Tigers shoot down Wildcats again

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first_imgSouth Pasadena (19-9, 7-4), which entered the week ranked No. 7 in CIF-Southern Section Division III-AA, shook off Thursday’s 61-51 loss at Temple City by picking up where it left off the last time it faced the Wildcats. The Tigers made 15 3-pointers in a 92-82 victory on Jan. 26, including six in the first half. On Friday, they riddled the Monrovia defense with five long-range jumpers in the first quarter and 13 in the contest. “South Pasadena is a great 3-point shooting team, and they beat us from outside the arc again,” Monrovia coach Jarod Mix said. Tigers senior guard Dustin Young hit three 3-pointers and finished with a team-high 20 points. \ SAN MARINO – Monrovia High School’s boys basketball team had seen this act before. The Wildcats were well aware of the subplots and how the performance might end. “I just tried to bring energy and play hard and hit my shots,” Young said. Amir Mohamadzadeh hit four 3-pointers and scored 16 points for South Pasadena. “It feels good going into the playoffs with a `W,’ and we hope to have success in the future,” Mohamadzadeh said. Joshua Parish scored 12 points for the Tigers, Darin Nakauchi had 11 and Michael Flynn scored 10. “After our loss to La Canada, coach blamed himself, so I text-messaged him and told him he needed to keep his head up and no matter what happened, we need to stick together,” Nakauchi said. The Tigers’ 3-point circus overshadowed another monster game by Wildcats senior guard Markus Monroe. Monroe, who scored 40 points on Jan. 26, had 30 in his final regular-season game as a Wildcat. Monroe’s performance wasn’t enough for the Wildcats (12-13, 6-5), who still were stinging from a 50-48 loss to La Ca ada on Thursday. “We had an emotional game against La Ca ada and had absolutely no legs tonight,” Mix said. South Pasadena had plenty of spring in its step and raced to an 18-4 first-quarter lead. Monrovia never got closer than 14 the rest of the way. Phillup Brown scored 14 for Monrovia. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4456 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img But they still couldn’t provide a happy ending. South Pasadena again benefitted from torrid 3-point shooting, taking third place in the Rio Hondo League with an 84-63 victory at San Marino High. last_img

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