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Falcons, Nitros Remain Unbeaten

First published in the Dec. 3 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.

The Crescenta Valley High School varsity girls’ basketball team remained perfect this season after defeating Chatsworth, 62-44, in its Viewpoint tournament opener on Wednesday.
Junior Kylie Ray amassed a double-double with 24 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, four steals and one block, while junior Lulu Arzoumanian poured in 12 points with three assists and two boards. Junior Tara Arouchian registered five points and three rebounds, senior Victoria Prochazka finished with three points, nine boards, one block and one assist, and sophomore Darby Stayton produced three points, seven rebounds and one block. Senior Aleek Zakarian drained a 3-pointer, senior Charlotte Foster sank a 3-pointer, and junior Natalie Shabazian posted two points, five rebounds and one assist. Senior Melissa Dayag tallied two points, two boards, two steals and one assist, senior Taleen Krikorian had two points, two rebounds, one block and one steal, and sophomore Ani Arouchian made a two-point field goal.
The Falcons completed a sweep of the Muir Leave a Legacy Tip-Off Shootout with a 51-42 victory over South Pasadena last Wednesday, as Ray led the team with 22 points. Zakarian drained three 3-pointers, while Arzoumanian and Prochazka each scored seven points. Krikorian made a 3-pointer, while senior Kristen Olavia, Stayton and Dayag each finished with two points.
Crescenta Valley previously defeated Mark Keppel High of Alhambra, 64-61, on the second day of the Muir tournament. Prochazka led with 20 points, while Ray racked up 16 points. Dayag and Arzoumanian each produced seven points, while sophomore Keira Calaguas, Krikorian and Stayton each had four points.
CVHS (5-0 overall) will host Burbank in its Pacific League opener on Friday, Dec. 9, at 5:30 p.m.


The Nitros remained undefeated this season after edging Wilson High of Hacienda Heights, 48-46, on the second day of the El Monte Arroyo tournament on Tuesday.
Junior Sella Koshkerian posted a double-double with 13 points, 18 rebounds, three assists and one block, while senior Jane Bassil registered a double-double with 12 points, 12 boards, two steals, one block and one assist. Sophomore Natalia Andriassian recorded six points, 14 rebounds, two assists and one block, sophomore Pateel Krikorian produced six points, two boards and one steal, and Carmen Avedian had five points, three rebounds and two assists. Junior Pateel Koshkerian tallied three points, three boards and one block, junior Michelle Mirzakhanian finished with three points and two rebounds, and junior Kalin Zadoori and sophomore Aleek Khanamerian each collected one board.
Glendale previously opened the Arroyo tournament with a 43-37 victory over Schurr High of Montebello. Bassil racked up 10 points, nine rebounds, four steals and three assists, Krikorian sunk three 3-pointers with two rebounds, two steals and one assist, and Pateel Koshkerian registered seven points, three rebounds, one assist and two steals. Sella Koshkerian finished with five points, nine rebounds, four steals and four assists, while Avedian tallied five points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal. Andriassian recorded four points, three rebounds and one block, while Mirzakhanian had three points and one rebound.
The Nitros (4-0 overall) will visit Sultana High in Hesperia for a nonleague game on Monday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m., before opening Pacific League action at Burroughs High in Burbank on Thursday, Dec. 8.


The Tornados were scheduled to compete in the Rosemead tournament this week. However, it was canceled after the high school was impacted by power outages, according to Hoover head coach Stan Watson.
Hoover previously finished competing in the Muir Leave a Legacy Tip-Off Shootout, ending with a 58-17 loss to Roosevelt High of Los Angeles last Wednesday. Sophomore Iren Musayelyan registered nine points, including one 3-pointer, freshman Michelle Cline scored six points and junior Natalie Velasquez had two points.
The Tornados previously lost to Torres High of Los Angeles, 49-46, on the second day of the Muir tournament, as Musayelyan amassed a team-high 31 points. Sophomore Aline Melconian recorded five points, Velasquez and freshman Meylin Perez each finished with four points, and Cline tallied two points.
Hoover (0-4 overall) will visit South Hills High in West Covina for a nonleague game on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 5:15 p.m., before opening Pacific League action against visiting Muir High of Pasadena on Friday, Dec. 9.

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