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CV clinches share of league title

February 04, 2004

BOYS' BASKETBALL

Crescenta Valley 59, Hoover 47: The Falcons clinched at least a

share of their first Pacific League title since 1995 with Tuesday's

road win.

Zack Garcia led CV (18-6, 7-0 in league) with 21 points and 10

rebounds. Sevada Bandari added 18 points, Robby Heck contributed

eight points and Matt Oliver had seven points, 11 rebounds and 11

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assists for the Falcons, who will play Muir at 7 p.m. Friday at home.

With a win, the Falcons will clinch their first outright Pacific

League title. They shared championships in 1978 and 1995.

Hoover (6-17, 1-6) received 14 points -- including 12 from

three-point range -- from junior shooting guard Sevak Khodaglogian

and nine points from Andy Shaknazaryan.

Hoover, which finished with nine three-pointers, will next play at

7 p.m. Friday against visiting Arcadia.

Westlake Village Oaks Christian 64, Flintridge Prep 57: Andrew

Beck scored a season-high 26 points Tuesday night in a nonleague road

contest.

Nathan Walworth added nine points for the Rebels (13-8).

Flintridge Prep -- ranked No. 2, along with San Juan Capistrano St.

Margaret's in CIF Southern Section Division IVA -- got seven points

apiece from Ramses Barden and Mike Simon.

Beck made four of Flintridge Prep's six three-pointers.

Oaks Christian -- the defending Division IVAA champion -- got a

game-high 31 points from Mike Hornbuckle. Matt Hornbuckle contributed

nine points for the Lions, who are ranked No. 6 and scored the last

six points in the game's final minute.

BOYS' SOCCER

Glendale 3, Arcadia 2: The Nitros got two goals and one assist

from Eduardo Forero and one goal and an assist from Billy Torres

Tuesday to pick up an important Pacific League victory at the Arcadia

Civic Center Field.

Glendale -- which remained in fourth place in league and one point

behind Arcadia and Pasadena for second place -- improved to 11-3-5

and 4-2-2 in league. Arcadia (15-6-5, 5-2-1), ranked No. 8 in CIF

Southern Section Division III, scored two second-half goals.

The match was called with about four minutes left after Forero and

an Arcadia athlete collided. The athletes were motionless for

several minutes before they received medical treatment.

Glendale Coach Edgar Manvelyan said an Arcadia supporter then

allegedly hit a match official, who then called the contest off.

The Nitros will play Pasadena (16-2-2, 5-2-1) at 3:15 p.m.

Thursday at home in another crucial match.

Currently, defending league-champion Muir leads the league with 12

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