Basketball/ Mar 18 2024

Former Pasadena High School Point Guard, Darius Brown II, Helps Lead Utah State to NCAA Tournament; Aggies Face TCU in Midwest Region

Photos courtesy of USU College Basketball: By Brian Reed-Baiotto, Sports Editor The hard work and perseverance of Darius Brown II has earned the former PHS point guard a spot in rarified air. DBII became one of the area’s only basketball players to lead two different programs to consecutive appearances at the NCAA Tournament. Brown, a […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Mar 04 2024

Brandon McCoy Jr’s Game-High 25 Points Leads No. 1 Seeded St. John Bosco to a 63-59 Victory Over Damien in CIF State SoCal Regional Semifinal

Boys Basketball: Damien’s highly successful 2023-24 season came to an end on Saturday night in Bellflower. But the No. 12 seeded Spartans didn’t go down without a fight. St. John Bosco, the No. 1 seed, however, would edge DHS, 63-59, in the CIF State Division 1 Southern California Regional semifinal. The game was so close […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Mar 01 2024

Nate Garcia & Xavier Clinton Combine for 41 Points in Damien’s 74-54 Victory Over Redondo Union in Thursday’s CIF State D-1 Playoffs

Boys Basketball: Damien earned its spot in the CIF State Division 1 Southern California Regional Semifinal on Saturday. The Spartans defeated Redondo Union, 74-54, on Thursday night in La Verne. Damien used a 22-8 run in the second quarter and took a 42-24 lead into the break. Nate Garcia had a game-high 22 points. Xavier […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Feb 28 2024

Garner & Allen Combine for 35 Points in Damien’s 69-44 Victory at St. Augustine in First Round of CIF State D-1 Playoffs

Boys Basketball: After falling 11 nights ago in the CIF-SS Division 1 semifinal to Windward, Damien opened CIF State Division 1 play in San Diego. And the No. 12 seeded Spartans controlled throughout in a 69-44 victory at No. 5 St. Augustine. Damien led by 19 at the break, and they enjoyed a 59-31 lead […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Feb 17 2024

Every Semifinal Score: Northview Claims a 52-46 Victory Over Hillcrest Christian & Windward Edges Damien, 67-60, in D-1 Contest

Boys Basketball: CIF-SS Semifinal Round Scores: Open Division Pool Play: Harvard Westlake 64, St. John Bosco 40 Sierra Canyon 61, Centennial Corona 55 Roosevelt 80, Mater Dei 76 St. Pius 70, JSerra 58 Division 1: Notre Dame 67, Redondo Union 60 Windward 67, Damien 60 Division 2AA: Rolling Hills Prep 57, Thousand Oaks 50 St. […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Feb 17 2024

Windward Uses 12-Point Advantage in Second Half to Defeat Damien, 67-60, in Semifinal Round of the CIF-SS Division 1 Playoffs

Photos by Taegan Maysami (@madeby.taeg on Instagram) Boys Basketball: For the first time in the 2023-24 playoffs, the Damien basketball program was facing a team with an even longer win streak than that of the Spartans. DHS had won eight consecutive games before Friday’s CIF-SS Division 1 semifinal round showdown with Windward. The Wildcats are […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Feb 17 2024

Almarez, Santillan & Medrano Combined for 42 Points in Northview’s 52-46 Victory Over Hillcrest Christian in Semifinals of CIF-SS D-4A Playoffs

Boys Basketball: And then there was one. Nine days after the 2023-24 postseason got underway, Northview is the final 210 Prep Sports program standing. The Vikings made the 74-mile road trip to Moorpark High to battle Hillcrest Christian in the semifinal round of the CIF-SS Division 4A playoffs. NHS trailed HCHS by three points (29-26) […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Feb 14 2024

Every Boys Basketball Playoff Score; Damien & Northview Earn Sports in Friday’s Division 1 & 4A Semifinal Round

Boys Basketball: Tuesday’s Quarterfinal Round Scores: Open Division (Pool Play): Harvard Westlake 72, Sierra Canyon 38 St. John Bosco 72, Centennial Corona 55 Roosevelt 64, St. Pius 59 JSerra 67, Mater Dei 59 Division 1: Notre Dame 63, Santa Margarita 50 Redondo Union 65, Etiwanda 58 Windward 77, Los Alamitos 75 Damien 74, St. Bernard […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Feb 14 2024

Clinton & Garcia Combine for 46 Points in Damien’s 74-46 Victory Over St. Bernard in Quarterfinal Round of CIF D-1 Playoffs

Boys Basketball: Damien looks to be playing its best basketball of the season. After winning the Baseline League outright title, Damien had a first-round bye in the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs. Two nights later, the Spartans cruised to an 18-point victory over Crossroads. And in last night’s quarterfinal, Damien secured an impressive 74-46 triumph of […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Feb 10 2024

Xavier Clinton Hits Six 3-Pointers, Scores 24 Points & Joins 1,000-Point Club in Damien’s 68-50 Victory Over Crossroads in Second Round of D-1 Playoffs

Boys Basketball: Eight days off didn’t do anything to disrupt Damien’s hot streak. The Spartans clinched the outright Baseline League championship last Thursday, and they got a bye in Wednesday’s first round of the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs. On Friday, DHS hosted a Crossroads program that defeated Rancho Christian, 67-64, in their first-round contest. Damien […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Feb 10 2024

Friday’s Scores & Tuesday’s Schedule; Arcadia, Damien, Etiwanda & Northview Secured Spots in CIF-SS Quarterfinal Round

Boys Basketball: Division 1: Etiwanda 41, Rancho Verde 39 Damien 68, Crossroads 50 Tuesday’s D-1 Quarterfinals: Etiwanda vs Redondo Union St. Bernard at Damien Division 2A: Bishop Amat 58, Pasadena 54 LB Poly 68, Upland 34 Division 3AA: St. Bonaventure 67, Bonita 53 Arcadia 62, Troy 61 Tuesday’s D-3AA Quarterfinal: Serra at Arcadia Division 3A: […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Feb 08 2024

Wednesday’s Playoff Scores & Friday’s Schedule; PHS Visits Bishop Amat & Bonita Travels to St. Bonaventure in Second Round Games

Boys Basketball: CIF-SS First-Round Scores from Wednesday: Division 1: Etiwanda 89, Village Christian 53 Rancho Verde 66, Walnut 48 Anaheim Canyon 61, Rancho Cucamonga 59 Damien had a bye Division 2AA: Crespi 59, Maranatha 40 Oak Park 70, Diamond Bar 45 Division 2A: Pasadena 55, Palos Verdes 51 San Gabriel Academy 51, Flintridge Prep 44 […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Feb 08 2024

Perez & Henry Combine for 29 Points in Bonita’s 44-41 Victory Over Tustin; BHS Travels to St. Bonaventure in Second Round of D-2A Playoffs

Photos by Alyssa Cruz and Lexie Longsine Boys Basketball: It wasn’t a thing of beauty, but Tim Godley, his staff and their players will take it. And so would any coach or program this time of year. Bonita used a 28-22 run in the second half to outlast Tustin, 44-41, in the first round of […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Feb 08 2024

Temescal Canyon Jumped on Glendora Early & Claimed a 61-54 Victory in First Round of CIF-SS D-2A Playoffs; Gray Led GHS w/18 Points

Photos by Carlo Montalbo (www.i4pix.smugmug.com) Boys Basketball: At some point, the Glendora basketball program will probably look back and asks themselves, ‘what if we didn’t lose at Bonita?’ For those who don’t know, the Tartans were riding an 11-game win streak into the regular-season finale at Bonita. GHS had a double-digit lead with less than […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Feb 08 2024

Chaminade Finishes Strong in 60-49 Victory at San Dimas in Wednesday’s CIF-SS Division 2A Opening Round Contest

Photos by Robert Ketterling Boys Basketball: Chaminade got off to a slow start in Wednesday’s CIF-SS Division 2A opener. The Eagles were awarded a postseason berth in spite of not winning a single Mission League game and finishing in dead last. And they trailed 15-7 at San Dimas after the first eight minutes of play. […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Feb 02 2024

Every Scored 28 Points & Made 14-of-15 Free-Throw Attempts in Pasadena’s 67-53 Victory at Muir; PHS Secured Outright Pacific League Title

Boys Hoops: Pasadena officially wrapped up yet another Pacific League championship with what seems to be their annual sweep of Muir. The Bulldogs defeated the Mustangs, 67-53, at Muir. They finished Pacific League play at 13-1. Desmond Every is on top of his game. Two days ago, Every scored 30 points in the first-place showdown […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Feb 01 2024

Josh Kim’s 20 Points Leads Bonita to a 68-62 Comeback Victory Over GHS in OT to Secure Palomares League Championship

Photos by Alyssa Cruz & Taegan Maysami Boys Basketball: If you were at Bonita High School on Wednesday and hoping the Bearcats would win an outright Palomares League championship, you almost certainly went home excited and stunned. BHS overcame a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter, including a double-digit GHS lead with under three minutes […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Feb 01 2024

Joshua Townsell’s 12 Points & Four Rebounds Leads Ayala to a 63-34 Victory at Claremont; Bulldogs Finish Third (7-3) in Palomares League Play

Boys Basketball: Ayala secured third place in the Palomares League after Wednesday’s 63-34 victory at Claremont. The Bulldogs finished strong with a 7-3 mark in league play. Joshua Townsell led AHS with 12 points and four rebounds. Jaydin Maddox finished with 11 points and three rebounds. Christian Martinez contributed eight points and three boards. Jaden […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Jan 31 2024

PHS Takes Over First Place in Pacific League w/Tuesday’s 67-58 Victory Over Arcadia; Bulldogs got 30 Points From Dez Every

Boys Basketball: Pasadena had to wait 26 long days before they got another shot at Arcadia. The Apaches edged the Bulldogs, 56-52, back on January the 4th at AHS. It was Pasadena’s lone loss in Pacific League play. And Arcadia entered Tuesday’s showdown at PHS with an 11-1 record of their own, falling at Crescenta […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Jan 30 2024

Gray & Lee Combine for 46 Points in Glendora’s 73-59 Victory Over Colony; GHS Travels to Bonita on Wednesday w/Palomares League Title at Stake

Photos by Carlo Montalbo (www.i4pix.smugmug.com) Boys Basketball: Glendora had to make sure they didn’t look past fourth-place Colony as they looked forward to Wednesday’s title-game showdown at Bonita. The Titans actually led 19-12 after the first quarter at GHS. But the Tartans would outscore Colony, 61-40, the rest of the way, and they claimed a […]

By Brian Baiotto