CV clinches share of league title

BOYS' BASKETBALL

Crescenta Valley 59, Hoover 47: The Falcons clinched at least a

share of their first Pacific League title since 1995 with Tuesday's

road win.

Zack Garcia led CV (18-6, 7-0 in league) with 21 points and 10

rebounds. Sevada Bandari added 18 points, Robby Heck contributed

eight points and Matt Oliver had seven points, 11 rebounds and 11

assists for the Falcons, who will play Muir at 7 p.m. Friday at home.

With a win, the Falcons will clinch their first outright Pacific

League title. They shared championships in 1978 and 1995.

Hoover (6-17, 1-6) received 14 points -- including 12 from

three-point range -- from junior shooting guard Sevak Khodaglogian

and nine points from Andy Shaknazaryan.

Hoover, which finished with nine three-pointers, will next play at

7 p.m. Friday against visiting Arcadia.

Westlake Village Oaks Christian 64, Flintridge Prep 57: Andrew

Beck scored a season-high 26 points Tuesday night in a nonleague road

contest.

Nathan Walworth added nine points for the Rebels (13-8).

Flintridge Prep -- ranked No. 2, along with San Juan Capistrano St.

Margaret's in CIF Southern Section Division IVA -- got seven points

apiece from Ramses Barden and Mike Simon.

Beck made four of Flintridge Prep's six three-pointers.

Oaks Christian -- the defending Division IVAA champion -- got a

game-high 31 points from Mike Hornbuckle. Matt Hornbuckle contributed

nine points for the Lions, who are ranked No. 6 and scored the last

six points in the game's final minute.

BOYS' SOCCER

Glendale 3, Arcadia 2: The Nitros got two goals and one assist

from Eduardo Forero and one goal and an assist from Billy Torres

Tuesday to pick up an important Pacific League victory at the Arcadia

Civic Center Field.

Glendale -- which remained in fourth place in league and one point

behind Arcadia and Pasadena for second place -- improved to 11-3-5

and 4-2-2 in league. Arcadia (15-6-5, 5-2-1), ranked No. 8 in CIF

Southern Section Division III, scored two second-half goals.

The match was called with about four minutes left after Forero and

an Arcadia athlete collided. The athletes were motionless for

several minutes before they received medical treatment.

Glendale Coach Edgar Manvelyan said an Arcadia supporter then

allegedly hit a match official, who then called the contest off.

The Nitros will play Pasadena (16-2-2, 5-2-1) at 3:15 p.m.

Thursday at home in another crucial match.

Currently, defending league-champion Muir leads the league with 12

points, but Glendale, Pasadena and Arcadia still have a shot at the

league title.

Muir 2, Crescenta Valley 1: Nigel Orozco scored for the visiting

Falcons in Tuesday's Pacific League match.

Orozco, a senior midfielder/forward, scored in the 53rd minute,

but the Falcons (8-10-3, 1-6-1 in league) gave up the match-winning

goal with about three minutes left.

Matthew Gatti, who assisted on Orozco's goal, received a red card

and must serve a mandatory one-match suspension. CV will next play

visiting Hoover in a league match at 3:15 p.m. Thursday.

Pasadena 4, Hoover 1: The Tornadoes fell to 2-12-2, 0-7-1 in the

Pacific League with Tuesday's home setback.

Hoover -- which received a goal from Juan Mundo and eight saves

from Rogelio Gonzalez -- will play Crescenta Valley at 3:15 p.m.

Thursday on the road.

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

Crescenta Valley 62, Hoover 42: Jeanine Deno had a team-high 23

points for the host Falcons on Tuesday, as CV improved to 18-5, 7-0

in the Pacific League.

Lindsay Myers contributed 14 points and Kristen Gibbert had 10

points. Jessica von Tillow chipped in eight assists for the Falcons,

who'll play Muir at 5:30 p.m. Friday at home.

Julie An had 13 points and Edith Gharibian had 10 points for the

Tornadoes (6-17, 1-6). Hoover will play Arcadia at 5:30 p.m. Friday

at home.

Holy Family 54, Panorama City St. Genevieve 43: Michelle Anasco

scored a team-high 19 points Tuesday to power the visiting Gaels in a

Horizon League contest.

Jasmine Viray added 13 points for Holy Family, which got nine

points and 12 rebounds from Melanie Figueroa.

Holy Family (7-11, 3-5 in league) will next play a league home

game at 4:15 p.m. against L.A. Sacred Heart of Jesus at the Glendale

YMCA.

Muir 72, Glendale 34: Valentina Ambarchian had 12 points for the

Nitros in Tuesday's Pacific League home loss.

Lauren Midrid had seven points, and Serineh Haghverdian and Eliza

Donikyan had four points apiece for the Nitros, who trailed, 25-4, at

the end of the first quarter.

Glendale (3-16, 0-7 in league) will meet Pasadena at 5:30 p.m.

Friday on the road.

GIRLS' SOCCER

Crescenta Valley 8, Muir 0: Amber Horwith and Megan Stevenson each

scored three goals Tuesday to ignite the host Falcons in a Pacific

League match.

CV (15-6-2, 6-1 in league) received a goal apiece from Erin

Vossmeyer and Rachael Rigamat.

The Falcons, who received two saves from goalkeeper Sarah Peters,

will next play another league match at 3:15 p.m. Thursday against

host Hoover.

Arcadia 9, Glendale 0: The Nitros trailed, 1-0, at halftime, but

surrendered six goals in the final 12 minutes in Tuesday's Pacific

League home loss.

Jessica Kang, Jamie Spillman, Heather Francis and Lucy Gharibian

all played well for Glendale (4-13, 4-4 in league), according to

Coach Bob Francis, whose team will next play at 3:15 p.m. Thursday against host Pasadena.

MEN'S TENNIS

Saddleback College 7, Glendale Community College 0: The host

Vaqueros won just one set in their season-opening nonconference match

Tuesday.

GCC No. 2 singles player Hovsep Gasamanian won a set, and was

leading in the third set before it was suspended because of inclement

weather.

GCC will next meet host Marymount College in another nonconference

at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Victory Valley College 14, Glendale Community College 5: Carmen

Vivano and Veronica Patini each had two hits apiece Friday for the

Vaqueros (0-4) in the second game of a nonconference doubleheader.

Corina Quinones also had a hit for GCC.

The Vaqueros dropped an 11-1 decision in the first game.

In an earlier nonconference game, Imperial Valley College handed

GCC a 9-4 loss.

The Vaqueros will compete in another nonconference game at 3 p.m.

today against visiting Antelope Valley College at Scholl Canyon Park.

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