Sports Roundup: La Cañada High boys' basketball, soccer open tournaments with victories


La Cañada 61, Gabrielino 52: The Spartans opened bracket play of the San Gabriel Valley Classic Tournament with a victory on Thursday afternoon.

With the win, the Spartans (7-2) will play on Fridy at 6 p.m. at Monrovia High against either Notre Dame or Santa Rosa Academy.

Sophomore guard Grant Arthur scored a team-high 17 points, while Danny Jun chipped in 15 points, Kuko Kurdoghlian added 12 points and Alec Baktamian chipped in eight points.

St. Francis 70, Franklin 42: Kyle Leufroy led the way with 17 points as the Golden Knights opened up bracket play of the San Gabriel Valley Classic Tournament with a win on Thursday evening.

Evan Crawford added 13 points and Noah Willerford chipped in 12 points for St. Francis (8-2), which next plays on Friday at 7:30 p.m. versus either Ayala or Monrovia.


La Cañada 4, Moorpark 0: Lawence Ku, Filipp Franke, Andrew Meeker and George Baydian each scored a goal Thursday to spark the Spartans (5-1-2) in an opening-round match of the La Cañada Tournament.

Meeker also tallied two assists, while Keivan Meshkat added an assist and goalie Graham Labran-Boyd finished with two saves.

The Spartans next host Pioneer on Friday at 3:30 p.m.

Flintridge Prep in Ontario Christian Tournament: The Rebels went 1-1 in opening day action of the Ontario Christian Christmas Classic on Thursday.

Flintridge Prep opened with a 3-2 victory over Murrieta Calvary thanks in part to a goal and assist from senior forward Cole Rademacher, while Henry Griffith and Michael Weinstein added goals.

The victory came despite the Rebels only having 12 players suited.

A little later in the afternoon, Flintridge (6-3) fell versus Arrowhead Christian, 3-0.

The Rebels are back in action Thursday at noon against an opponent to be determined.

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