SPHS Sports Update: Jan 21-25 | Tigers Host San Marino This Week

South Pasadena High School teams are working their way through the 2020 winter season. The following is a recap of how the each is doing

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Another big test is ahead of South Pasadena High’s boys’ basketball team as the Tigers host San Marino January 22 in a key Rio Hondo League matchup.

South Pasadena dropped a 53-43 contest to Temple City on January 15 at home before going on the road last Friday to hand Monrovia a 68-55 loss.

Just to keep themselves battle tested, the Tigers competed in Monday’s 2020 MLK Day Showdown Tournament and lost to Santa Clara of Oxnard 66-55.

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As South Pasadena looks ahead to playing its rival, the Tigers are 14-6 overall this season and 2-2 in league play. La Cañada and Temple City are both 4-0 in league play while South Pasadena and San Marino have the same record and Monrovia and Blair are winless at 0-4.

On Friday, January 24, the Tigers face Blair in a home game. Wednesday and Friday’s games at South Pasadena Middle School start at 7 p.m.

Girls’ Basketball

South Pasadena High, 2-1 in Rio Hondo League play, hosts San Marino in an important league contest on Wednesday night.

Trailing undefeated La Cañada (3-0) in the league standings, the Tigers and Titans face each other at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22, on the Tigers’ home court, which happens to be the local high school since the SPHS gym is being renovated.

Overall, South Pasadena is 9-11. On January 15, the Tigers won to Temple City 54-20 at home and last Friday they routed Monrovia 66-25 on the road.

Last Sunday, South Pasadena found itself on the short end of a 58-38 contest to Rancho Cucamonga in the Bishop Amat Lancer Winter Classic.

Boys’ Soccer

South Pasadena High’s boys’ soccer team is currently in fourth place in Rio Hondo League play with a 1-2-1 mark and looking ahead to a Wednesday matchup at home against San Marino starting at 3:30 p.m.

On January 15, the Tigers lost 2-1 against Temple City in a home encounter then tied Monrovia 1-1 on the road last Friday afternoon.

Following Wednesday’s game, South Pasadena hosts Blair on Friday in another 3:30 p.m. contest.

La Canada leads the league with a 4-0 mark, followed by Temple City at 3-1, Monovia 1-2-1, South Pasadena 1-2-1, San Marino 1-2 and Blair 0-3.

Overall, the Tigers are 4-6-1 on the season.

Girls’ Soccer

Looking for its first Rio Hondo League win of the season, South Pasadena High’s girls’ soccer team travels to San Marino Wednesday, January 22, to face rival at 3:30 p.m.

The Tigers are coming off consecutive 5-2 and 2-0 losses to Temple City on January 15 and Monrovia January 17, respectfully.

Temple City leads the league at 3-0 followed by La Canada 2-01, San Marino 1-1-1, San Marino 1-1-1, Monrovia 1-3, and South Pasadena 0-3-1,

Overall, South Pasadena is 5-8-3 on the season, including an 0-3-1 mark against league competition.

Girls’ Water Polo

South Pasadena High’s girls’ water polo team is now 0-3 after falling 14-9 to Monrovia last Thursday.

The Tigers will look for their first league win when they face San Marino on Tuesday, January 21.