubles. Garrity amassed 16 points, 10 steals, seven boards and five assists, Heredia racked up 14 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals, and Risha registered 10 points with 22 boards, two blocks, two assists and one steal. Nawrocki nearly joined the double-double club after finishing with 16 points, nine rebounds, four steals and four assists. McCarthy tallied four points and eight boards, Huston recorded two points, three rebounds and two assists, and Urquiza and Chavarry each had one board.
FSHA (8-9 overall) will open Angelus League action at Louisville High in Woodland Hills on Thursday, Jan. 5, at 6 p.m.