First published in the Jan. 12 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.
The Flintridge Prep varsity girls’ basketball team recently won the La Cañada Tournament after defeating Burbank, 51-23, in their tournament finale. Flintridge Prep collected its seventh consecutive victory and improved to 16-1 overall (3-0 in league).
Freshman Maddie Smith racked up 17 points, six rebounds, four steals and four assists while senior captain Ashley Chea registered 13 points, seven assists, four steals and two boards. Junior captain Izzie Chan sank a pair of threes with three rebounds, sophomore Gigi Mastras finished with four points, four boards, one steal and one assist, and freshman Akemi Fu recorded four points, four steals, three rebounds, two blocks and one assist. Junior Kassidy Huie drained a 3-pointer with two steals and two assists while freshman Pressley Huie tallied two points, one steal and one board. Sophomore Olivia Childs scored two points with five rebounds while senior Kat Zirn had one steal and one board.
The Wolves defeated tournament host La Cañada, 51-31, on the third day of tournament play. Smith poured in 15 points with nine rebounds, three steals, two assists and one block, Chea racked up 13 points, seven boards, seven assists and five steals, and Fu registered nine points, seven rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal. Childs tallied four points and two boards while Kassidy Huie drained a 3-pointer with two rebounds and one block. Zirn scored two points while Mastras finished with two points and two boards. Chan collected two rebounds and one assist and Pressley Huie added one board and one assist.
Flintridge Prep collected a 59-40 victory over Arleta, as Chea amassed 26 points, including six 3-pointers, with six boards, five assists and four steals. Smith poured in 11 points with six assists and four steals while Fu registered eight points, nine rebounds and three steals.
The Wolves previously toppled then-undefeated Notre Dame High of Sherman Oaks, 71-52, in their tournament opener. Chea posted a double-double with a game-high 35 points, including five 3-pointers, 12 rebounds, five steals, four assists and one block while Smith racked up 24 points, four blocks, four boards, three steals and one assist. Fu tallied six points, five rebounds, two assists and one block while Chan finished with two points, one board and one assist. Kassidy Huie recorded two steals, two boards and one block, Pressley Huie collected three rebounds and one block, Mastras registered one board and one assist, and junior Catherine Baldocchi had one rebound.
Flintridge Prep will resume Prep League play by hosting Providence High of Burbank on Friday, Jan. 13, at 6 p.m.
The Lancers returned to the win column after defeating host San Clemente, 52-43, in a nonleague game last Thursday.
Freshman Casey Higgins posted her third double-double in the last four games with 10 points, 10 rebounds and six steals. Senior Reese Wong poured in 13 points with five boards, three steals and three assists while junior Audrey Chen registered 12 points, six assists, three rebounds and one steal. Senior Ellie Chen recorded eight points, one board and one steal while sophomore Kaden Cortes tallied seven points, two rebounds, one block, one steal and one assist. Freshman Julianne Tan finished with two points and four boards while junior Avery Ward had one rebound.
La Salle was defeated at St. Paul High in Santa Fe Springs, 47-42, in its Del Rey League opener last Tuesday. Higgins registered a double-double with 12 points, 11 boards, two steals and one assist while Audrey Chen produced 10 points, six rebounds and three assists. Wong scored eight points with one board while Tan tallied five points, one steal and one rebound. Ellie Chen recorded three points, two boards and one assist, Ward finished with two points and two rebounds, and Cortes had two points and one board.
The Lancers previously competed in the Burbank Burroughs Tournament and finished with a 75-36 victory over Verdugo Hills High. Wong racked up 17 points, three steals, two assists and two rebounds while Cortes poured in 10 points with two steals, two assists and one board. Higgins registered eight points, nine rebounds and three assists, Audrey Chen tallied eight points, three boards, two steals and two assists, and Ellie Chen recorded seven points, one steal and one rebound. Freshman Catherine De Los Reyes finished with five points, two assists, one steal and one board, Tan produced five points, two rebounds and one steal, and Ward posted four points, five boards, two blocks and one assist. Freshman Aliyah Casas had four points, four rebounds and one assist, seniors Lauren Cardenas and Meghan Christensen scored four and three points, respectively, and junior Aubrey Ramos collected three boards and one assist.
La Salle previously lost a tournament game against Granada Hills Charter, 46-43, as Higgins recorded a double-double with 11 points, 12 rebounds, one steal and one assist. Wong registered 13 points, one steal and one assist while Audrey Chen poured in 10 points with eight steals, four boards and four assists. Cortes tallied seven points and two rebounds, Tan scored two points with four boards, two assists and one steal, and Ellie Chen had two rebounds, one block and one assist,
The Lancers (17-2 overall, 0-1 in league) will host Serra High of Gardena in a league game tonight at 7 p.m. before visiting St. Anthony High in Long Beach for a league game on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
FLINTRIDGE SACRED HEART
The Tologs lost their Angelus League opener at Louisville High in Woodland Hills, 79-26, last Thursday as senior Meghan Garrity and sophomore Ava Nawrocki each scored seven points.
FSHA recently competed in the Sacred Heart Tournament and finished with a 50-36 loss against Notre Dame Academy of Los Angeles as Garrity racked up 19 points, four rebounds and one steal. Junior captain Isabelle Risha registered seven points and 11 boards while senior captain Sophia Heredia tallied six points, seven rebounds, two assists and one steal. Nawrocki finished with two points, five boards, four assists and one steal while senior Siena Urquiza recorded two points and seven rebounds. Senior Cassie Huston collected five boards while sophomore Jackie Chavarry had one rebound.
Flintridge Sacred Heart lost a tournament game to Narbonne High of Harbor City, 53-40. Garrity registered 14 points, four steals, four rebounds and two assists while Sophia Heredia poured in 10 points with six boards and six assists. Senior Ella Rogers tallied eight points and eight rebounds while Isabelle Risha recorded eight points, five boards and one block. Nawrocki finished with five assists, three rebounds and two steals while Urquiza and Jackie Chavarry each had one board.
The Tologs extended their win streak to four games after defeating Lincoln High of Los Angeles, 36-25, in a tournament game as Garrity registered a double-double with 20 points, 10 steals and four rebounds. Risha registered six points, 13 boards and one steal while Rogers finished with three points, 10 rebounds, one block and one assist. Heredia scored four points with four steals, two assists and one board, Chavarry tallied two points, four rebounds and one steal, and Huston had one point, four boards and two steals. Meanwhile, freshman Grace McCarthy and Urquiza collected four and two rebounds, respectively.
Flintridge Sacred Heart previously defeated Roosevelt High of Los Angeles in its tournament opener, 62-33, as three Tologs posted double-doubles. Garrity amassed 16 points, 10 steals, seven boards and five assists, Heredia racked up 14 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals, and Risha registered 10 points with 22 boards, two blocks, two assists and one steal. Nawrocki nearly joined the double-double club after finishing with 16 points, nine rebounds, four steals and four assists. McCarthy tallied four points and eight boards, Huston recorded two points, three rebounds and two assists, and Urquiza and Chavarry each had one board.
FSHA (8-10 overall, 0-1 in league) will host Immaculate Heart High of Los Angeles in a league game today at 6 p.m. before visiting Notre Dame Academy for a league matchup on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
The Cubs were defeated at Rio Hondo Prep in Arcadia, 59-14, in a Prep League game last Friday.
Sophomore Jenna Domingo scored a team-high four points, juniors Annika Mashiko and Erin Michelena each recorded three points, and junior Mia Aguilar and sophomore Kristen Awakuni each had two points.
Mayfield previously dropped a league game to visiting Providence High of Burbank, 54-25.
Junior Maia Mashiko poured in a team-high seven points while Annika Mashiko tallied six points. Michelena produced four points, Domingo and Awakuni each scored three points, and sophomore Christine Ellis added two points.
The Cubs (4-9 overall, 1-3 in league) will visit Palos Verdes Chadwick for a league game today at 5 p.m. before hosting Muir High of Pasadena in a nonleague game on Saturday, Jan. 14.
The Minutemen were edged by visiting Valley Christian High of Cerritos, 41-40, in an Olympic League game last Friday as Lara Kasbarian racked up 17 points, four rebounds, six steals, two blocks and one assist.
Charlotte Yee registered nine points, three steals and two boards while Aleen Avanessian tallied eight points, four rebounds, three blocks, three steals and one assist. Pressley Tanaka scored three points with four assists, two boards and one steal, Kayla Sartin finished with 11 rebounds, three blocks, three steals, two assists and one point, Anna Khroian had two points and two boards, and Lori Derderian collected three assists and two rebounds.
Maranatha previously lost its league opener at Village Christian High in Sun Valley, 91-27. Derderian racked up 15 points, two assists, one steal and one board while Kasbarian poured in 10 points with one steal and one assist. Sartin scored two points with four rebounds and one assist, Avanessian collected four boards and one assist, and Danielle Babikian and Khroian each had one rebound.
The Minutemen (5-11 overall, 0-2 in league) will visit Whittier Christian High in La Habra for a league game on Friday, Jan. 13, at 5:30 p.m. before visiting Heritage Christian High of Northridge on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
The Tigers were defeated by visiting Providence High of Burbank, 57-13, in a Prep League game last Wednesday.
Junior Sarah Kong poured in a team-high nine points while senior Frances Riechmann and freshman Isabel De Leon each had two points.
Westridge (1-8 overall, 0-4 in league) will look to snap a seven-game losing streak when it hosts Polytechnic in a league rematch today at 5 p.m. The Tigers lost to the Panthers in their previous matchup, 65-19.
The Panthers lost to visiting Oakwood of North Hollywood, 47-29, in a nonleague game last Thursday.
Poly recently competed in the Burbank Burroughs Tournament and lost three games on the court while collecting its lone victory via a forfeit over Channel Islands High of Oxnard. The Panthers dropped tournament games to Verdugo Hills, 49-42, Trinity Classical Academy of Valencia, 42-30, and Heritage Christian High of Northridge, 55-50. Individual statistics were not reported to the Pasadena Outlook.
Poly (7-7 overall, 1-0 in league) will visit Westridge School for a Prep League game today at 5 p.m. before hosting Rio Hondo Prep of Arcadia in a league matchup on Friday, Jan. 13.