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From Staff Reports | January 9, 2013
BOYS' BASKETBALL La Canada 64, Monrovia 61 (OT) : Koko Kurdoghlian capped off an impressive performance in the Spartans' Rio Hondo League opener at Monrovia Wednesday night. The freshman finished with 20 points, as he sank two free throws late in overtime to put an end to the scoring after an off-target buzzer beater from the Wildcats. Senior point guard Ryan Lee also drew praise from La Cañada Coach Tom Hofman for his ability to control the game. The Spartans improved to 9-7, 1-0 in league.
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From Staff Reports | January 25, 2013
GIRLS' BASKETBALL Flintridge Prep 47, Mayfield 46 : Fouled with .1 second to go, Tala Ismail needed to make just on free throw to keep the Rebels perfect in the Prep League at home Friday. The freshman missed the first, but made the second, as Prep improved to 13-3, 6-0 in league on its home floor after it trailed by two with 1:29 left. Ismail finished tied with Lacy Coan for a team-high 14 points in the victory. “All along we wanted to be one of the top two teams in the league,” Prep Coach Kevin Kiyomura said.
COMMUNITY
December 18, 2013
The YMCA of the Foothills will offer adult sports programs at both locations in January. Residents have the option of joining dodge ball or basketball leagues. The leagues are open to ages 18 and older at the La Cañada Flintridge and Tujunga Y centers. Interested teammates can form their own team or join in on another one. For more information, visit www.ymcafoothills.org/adultsports . -- Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com Follow on Google+ and on Twitter: @LATiffanyKelly . ALSO: Mother says late son's missing ring was a 'symbol of strength' St. Francis High basketball's all-around play propels it past Arcadia Long-range shooting carries La Cañada High boys' basketball past Glendale  
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By Nathan Cambridge | January 23, 2013
LA CANADA - The La Canada High boys basketball team found some prime real estate downtown. Beyond the three-point line, that is. On Wednesday night at home against South Pasadena, the Spartans connected on 12 three-pointers. Eight of those came in the first half. Starting sophomore Brendan Hempstead hit on five long-range shots and freshman teammate Koko Kurdoghlian knocked down four. “I don't really know,” said Hempstead, who finished with 21 points. “Sometimes it just happens, you get hot.” Behind the barrage of threes, La Cañada defeated South Pasadena, 59-38, in Rio Hondo League play.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | February 7, 2013
SOUTH PASADENA - Determined to learn from its mistakes, the La Canada High girls' basketball team reminded itself of them coming into Thursday's Rio Hondo League showdown at South Pasadena High. The Spartans did that by watching their painful 25-point loss to the Tigers on Jan. 23 before Thursday's night game, which would decide the league champion. “The girls said they were just fired up last night and knew what they had to do,” said La Cañada Coach Tamar Hill, whose team held off the home team for a 43-34 victory to win the league title.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | February 5, 2013
LA CAÑADA - Faced with an eight-point deficit late in the third quarter, the San Marino High girls' basketball team turned to its two seniors, Leigh Kunitake and Felita Salim, Thursday at La Cañada High. When the Titans battled all the way back to take the lead early in the fourth, the Spartans not shockingly looked to junior Courtney Chen on senior night. The point guard finished with a team-high 16 points, eight rebounds, three steals and scored all six of La Cañada's final points and all but four of its 13 fourth-quarter points to secure a 48-41 victory.
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February 9, 2006
The Crescenta Valley Boys' 11 and Under Basketball team defeated visiting La Cañada, 41-31, last Saturday at CV High to improve to 3-2 in the Valley Conference. CV's Christian Misi scored 16 points and had seven rebounds, Isaac Baek contributed nine points and 13 rebounds, Davis Dragovich finished with six points and five rebounds and Dylan Kilgour, Dylan Sunga and Armen Pashai scored five, three and two points, respectively. The Falcons play the league champions from Chatsworth this Saturday at CV High.
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February 9, 2006
The Renaissance Academy boys' varsity basketball team continues to roll through its opponents in the American League. The latest victim to fall to the Wildcats' high scoring machine is Los Angeles Le Lycee. Renaissance bounced the Pelicans, 82-27, to improve to 18-4 overall and to 7-0 in league. The Wildcats led 19-6 at the end of the first quarter, 35-12 at the half and 70-22 after three quarters. Renaissance's Justin Cook led all scorers with 25 points. Teammate Josh Thomas was right behind with 22 points.
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December 22, 2005
Unable to generate much offense, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy girls' varsity basketball team fell to Flintridge Prep, 30-21, in nonleague play last Saturday. The Tologs dropped to 3-4 overall. They began participation in the Providence Tournament on Monday and will conclude play today (Thursday). No results were available at press time. Sacred Heart will compete in the Cardinal Classic Tournament next Monday through Friday. In the Prep contest, the score was tied 9-9 at the end of the first quarter.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | March 30, 2011
Mike McGlashan's eyes were drawn to the Player of the Year category when he got the All-CIF Southern Section team results his junior year, even though he was named to the division's first-team. "I remember looking at the MVP and thinking about how cool it would be to win it," McGlashan said. He doesn't have to wonder anymore. McGlashan saw both his name, along with that of teammate Matt Faber, listed as Division III-AA co-Players of the Year. Teammate Dario CiVon was honored on the division's second-team.
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From Staff Reports | April 10, 2014
Keilee Bessho, Junior, Guard, La Cañada All-Rio Hondo League first-team and All-CIF Southern Section Division III-A second-team honoree averaged 7.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.7 steals per game. Lacy Coan, Junior, Guard/Forward, Flintridge Prep Averaged 9.2 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game to earn a spot on the All-Prep League first team. Paula Galicia, Senior, Guard, Burroughs All-Pacific League first-team honoree averaged 7.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per contest.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | March 28, 2014
A 14-year coaching career that included more than 200 victories and eight league titles concluded Friday afternoon when La Cañada High girls' basketball coach Tamar Hill announced to her team that she is stepping away from a program she built into an area power. “It's emotional because you have to look into the eyes of your team and tell them you're not coming back,” Hill said. “But, honestly, I just need a break. “This was a great season to end my career as far as accomplishments go. There's really a great nucleus of girls coming back.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | March 27, 2014
Relatively unknown, Kyle Leufroy showed up on the doorstep of the St. Francis High gymnasium seeking an opportunity. Leufroy transferred to St. Francis in 2012 from La Salle High in Pasadena with an eye on earning a spot on the up-and-coming St. Francis basketball team that had made some lengthy strides and appeared on the brink of being a player for a CIF Southern Section postseason berth. With just a year of junior varsity experience to Leufroy's credit, he knew he needed to reinvent himself in order to compete on the varsity stage.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | March 22, 2014
When called upon, Kyle Leufroy and Evan Crawford often came through for the St. Francis High basketball team during its historic season. From clutch fourth-quarter shooting to grabbing a rebound, Leufroy and Crawford proved to be big pieces of the puzzle in helping the Golden Knights advance to the CIF Southern Section Division III-A championship game and the second round of the CIF State Division III tournament. Leufroy and Crawford also proved to be among a group of the high-profile group that also excelled in the rugged Mission League.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | March 21, 2014
There have been plenty of standout underclassmen guards who have enjoyed success while playing for the La Cañada High boys' basketball team. Include Koko Kurdoghlian among those who have flourished while helping further the rich tradition that's been instilled by veteran La Cañada Coach Tom Hofman for the past 28 seasons. Kurdoghlian had little difficulty showcasing his skills throughout the season and additionally impressing the Rio Hondo League's six coaches. “You could see what he's meant to us the last two years,” Hofman said of Kurdoghlian, who was named the league's most valuable player after helping the Spartans to a league championship and a trip to the CIF Southern Section Division III-A semifinals.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | March 16, 2014
SANTA BARBARA - Having already delivered the program its greatest ascent, the La Cañada High girls' basketball team delivered top-seeded Santa Barbara quite a fright on Saturday night. Ultimately, though, the Spartans waned in the second half, thanks in large part to 29 total turnovers, and let a first-half advantage dissipate into a 55-43 loss to the Lady Dons in the second round of the CIF State Girls' Basketball Division III playoffs at a noisy and hot Santa Barbara High gym. “We had our chances tonight for sure; unfortunately, we couldn't finish and we turned it over,” Spartans Coach Tamar Hill said.
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