First published in the Dec. 29 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.
The St. Francis High School varsity boys’ basketball team won its sixth consecutive matchup against intracity rival La Cañada, 48-44, in a nonleague road game, as senior captain Jackson Mosley posted a double-double with 15 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and one block.
Junior Greg Gazarian poured in 10 points with one steal, senior Brandin Dantzler registered eight points, nine rebounds, two steals, one block and one assist, and senior George Tupy tallied seven points and seven rebounds. Senior captain Luke McGrath recorded four points, two rebounds, one block and one steal, junior Ethan Childs finished with two points, six rebounds and one steal, and senior Kj Fulgencio had two points and one steal.
The Gold Knights (11-2 overall) will finish competing in the Classic at Damien this weekend before hosting El Camino Real High of Woodland Hills in a nonleague game on Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 7 p.m. SFHS will open Mission League action by hosting Crespi High of Encino on Friday, Jan. 6.
The Wolves took a break from Prep League action and narrowly lost a nonleague game against visiting La Cañada, 47-44.
Senior Geoffrey Stetson produced a team-high 13 points while senior Theo Kuo poured in 11 points. Senior Caleb Bowne scored nine points, junior Henry Morrison registered seven points and junior Will Bigby had four points.
Flintridge Prep previously routed host Rio Hondo Prep in Arcadia in a league game, 85-33, as senior Jack Jones posted a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Stetson poured in 13 points while junior Steven Ng drained four 3-pointers. Bowne sank three 3-pointers, Bigby scored nine points and Kuo recorded eight points. Senior Marvin Furuta registered six points, senior Chris Fung finished with three points and freshman Owen Willingham tallied two points.
The Wolves (9-4 overall, 2-0 in league) will finish competing in the South Pasadena tournament this weekend. Following the tournament, Flintridge Prep will be idle until it visits Price High in Los Angeles for a nonleague game on Saturday, Jan. 7.
The Panthers recently competed in the Jim Bashore Holiday Cage Classic last week and finished with a 2-1 record.
Poly posted a 64-56 victory over Bishop Diego High of Santa Barbara last Wednesday. Justin Wang racked up 20 points while Justin Odibo registered 18 points. Cole Mallinger poured in 10 points and Bobby Hall scored six points.
The Panthers crushed Channel Islands, 71-39, in a tournament game last Tuesday, as Odibo amassed 24 points. Mallinger recorded 12 points, Wang poured in 10 points and Nicolas Cardenas scored eight points. Hall finished with seven points, AB Shorter had four points, and Justyce Icart and freshman Diego Scholze each tallied three points.
Poly previously lost its tournament opener against Dos Pueblos High of Goleta, 61-47. Odibo poured in 11 points, Wang produced nine points and Icart scored seven points. Cardenas and Scholze each finished with six points, Mallinger tallied four points, and sophomore Jack Lentz and Hall each had two points.
The Panthers (9-4 overall) will compete in the Huntington Park tournament starting next week before hosting Rio Hondo Prep of Arcadia in their Prep League opener on Friday, Jan. 13.
The Lancers narrowly lost a nonleague game at El Camino Real, 65-64, last Wednesday, as Ryan Hajjar amassed 36 points, including seven 3-pointers, four rebounds, three steals and two assists.
Omar Gonzalez registered 13 points, three boards, one steal and one assist while Emmitt Claiborne poured in 12 points with seven rebounds, one block, one steal and one assist. Anthony Gibbs finished with two points, three boards and two steals while Gio Guardado tallied one point, two rebounds, one steal and one assist. Jonah Thaxton collected three boards, Collis Chu and Isaiah Carrillo each had one assist, and Athan Darlas had one rebound.
La Salle (4-7 overall) will open Camino Real League action at Paraclete High in Lancaster on Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 7 p.m.
The Minutemen recently competed in the Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas last week and finished with a 1-2 record.
Maranatha defeated Denver South High of Colorado, 59-53, but lost a pair of tournament games to Dominguez High of Compton, 63-59, and De La Salle North Catholic High of Portland, Oregon, 63-57. Individual statistics were not reported to the Outlook.
The Minutemen (7-5 overall) will open Olympic League action at Village Christian High in Sun Valley on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 7 p.m.