First published in the Feb. 9 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.
The St. Francis High School varsity boys’ basketball team lost to powerhouse Harvard-Westlake High of Studio City, 56-47, in its Mission League tournament semifinal game last Wednesday.
Senior captain Jackson Mosley racked up 20 points, four assists and one rebound while senior George Tupy poured in 12 points with three boards, one steal and one assist. Senior captain Luke McGrath finished with five points, two rebounds and one assist, senior Brandin Dantzler registered four points, seven boards and three assists, and sophomore Mazi Mosley tallied four points, three steals, one block and one rebound. Junior Chris Kalachian recorded three points and one board while junior Kennedy Mitchell-Egbo had one rebound.
The Golden Knights defeated Loyola High of Los Angeles, 58-51, in their league tournament opener last Tuesday. Jackson Mosley registered 16 points, two boards, two assists and one steal, McGrath racked up 15 points, four rebounds, one block and one assist, and Mazi Mosley poured in 11 points with three assists and one board. Tupy scored seven points with two rebounds and two assists, junior Greg Gazarian recorded five points and two assists, and Dantzler tallied four points, 13 boards, three steals and one assist. Meanwhile, Kalachian collected two rebounds and one assist.
SFHS recently lost a league game against visiting Harvard-Westlake, 68-55, as Jackson Mosley surpassed 1,000 career points. He finished with 25 points, three rebounds, one steal and one assist. Mazi Mosley registered seven points, three boards, two blocks, two steals and one assist, Gazarian scored eight points, and McGrath tallied six points and one rebound. Tupy recorded four points, eight boards and three assists, Dantzler posted three points, six rebounds, one block and one assist, and Mitchell-Egbo had two points, three boards and one block. Meanwhile, Kalachian and junior Ethan Childs each collected one rebound.
The Golden Knights previously defeated visiting Loyola in a league game, 64-55. Jackson Mosley racked up 23 points, five steals, two boards and two assists while Mazi Mosley poured in 15 points with three rebounds, one steal and one assist. Tupy scored nine points with four boards, McGrath recorded seven points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals, and Dantzler tallied six points, 12 boards, four assists, two steals and one block. Kalachian registered two points and two rebounds, Gazarian finished with two points and Mitchell-Egbo had one board.
St. Francis, which finished fourth in league with a 4-3 record (19-9 overall), visited Oak Park (17-10 overall) for its CIF-Southern Section Division I playoff opener Wednesday night; the game ended after the Pasadena Outlook’s press deadline. If victorious, the Golden Knights would advance to a second-round matchup at Etiwanda (22-4 overall) on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m.
The Wolves lost their regular-season finale at Providence High in Burbank, 58-55, last Wednesday.
Junior Will Bigby registered 20 points while senior Andrew Jordan poured in 13 points. Senior Theo Kuo scored nine points, junior Henry Morrison finished with eight points, senior Jack Jones tallied four points and senior Geoffrey Stetson had one point.
Flintridge Prep defeated visiting Polytechnic, 46-42, in a league game last Monday. Jordan poured in 11 points while Bigby recorded nine points. Senior Chris Fung and Stetson each scored seven points, senior Marvin Furuta tallied six points, and senior Caleb Bowne and Kuo each finished with three points.
The Wolves recently beat host Palos Verdes Chadwick, 42-30, in a league game as Stetson made 13 points. Jones and Morrison each scored seven points, Furuta finished with five points and Bigby tallied four points. Bowne recorded three points while Kuo had two points.
Flintridge Prep previously routed visiting Rio Hondo Prep of Arcadia in a league matchup, 74-27. Jordan posted 17 points, Morrison poured in 14 points and junior Steven Ng registered 12 points. Bowne drained three 3-pointers while Bigby scored six points. Freshman Owen Willingham, Fung, Kuo and Furuta each tallied three points, Jones finished with two points, and junior Noah Willingham and Stetson each had one point.
The co-league champion Wolves (7-1 in league, 18-7 overall) opened the CIF-Southern Section Division 4AA playoffs Wednesday night; the game ended after the Pasadena Outlook’s press deadline. If victorious, Flintridge Prep would advance to a second-round matchup against Santa Rosa Academy of Menifee (19-4 overall) or Wilson High of Hacienda Heights (18-10 overall) on Friday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m.
The Panthers lost their Prep League and regular-season finale against visiting Providence High of Burbank, 65-62, last Thursday as senior Justin Odibo amassed 27 points.
Junior Justin Wang poured in 10 points while sophomore Jackson Braithwaite scored nine points. Senior Nicolas Cardenas and junior Cole Mallinger each recorded six points while junior Bobby Hall and freshman Diego Scholze each had two points.
Poly defeated Rio Hondo Prep in Arcadia, 51-34, in a league matchup last Tuesday. Odibo poured in 13 points, Wang registered 11 points, and sophomore Justyce Icart and Mallinger each scored 10 points. Scholze tallied three points while Cardenas and Hall each had two points.
The Panthers lost a league game at Flintridge Prep, 46-42, last Monday. Odibo finished with 15 points while Wang produced 12 points. Mallinger scored seven points while Scholze recorded five points. Cardenas finished with two points while Hall had one point.
Poly recently beat host View Park High in Los Angeles in a nonleague game, 57-54, as Odibo and Wang each scored 16 points. Mallinger registered eight points, Cardenas and Hall each tallied five points, Scholze had four points and Braithwaite sank a 3-pointer.
The Panthers previously defeated visiting Palos Verdes Chadwick in a league matchup, 53-43, as Odibo amassed 27 points. Mallinger poured in 12, Wang scored five and Hall tallied four points. Braithwaite recorded three points while Scholze had two points.
Polytechnic, which finished third in the league standings with a 4-4 record (17-10 overall), visited Buena High in Ventura (24-4 overall) for its CIF-Southern Section Division 3AA opener last night; the game ended after the Pasadena Outlook’s press deadline. If victorious, the Panthers would advance to a second-round matchup against either Artesia High of Lakewood (21-7 overall) or Newbury Park (14-14 overall) on Friday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m.
The Minutemen concluded the regular season on a three-game win streak after recently beating Whittier Christian High of La Habra, 73-31; Heritage Christian High of Northridge, 53-44; and Village Christian High of Sun Valley, 63-60, in a trio of home Olympic League contests. Individual statistics were not reported to the Pasadena Outlook.
Co-league champion Maranatha (6-2 in league, 14-12 overall) hosted San Marino in its CIF-Southern Section Division 3AA opener Wednesday night; the game ended after the Pasadena Outlook’s press deadline. If victorious, the Minutemen would advance to a second-round matchup against either Palm Springs (16-5 overall) or Sunny Hills High of Fullerton (17-11 overall) on Friday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m.
The Lancers lost their Camino Real League finale against visiting Salesian High of Los Angeles, 64-52, last Wednesday as junior Ryan Hajjar racked up 21 points, three rebounds, two steals and one assist.
Freshman Omar Gonzalez poured in 12 points with five assists and four boards while senior Lucas Chen registered seven points, two rebounds and one assist. Freshman Emmitt Claiborne tallied four points, five boards, five assists, two steals and one block, sophomore Gio Guardado finished with three points, one rebound and one steal, and junior Isaiah Carrillo recorded three points and one board. Senior Collis Chu produced two points, one rebound and one assist, junior Jonah Thaxton collected two boards, one steal and one assist, and sophomore Anthony Gibbs had one rebound.
La Salle lost a league matchup at Cathedral High in Los Angeles, 79-67, last Monday. Hajjar registered 20 points, eight boards, five steals and four assists, Claiborne racked up 20 points, seven rebounds and one assist, and Chen poured in 17 points with eight boards and four assists. Thaxton tallied four points, five steals, four rebounds, four assists and one block, Carrillo finished with four points and one board, and Gonzalez had two points, three rebounds, two steals and one assist.
The Lancers recently lost a league game against visiting St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy of Downey, 89-30. Chen scored eight points with two steals, two assists and one board, Gonzalez recorded six points, one steal and one assist, and Claiborne tallied six points, two rebounds and one steal. Carrillo finished with five points, one board and one assist while Hajjar posted two points, two rebounds, one block and one steal. Gibbs scored two points while Chu had one point. Guardado produced four boards and two steals, Thaxton had one steal and one assist, junior John Khalaf collected one rebound and one assist, and junior Athan Darlas notched one assist.
La Salle recently edged host Bishop Amat High in La Puente in a league game, 54-52, as Hajjar posted a double-double with 20 points, 10 boards, two assists and one block.
The Lancers previously defeated host Van Nuys in a nonleague game, 49-46. Claiborne registered 12 points two rebounds, one steal and one assist while Gonzalez poured in 12 points with three assists, two boards and two steals. Hajjar scored nine points with eight rebounds, four steals and three assists while Thaxton tallied eight points, five steals, five boards and one assist. Carrillo produced two points, four rebounds and one assist, Chen recorded two points, four boards and two steals, Chu finished with two points and seven rebounds, and Guardado had two points, two boards and one assist.
La Salle concluded the campaign sixth in the league standings with a 2-8 record (9-18 overall).