Sports Roundup: San Marino girls' basketball rallies to topple Maranatha

Girls' basketball, soccer, water polo; boys' basketball

November 29, 2012|From Staff Reports

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

San Marino 45, Maranatha 41: Despite trailing, 21-17, at halftime, the Titans outscored the host Minutemen by eight points in the third quarter in rallying for a nonleague victory.

Senior guard Leigh Kunitake led San Marino (2-3) with 18 points and five steals, while guard Emma Wong added 12 points and Jessica Pleitez scored 10 points off the bench, including hitting two pivotal three-pointers in the third quarter.

Maranatha fell to 0-1.

Pasadena AGBU 52, Ribet Academy 44: Thanks to a 24-10 advantage after one quarter, the host Spartans cruised to a nonleague victory Wednesday evening.

With the win, AGBU improved to 2-0.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

St. Monica Academy 43, Emerson Honors 30: A day before the start of International League play, the visiting Crusaders picked up some momentum in notching a nonleague victory Thursday afternoon.

With the win, St. Monica improved to 1-2 and will host Le Lycee on Thursday at 6 p.m.

La Salle 76, Los Angeles Marshall 46: Freshman Vance Jackson scored 21 points, leading the Lancers to a pool-play victory in Rose City Roundball action Wednesday evening at La Salle.

Fellow freshman Milan Acquaah added 17 points for the Lancers (2-0).

GIRLS’ SOCCER

San Marino 3, Marshall Fundamental 1: The visiting Eagles took a lead two minutes in, but were held scoreless the rest of the match in Titans’ nonleague home victory Thursday afternoon.

Sophomore striker Sofia Robles scored for Marshall (1-1) off an assist from junior defender Quetzali Del Villar, while goalie Ariel Martinez added four saves.

San Marino improved to 2-0.

Westridge 3, Ramona Convent 0: After opening their season with a loss on Tuesday, the host Tigers rebounded with a solid victory Thursday afternoon.

Junior forward Julia Matthiessen, who missed all of last year with a torn ACL, netted two goals for Westridge (1-1), while sophomore striker Nora Lansing added a score.

La Serna 4, South Pasadena 1: Missing three players with club commitments and facing one of the top teams in Division V, the host Tigers fell in their season-opener Thursday afternoon.

Sophomore Alyssa Carlos scored her first-ever varsity goal off a corner kick, which accounted for the Tigers’ scoring.

GIRLS’ WATER POLO

Pasadena 14, Alhambra 9: Aria Heuso led the Bulldogs with game-high six goals and Pasadena picked up its first victory this season in nonleague play Thursday afternoon on the road.

Jade Christensen and Irma Sarac added three goals each for Pasadena (1-1), which also received 10 saves for goalie Savannah Woods.

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