Visiting San Marino High, which had just one blemish in league in its
record, came back to upset the Spartans, ranked No. 10 in the CIF IIIAA,
60-50 in the league finale.
"We might get a home game, but we might not," La Canada Coach Dennis
Ballard said of his team, which is 19-6 and 9-1 in league. "I think
they'll look at our overall record."
San Marino (14-9, 9-1) hit the big shots in the end, which led to the
The Titans hit just four field goals in the fourth quarter, but three
were three-pointers and the other was a three-point play.
"We haven't shot that well all throughout league," said San Marino
Coach Pat Gillan, who is a former La Canada assistant. "We needed
everyone to beat La Canada. This is a great basketball team and we knew
we had to be at our best and we were nearly there."
La Canada's last lead came at 5:33 in the fourth quarter, when Cortney
Adams hit a turn around jumper to make it 45-44.
But the Titans went on a 9-0 run, on three-pointers by Isabelle Wong
and Jennifer Uyeda and a three-point play by Taylor Bouchard.
"The difference was they weren't hitting their three's in the first
game. Uyeda hit three-pointers that we didn't count on," Ballard said.
After both teams were tied at 14 at the end of the first quarter, La
Canada took a 29-24 halftime lead.
Both teams were tied late in the third quarter, until San Marino's Kim
Davis hit a three-pointer with one second left, making it 41-38 going
into the final quarter.
San Marino 14 10 17 19 --60 La Canada 14 15 9 12 --50
SAN MARINO -- J. Uyeda 17, Bouchard 18 and 14 rebounds, Davis 12,
Djang 7, Tater 4, K. Uyeda 2.
Three-pointers: J. Uyeda 4, Davis 3, Djang.
LA CANADA -- Adams 17, Fujimoto 13, Jones 4, Ferguson 6, McCoy 8,
Three-pointers: McCoy 2, Fujimoto.