Sports Round: La Cañada High, Flintridge Prep boys' basketball nab league titles


La Cañada 66, Blair 36: Thanks in part to 11 points and 11 rebounds from Ko Ko Kurdoghlian, the host Spartans clinched at least a share of the Rio Hondo league championship Friday night. Grant Arthur and Jacob Brown finished with nine and eight points, respectively, for the Spartans (18-6, 8-0 in league).

“We have a young team that's been able to do a nice job, so it's nice to get the share of league,” Spartans Coach Tom Hofman said. “We've still got some work to do.”

The Spartans can wrap up the league crown outright with a win at home against Temple City on Tuesday.

Flintridge Prep 74, Rio Hondo Prep 52: Big nights from Kyle Hamane and Robert Cartwright Friday helped to secure the Rebels’ seventh consecutive Prep League championship and 12th in 13 seasons.

Hamane sank four three-pointers en route to 18 points to go along with eight assists. The Stanford-bound Cartwright had 17 points, eight assists and four steals.

Scott Tsangeos added 12 points, while Andrew Tsangeos chipped in 10 for the Rebels (11-12, 7-0 in league).


La Cañada 81, Blair 21: Amber Graves finished with 16 points and Keilee Bessho added 13 on Friday to lead the host Spartans in a Rio Hondo League contest. Alyssa Miller added 12 points for the Spartans, who improved to 19-5, 7-1 in league.


La Cañada 11, Blair 0: The Spartans improved to 16-0-1, 7-0-1 in the Rio Hondo League with Friday’s victory, as both Olivia Juse and Francesca Mor had three goals apiece.

Spartans Coach Louie Bilowitz, who didn’t play his starters after the first 15 minutes, said the game was called roughly five minutes early after a collision between a Spartans player and the Blair goalie. The Spartan was said to be OK, but the Blair goalie had to be attended to medically.

Flintridge Prep 4, Westridge 2: Katherine Pinney tallied a hat trick to lead the Rebels to a Prep League road win on Friday afternoon.

The Rebels (10-4-4, 5-1-1) won their fifth in a row and are unbeaten over their last six. Kaitlin Liston also scored for Prep.

Harvard-Westlake 1, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy 0: Though the Tologs continue to struggle in the win-loss department, they put up a strong showing in Friday’s Mission League road loss.

The Tologs (9-7-2, 2-5-1 in league) got seven saves from goalie Dani Garcia.


St. Francis 0, Harvard-Westlake 0: The Golden Knights tied at home in a Mission League tilt, improving to 5-9-4 and 2-6-2 in league.

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