First published in the Dec. 17 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.
The Glendale High School varsity girls’ basketball team defeated host Arcadia, 49-42, in a Pacific League game on Tuesday.
Senior captain Jane Bassil registered 13 points, junior captain Carmen Avedian poured in 10 points and sophomore Natalia Andriassian finished with nine points. Meanwhile, juniors Sella and Pateel Koshkerian provided lockdown defense that helped shift the momentum in favor of the Nitros.
Glendale previously lost its league opener at Burroughs High in Burbank, 29-24, as Sella Koshkerian posted a double-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds and one block. Bassil recorded three points, 11 rebounds, three steals, three assists and one block while Pateel Koshkerian finished with three points, four boards and one steal. Andriassian tallied three points, two boards, one steal and one block, Avedian scored three points with three assists and two rebounds, and sophomore Pateel Krikorian had two boards.
The Nitros (7-2 overall, 1-1 in league) will host Crescenta Valley in a league game on Thursday, Dec. 22, at 5:30 p.m.
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The Falcons won their fourth consecutive game and remained undefeated in Pacific League action after routing host Pasadena, 77-32, on Tuesday, as junior Kylie Ray racked up 17 points, six rebounds, two steals, two assists and one block. Senior Victoria Prochazka, whose work ethic, defense and leadership was praised by head coach Michael Flot, registered 13 points, three assists, two rebounds and one steal. Junior Lulu Arzoumanian poured in 11 points with six steals and two assists, senior Taleen Krikorian recorded eight points, four rebounds, two steals, two assists and one block, sophomore Darby Stayton finished with seven points, eight rebounds, two assists and one steal, and senior Aleek Zakarian scored six points with one rebound. Senior Kristen Olavi tallied five points, two rebounds and one steal while sophomore Keira Calaguas posted four points, four assists, two steals and two rebounds. Sophomore Tara Arouchian had two points, three rebounds, two steals and one assist, senior Melissa Dayag produced two points, two assists, two rebounds and one steal, and junior Natalie Shabazian had two points, two steals and two assists.
Crescenta Valley previously won its league opener over visiting Burbank, 63-28. Ray racked up 16 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block while Calaguas poured in 10 points with three steals, two rebounds, one block and one assist. Prochazka registered nine points, three rebounds, one block, one steal and one assist, Krikorian scored seven points with six steals, two assists and two rebounds, and Arzoumanian recorded seven points, six steals and three assists. Dayag posted five points, seven rebounds and one assist, Zakarian tallied five points, two assists and one rebound, and Olavi finished with two points, three rebounds, two steals and two assists. Arouchian produced two points, one steal and one rebound, Stayton had one steal and one rebound, and Shabazian collected one rebound and one assist.
CVHS (9-1 overall, 2-0 in league) will visit Glendale for a league game on Thursday, Dec. 22, at 5:30 p.m.
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The Tornados lost a Pacific League game against visiting Burroughs High of Burbank, 56-12, on Tuesday. Sophomore Iren Musayelyan and freshman Marjorie McClain each scored five points while sophomore Aline Melconian had two points.
Hoover previously lost a league game against visiting Muir High of Pasadena, 53-13. Lara Hanneyan sank a pair of threes, McClain recorded three points, freshman Yeva Awades tallied top points, and Musayelyan and Melconian each had one point.
The Tornados (0-7 overall, 0-2 in league) will host Burbank in a nonleague game on Thursday, Dec. 22, at 5:30 p.m.