Glendora Boys Still Unbeaten After 12 Games

San Gabriel Valley-area basketball programs completed the holiday tournament season this week and the Glendora boys' team stayed unbeaten as the Tartars won the Covina tournament.

Glendora (12-0) won the title on Monday by defeating Diamond Bar, 69-46.

Brandon Lee scored 16 points, Cameron Murray added 14 and Adam Jacobsen had 12 for the Tartans, who won their third tournament this season.

"I'm really pleased with the way we have played in important games this season," said Glendora Coach Mike Le Duc, whose team opens Baseline League play Jan. 8 against Don Lugo. "We're playing pretty unselfish.

"But it doesn't mean a lot if we don't continue to improve."

Nogales advanced to the championship of its own tournament but lost to La Canada, 66-62.

La Canada was led by 6-foot-11 junior center Richard Mandeville, who scored 36 points in the Spartans' 71-69 semifinal victory over Pasadena and had 14 points and 11 rebounds in the championship game against Nogales.

But probably the biggest victory of the holiday season was West Covina's 45-43 win over Westchester, the top-ranked team in the L.A. City Section, in the quarterfinals of the Artesia tournament.

James Parker made a three-point basket with two seconds left to give West Covina the victory.

The Bulldogs lost in the semifinals to San Marcos and finished fourth.

Back to work: The Claremont College men's basketball team has been idle since Dec. 14, but the Stags resume their schedule with five consecutive games against schools from out of state.

Chris Greene, a 6-6 senior guard, is averaging 24.8 points a game for Claremont, which entertains Tufts (Mass.) tonight.

Claremont (3-3) plays host to Webster (Mo.) on Saturday, University of Massachusetts-Boston on Wednesday, Plymouth State (Mass.) Jan. 10 and East Connecticut State Jan. 11.

Claremont opens play in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Jan. 15 against Redlands.

Honor roll: Willie Reyna, a junior quarterback for La Verne University, was selected to the NCAA Division III All-American first team.

Reyna led the nation in total offense this past season with an average of 329.1 yards a game.

Reyna passed for 2,543 yards and 15 touchdowns for the Leopards, who finished second in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference under first-year Coach Rex Huigens.

Sean McQuown, a senior at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, was selected to the third team as a punter.

La Verne receiver Rod Zerbel, Pomona-Pitzer kicker Michael Cass and Pomona-Pitzer kick returner Nate Kirtman were honorable mention selections.

On the rise: Two former San Gabriel Valley-area standouts were listed among the Angels' top 10 prospects in the latest issue of Baseball America magazine.

Kevin Flora, a 22-year-old middle infielder who played at Bonita High, was ranked No. 6. J. R. Phillips, a 21-year-old first baseman from Bishop Amat, was ranked No. 7.

Flora batted .285 with 12 home runs and 67 runs batted in for Midland in the double-A Texas League last season and stole 40 bases in 48 attempts.

Phillips batted .248 with 20 home runs and 70 RBIs for Palm Springs in the Class A California League.

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