Hoover girls' basketball snaps league skid

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

Hoover 35, Pasadena 34: After leading by seven with about 40 seconds to play at home, Hoover saw Pasadena make a late charge and knock down consecutive three-pointers after a Tornadoes traveling call.

The Bulldogs stepped to the free-throw line in the waning seconds of the game with a chance to tie or take the lead, but missed them both to deliver the Hoover victory. It snapped a 58-game losing streak in the Pacific League for the Tornadoes with their last win also coming against Pasadena, 54-46, at home on Jan. 21, 2009.

“Obviously, it was a great win for us just to get off the schneid,” said Hoover Coach Stan Watson, whose team improved to 2-13, 1-8 in league. “The girls were all so emotional they started crying tears of joy in the locker room. It was good for us to taste the thrill of victory.”

Flintridge Prep 47, Mayfield 46: Fouled with .1 second to go, Tala Ismail needed to make just on free throw to keep the Rebels perfect in the Prep League at home Friday.

The freshman missed the first, but made the second, as Prep improved to 13-3, 6-0 in league on its home floor after it trailed by two with 1:29 left. Ismail finished tied with Lacy Coan for a team-high 14 points in the victory.

“All along we wanted to be one of the top two teams in the league,” Prep Coach Kevin Kiyomura said. “That’s a goal we thought was realistic and set for ourselves and this keeps us in line to do just that.”

Muir 40, Crescenta Valley 29: Despite nine points apiece from Tanisha Minassian and Madison Kilgore, the host Falcons fell in Pacific League play Friday afternoon at home.

With the defeat, the Falcons dropped to 8-14 overall and 3-6 in league.

Alemany 61, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy 43: Melene Agakanian collected eight points and 10 rebounds Thursday for the Tologs in a Mission League road game. Flintridge Sacred Heart dropped to 9-13, 0-6 in league.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Pasadena 70, Hoover 60: The Tornadoes were within four points of the Bulldogs with about 1:40 to go, but couldn’t manage to take a lead, as they fell to 10-11, 2-7 in the Pacific League.

Hoover got a balanced scoring attack with Teo Davidian leading the way with a team-high 20 points. Jash Francisco (13 points), Francis Roncal (12 points) and Arvin Atakhanian (11 points) also hit double-digits for the Tornadoes.

BOYS’ SOCCER

Pasadena 8, Hoover 4: The Tornadoes fell to 2-7-3 overall and 1-6-2 in the Pacific League with Friday afternoon’s loss.

Burroughs 2, Glendale 1: The Nitros lost Friday’s Pacific League match to fall to 7-9-2 and 2-6-1 in league. Serozh Kirakosyan scored the Nitros’ goal.

GIRLS’ SOCCER

Crescenta Valley 16, Muir 0: The Falcons maintained first place in the Pacific League with Friday’s one-sided road win.

Sierra Rhoads and Rachel Bird each had three goals and an assist. Katie Callister added two goals and two assists, while Karina Costilla had a pair of goals and an assist. Ani Hemelians had two assists and a score, Nicole Bird had two goals, Sarah Worden had a goal and an assist, as did Itzia Villegas. Kelsey Boller and Tiffany Austin also scored.

Burroughs 2, Glendale 1: Aline Graham scored on a penalty kick early in Friday’s Pacific League loss. The Nitros dropped to 4-10 overall and 2-7 in league.

GIRLS’ WATER POLO

Crescenta Valley 21, Burbank 4: Lynley Fernandez and Elissa Arnold scored five goals apiece Thursday to lead the visiting Falcons, ranked No. 1 in CIF Southern Section Division V, in a Pacific League match.

Caitlin Connell added four goals for Crescenta Valley (21-2, 5-0 in league).

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in Oxnard Tournament: The Tologs fell to Buena Park, 7-2, in their second game of the Oxnard Tournament Friday to bring their overall record to 10-10.

Sacred Heart started the day with a 10-3 win over El Dorado behind a four-goal game from Hannah Walleck and 15 saves from goalie Elizabeth Hinckley.

The Tologs also posted victories over Marymount, 12-3, and Alemany, 11-3, earlier in the week with Anna Porter and Walleck scoring seven and six goals, respectively, in the two-game span. Hinckley had 27 blocks in both wins.

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