Sports Roundup: La Cañada girls’ basketball edges Duarte in nailbiter

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

La Cañada 56, Duarte 55: The Spartans earned their second victory of the season-opening Duarte Tournament in a thriller on Friday evening.

With the victory, La Cañada improved to 2-1. Emmie Lew led the Spartans with 13 points, while Brooke Yasuda chipped in nine points and Lauren Scoville and Sydnee Lew each added eight points.

La Cañada will face Walnut at 3 p.m. in the tournament third-place game.

Providence 49, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy 40: The Tologs (1-7) lost in Pasadena Poly Tournament play on Friday. Kysa Hayashi had 18 points for Flintridge Sacred Heart.

On Thursday, the Tologs lost to San Marino, 61-48.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Blair 55, Flintridge Prep 43 (overtime): AJ Nicassio had 14 points and 10 rebounds in the Rebels’ nonleague loss Thursday. Jonathan Le added nine points.

The Rebels fell Wednesday against South Pasadena, 65-63 in overtime. Jack Cartwright had a career high 17 points and AJ Nicasssio added 11 and 15 rebounds for Flintridge Prep (3-4).

GIRLS’ WATER POLO

La Cañada in Villa Park Tournament: After a strong start, the Spartans were defeated by powerhouse Los Alamitos on Friday afternoon, 17-6.

Prior to Friday, La Cañada (2-2) earned a pair of victories on Thursday to climb above .500.

La Cañada first defeated Beckman, 13-2, at Villa Park before turning around and topping Royal on the same evening, 8-5.

Flintridge Prep, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy at Los Altos Holiday Classic: It was a rough first day on Friday afternoon at the fifth annual event.

The Tologs (0-4) first lost to Birmingham, 11-4, at Sunny Hills High. Flintridge Sacred Heart followed up that defeat with a 16-6 loss to Sunny Hills.

The Rebels also went 0-2 with both contests at Los Altos.

Flintridge Prep (1-6) was first defeated by Montebello, 16-2, and then fell to Mark Keppel, 11-1.

BOYS’ SOCCER

Birmingham 3, St. Francis 2 (Birmingham wins on penalty kicks, 4-2): The Golden Knights (3-1-1) fell Friday at home in a quarterfinal match of the Ralph Brandt Tournament. St. Francis got second-half goals from Ian Osdermatt and Scott Cross-Hernandez.

GIRLS’ SOCCER

Flintridge Prep 2, Woodrow Wilson 0: The Rebels (2-2) got one goal apiece from Julia Gonzalez and Mona Cesario on Thursday in an Aliso Cup match.

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