Panthers start off strong

Pasadena Poly 50, South Pasadena 41: Sophomore Kiki Yang led the charge for the Panthers in Tuesday afternoon's second day of the San Gabriel Valley Classic Tournament, as the guard led all scorers with 22 points and six steals.

Catherine Lehman added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Panthers (2-0), who also received six points from Rachel Hoang and five assists from Courtney Foster.

Kristen Kafkaloff led the Tigers (1-1) with 15 points, while Lexie Scholtz added nine points and Taryn Kato chipped in six points.


The day before, Poly opened the season with a 48-24 win over Monrovia in which Lehman totaled a game-high 18 points and six rebounds, while Yang chipped in 12 points, seven assists, eight steals and five rebounds and Kaitlyn Olah tallied eight points, five rebounds and two steals.

Blair 44, Marshall Fundamental 42: The Vikings started their season with a cross-town nonleague home victory Tuesday afternoon.


Senior forward Kayla Pounds led all players with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while senior forward Rebecca Badillo added 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Muir 58, San Marino 29: Mustangs junior forward Tierra Adams turned in a strong effort in finishing with 20 points and 20 rebounds as Muir won its second straight game of the San Gabriel Valley Classic on Tuesday afternoon.

Channon Fluker added 17 points and Chy'annea Hodges chipped in 10 points for the Mustangs (2-0).

Senior guard Emma Wong paced the Titans (1-1) with nine points, while Leigh Kunitake added seven points and Felita Sam contributed six points as San Marino will face Flintridge Sacred Heart on Friday.


Poly 1, Buckley 0: Senior forward Willy Debreu scored the match's lone goal in the 60th minute off an assist from Skyler McLean and the Panthers opened their 2012-13 season with a nonleague road victory Tuesday afternoon.

Junior Brian Ward finished with five saves for the Panthers. Debreu's goal came on one of Poly's shots.

Bethel Baptist 65, St. Monica Academy 34: PJ Zwart led the Crusaders in a season-opening road defeat Monday evening.
Zwart scored 17 points and nine rebounds and sophomore Jacob Scott added nine rebounds.