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Falcons Win South Pasadena Tournament

First published in the Jan. 7 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.

The Crescenta Valley High School varsity boys’ basketball team pushed its winning streak to seven games after defeating host Burroughs High in Burbank, 64-53, in a Pacific League game on Tuesday.
Senior Mikail Grigoryan racked up 23 points, four steals, four rebounds and four assists while senior Armen Yetenekian posted a double-double with 10 points and 11 boards. Senior Sebastian Tahmasian scored 11 points, senior Alex Altounian finished with six points and 10 rebounds, junior Derek Najarian registered seven points and four boards, and sophomore Vaughn Zargarian tallied five points.
The Falcons won the South Pasadena Tournament Gold Bracket after defeating Flintridge Prep of La Cañada Flintridge, 53-46, in the championship game last Friday. Yetenekian poured in 12 points with nine rebounds, Zargarian scored 10 points, and sophomore Julius Washington recorded nine points. Tahmasian tallied eight points and three steals, Altounian collected eight boards, and Najarian posted three steals and three rebounds.
CVHS previously defeated North High of Torrance in a tournament game, 68-48. Junior Vatche Hairapetian registered 14 points and three steals while Yetenekian poured in 11 points with seven boards and four assists. Zargarian tallied eight points and two steals, Tahmasian and Grigoryan each scored eight points, and Altounian finished with six points and seven rebounds.
Crescenta Valley (15-3 overall, 4-1 in league) will host Muir High of Pasadena in a league game on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 5 p.m.


Hoover High School’s James Akerman racked up 16 points, six rebounds and four steals to help the Tornados win a nonleague game against Antelope Valley High last week.

The Tornados lost 84-62 to visiting Arcadia in a Pacific League game on Tuesday, as Mo Shareef racked up a team-high 19 points. Jenghiz Van Patten poured in 15 points, James Akerman registered 11 points and Zack Van Patten scored 10 points. Justin Herrera finished with four points while Aramais Melkonyan had two points.
Hoover previously posted a 57-40 nonleague victory over visiting Antelope Valley High of Lancaster, as Akerman racked up 16 points, six rebounds, four steals and two assists. Zack Van Patten registered 14 points, six assists, two boards, one block and one steal, Herrera poured in 12 points with three steals, two assists, one block and one rebound, and Shareef finished with 11 points, seven boards and three assists. Jenghiz Van Patten scored two points with 11 rebounds, four steals, three assists and one block, Melkonyan tallied two points, seven boards and one assist, and Kyle Arakelian had one block, one assist and one rebound.
The Tornados (5-11 overall, 0-5 in league) will visit Pasadena for a league game on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 5 p.m.


Glendale High School senior Denzell Lora scored 12 points to help the Nitros defeat Burroughs High in their South Pasadena Tournament finale last week.

The Nitros lost a Pacific League game at Muir High in Pasadena, 67-63, on Tuesday.
Junior Haig Jivalagian registered 15 points while senior Dior Pierre poured in 12 points. Senior Nico Zadorian sank three 3-pointers, sophomore Josh Ballard scored seven points and senior Tino Zadorian drain a pair of threes. Junior Christian Pierre recorded six points while senior Denzell Lora and junior Mika Petrosian each tallied four points.
Glendale defeated Burroughs High of Burbank, 68-55, in their South Pasadena Tournament finale last Friday. Dior Pierre racked up 24 points while Tino Zadorian and Lora each poured in 12 points. Christian Pierre scored seven points, Ballard and Jivalagian tallied four points, Nico Zadorian recorded three points and Petrosian had two points.
The Nitros previously lost a tournament game against Esperanza High of Anaheim, 75-67, as Dior Pierre produced 21 points. Jivalagian poured in 11 points, Tino Zadorian scored 10 points, Nico Zadorian and Ballard each finished with nine points, and senior Riley Lacson, Lora and Petrosian each added two points.
Glendale (9-11 overall, 1-4 in league) will visit Burbank for a league game on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 5 p.m.

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