The San Marino High School varsity boys’ basketball team suffered two setbacks in Rio Hondo League play, falling to South Pasadena and La Cañada last week.
The Titans opened the week at South Pasadena last Tuesday and trailed 55-54 through three quarters. The Tigers ultimately pulled away for a big 83-77 victory that put them one game ahead of San Marino in the league standings.
Sean O’Brien led SMHS with 22 points, three rebounds and three assists, and Joey Fuerst chipped in 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Ethan Deng netted 15 points and recorded five assists, Ethan Mo had nine points, Lemuel Li finished with five points and five rebounds, and Trond Grizzell contributed five points.
San Marino then hosted first-place La Cañada in a league contest last Friday. The Titans kept up with the Spartans in the first quarter and trailed by only three points. La Cañada’s defense held SMHS at bay in the second, limiting the home squad to only nine points and building a 34-22 lead at the half. Continue reading “Titans Drop Two Rio Hondo League Games”
The San Marino High School varsity boys’ basketball team finished 1-2 last week, splitting its first two Rio Hondo League games and then suffering a 65-59 nonleague loss against visiting La Habra Whittier Christian on Saturday.
The Titans have a solid overall record of 12-6, but SMHS head coach Mihail Papadopulos knows his squad needs to continue to work to reach its potential.
“I love my team,” he said. “They’re really good guys and there’s a genuine love and brotherhood in the locker room. I know they’re going to show up and get better. We haven’t peaked yet, and it will stem from our defense. Once we clean things up defensively, we’ll be better. A lot of it is just trust. We just need to make the right play.” Continue reading “Titans Split League Games, Remain Hopeful of Winning Title”
The San Marino High School varsity girls’ cross-country team traveled to Riverside for a second consecutive weekend and participated in the CIF Southern Section Division 4 championship race last Saturday.
The Titans recorded 546 points in the team standings, placing them 22nd ahead of Glendora St. Lucy’s and Big Bear. Orange Lutheran won the Division 4 crown with 75 points.
SMHS senior Puja Balaji paced the Titans and finished the race in 19 minutes, 53.7 seconds, placing her 68th, and Peyton Talt was 88th with a time of 20:24.8. Karen Lee posted a time of 21:18.5 and placed 127th, Lily Tong crossed the finish line in 21:45.1, which was good for 141st place, Katie Wong placed 152nd with a time of 22:04.9 and Katelyn Hansa was the final Titan to cross the finish line, posting a time of 24:11.1 and placing 170th.
Correction: Katie Wong was not included in last week’s coverage. The senior captain placed 73rd in the CIF-SS Division 4 prelims with a time of 22 minutes, 25.7 seconds behind Karen Lee, who finished 65th.
San Marino High School varsity football coach Justen Mesa said his team was going to have to play in “playoff” mode in order to win out the remaining Rio Hondo League games on the schedule, and the Titans heeded his call as they executed on both sides of the football to defeat host rival South Pasadena, 10-7, last Friday. Continue reading “Titans Edge South Pasadena, Retain Crowley Cup”