First published in the Feb. 9 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.
The La Cañada High School varsity boys’ basketball team defeated visiting Temple City, 72-41, in its regular-season finale last Thursday to capture their 10th consecutive Rio Hondo League championship.
The victory also marked legendary head coach Tom Hofman’s 800th win during an LCHS varsity career which began in the 1986-87 season.
Sophomore Josh Proctor racked up a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds to pace the Spartans on the celebratory evening. Senior Samuel Guerrero registered nine points, six boards, five assists and two steals, and senior Jacob Pastor scored nine points with four rebounds and one steal. Junior Jack Reynolds recorded eight points, five boards, one block and one assist, senior Evan Mulcahey tallied seven points, seven rebounds and six blocks, and junior Anders Petersen produced six points, four steals, four boards, two assists and one block.
Sophomore Josh Pastor finished with five points, three rebounds, two blocks, one steal and one assist, senior Finn Cook posted three points and one board, and senior Danny Evans scored three points. Senior Trent Carey had two points, three rebounds, two assists and one block, senior Jason Brown recorded two points, one board and one assist, and senior Corey Cheung scored one point with one rebound. Junior Matthew Plocher collected three boards while senior Enzo Andraos had one assist.
The Spartans defeated visiting San Marino, 58-38, in a league game last Tuesday as Plocher racked up 22 points with five rebounds, one steal and one assist. Guerrero tallied 12 points, two boards, two steals, one block and one assist, Reynolds tallied seven points, five assists, five rebounds and one block, and Proctor registered six points, five boards and two assists. Petersen finished with five points, five assists, three rebounds, one block and one steal, Josh Pastor scored three points with one assist, and Mulcahey recorded two points, seven boards, four blocks and two steals. Jacob Pastor had one point and two rebounds while Brown and Cook each collected one board.
La Cañada (9-1 in league, 21-7 overall) took an 11-game win streak into its CIF-Southern Section Division 3AA playoff opener against visiting Northwood High of Irvine (9-10 overall) last night; the game ended after the Outlook Valley Sun’s press deadline and will be included in next week’s issue. If victorious, the Spartans would advance to a second-round matchup and meet either Hillcrest High of Riverside (15-13 overall) or Highland High of Palmdale (15-11 overall) on Friday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m.
The Wolves lost their Prep League and regular-season finale at Providence High in Burbank, 58-55, last Wednesday.
Junior Will Bigby registered 20 points while senior Andrew Jordan poured in 13 points. Senior Theo Kuo scored nine points, junior Henry Morrison finished with eight points, senior Jack Jones tallied four points and senior Geoffrey Stetson had one point.
Flintridge Prep defeated visiting Polytechnic, 46-42, in a league game last Monday. Jordan poured in 11 points while Bigby recorded nine points. Senior Chris Fung and Stetson each scored seven points, senior Marvin Furuta tallied six points, and senior Caleb Bowne and Kuo each finished with three points.
The co-league champion Wolves (7-1 in league, 18-7 overall) opened the CIF-Southern Section Division 4AA playoffs last night; the game ended after the Outlook Valley Sun’s press deadline and will be included in next week’s issue. If victorious, Flintridge Prep would advance to a second-round matchup against Santa Rosa Academy (19-4 overall) or Wilson High of Hacienda Heights (18-10 overall) on Friday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m.
The Golden Knights lost to powerhouse Harvard-Westlake High of Studio City, 56-47, in its Mission League tournament semifinal game last Wednesday.
Senior captain Jackson Mosley racked up 20 points, four assists and one rebound while senior George Tupy poured in 12 points with three boards, one steal and one assist. Senior captain Luke McGrath finished with five points, two rebounds and one assist, senior Brandin Dantzler registered four points, seven boards and three assists, and sophomore Mazi Mosley tallied four points, three steals, one block and one rebound. Junior Chris Kalachian recorded three points and one board while junior Kennedy Mitchell-Egbo had one rebound.
The Golden Knights defeated Loyola High of Los Angeles, 58-51, in their league tournament opener last Tuesday. Jackson Mosley registered 16 points, two boards, two assists and one steal, McGrath racked up 15 points, four rebounds, one block and one assist, and Mazi Mosley poured in 11 points with three assists and one board. Tupy scored seven points with two rebounds and two assists, junior Greg Gazarian recorded five points and two assists, and Dantzler tallied four points, 13 boards, three steals and one assist. Meanwhile, Kalachian collected two rebounds and one assist.
St. Francis, which finished fourth in league with a 4-3 record (19-9 overall), visited Oak Park (17-10 overall) for its CIF-Southern Section Division I playoff opener Wednesday night; the game ended after the Outlook Valley Sun’s press deadline and will be included in next week’s issue. If victorious, the Golden Knights would advance to a second-round matchup at Etiwanda (22-4 overall) on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m.