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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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February 16, 2006
Irvine Tarbut V'Torah managed to score only 15 points in the first half of its nonleague game against the Renaissance Academy boys' varsity basketball team last Thursday and wound up losing to the Wildcats, 65-42. Renaissance Academy, which won the American League title, improved to 20-4 and finished 8-0 in league. The Wildcats, who are the second seeded team in the CIF Southern Section Division V-A, had a bye in first round action yesterday (Wednesday) in the playoffs. Renaissance Academy is ranked third behind Los Angeles Price and Los Angeles Adventist Academy in Division V-A in the final SCIBCA Boys Basketball Top 10 Polls.
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February 23, 2006
The Renaissance Academy boys' varsity basketball team broke up a close game against visiting Tujunga Skyward Christian on Tuesday night and went on to win 72-54 in the CIF Southern Section Division V-A quarterfinals. The Wildcats, who won the American league with an 8-0 mark, upped their overall record to 22-4. Skyward Christian, which tied for second in the Omega League, finished 21-5 overall. Renaissance Academy will face Palm Springs Desert Chapel in a semifinal away contest tomorrow (Friday)
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January 19, 2006
The Renaissance Academy boys' varsity basketball team won its third American League contest in a row last Saturday, easily defeating Los Angeles Natan Eli, 80-22. The Wildcats improved to 12-4 overall and to 3-0 in league. Over the last two seasons, Renaissance Academy has usually defeated its league opponents by big margins. The Wildcats received a surprise last Friday as they went up against a league opponent who made them work for their win. They had to put in more effort than usual in order to beat host Los Angeles Windward, 58-52.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | February 16, 2011
LOS ANGELES — With the crowd roaring inside what resembled an airport hangar, Anthony Cost went to the free-throw line in search of putting the finishing touches on a Harbor League championship for the Renaissance Academy basketball team. Blocking out all the distractions, Cost delivered by calmly making both free throws. He also made some crisp passes prior to that. Cost finished with 11 points, a game-high 10 assists and three steals Friday night to propel visiting Renaissance to a 56-53 victory against Ribet Academy and give the Wildcats their first Harbor League ¿¿¿crown.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | December 1, 2010
BURBANK — The Burroughs High boys' basketball team was probably hoping to ease into its season opener Tuesday. But Renaissance Academy was not going to let that happen. In a pool-play game in the 42nd annual Bulldog Tip-Off Classic, the Wildcats welcomed the Indians to their new campaign with a swarming pressure defense that took Burroughs out of its game. The defensive onslaught helped cause 24 Indians turnovers, allowing the Wildcats to breeze to a 49-25 victory at Burbank High.
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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | June 8, 2011
BURBANK — The summer league schedule figures to provide daily lessons for the Renaissance Academy boys' basketball team as it works to integrate new players and prepare for the upcoming school year. On Tuesday, the Wildcats learned firsthand the importance of taking care of the ball late in games, as a rash of turnovers in the fourth quarter saw Royal shave eight points off a nine-point deficit in a matter of seconds. But a clutch free throw by Jessy Cantinol, who led the Wildcats with 15 points, six rebounds and five assists, followed by a critical stop at the other end, allowed Renaissance to hold on for a 50-48 win in a Burbank Summer League game at Burbank High.
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By Charles Rich | March 20, 2012
Exhausted from partaking in nine playoff games in less than five weeks, Vince DeGuzman reflected on a historical season in which the Renaissance Academy basketball team won the CIF Southern Section Division VI championship. The Wildcats nearly returned to the Division V state final for the first time since 2008, but fell, 58-57, to Village Christian on Saturday in the Southern California regional championship game. Though still disappointed from the outcome, DeGuzman received a measure of good news Monday when the CIF Southern Section office unveiled him as the Division VI Player of the Year.
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March 22, 2007
Spartan Youth Basketball proved to be a dominating force in this season's play. The team ended their season with a 27-6 record, winning the Valley Conference Championship and the Pasadena Middle School tournament Championship. The players were nearly all eighth graders this year and are excited to move into the high school level of play next year. All of the players attend La Cañada High School except two who attend St. Bede's. The team won the Pasadena Middle School League championship on Saturday, March 17 hosted at Pasadena Polytechnic School.
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April 21, 2012
Emerson Castaneda, Senior, Guard, St. Francis All-CIF Southern Section Division III-A second-team pick drew brunt of defensive attention, but still averaged 19.1 points a game and 16.5 in ultra-competitive Mission League with lethal jump shot. Darrell Dansby, Senior, Forward, La Cañada Was never tallest player on floor at 6-foot-1, but was first to come up with a block. Emerged as Spartans' No. 1 scorer with team-high 11 points and six rebounds a game and defender with 67 blocks - second best mark in a season for La Cañada.
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By Charles Rich | March 20, 2012
Exhausted from partaking in nine playoff games in less than five weeks, Vince DeGuzman reflected on a historical season in which the Renaissance Academy basketball team won the CIF Southern Section Division VI championship. The Wildcats nearly returned to the Division V state final for the first time since 2008, but fell, 58-57, to Village Christian on Saturday in the Southern California regional championship game. Though still disappointed from the outcome, DeGuzman received a measure of good news Monday when the CIF Southern Section office unveiled him as the Division VI Player of the Year.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | August 19, 2011
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE - The dribbling exercise looked similar to a skier navigating a slalom course. Both sidelines on the basketball court inside the Renaissance Academy gymnasium featured multiple-colored mini cones and Renaissance Academy Coach Sid Cooke put more than 50 participants through the exercise during the ninth annual Hoop Academy. Many of the campers worked up a sweat while weaving their way through eight cones in under 10 seconds. Cooke had the athletes, ages 12-17, run the drill once again and walked across the court several times watching the campers complete their assignments.
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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | June 8, 2011
BURBANK — The summer league schedule figures to provide daily lessons for the Renaissance Academy boys' basketball team as it works to integrate new players and prepare for the upcoming school year. On Tuesday, the Wildcats learned firsthand the importance of taking care of the ball late in games, as a rash of turnovers in the fourth quarter saw Royal shave eight points off a nine-point deficit in a matter of seconds. But a clutch free throw by Jessy Cantinol, who led the Wildcats with 15 points, six rebounds and five assists, followed by a critical stop at the other end, allowed Renaissance to hold on for a 50-48 win in a Burbank Summer League game at Burbank High.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | February 16, 2011
LOS ANGELES — With the crowd roaring inside what resembled an airport hangar, Anthony Cost went to the free-throw line in search of putting the finishing touches on a Harbor League championship for the Renaissance Academy basketball team. Blocking out all the distractions, Cost delivered by calmly making both free throws. He also made some crisp passes prior to that. Cost finished with 11 points, a game-high 10 assists and three steals Friday night to propel visiting Renaissance to a 56-53 victory against Ribet Academy and give the Wildcats their first Harbor League ¿¿¿crown.
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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | December 1, 2010
You could form a pretty lethal basketball team just from the list of all-league, and in some cases All-CIF, players who graduated from the four area boys' teams that made the CIF playoffs last season. Flintridge Prep will forge on without its four-year starting backcourt of Edmund Chow and Jonathan Woo, while Crescenta Valley lost its pair of aces in the post, Coltrane Powdrill and Nick Dragovich. Renaissance Academy is a vastly different team without its Big Three of Gil Tacita, Dushon Carter and Bryan Bourgeoise and St. Francis bid farewell to standout guard Tommy Jordan.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | December 1, 2010
BURBANK — The Burroughs High boys' basketball team was probably hoping to ease into its season opener Tuesday. But Renaissance Academy was not going to let that happen. In a pool-play game in the 42nd annual Bulldog Tip-Off Classic, the Wildcats welcomed the Indians to their new campaign with a swarming pressure defense that took Burroughs out of its game. The defensive onslaught helped cause 24 Indians turnovers, allowing the Wildcats to breeze to a 49-25 victory at Burbank High.
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By Dylan Kruse | March 20, 2008
Searching for answers immediately following Saturday?s CIF Division V State Championship, star Renaissance Academy guard Justin Cook could only muster up three words when asked to describe what went wrong. ?I don?t know,? a visibly shaken Cook said. It was just one of those days for the Wildcats. Amid all the pomp and circumstance that encompasses a state title game, Renaissance never seemed to find its comfort zone against an experienced Ross Branson team that was playing in its fourth straight state championship and, as a result, the Wildcats went down in defeat, 40-33, on Saturday in Sacramento?
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By Charles Rich News-Press | January 31, 2008
There?s still two weeks left in the regular season before the CIF Southern Section Division III-A playoffs begin for the Renaissance Academy boys? basketball team, which will attempt to claim the program?s first CIF crown after appearing in the title game the previous three seasons. For now, the Wildcats are ranked No. 1 in the latest CIF poll. Renaissance Academy showed why Monday afternoon during a 64-47 nonleague home victory against Brentwood. Four athletes scored 10-or-more points to help the Wildcats (21-2)
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