However, the Falcon boys' squad, with center James Jenkins, also
showed it had the potential to become a force in Pacific League play.
However, just two other teams aside from CV made the boys' basketball
postseasonf7 .o7 The Glendale Community College men's basketball
team also continued to thrive, making its second appearance in the
Southern California Community College regional playoffs in as many years.
In boys' soccer, St. Francis -- behind Ryan Shaw's school-record 22
goals -- and La Canada made the most noise, while CV was bolstered by
Lindon Pecorelli's performance.
CV was also strong in girls' soccer, behind the play of Rebecca
Hidalgo and Julie Herrold.
The sport of girls' water polo continued to make strides locally, with
Flintridge Prep beginning its first foray into the sport, joining
established programs at CV and La Canada.
f7 And in women's golf, the Oakmont Country Club hosted the o7 LPGA
Valley of the Stars tournament, with two Swedes -- Annika Sorenstam and
Catrin Nilsmark -- going into a sudden-death playoff round.
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Only three teams qualified for the CIF Southern Section playoffs, with
none of them winning their postseason openers.
Crescenta Valley High led the area with a 19-8 record and finished
third in the Pacific League with a 4-6 mark.
The Falcons advanced to the playoffs for the second time in as many
years under Coach Jim Smiley and for the 14th time in the last 15
seasons, but fell to La Sierra High, 53-50, in the Division IA first
Center James Jenkins averaged 12 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks
to become only the second sophomore in school history to earn first-team
all-league honors. Harvey Mason was the other selection in 1984.
Brian Ostro and Kean Mallory were named honorable mention all-league
and both averaged double figures in scoring. Ostro led the Falcons with
15.2 points per game, shot 81% from the free-throw line and 44% from
behind the three-point arc.
Mallory was third in scoring, tallying 10.4 a game in league play, in
addition to hitting 78% of his free throws.
La Canada finished 13-15 to post the first losing season under Coach