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Pioneers roll to victory

January 27, 2012

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

Providence 42, Holy Martyrs 25: The Pioneers took another step in their quest to capture an undisputed Liberty League championship with a win Thursday on the road.

Providence (18-3, 6-0 in league) ranked No. 3 in CIF Southern Section Division IV-AA — jumped out to a big lead, outscoring the Armens, 17-0, in the first quarter.

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Neither team was able to score in double figures in any quarter the remainder of the game.

Bea Benedicto led the Pioneers in scoring with 11 points. Teammate Catherine Saint added eight points, Estelle Glorioso had five steals and Katia Dabbaghian had seven rebounds.

Burbank 43, Crescenta Valley 42: Damarie Gonzalez sank two free throws with seven seconds remaining Friday to lift the Bulldogs to a Pacific League win on the road.

Burbank (13-10, 7-3) is in second place in league.

Damarie Gonzalez had 16 points and Jamie Gonzalez added 14.

Pasadena 56, Burroughs 45: Aysia Shellmire had 10 points and six rebounds and Sydney Ortega had nine points, six rebounds and five steals Friday in a Pacific League loss for the Indians (10-13, 4-6).

Bellamine-Jefferson 93, St. Matthias 15: The Guards remained in first place in the Santa Fe League with an easy victory Tuesday at home.

Bell-Jeff (15-4, 4-0) dominated the game from the outset, jumping to a 27-4 lead after one quarter. The Guards maintained their might in the second quarter and went into the half with a 56-9 advantage.

Rishonda Napier paced Bell-Jeff with 17 points, as eight Guards were in double figures in scoring. Teammate Jasmine Smith had 13 points, Tiffany Kho added 12, Averie Guzman contributed 11 and Mariah Bankhead, Karina Moreno, Marilynn Flynn and Kiah Jones all had 10 points each.

Burroughs 38, Crescenta Valley 29: Aysia Shellmire scored 13 points and Gaby Pineiro added 11 Wednesday in a Pacific League win on the road.

BOYS' BASKETBALL

Providence 85, Viewpoint 67: The Pioneers took control of first place in the Liberty League with a win a home Tuesday.

Patrick Gonzalez had 27 points and Marcus LoVett tallied 25 to pace Providence (18-4, 5-0). The Pioneers are ranked No. 1 in CIF Southern Section Division V-A.

Pasadena 56, Burroughs 34: The Indians fell to 8-15, 1-9 with the Pacific League loss Friday at Pasadena.

GIRLS' SOCCER

Crescenta Valley 5, Burroughs 0: The Indians couldn't get their offense going in a Pacific League loss Wednesday on the road.

Bad weather and injury problems didn't help Burroughs' cause. Freshman starter Kristin Masuzumi did not play due to injury, while starter Maria Gomez did not play, as she received a red card in last week's game against Burbank. Thus, she was scheduled to miss Monday's game against Hoover, but the game was postponed due to rain.

BOYS' SOCCER

Crescenta Valley 4, Burroughs 0: The lopsided score in the Pacific League match Wednesday didn't take the fight out of either side, however, as the anticlimactic second half still featured plenty of color — yellow and red, mostly.

Between both sides, a total of nine cards were meted out over the final 40 minutes for offenses including various fouls, arguing with officials and a brief dust up between two opposing players.

Four total red cards were issued.

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