First published in the Jan. 21 print issue of the South Pasadena Review.
South Pasadena High School’s varsity girls’ basketball team, ranked No. 3 in CIF-SS Division 2A, won both of its Rio Hondo League matchups last week while extending its season-best win streak to eight games.
The powerful Tigers (15-1 overall record, 2-0 in league), who are 3-0 at home and 8-0 on the road while going 4-1 at neutral venues, will attempt to keep the momentum going when they visit La Cañada (8-3 overall, 1-0 in league) for a key matchup between two of the Rio Hondo League’s top teams on Friday, Jan. 21. The Spartans are the No. 18-ranked team in CIF-SS Division 3AA.
TIGERS 80, BLAIR 17
South Pasadena stayed perfect on the road as it visited Blair High in Pasadena last Friday.
The Tigers were led once again by the sister duo of senior Allysan Tse and sophomore Dylan Tse, who poured in 22 and 21 points, respectively, while senior Alyssa Chan posted 18 points. Sophomore Jamie Rain Kim recorded seven points, junior Peyton Washington added five points, sophomore Yuzu Harada scored four and sophomore Olivia Alfonso had three points.
TIGERS 63, TEMPLE CITY 43
Earlier in the week, South Pas routed visiting Temple City in its league opener on Wednesday, Jan. 12, as Dylan Tse posted a game-high 24 points while hitting four attempts behind the arch. Allysan Tse tallied 15 points while Rain Kim added nine points, all from downtown. Chan scored eight points while freshman Katie Chung, sophomore Olivia Alfonso and senior Isabella Alfonso each had two points, and junior Lotis Shoun scored one.