Sports Roundup: Shot at buzzer lifts Hoover boys' basketball, as Tornadoes sweep Muir in soccer, basketball


Hoover 64, Muir 61 (OT): Arlen Moradi made a three-pointer at the buzzer to lift the host Tornadoes to a Pacific League victory Wednesday.

Hoover improved to 11-5, 2-2 in league and concluded a day in which the Tornadoes swept Muir, winning head-to-head matchups in boys’ and girls’ basketball and boys’ and girls’ soccer.

“He had a nice look at the basket,” Hoover Coach Jack Van Patten said. “When it left his hand, you don’t know what’s going to happen, but then you could see the arc of the ball slow down and it went in.

“We stayed with it and it’s nice to see things come to fruition.”

The game was tied at 55 entering the four-minute overtime session.

Teo Davidian led Hoover with 19 points and Argin Sarkisian added 18. Kevin Nazari added 11 points for the Tornadoes, who got 10 from Moradi.

Glendale 50, Arcadia 49: Glendale captured its first Pacific League win on the road Wednesday by the slimmest of margins.

“It was closer than the score,” joked Glendale Coach Steve Snodgress, whose team improved to 6-10 and 1-3 in league. “We found a way to steal one.”

Raffi Jivalagian scored the game-winner with 18 seconds left.

“We defended up to the buzzer and they missed the shot,” Snodgress said. “It felt really good, it felt really good [to get our first league win]. ... It was really nice to go there and get it.”

Steve Arakelyan had 16 points to lead the Nitros, while Alex Miralis pulled down 12 rebounds.

St. Francis 54. Crespi 48: Kyle Leufroy finished with 24 points and Noah Willerford added 18 on Wednesday to lead the visiting Golden Knights to their first Mission League win.

“Kyle continues to display his shooting skills and Noah made some big outside shots,” said St. Francis co-Coach Ray O’Brien, whose team improved to 11-5, 1-2 in league. “We are starting to get the offense that we expected in the beginning of the year.”

Crescenta Valley 46, Burbank 32: Eric Patten collected 14 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks Wednesday to spark the visiting Falcons in a Pacific League contest. Crescenta Valley, which got 13 points from Kyle Currie and nine from Eric Bae, improved to 10-7, 3-1 in league.


Arcadia 54, Glendale 41: The Nitros came up short Wednesday night at home against Arcadia, the Pacific League’s first-place squad.

Kristina Sahakian turned in a big night with 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Mariel Telebrico added eight points, five rebounds and two steals. Karah Hui chipped in eight points and five rebounds for Glendale (7-11, 1-3).


Hoover 3, Muir 0: Host Hoover received one goal apiece from Artin Almary, Andra Davoudi and Banik Housepian on Wednesday to record its first Pacific League victory. Hoover improved to 4-6, 1-3 in league.

Crescenta Valley 5, Burbank 0: Two days after suffering its first Pacific League loss, Crescenta Valley rebounded emphatically on the road Wednesday.

Matt Ryan had two goals and an assist, while Justin Wright had a pair of assists to lead the Falcons (14-2-2, 3-1 in league).

“The boys stepped up and worked on connecting a lot of passes. It is easy for teams to be frustrated and overlook teams after a loss like we had. But credit the young men for going out and playing the game and moving the ball. Defense really worked together in order to hold the shutout,” Falcons Coach Grant Clark said. “Justin played very well springing Matt Ryan early. It helped the team settle in and get back to the style of soccer we expect to play.”

Crescenta Valley relinquished just one shot, as the Falcons offense took 21.

Sevag Hamamah, Chris Sinani and Jason Winicki also scored goals for CV, while Kevin Ginosian and Daniel Chang added assists.

Glendale 3, Arcadia 0: The visiting Nitros picked up their first Pacific League victory Wednesday. Glendale, which got two goals from Avo Haroutunyan and one from Menua Nazarian, improved to 7-5-2, 1-2-1 in league.

“We’ve had some hard games, so it feels good to get a win in league,” Glendale Coach Artur Aghasyan said. “We did a real good job of playing our game.”


Hoover 14, Muir 2: The Tornadoes evened up their Pacific League record at 2-2 with Wednesday’s blowout win on the road, led by a huge performance from Remi Miller, who scored five goals.

“I expect more results like this,” said Hoover Coach AC Metallinos of getting league wins, as his team previously defeated Pasadena.

Talin Khojababian also had a big day with a goal and five assists.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy 5, Louisville 0: Flintridge Sacred Heart dominated en route to its first Mission League win of the season on Wednesday at Occidental College.

Nia Harris, Dylan Harrow, Sophia Saldivar, Sarah Vail and Casey Basso all had goals for the Tologs (7-4-1, 1-2 in league), with assists coming from Heather Turcios and Jenna Farac.

Dani Garcia notched the shutout in net with three saves.

Crescenta Valley 0, Burbank 0: The Falcons notched their third Pacific League shutout in four games, but it only resulted in their first tie of the season on Wednesday afternoon at Crescenta Valley High.

The Falcons are now 2-6-1, 2-1-1 in league.

Arcadia 4, Glendale 0: The first-place Apaches were too much for the Nitros on Wednesday in Pacific League action at Moyse Field.

Glendale fell to 2-6-1 and 0-4 in league play.

Bishop Conaty-Loretto 5, Holy Family 0: Goalkeeper Emely Palencia finished with eight saves Wednesday for the host Gaels in a Horizon League match. Holy Family dipped to 0-5, 0-3 in league.


Glendale Community College 92, Santa Monica College 87: Jalen Etienne had 12 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds Wednesday to propel the visiting Vaqueros in a Western State Conference South Division contest. Glendale (14-3, 2-1 in the division) received 23 points and seven rebounds from Sammy Darling, 22 points and 10 rebounds from Emmett Duvall and 10 points from Emerson Castaneda.


Glendale Community College 77, Santa Monica College 69: Samantha Pyros finished with 19 points Wednesday to spur the visiting Vaqueros in a Western State Conference South Division contest. Elsie Mejia added 18 points for Glendale, which improved to 11-8, 2-1 in the division.

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