First published in the Feb. 9 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.
The La Cañada High School varsity girls’ basketball team crushed visiting Temple City, 47-21, in its Rio Hondo League finale last Thursday.
Sophomore Jennifer Musso racked up 20 points, four steals, three rebounds and one assist while senior Mia Oakley-Stilson poured in 18 points with eight boards, five steals and one assist. Junior Andrianna Pitsos registered seven points, four rebounds, one block and one assist while freshman Madison Hunt scored two points with four boards. Junior Isabella Chividjian finished with two boards, one steal and one assist, senior Niloofar Sahimi posted two rebounds, junior Talia Miyamoto collected one board and one assist, and sophomore Sydney Magtoto and freshman Emma Sengul each had one rebound.
The Spartans defeated visiting San Marino, 47-25, in a league matchup last Tuesday. Pitsos poured in 13 points with four rebounds and one steal, Musso registered nine points, 11 boards, four assists and two steals, and Oakley-Stilson finished with eight points, seven rebounds, six steals and two assists. Sydney Magtoto scored six points with three blocks, Chividjian recorded four points, six boards and three steals, and Sengul scored three points. Hunt produced two points, 10 rebounds, two steals and two assists while junior Annabel Le had two points. Miyamoto collected three rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal while sophomore Ella Magtoto had one board.
LCHS (8-2 in league, 13-9 overall), which finished second in league, will visit Villa Park (16-12 overall) for its CIF-Southern Section Division 3A opener tonight at 7 p.m. If victorious, the Spartans would advance to a second-round matchup against either Diamond Bar (11-1 overall) or Montebello Cantrell-Sacred Heart of Mary (15-8 overall) on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m.
The league champion Wolves won their Prep League finale at Providence High in Burbank, 53-36, last Wednesday as senior captain Ashley Chea racked up 21 points, eight rebounds and four steals.
Sophomore Olivia Childs registered nine points and 15 boards while freshman Maddie Smith finished with nine points, seven rebounds and three steals. Junior captain Izzie Chan tallied six points, three steals, two boards and one block, sophomore Gigi Mastras recorded six points and three rebounds, and freshman Pressley Huie had four points.
Flintridge Prep previously routed visiting Pasadena Polytechnic in a league game, 85-26. Smith amassed 30 points, eight boards, seven steals and five assists while Chea posted a triple-double with 26 points, 12 steals, 10 assists and seven rebounds. Meanwhile, Pressley Huie scored nine points.
The powerful Wolves (12-0 in league, 25-2 overall) have a first-round bye and will host either Burbank (15-13 overall) or Corona del Mar High of Newport Beach (16-11 overall) in their CIF-Southern Section Division 3AA playoff second-round matchup on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m.
FLINTRIDGE SACRED HEART
The Tologs concluded the regular season with a pair of Angelus League losses against Notre Dame Academy of Los Angeles, 55-51, and Immaculate Heart High in Los Angeles, 36-32. Individual statistics were not reported to the Outlook Valley Sun.
The Tologs, who finished in a three-way tie as the league’s runners-up, will open the CIF-Southern Section Division 4AA playoffs at Garey High in Pomona (19-4 overall) tonight at 7 p.m. If victorious, Flintridge Sacred Heart (4-4 in league, 14-13 overall) would advance to a second-round matchup at Shalhevet High in Los Angeles (20-1 overall) on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m.