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Local Squads Ousted in CIF Playoffs

First published in the Feb. 23 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.

The Flintridge Prep varsity boys’ basketball team lost to visiting St. Bonaventure High of Ventura, 52-44, in its CIF-Southern Section Division 4AA quarterfinal game last Tuesday.
Junior Will Bigby poured in 11 points while junior Henry Morrison scored 10 points. Senior Caleb Bowne recorded six points, senior Geoffrey Stetson tallied five points and senior Jack Jones finished with four points. Senior Andrew Jordan registered three points while senior Theo Kuo had two points.
The Wolves recently crushed host Wilson High in Hacienda Heights, 72-44, in a CIF second-round matchup. Stetson poured in 16 points, Morrison scored 11 points and Kuo registered 10 points. Jordan tallied nine points while Bigby finished with six points. Bowne and Jones each recorded five points, senior Marvin Furuta produced four points, and junior Steven Ng and freshman Owen Willingham each had three points.
Flintridge Prep previously defeated visiting Trinity Classical Academy of Valencia, 69-32, in its CIF first-round game as Bigby poured in 17 points. Morrison scored 10 points while Jones finished with eight points. Jordan tallied seven points while Stetson recorded six points. Kuo, Bowne and Owen Willingham each registered five points, while senior Chris Fung, junior Noah Willingham and Ng each had two points.
The Wolves finished the campaign as co-Prep League campions with a 7-1 record (20-9 overall) and will look to return to the postseason next year.

The St. Francis High School varsity boys’ basketball team includes Jeremiah Su (front, from left), Jackson Mosley, Kj Fulgencio, Greg Gazarian and Maddox Freeman. Back: Preston Jernegan, Chris Kalachian, Luke McGrath, Ethan Childs, Brandin Dantzler, George Tupy, Kennedy Mitchell-Egbo, Aaron Matthews, Mazi Mosley and Alessio Calderon. Not pictured: Joe Hickey.


The Golden Knights lost at Oak Park, 53-41, in their CIF-Southern Section Division I first-round playoff game last Thursday as sophomore Mazi Mosley racked up 15 points, three rebounds, one steal and one assist.
Senior George Tupy poured in nine points with five boards while senior Brandin Dantzler registered six points, 10 rebounds, three assists and one block. Senior captain Jackson Mosley tallied five points, three boards, two steals and one assist while junior Ethan Childs scored four points with two rebounds. Junior Kennedy Mitchell-Egbo finished with two points, junior Chris Kalachian recorded one steal and one board, and senior captain Luke McGrath and sophomore Joe Hickey each had one rebound and one assist.
SFHS finished the campaign fourth in the Mission League standings with a 4-3 record (19-10 overall).

The Polytechnic varsity boys’ basketball team includes Justin Wang (front, from left), Jack Lentz, Jackson Braithwaite and Justyce Icart. Back: Nicolas Cardenas, Bobby Hall, Justin Odibo, Cole Mallinger and Peter Panossian. Not pictured: Diego Scholze.


The Panthers recently lost at Buena High in Ventura, 59-47, in their CIF-Southern Section Division 3AA first-round matchup as senior Justin Odibo racked up a double-double with 31 points, 13 rebounds and six assists.
Junior Cole Mallinger and freshman Diego Scholze each scored four points while junior Bobby Hall drained a 3-pointer. Senior Nicolas Cardenas and sophomore Jackson Braithwaite each tallied two points while junior Justin Wang had one point.
Poly finished third in the Prep League standings with a 4-4 record (17-11 overall) and will look to return to the postseason next year.


The Maranatha High School varsity boys’ basketball team includes Jahmir Hampton (front, from left), Nick Khatchikian, Reese Song, Maddox Kiyohara, Kaden Anderson and Noah Kim. Back: Daniel Nwabudike, Owen Kirk, Zain Mahmood, Terrence Hampton, Alec Smith and Chris Smith. Not pictured: Jaden French, Dylan Khatchikian and Harrison Harper.

The Minutemen lost to visiting Buena High of Ventura, 72-66, in their CIF-Southern Section Division 3AA quarterfinal matchup last Tuesday.
Maranatha previously defeated Palm Springs in the second round, 60-42, and San Marino, 70-40, in its CIF opener. Individual statistics were not reported to the Pasadena Outlook.
The Minutemen finished the campaign as Olympic League co-champions with a 6-2 record (16-13 overall).

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