Mason Holle knows his role on La Cañada High's boys' basketball team. He's a defensive stopper, and as point guard, his job is to pass instead of shoot, letting fellow guard Mike McGlashan take the big shots.
However, there was a role change for Holle in the championship game of the La Cañada Holiday Classic Tournament Saturday night. Holle was the star of the final, catching fire from deep and getting his team out to a hot start against Bonita, hitting four three pointers and scoring 16 of his 18 points in the first half.
"That first three [pointer] went in, then that second one went in, then that lay-up went in and it was over," Holle said of his team's 63-51 win against the Bearcats (8-2).
The win pushed the Spartans' record to 8-0, as the hosts won their own La Cañada Classic Tournament for the third year in a row. It also gave them their second consecutive championship this season, after winning the Arroyo Tournament on Dec. 11.