Flintridge Prep Defeats Mayfield Senior; La Salle, Poly, FSHA, Westridge, Maranatha in Action

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Photos by Sebastian Moore / OUTLOOK

First published in the Dec. 30 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.

Flintridge Preparatory School’s varsity girls’ basketball team earned its 69th consecutive Prep League victory spanning back to the 2015-16 season with a 62-19 route at Mayfield Senior on Tuesday, Dec. 14. Ironically, the Wolves’ last league loss came via the Cubs nearly five years ago on Jan. 6, 2016.
Wolves junior point guard Ashley Chea registered a double-double with 29 points, 12 rebounds and six steals, while sophomore guard Maddie Chiu added 23 points, five rebounds and three steals.
“Both Maddie and Ashley are great basketball players. They bring a lot of experience,” Flintridge Prep co-head coach Jayme Kiyomura-Chan said. “Maddie had a great offensive performance and gave a lot of effort on the defensive end. Ashley is coming off an ACL tear [from last season] and she’s looking great.”
Sophomore guard Kassidy Huie scored seven points, while freshman power forward Olivia Childs and sophomore guard Catherine Baldocchi had two and one points, respectively.
Meanwhile, Mayfield struggled to find momentum on offense, being limited to single-digit scoring in each quarter.
Cubs freshman Christine Ellis recorded a team-high five points, all coming in the second half, while freshman teammate Jenna Domingo had four points and two rebounds. Seniors Siobhan Clancy and Alexa Valenzuela, and freshman Kristen Awakuni each scored three points, while senior Natalie Boutros scored one point.
“I don’t think we played horribly, but I don’t think we played great either. I think all the kids worked hard,” Mayfield fourth-year head coach Kenneth Fisher said. “Flintridge Prep hasn’t lost in league in five years, so it’s not like it was anything unexpected. This one is not going to impact us; it’s hard to beat that team.”
Flintridge Prep moved the league win streak to a historic 70 games after defeating visiting Arcadia Rio Hondo Prep, 52-37, on Dec. 17. Chiu scored a game-high 21 points and Chea had 19 points. Kassidy Huie added seven points, while Maddi Huie and senior strong forward Riley Hause recorded three and two points, respectively.
The Wolves (8-4 overall record, 4-0 in league) recently competed in the La Cañada tournament; the results will be included in the next edition of the Pasadena Outlook. Flintridge Prep will resume league action by hosting Providence of Burbank on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at 6 p.m., seeking its 71st consecutive league win.

MAYFIELD SENIOR

Photos by Sebastian Moore / OUTLOOK
Mayfield Senior freshman Kristen Awakuni (left) drives to the basket as Flintridge Prep’s junior Ashley Chea defends her during Prep’s 62-19 victory.

The Cubs lost at Burbank Providence, 45-27, on Dec. 18, falling to 0-2 in Prep League play (3-7 overall).
Previously, Mayfield snapped a four-game losing streak after defeating host Blair High, 55-31, in a nonleague contest on Thursday, Dec. 16. No individual statistics were reported to the Outlook.
The Cubs returned to nonleague action at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy on Tuesday, Jan. 4, at 6 p.m.

LA SALLE
After winning its four recent games, La Salle is riding a five-game win streak, including a sweep in the Arroyo/La Salle tournament.
The Lancers (13-2 overall) dominated Alhambra Ramona Convent, 65-14, in their final tournament game on Thursday, Dec. 23. Sophomore guard Audrey Chen single-handedly outscored Ramona Convent with a game-high 25 points while adding seven rebounds and two assists. Sophomore forward Ryann Riddle registered a double-double with 18 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks. Freshman guard Kaden Cortes added 15 points and five steals, Sol Lee had four points and three rebounds, and junior guard Reese Wong had three points and eight rebounds.
Earlier that same day, La Salle routed Holy Martyrs Armenian of Encino, 52-29, to open tournament play. Chen recorded 17 points, five steals and five rebounds, Riddle had 12 points and eight rebounds, Wong added 10 points and four rebounds, and Cortes scored 13 points.
The Lancers defeated visiting Campbell Hall of North Hollywood, 54-38, in a nonleague game on Dec. 18. Chen led the offense with a 19 point performance while adding a team-high seven rebounds, and Wong scored 15 points. Cortes had 14 points, including three 3-pointers and six rebounds, while Riddle added two baskets behind the arch and five rebounds.
La Salle won a nonleague game at City of Industry’s Workman High, 54-23, on Dec. 17, as Chen registered a double-double with 21 points, 11 rebounds and seven steals, all team-highs. Riddle recorded seven points and nine rebounds, while Cortes had 13 points and four steals. Sophomore guard Aubrey Ramos had five points and four rebounds, Wong tallied four points and three rebounds, and Lee and junior forward Meghan Christensen each scored two points.
The Lancers competed in the John Burroughs West Coast Holiday Tournament; the results will be included in the next edition of the Pasadena Outlook. La Salle opened Camino Real League play at Montebello Cantwell-Sacred Heart on Tuesday, Jan. 4, at 7 p.m.

POLYTECHNIC
The Panthers recently fell to visiting Palmer High, 55-51, in a nonleague game on Saturday, Dec. 18. No individual statistics were reported to the Outlook.
The Panthers (4-5 overall) participated in the Burroughs tournament this week; the results will be included in the next edition of the Pasadena Outlook. Poly will begin Prep League play by hosting Mayfield Senior on Friday, Jan. 7, at 5 p.m.

FLINTRIDGE SACRED HEART
The Tologs wrapped up December by winning five of their seven recent games, including a dominant 51-30 nonleague victory over visiting Blair High on Tuesday, Dec. 21.
FSHA (7-5 overall) began Sunshine League play by hosting Mayfield Senior on Tuesday, Jan. 4, at 6 p.m.

WESTRIDGE
The Tigers recently lost at Arcadia Rio Hondo Prep, 55-35, in a Prep League game on Tuesday, Dec. 14, extending their losing streak to a season-high three games. No individual statistics were reported to the Outlook.
Westridge (2-4 overall) visited Burbank Providence for a league game on Tuesday, Jan. 4, at 5 p.m.

MARANATHA
The Minutemen have been idle since losing to visiting La Cañada, 43-28, in a nonleague game on Wednesday, Dec. 8. No individual statistics were reported. Maranatha is still searching for its elusive first win of the season after dropping its first six contests.

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