First published in the Feb. 23 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.
The Flintridge Prep varsity girls’ basketball team defeated host El Dorado High of Placentia, 68-53, in its CIF-Southern Section Division 3AA semifinal game on Saturday.
Senior captain Ashley Chea poured in 24 points while freshman Maddie Smith scored 20 points.
Sophomore Gigi Mastras recorded eight points, junior Kassidy Huie tallied six points and freshman Akemi Fu finished with five points. Junior captain Izzie Chan registered three points while freshman Pressley Huie had two points.
The Wolves (28-2 overall) advanced to the CIF championship game and will seek their first title since 2016 when they take on Los Osos High of Rancho Cucamonga (23-4 overall) this Saturday, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m.
Flintridge Prep defeated host Sunny Hills of Fullerton, 61-44, in a CIF quarterfinal game last Wednesday. Individual statistics were not reported to the Pasadena Outlook.
The Wolves previously defeated visiting Corona del Mar High of Newport Beach, 57-46, in their second-round playoff game. Chea racked up 28 points, six rebounds and six assists while Smith poured in 21 points with eight boards, five steals and three assists. Sophomore Olivia Childs recorded four points and one steal while Fu tallied two points, seven rebounds, one block and one steal. Mastras registered two points, four boards and one assist while Kassidy Huie scored two points with one steal, one rebound and one assist. Junior Catherine Baldocchi finished with one board while Pressley Huie had one assist.
The Lancers are headed to the CIF-Southern Section Division 2AA championship game for a second consecutive season after defeating host Redondo Union High of Redondo Beach, 46-36, in a semifinal matchup last Saturday.
La Salle (27-3 overall) will battle Hart High of Newhall (28-3 overall) for the CIF title on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 4 p.m.
The Lancers crushed host Canyon High of Canyon Country, 53-36, in a CIF quarterfinal game last Wednesday. Sophomore Kaden Cortes poured in 18 points with one block, one rebound and one assist while junior Audrey Chen racked up 12 points, six rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal. Senior Reese Wong registered 10 points, four rebounds and one assist while freshman Casey Higgins scored eight points with 12 rebounds and two steals. Senior Ellie Chen recorded four points, two rebounds and two assists, freshman Julianne Tan had one point and junior Avery Ward finished with one rebound.
La Salle recently defeated visiting Rolling Hills Prep of San Pedro, 45-30, in a CIF second-round matchup. Higgins racked up 17 points, nine rebounds, one block, one steal and one assist while Audrey Chen poured in 14 points with seven rebounds, four assists and one steal. Wong registered seven points, two assists and one rebound while Cortes tallied six points and four rebounds. Ellie Chen finished with one point, two rebounds and one block while Tan collected three rebounds and one steal.
The Lancers previously routed visiting Summit High of Fontana, 60-31, in their CIF first-round game. Audrey Chen registered 19 points, six steals, five rebounds and five assists while Cortes finished with 11 points, two rebounds and one steal. Wong tallied nine points, four rebounds, three assists and one steal while Ward recorded eight points and nine rebounds. Higgins scored six points with four rebounds, three steals and two assists while Ellie Chen produced five points, two rebounds and two assists, and Tan had two points and one assist.
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The Tologs lost at Shalhevet High in Los Angeles, 55-37, in their CIF-Southern Section Division 4AA second-round game last Monday as sophomore Ava Nawrocki poured in 12 points.
Senior captain Sophia Heredia, senior Meghan Garrity and freshman Lori Yacoubian each recorded six points, freshman Bella Hagobian scored three points, and seniors Cassie Huston and Ella Rogers each had two points.
FSHA previously defeated host Garey High in Pomona, 43-31, in its CIF first-round game. Nawrocki racked up 20 points, five steals, four assists and two rebounds while Garrity registered 14 points, four steals, four boards and one assist. Heredia tallied five points, 10 rebounds, seven steals, five assists and one block, junior Isabelle Risha finished with two points, 10 boards, one steal and one assist, and Rogers scored two points with two rebounds. Sophomore Sophia Astacaan collected nine boards, one block and one steal while Hagobian recorded three rebounds.
The Tologs finished the campaign tied as Angelus League runners-up with a 4-4 record (15-14 overall).
The Panthers recently lost to visiting Crossroads High of Santa Monica, 56-43, in their CIF-Southern Section Division 4A second-round playoff game.
Paige Lim poured in 19 points while Sammie Yen scored 13 points. Kamryn Chan and Alex Lentz each recorded four points, Chloe Jeng finished with two points and Akira Brown had one point.
Poly previously defeated host Santa Paula in the first round, 42-28, as Lim registered 21 points.
Yen drained three 3-pointers, Chloe Jeng tallied five points and Chan produced four points. Luciana Piro scored two points while Lentz had one point.
The Panthers finished the campaign fourth in the league standings with a 7-5 record (14-13 overall).