Sports Roundup: St. Monica Academy boys’ basketball reaches quarterfinals


St. Monica Academy 56, Shandon 44: The Crusaders made a 185-mile road trip Friday and came away with a CIF Southern Section Division V-A second-round victory.

Fourth-seeded St. Monica (20-4) received 19 points, eight rebounds and six blocks from Peter Ford, 12 points and seven rebounds from Charlie Boles and 10 points from Francis Mireles.

“[It was a] close game and we pulled away in the fourth quarter,” St. Monica coach Peter Grimm said. “We went to a three-guard offense with Sam Gutierrez, Francis Mireles and Ernie Grimm and that provided the ball-handling and spacing that helped take the lead and pull away.”

St. Monica will meet visiting Tarbut V’Torah in a quarterfinal contest at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at New Revelation Baptist Church in Pasadena.

Riverside Hillcrest 57, Flintridge Prep 36: The Rebels (15-12) saw their season come to a close after falling to the top seed in a CIF Southern Section Division IV-AA second-round road contest on Friday.

Nick Davis finished with 10 points for Flintridge Prep, which split the Prep League championship.


Hoover at CIF Southern Section Inland Division Championships: Senior Azad Markosian is in the hunt for a title and senior Allen Melikyan survived the first day of the two-day competition at Great Oak High on Friday.

Hoover sent five wrestlers to Temecula and the one in the best shape to advance to the CIF Southern Section Masters Meet is Markosian, the fourth-seeded heavyweight.

“We definitely have two good chances to get to Masters,” Hoover coach Dave Beard said. “It’s exciting for both guys. Azad had a great day and Allen is battling and had a tough loss, but he still has a chance to move on.”

Markosian, the Rio Hondo League champion, was given a first-round bye and finished 2-0 with a pair of lightning pins, beginning when he needed only five seconds to register a second-round fall versus Baldwin Park’s Alan Jimenez.

In the quarterfinals, Markosian pinned Murrieta Valley’s Ian Hubbell in 1:15 to punch his ticket to Saturday’s semifinal against top-seeded Angel Munoz of Great Oak.

For Markosian to become Hoover’s fourth-ever Masters qualifier, he needs to finish in the top five, meaning he needs just one victory Saturday.

As for Melikyan, the 160-pounder finished 2-1 and will begin second-chance action needing at least two victories to move on to Masters. Melikyan will start Saturday versus Vista Murrieta’s Eddie Lee.

Melikyan turned in a pair of falls to reach the quarterfinals, but was defeated by Peninsula’s Diego Sheng, 6-2, to fall into the second-chance bracket.

Wrestling begins Saturday at 11 a.m.

Hoover 132-pounder Harut Mustafyan, 182-pounder Andrew West and 126-pounder Dominic Malone finished 0-2 and were eliminated.

Hoover currently sits in 40th place in the division with 21 points.


Sunny Hills 5, St. Francis 1: Colton Ramirez scored for St. Francis, which saw its season ended Friday with a CIF Southern Section Division II first-round road defeat.

St. Francis finished 12-10-2 and fourth in the Mission League.

“[We had] some terrific moments this year,” St. Francis coach Glen Appels said. “Great kids. Came up big when it counted a few times.”


Glendale Community College 9, Cypress College 0: Host Glendale (6-2) coasted to a nonconference win Friday.

The Vaqueros received singles wins from Miah Webb (6-0, 6-3), Srna Lepchevska (6-1, 6-0), Hailey McNall (6-0, 6-1) and Ruth Kachatorian (6-0, 6-1) and two forfeits.

Webb and Sabrina Subero (8-2) and Lepchevksa and McNall (8-0) won in doubles, in addition to a forfeit.


San Diego Mesa College 16, 11, Glendale Community College 3, 3: The Vaqueros were swept in a nonconference doubleheader Friday at the Glendale Sports Complex. Glendale dipped to 3-10-1.


Saddleback Community College 3, Glendale Community College 1: Glendale (7-4) lost a nonconference home contest Thursday at Stengel Field.

Brandon Lewis drove in a run with a single in the bottom of the ninth inning. Glendale starting pitcher Dexter Wilkerson struck out eight and allowed one run on five hits in six innings.


Santa Barbara City College 7, Glendale Community College 2: Visiting Glendale fell Thursday in a Western State Conference match. Glendale (0-7, 0-3 in conference) got singles wins from David Preciado (4-6, 6-1, 6-1) and Sam Azaryan (6-1, 6-3).


L.A. Valley College 73, Glendale Community College 62: Visiting Glendale dropped a Western State Conference East Division contest Wednesday. The Vaqueros (16-9, 6-3 in the division) received 16 points, eight rebounds and three assists from Cheyenne Jankulovski, 13 points from Angel Castro and 10 points from Sylvia Vartazarian.

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