SPHS Sports Update: Feb 3-7 | Eye on Playoffs for Girls’ Basketball

The winter season is winding down for South Pasadena High teams as Rio Hondo League play concludes this week.

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After a promising start, South Pasadena High’s boys’ basketball team is suddenly reeling, losing three in a row, including two straight in Rio Hondo League play.

The Tigers began the downturn on January 29 with a narrow 50-48 loss to La Cañada on the road before dropping a 71-58 contest at Temple City two nights later.

The pair of league setbacks, coupled with a 56-47 non-league loss to Whittier last Saturday, gives South Pasadena a 17-9 overall mark.

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It also leaves the Tigers locked in third place in Rio Hondo League play with a 4-4 record, behind first place La Cañada (8-0) and runner-up Temple City (7-1) and ahead of fourth place San Marino (3-5), Monrovia (2-6) in fifth and Blair at the bottom.

South Pasadena concludes the league season at home on Tuesday, February 4, before traveling to face rival San Marino on Thursday, February 6. Both games start at 7 p.m. at South Pasadena Middle School while the athletic facilities at SPHS are being renovated.

SPHS Girls Basketball

South Pasadena High’s girls’ basketball team split a pair of Rio Hondo League contests last week and are in a solid position to make the CIF-Southern Division playoffs if they can secure a pair of victories in their final two games of the regular season this week.

What appeared to be a season of misfortune has suddenly turned in the Tigers favor as they look to play their best basketball down the stretch by beating Monrovia at South Pasadena Middle School Tuesday and San Marino on the road Thursday. Both games get underway at 5:15 p.m.

South Pasadena is currently 11-12 overall and 3-2 in Rio Hondo League, behind 7-0 first place La Cañada. San Marino finds itself in third place with a 2-4 mark, followed by Temple City 1-3 and winless Monrovia (0-4) in last place.

SPHS Boys Soccer

The Tigers are in fourth place in Rio Hondo League with a 4-2-2 record behind the top team, La Cañada (8-0), second place Temple City (5-2-1), Monrovia (4-2-2). Blair holds down the fifth spot at 1-6-1 and rival San Marino at the bottom with a 0-7-1 mark.

South Pasadena is coming off a pair of 2-1 losses to La Cañada and Monrovia on January 29 and Temple City on January 31.

The Tigers will finish off the 2019-20 season with a home contest against Monrovia on Tuesday and a game Thursday at San Marino. Both contests start at 3:30 p.m.

SPHS Girls Soccer

It wasn’t the season South Pasadena High’s girls’ soccer team was hoping for as the Tigers are still in search of their first league victory in the final week.

Overall, South Pasadena is 5-11-3, including a 0-6-1 record against league opponents.

The Tigers didn’t help themselves, dropping two more league contests last week, falling 1-0 to La Cañada at home on January 29 and 3-2 to Temple City on January 31 in a road game.

South Pasadena finishes off the season on Tuesday with a road contest against Monrovia before facing San Marino at home on Thursday. Both games start at 3:30 p.m.

SPHS Girls Water Polo

South Pasadena High fell to 1-4 in Rio Hondo League with after falling 9-7 to La Cañada on Tuesday, January 28.

The Tigers meet Monrovia on the road on Tuesday, February 4, at 3:30 p.m.