SPHS Sports Update: FEB 11-14 | CIF Playoffs Commence for Basketball

The Tigers’ boys’ team travels to play Dunn High, north of Santa Barbara, and the girls’ unit plays Royal High in the Semi Valley

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South Pasadena High’s boys’ basketball team will be on the road Wednesday, February 12, to play a first round CIF-Southern Section contest against Dunn High School north of Santa Barbara.

Action gets underway at 6:00 p.m.

South Pasadena takes its 17-11 overall mark and 4-6 Rio Hondo League record against a Dunn team that finished 11-2 on the season while going 6-0 in the Condor League Standings.

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La Cañada finished atop the Rio Hondo League with a 10-0 record, followed by Temple City at 8-2, and South Pasadena, Monrovia and San Marino with 4-6 records with winless Blair at the bottom at 0-10.

The Tigers’ varsity includes Michael Ebner, Amar Ebrahim, Johnathan Guy, Ian Healy, Jay Kim, Niko Lawrence, Khalil Murdock, David Newhall, Rodney Ortega, Alan Quan, Billy Reed, Preston Sharkey and Ryan Tse.

Girls Basketball

South Pasadena High’s girls’ basketball team will be playing a first round CIF encounter on Thursday, February 13, at Royal High School in Simi Valley.

The game starts at 7:00 p.m.

The Tigers finished the regular season with a 14-12 mark, including second place in the Rio Hondo League race.

La Cañada won the league crown with an 8-0 record, ahead of the Tigers 6-2, Temple City 2-4, San Marino 2-6, and Monrovia 0-6.

On the varsity roster for the Tigers are Alyssa Chan, Nicole Jimenez, Gianna Beasley, Charis Au, Sydney Sakamoto, Charlize Kruzic, Emily Newhall, Aiko Sudijono, Michelle Jee, Jenna Okohira, Megan Yee and Allysan Tse.


CIF-Southern Section for individual competition begins on Friday, February, 14 for the following Tiger wrestlers Alex Garza, Abdel Alkhatib, Devin Peries, Giacomo Mastromatteo, Daniel Marino and Mia Penado. On February 15 Roxanne Lynch and Akira Bua will be in action.

Boys’ Soccer

South Pasadena High’s boys’ soccer team finished the season with an 8-8-2 overall mark, including a 5-4-1 record in the Rio Hondo League.

The Tigers concluded the 2020 campaign with a pair of league wins last week, beating Monrovia 4-2 on February 4 and San Marino 1-0 on February 6.

La Cañada finished first with a 9-0-1 league record, followed by Temple City 6-2-2, Monrovia 5-3-2, South Pasadena 5-4-1, Blair 1-8-1 and San Marino at 0-9-1.

Girls Soccer

The Tigers struggled throughout the 2019-20 campaign with a 5-13-3 overall record and were winless in Rio Hondo League play at 0-8.

South Pasadena dropped its final two games of the season, falling 2-0 to Monrovia on February 4 and 2-0 to San Marino on February 6.

Temple City won the Rio Hondo League with a 6-1-1 record, followed by La Cañada 5-1-2, Monrovia 4-4, San Marino 3-4-1, and the Tigers, held without a victory.

Girls Water Polo

South Pasadena High’s girls’ water polo team concluded its season on February 6 at home with a 10-5 victory over rival San Marino.

The victory gives the Tigers a final 2-6 record in Rio Hondo League play.

Earlier in the week, South Pasadena dropped an 11-4 league match to Monrovia in a road game.