Tigers Lose Semifinal Heartbreaker in OT


The South Pasadena High School varsity girls’ basketball team’s hopes for a CIF Southern Section championship ended after falling to host San Dimas, 66-60, in a Division 3A semifinal last Saturday.
The Tigers (14-6 overall) trailed by 13 points entering the third quarter but didn’t give up. They outscored the No. 10-seeded Saints 24-11 in the fourth and led by two in the waning moments of the game.
A clutch shot from the home squad forced overtime and San Dimas carried that momentum into the extra period to come away with a win. Four Saints scored in double figures; three of them were freshmen.

Photo courtesy SPHS Athletics
The South Pasadena varsity girls’ basketball team fell one game short of making it to the CIF-SS Division 3A championship game. The squad, guided by Cody Masden, includes Ruth Schmidt (front row, from left), Dylan Tse, Yuzu Harada and Jaime Kim. Back: Peyton Washington, Lotis Shoun, Alyssa Chan, Jenna Okohira, Michelle Jee, Allyson Tse, Olivia Alfonso and Isabella Alfonso.