Sports Roundup: Glendale, Crescenta Valley girls’ hoops win at Burroughs tourney

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Glendale 60, Moorpark 47: Lilia Vasghanian had 15 points to lead the Nitros to a win Tuesday in the first round of the Burroughs Tournament at Burroughs.

Mary Markaryan added nine points and Jillian Yanai had eight rebounds and seven assists for Glendale (5-2).

On Monday, Glendale picked up a 32-26 win against Agoura. Meri Chedishian collected 13 points for the Nitros.

Crescenta Valley 65, Maranatha 36: The Falcons (4-1) rolled to a victory Tuesday in the Burroughs Tournament. Sara Perez finished with 11 points for Crescenta Valley, which got 10 from Denise Dayag.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy 61, Executive Prep 23: The Tologs (1-5) rolled to a victory Tuesday behind 22 points from Ryan Dubb in a Pasadena Poly Tournament game.

San Bernardino 29, Hoover 18: The Tornadoes lost Saturday in the Rosemead Tournament.

BOYS’ SOCCER

Flintridge Prep 4, La Salle 2: The visiting Rebels (3-0-1) picked up a nonleague victory Monday.

Flintridge Prep 6, Monroe 0: The Rebels notched a lopsided victory on Saturday.

Crescenta Valley 3, North Hollywood 1: The Falcons collected a Ralph Brandt Tournament win on Saturday on the strength of goals by Zander Bakunowski, Eric Cho and Dallas Kaauwai.

Sipan Arakelian had six saves for the Falcons (1-1).

GIRLS’ SOCCER

Los Alamitos 3, Flintridge Prep 0: The visiting Rebels (1-2) dropped a nonleague match Tuesday.

Flintridge Prep 3, Mater Dei 2: Down by a goal at halftime, Flintridge Prep rallied with two second-half goals on Saturday to defeat host Mater Dei, last season’s CIF Southern Section Division I finalist.

Julia Gonzalez scored two goals for the Rebels, who were Division III semifinalists last season, and Mikaela Celeste had two assists. Jenna Mijares also scored for Prep and Caitlin Fong had an assist.

Flintridge Prep’s first game of the season was a loss against Sierra Canyon, the reigning Southern Section and Southern California Regional Division 4 champion. Up next the Rebels will face host Los Alamitos, a Southern Section Division I quarterfinalist last season, on Tuesday.

Providence 7, Holy Family 1: The Gaels fell in nonleauge action on Tuesday afternoon.

Prior to Tuesday, The Gaels won their first game since the 2014-15 season on Friday, 2-1, against Pilibos on the road.

Brianna Cindrich and Lexi Castro tallied goals and Andrea Gomez turned in a terrific performance in goal for the Gaels.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Glendale 72, Chatsworth 49: The Nitros claimed the Northeast Valley Tournament title on Saturday afternoon and improved to 5-0 in the process.

Glendale has won all of its games by double-digits. On Saturday, the Nitros had a healthy 19-14 lead after one quarter before pulling away in the second stanza and taking a 40-21 halftime advantage.

Eli Degrate was named tournament most valuable player.

St. Monica Academy 64, Sequoyah School 19: The Crusaders cruised to 4-0, 2-0 in International League play with Friday afternoon’s win on the road.

Clovis West 76, St. Francis 51: The Golden Knights fell in Saturday afternoon’s championship game of the NoCal Tip-Off Classic in Sacramento.

St. Francis (3-1) defeated Whitney on Friday, 93-92, on Friday to get into the championship game.

BOYS’ CROSS-COUNTRY

Crescenta Valley’s Colin FitzGerald at Nike Cross Nationals: Crescenta Valley High senior Colin FitzGerald capped his high school cross-country career by placing 40th at Saturday morning’s Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Ore.

FitzGerald was his school’s first-ever individual qualifier to the prestigious national event hosted by Nike and posted a time of 15 minutes, 51.8 seconds on the 3-mile Glendoveer Golf Course.

“We’re satisfied with the result and, you know what, it was a good race,” said Crescenta Valley coach Mark Evans, who made the trek north. “It was a completely different experience. I know that Colin wasn’t completely happy.

“He was hoping to finish a lot higher, but honestly, it was a tough race and a tough course. He ran a good race.”

FitzGerald was competing in the boys’ championship event and was the area’s first runner since Flintridge Prep’s Alan Yoho placed ninth (15:14) in 2013.

The Falcons’ top runner was one of five individuals selected via an at-large berth after FitzGerald tied for his school’s best all-time finish at the CIF State Division I Championships by taking second in 15:10.01 at Fresno’s Woodward Park on Nov. 25. That mark was the second-best by any runner that day across all divisions.

In Oregon, Evans was pleased that FitzGerald was able to take in the “Nike experience.”

“It’s been great to be up here,” Evans said. “Nike takes care of its athletes. They put them up in a hotel, they gets lots of neat gear, they meet lots of elite athletes, so overall it’s a great experience and something he’ll remember for a long time.

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