Wolves, Lancers Clinch Postseason Berth

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Photos by Sebastian Moore / Outlook

First published in the Feb. 10 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.

The Flintridge Preparatory varsity girls’ basketball team defeated visiting Mayfield Senior, 55-28, during a recent Prep League game as junior captain Ashley Chea almost posted her second triple-double in two weeks; she had 28 points, 15 rebounds and eight steals (and six assists).
Freshman Gigi Mastras recorded six points and seven boards, senior Amadi Weser tallied six points and four rebounds, and senior captain Maddi Huie and sophomore Kassidy Huie posted four points each with seven and six rebounds, respectively. Sophomore Jaleen Tseng scored four points, freshman Olivia Childs had two points and sophomore Izzie Chan finished with one point.
The Wolves lost consecutive league games for the first time since the 2013-14 season after falling to visiting Burbank Providence, 57-54, on Jan. 29 as Chea posted a double-double by racking up a game-high 38 points and 12 rebounds. Mastras added seven points and five boards, Kassidy Huie scored three points, Chan had two points and Weser recorded one point and six rebounds.
It hadn’t happened since Jan. 8, 2016, but Flintridge Prep lost a league game at Burbank Providence, 60-54, on Jan. 27, snapping the Wolves’ 72-game league winning streak.
Chea collected 31 points and 11 rebounds, while Maddi Huie added 11 points and three rebounds. Kassidy Huie tallied seven points and five boards, Mastras had three points and 12 rebounds, and Weser finished with two points and eight boards.
Chea was unstoppable during the Wolves’ 68-10 league victory over visiting Chadwick of the Palos Verdes Peninsula recently as she posted a triple-double by amassing a game-high 40 points, 14 boards and 10 assists. Weser registered nine points and 11 rebounds while sophomore Catherine Baldocchi and Kassidy Huie had seven and six boards, respectively, with four points each. Maddi Huie recorded four points, Mastras finished with three points and six rebounds, and Hause and Childs each scored two points.
Flintridge Prep (9-2 in league, 15-6 overall record) finished second in league for the first time since the 2012-13 season, as Providence snapped its streak of eight consecutive titles. The Wolves are scheduled visit Burbank’s John Burroughs High for the first round of CIF-SS Division 2AA playoffs on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m.

POLYTECHNIC

Poly junior Sammie Yen (middle) and the Panthers finished the regular season fourth in the Prep League standings with a 5-5 record.

Poly lost to visiting Prep League champion Burbank Providence, 65-26, on Saturday. It was the Panthers’ fourth loss in six games as they finished the regular season fourth in league with a 5-5 record (11-10 overall). Poly previously dropped a league game to Providence, 58-26, on Tuesday, Feb. 1.
The Panthers defeated host Westridge a second time this season, 30-29, on Jan. 31. Poly had previously defeated visiting Westridge, 57-22, on Jan. 27.
The Panthers were edged in a nail-bitter, 44-43, by visiting Arcadia Rio Hondo Prep on Jan. 28. It was a crucial matchup that could have helped the Panthers tie Rio Hondo Prep for third place in the standings. Poly lost an additional league game at Mayfield Senior, 43-37, on Jan. 25. No individual statistics were reported to the Pasadena Outlook.
The Panthers are scheduled to visit Diamond Bar for the CIF-SS Division 3A wildcard game on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m.

MARANATHA

The Maranatha High School varsity girls’ basketball team includes (front row, from left) Charlotte Yee, Ava Chang, Lori Derderian and Danielle Babikian. Back: Kamryn Asaoka, Lara Kasbarian, Kayla Boozer and Kayla Sartin. The Minutemen ended the regular season fifth in the Olympic League standings.

The Minutemen traveled to Northridge Heritage Christian and won their regular-season finale, 62-51, in an Olympic League game last Tuesday, Feb. 1. Freshman Kayla Boozer posted a double-double by amassing 28 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks.
Sophomore Ava Chang scored 12 points and freshman Lara Kasbarian tallied 10 points. Senior Kamryn Asaoka was a big play-maker for the Minutemen, registering five steals, five assists, four rebounds and two points. Sophomore Danielle Babikian, freshman Lori Derderian and Kayla Sartin each had three points, while the latter added seven boards. Charlotte Yee finished with three rebounds and one point.
Maranatha previously lost a league game to visiting Sun Valley Village Christian, 65-44. Boozer registered a team-high 18 points and six rebounds, Kasbarian had 10 points and four boards, and Derderian scored six points. Chang tallied four points, while Babikian and Sartin each finished with three points.
The Minutemen had their two-game win streak snapped after losing to La Habra Whittier Christian, 37-31. Boozer posted 11 points, seven boards and one steal, Kasbarian registered six points and three steals, and Chang scored six points. Asaoka recorded three points, four boards, four assists and three steals, Yee tallied three points and five rebounds, and Sartin had two points and 11 rebounds.
Maranatha placed fifth in league with a 3-5 record (3-14 overall). However, with Asaoka the only senior, the Minutemen are expected to retain their core of underclassmen and attempt to capture their first league title since the 2013-14 season.

FLINTRIDGE SACRED HEART

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy’s varsity basketball team, which finished third in the Sunshine League, includes (front row, from left) Faith Blea, Meghan Garrity, Angelina Cao, Sofia Parker and Isabel Cao. Back: Isabella Risha, Faith Ellis, Celina Maduka, Isabella Risha, Ava Nawrocki, Sophia Heredia, Bella Fraley and Jazmin Jones.

The Tologs traveled to Los Angeles Immaculate Heart and won their regular-season finale, 54-22, in a Sunshine League game last Thursday as junior Sophia Heredia posted a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Senior Faith Ellis contributed eight points and 13 rebounds, junior Meghan Garrity registered seven points and four steals, and senior Isabella Cao tallied four points and 14 boards. Freshman Ava Nawrocki scored four points, senior Sofia Parker and junior Isabella Parker each had two points, and junior Jazmin Jones and sophomore Isabelle Risha each finished with one point.
FSHA lost to visiting Woodland Hills Louisville, 57-32, last Tuesday. Ellis posted four points and 18 rebounds, Garrity and Heredia each scored six points, and Isabella Cao had five points and five boards. Nawrocki and Sofia Parker had four points each while the former added three steals. Senior Angelina Cao and senior Faith Blea finished with two and one points, respectively.
The Tologs defeated host Los Angeles Notre Dame Academy, 40-34, during a league game on Jan. 27 as Ellis and Isabella Cao each led FSHA with 11 points. Heredia registered seven points and 11 rebounds, junior Celina Maduka had five points and four boards, and Nawrocki collected four points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals. Risha finished with two points.
FSHA, which finished third in league with a 4-4 record (11-9 overall), is scheduled to visit Montrose St. Monica Academy for the first round of CIF-SS Division 4 playoffs on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m.

MAYFIELD SENIOR

The Mayfield Senior varsity girls’ basketball team includes (front row, from left) Kristen Awakuni, Jenna Domingo, Maia Mashiko, Annika Mashiko, Natalie Boutros and Mark Avedissian. Back: Chloe Marick, Siobhan Clancy, Chloe Clawson, Alexa Valenzuela, Christine Ellis, Erin Michelena and Natalie Miera. The Cubs finished fifth in the Prep League.

The Cubs traveled to Arcadia Rio Hondo Prep for a Prep League game and lost their final contest of the season, 58-26, last Thursday. Freshman Christine Ellis scored a team-high 10 points while senior Chloe Marick and freshman Jenna Domingo each chipped in five points. Junior Chloe Clawson had three points, senior Siobhan Clancy tallied two points and Annika Mashiko ended with one point.
The previous day, Mayfield defeated visiting Westridge, 43-29, in a league game on Wednesday, Feb. 2, as senior Alexa Valenzuela and Clancy collected 12 and 10 points, respectively. Ellis tallied eight points, Marick scored four points, senior Natalie Boutros and Clawson each had three points, sophomore Erin Michelena recorded two points and Annika Mashiko ended with one point.
The Cubs lost a tough league matchup at second-place Flintridge Prep, 55-28, on Jan. 31. Marick scored a team-high 10 points, Valenzuela collected six points and sophomore Maia Mashiko had four points. Junior Maro Avedissian and Clancy each finished with three points, while Ellis tallied two points.
Mayfield traveled to Chadwick of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and routed the Dolphins for a second straight game, 50-16, on Jan. 29 as sophomore Erin Michelena and Marick scored 12 and 11 points, respectively. Valenzuela tallied six points, Boutros and Ellis each collected five points, and Avedissian had three points. Annika Mashiko, Maia Mashiko, Domingo and Clancy each finished with two points.
The Cubs dominated visiting Chadwick, 40-16, on Jan. 27 as Ellis and Marick scored eight and six points, respectively. Annika Mashiko, Michelena, Valenzuela and Boutros each had four points, while Avedissian, Maia Mashiko, Domingo and Clancy each tallied three points. Freshman Kristen Awakuni ended with two points.
Mayfield defeated visiting Poly, 43-37, in a league game as Valenzuela led the Cubs with a team-high 13 points. Marick and Ellis each tallied nine points,while Clancy had six points. Domingo and Avedissian finished with four and two points, respectively.
Mayfield finished fifth in the league standings with a 4-8 record (7-13 overall).

LA SALLE

La Salle College Prep junior Reese Wong averaged 8.3 points per game as the Lancers won the Camino Real League title. They enter playoffs riding a 14-game win streak.

The Lancers finished the regular season as Camino Real League champions after defeating visiting Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary, 44-36, last Friday. La Salle concluded league play with a sparkling 8-0 league record (22-2 overall). The Lancers will enter the postseason riding a 14-game win streak, including winning all six of their most recent league encounters. They are scheduled to host Norco for the first round of CIF-SS Division 3AA playoffs on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m.
Junior Ellie Chen led all scorers with 16 points while adding three steals. Sophomore Audrey Chen collected eight points and eight boards, while sophomore Ryann Riddle posted seven points and 12 rebounds. Junior Reese Wong scored seven points, sophomore Avery Ward ended with four points and freshman Kaden Cortes had two points.
La Salle crushed visiting Lakewood Saint Joseph, 67-25, last Thursday as Cortes and Riddle each scored 11 points while the latter added five rebounds. Audrey Chen, Wong and senior Megan Ortiz each tallied nine points, while junior Daniella Romero posted eight points and eight boards. Ellie Chen had five points while sophomore Aubrey Ramos and senior Itzel Sosa ended with three and two points, respectively.
The Lancers defeated host Inglewood St. Mary’s Academy, 55-34, last Tuesday as Audrey Chen collected a double-double by racking up 20 points and 12 boards. Riddle posted nine points and eight rebounds while Cortes and Ellie Chen each scored six points. Wong tallied five points, Ward registered four points and six rebounds, and Romero scored two points.
La Salle kicked off a packed week of contests by defeating host Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary, 56-41, on Jan. 31 as Audrey Chen, Ellie Chen and Wong each scored 14 points, while Riddle added 12 points and eight rebounds. Cortes finished with two points and two steals.
La Salle cruised past host Lakewood Saint Joseph, 58-25, on Jan. 29 as Ellie Chen led the Lancers with 12 points and six boards. Wong recorded 11 points and three steals while Audrey Chen and Riddle each tallied eight points. Cortes finished with seven points, junior Meghan Christensen and Ortiz each scored five points, and Ramos had two points.

WESTRIDGE

The Westridge School varsity girls’ basketball team includes (front row, from left) Ashley Zhang, Heidi Repp, Evangeline Kuo, Natalie Marie Alonzo and Lauren Lauderdale. Back: Ariana Epstein, Sarah Kong, Jaedyn Tsang, Ileia Gibbs, Isabella Man, Virginia Ash and Maya Lurvey. The Tigers finished the regular season sixth in the Prep League.

The Tigers dropped their regular-season finale by losing at Mayfield Senior, 43-29, during a Prep League game last Wednesday as senior Ileia Gibbs scored a team-best 10 points. With the loss, Westridge finished sixth in the league standings with a 2-6 record (4-10 overall).
The Tigers were edged by visiting Poly, 30-28, in a league rematch on Jan. 31 as senior Isabella Man collected 13 points. The week prior, Man’s 23 points and Gibbs’ 11 points helped Westridge routed host Chadwick of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, 44-13, on Jan. 28. Westridge lost the previous day to Poly, 57-22, during the first of back-to-back games on Jan. 27. Westridge earned a league win over visiting Mayfield Senior, 45-42, on Jan. 24. Gibbs and sophomore Sarah Kong each scored 14 points, while Man finished with 13 points.

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