Basketball/ Apr 05 2022

La Salle’s Audrey Chen Named CIF-SS Division 3 John R. Wooden Player of the Year

Press Release: LOS ANGELES, Calif. (April 4, 2022) – The Los Angeles Athletic Club today announced the fourteen outstanding Southern California high school boys’ and girls’ basketball players who will be awarded the 2022 John R. Wooden High School Player of the Year Award.  The boys’ winners are: CIF Los Angeles City Section, Kalib LaCount, King/Drew Magnet […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Mar 24 2022

La Salle’s Audrey Chen & Flintridge Prep’s Ashley Chea Named 210 Prep Sports Girls Basketball Players of the Year

Pictured L-R: Audrey Chen & Ashley Chea Girls Basketball: By Brian Reed-Baiotto, Sports Editor The La Salle and Flintridge Prep girls basketball programs went in diametrically opposite directions this season. The Wolves were decimated with injuries and had to rely heavily on a single player offensively, while the Lancers featured the SGV area’s most balanced offense, where […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Mar 24 2022

La Salle’s Scott Wiard Named 210 Prep Sports Girls Basketball Coach of the Year; Lancers Won First CIF-SS & CIF State So Cal Regional Titles

Photos by Alex Veliz Girls Basketball By Brian Reed-Baiotto, Sports Editor There aren’t enough superlatives to accurately describe the job that Scott Wiard did in 2021-22. The 31-year La Salle coach, in just his third year at the helm, led the Lancers to heights not reached in program history. La Salle won their first Camino […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Mar 14 2022

Alex & Mario Veliz’s 106 Pictures From Saturday’s La Salle-Oakland Tech Showdown in CIF State D-3 Title Game

Girls Basketball: Thanks to Mario and Alex Veliz for this photo gallery of Saturday’s state final in Sacramento. La Salle fell just shy of a D- 3 state championship, falling to Oakland Tech, 39-33, but the Lady Lancers will return all five starters in 2022-23. The Lancers won a Camino Real League, CIF-SS D-3.AA & […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Mar 12 2022

Oakland Tech Snaps La Salle’s 23-Game Win Streak & Defeats Lancers, 39-33, in CIF State Division 3 Title Game

Photos by Alex & Mario Veliz Girls Basketball: The sad news is that La Salle had its lowest scoring output of the season, and fell in the CIF State Division 3 championship game. The great news is: the Camino Real League and CIF-SS Division 3AA champions will return all five starters from this 2021-22 record-breaking […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Mar 09 2022

La Salle Wins CIF State Division 3 So Cal Regional Championship; Lancers Defeat Porterville, 62-49 & Will Play for State Title

Photos by Alex Veliz Girls Basketball: In a span of 10 days, the La Salle girls basketball program has made some major school history. On Feb. 26, the Lancers claimed the program’s first CIF-SS Division 3AA championship, with a 13-point victory at Cerritos. And tonight, La Salle won its first CIF-State Division 3 Southern California […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Mar 07 2022

Game Preview: La Salle Welcomes Porterville Tuesday Night at 6 in CIF State Division 3 Southern California Regional Final

Photo by Alex Veliz Girls Basketball: Who: Porterville vs La Salle What: CIF State Division 3 So Cal Regional Final Where: La Salle High School When: Tuesday at 6 The La Salle girls basketball program has already written itself into the history books after claiming the first CIF-SS girls hoops title in school history. They […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Mar 06 2022

Audrey Chen & Ryann Riddle Combine For 33 Points in La Salle’s 52-36 Victory Over Scripps Ranch in CIF State Division 3 So Cal Regional Semifinal

Pictured L-R: Audrey Chen & Ryann Riddle Photos by Alex Veliz Girls Basketball: This La Salle team is special. The Lancers just won their 22nd game in a row. And it just happened to be in the CIF State Division 3 Southern California Regional Semifinals. La Salle controlled throughout Saturday’s 52-36 victory over Scripps Ranch. […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Mar 04 2022

La Salle Defeats Rancho Bernardo, 47-35, in Second Round of CIF State Division 3 Playoffs

Girls Basketball: Make it 21. The La Salle girls basketball program took out their 21st consecutive opponent on Thursday night. The Lancers defeated Rancho Bernardo, 47-35, in the second round of the CIF State Division 3 playoffs. Sophomore Audrey Chen led La Salle with 17 points. And freshman Kaden Cortes contributed 12 points in Thursday’s win. […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Mar 02 2022

La Salle Cruises to 61-37 Victory Over Eagle Rock in First Round of CIF State Division 3 Playoffs

Photos by Alex Veliz Girls Basketball: The La Salle victory tour continued on Tuesday night. Three days after winning the school’s first CIF-SS girls basketball title, the Lady Lancers were back at it. La Salle cruised to a 61-37 victory over visiting Eagle Rock in the first round of the CIF State Division 3 playoffs. […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Feb 27 2022

La Salle Wins First CIF-SS Championship in School History; Lancers Defeat Cerritos 45-33, in Division 3AA Title Game

Photos by Alex Veliz Girls Basketball: What a run it’s been for Scott Wiard and his lady Lancers. La Salle didn’t just make their first appearance in a CIF-SS championship game on Saturday night. The Lancers won the CIF Division 3AA championship. La Salle held a 19-18 lead at Cerritos at the break, and the […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Feb 24 2022

La Salle Earns Spot in Saturday’s CIF-SS Division 3AA Title Game; Lancers Defeated Hart, 49-43, in Semifinal Round Contest

Photos by Alex Veliz Girls Basketball: La Salle won its 19th consecutive game on Wednesday night. And that earned them a spot in the CIF-SS Division 3AA championship game. The Lancers picked up a 49-43 victory at Hart. The Indians had a 21-16 lead at the half. La Salle, however, outscored the Indians, 33-22, in […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Feb 20 2022

La Salle Defeats Calabasas, 66-45, in Saturday’s Quarterfinal Round of the CIF-SS Division 3AA Playoffs; Lancers Face Hart in Wednesday’s Semifinal

Photos by Alex Veliz Girls Basketball: La Salle didn’t just defeat Calabasas in Saturday night’s CIF-SS Division 3AA quarterfinal. The Lancers did so convincingly. La Salle outscored Calabasas 41-22, in the second and fourth quarters combined, and claimed a 66-45 victory. Ryann Riddle led the way with 18 points. Audrey (15) and Ellie Chen (14) […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Feb 17 2022

La Salle Gets Balanced Offensive Attack in Wednesday’s 61-52 Victory Over Twentynine Palms in the CIF-SS Division 3AA Playoffs

Photos by Alex Veliz Girls Basketball: La Salle won its 16th consecutive game on Wednesday night. But it didn’t come easy. The Lancers defeat visiting Twentynine Palms, 61-52, in the second round of the CIF-SS Division 3AA playoffs. The Wildcats got a monster effort from Kate Bobadilla, who scored a game-high 32 points. Bobadilla scored […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Feb 17 2022

Crean Lutheran Cruises to 69-35 Victory Over Visiting Glendora in Second Round of CIF-SS Division 2AA Playoffs

Girls Basketball: Crean Lutheran didn’t show any rust after not playing for 13 days. The Saints, who received a first-round bye got out to an early 17-8 lead after one quarter and went on to defeat Glendora, 69-35, in the second round of the CIF-SS Division 2AA playoffs. Rylie Anderson’s 10 points led the Tartans […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Feb 14 2022

Kaden Cortes & Reese Wong Combine for 32 Points in La Salle’s 58-34 Victory Over Norco in the CIF-SS Division 3AA Playoffs

Photos by Alex Veliz Girls Basketball: La Salle didn’t get out to its customary 15-20 point lead at the half in Saturday’s CIF-SS Division 3AA opener against visiting Norco. The Lancers took a six-point lead into the break. La Salle, however, used a 30-12 second-half run, and claimed a 58-34 victory. And La Salle extended […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Feb 13 2022

Flintridge Prep’s Injury-Plagued Season is Over; Wolves Fall at Burroughs, 73-40, in First Round of CIF-SS D-2AA Playoffs

Girls Basketball: The 2021-22 season couldn’t have been more frustrating for Flintridge Prep coaches, Kevin Kiyomura and Jayme Chan. And it isn’t because the Wolves 72-game Prep League win streak was snapped by Providence, or the fact that Flintridge Prep didn’t claim a league championship for the first time since the 2012-2013 season. Chan and […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Feb 13 2022

Rylie Anderson’s Game-High 20 Points Leads Glendora to 50-44 Victory at Covina in First Round of CIF-SS Division 2AA Playoffs

Girls Basketball: Glendora and Covina traded momentum throughout much of Saturday’s first round of the CIF-SS Division 2AA playoffs. The Colts scored the game’s first five points before GHS would close the quarter on a 14-0 run. Covina would outscore Glendora 30-22 in the second and third quarters combined, but the Tartan finished the game […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Feb 12 2022

Santa Monica Finishes Strong in Friday’s 66-55 Victory Over La Salle in First Round of CIF-SS Division 2A Playoffs

Boys Basketball: La Salle’s season came to an end on Friday night. The Lancers fell, 66-55, at Santa Monica in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 2A playoffs. The Vikings used a nine-point, fourth-quarter advantage to pull away. Derek Peterson and Isaiah May hit three 3-pointers apiece in the loss. Peterson finished with 21 […]

By Brian Baiotto


Basketball/ Feb 09 2022

Saturday’s CIF Girls Hoops Playoff Schedule: Etiwanda Hosts Windward in Open Division, Bonita, Covina, La Salle & SDHS Play at Home

Photo by Alex Veliz Girls Basketball: Saturday’s First Round Schedule: Open Division: Windward at Etiwanda Division 1: Mira Costa at Bonita Division 2A: Upland at Ontario Christian Arcadia at South Pasadena Los Osos at Beaumont Division 2AA: West Covina at Woodbridge Millikan at Chino Hills Glendora at Covina Northview at Vista Murrieta Flintridge Prep at […]

By Brian Baiotto