First published in the Dec. 16 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.
St. Francis High School’s varsity boys’ basketball team opened December by competing in the four-game Whitney High School Tournament, placing second after falling to Fresno Clovis West High, 69-43, in the championship game on Dec. 4.
Juniors Jackson Mosley and Brandin Dantzler scored 12 and 10 points, respectively.
St. Francis dominated Whitney High to advance to the championship game behind a team-high 17-point performance by senior Jake Goldberg. Mosley registered 15 points and five assists while Dantzler added 10 points and eight rebounds.
The Golden Knights defeated Livermore Granada on the tournament’s second day behind Goldberg’s game-high 19 points and senior Buckley DeJardin’s 16 points.
La Salle College Preparatory earned a nonleague victory over visiting Blair, 94-62, to move to 8-7 overall ahead of its Camino Real League opener at St. Paul High in Santa Fe Springs on Jan. 5, 2022. The Lancers recorded a season-high total score in the 32-point victory.
The week prior, the La Salle finished 1-1 in the Brentwood Tournament after edging Chino Hills Ayala, 70-69, and losing to Alhambra Mark Keppel, 56-46, on Dec. 4. No individual statistics were provided to the Outlook.
Polytechnic had its three-game winning streak snapped by visiting San Marino, 53-47, in the 53rd annual Poly Tournament.
Previously, the Panthers (7-2 record) routed Gabrielino High of San Gabriel, 81-62, on Dec. 9, and opened the tournament with a 58-35 blowout over San Gabriel High on Dec. 8.
Poly also competed in the Claremont Webb Tournament, winning two of three games. The Panthers defeated Ontario Christian, 44-35, on Dec. 4 after falling to San Marino, 59-51, on Dec. 3.
No individual statistics were provided to the Outlook.
The Panthers will host Newbury Park in a nonleague contest on Saturday, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m.
Maranatha High School recently competed in the Rose City Round Ball Classic between Dec. 2 and Dec. 4, finishing with a 1-2 tournament record (3-5 overall).
On the final day of tournament play, the Minutemen defeated Burbank Providence, 59-47, after falling to Mission Hills Alemany, 69-67, in double overtime and Oak Park, 44-35, the first two days. No individual statistics were provided to the Outlook.
Maranatha will compete in the South Pasadena SoCal Christmas Classic’s platinum division and play Woodland Hills El Camino Real on Monday, Dec. 27, at 3 p.m.
The Flintridge Prep had its two game-winning streak snapped as the Wolves lost at La Cañada, 60-42, in a nonleague matchup last Thursday, moving their overall record to 6-6.
Previously, Flintridge Prep hosted Marshall High and won 69-52 in a nonleague game on Dec. 6. No individual statistics were provided to the Outlook.