SOUTH PASADENA — Things figure to be different for the upcoming season concerning the Hoover High and La Cañada girls' basketball teams.
At Hoover, the Tornadoes have a new coach in Stan Watson.
La Cañada lost nine seniors to graduation and will likely view next season as a rebuilding one.
Nevertheless, Hoover and La Cañada found a way for some late dramatics during a South Pasadena Summer League contest Wednesday afternoon.
Hoover scored the last five points of the game to secure a 32-31 victory against La Cañada at South Pasadena High.
Amatia Golbodaghi made one of two free throws with 9.9 seconds left to lead Hoover to its third win in a row at South Pasadena. Golbodaghi earlier made a free throw with 58.9 seconds to knot the game at 31.
The Tornadoes received a team-best 14 points from sophomore center Allison Zalin.
Zalin made a pair of big shots from the floor to keep Hoover within striking distance. She scored on a layup to pull Hoover to within 31-28 with 3:10 remaining before making a short jump shot to cut the lead to 31-30 with 1:31 left.