TEMPLE CITY — Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball Coach Shawn Zargarian admired the start displayed by La Cañada on Tuesday night. It's precisely what he had hoped to get from his own team.
"We wanted to come out with energy by jumping on them and they did it to us," Zargarian said after La Cañada recorded a 65-53 victory against Crescenta Valley in a winner's-bracket game of the La Salle/Temple City Holiday Basketball Classic at Temple City High. "La Cañada's got a great shooting team and they had a lot of uncontested shots."
La Cañada (11-0) made its first six shots of the game to take a 14-4 lead and then held off a late comeback bid by Crescenta Valley (7-4). The Spartans will meet Montebello, which posted a 72-34 win against Temple City, in a semifinal game at 7:30 p.m. today at Temple City. The Falcons will meet Temple City in a consolation game at 6 at the same location.