The boys' basketball team picks up arguably one of its biggest wins of the season. Glendale overcomes a slow start and rallies for a 65-56 Pacific League road victory against Muir, then top ranked in CIF Southern Section Division V-AA.
"We finally finished out a game in which we played four quarters and we were aggressive," Glendale Coach Steve Snodgress said. "This is a tough way to do it. We beat a very good team in Muir."
Glendale receives 20 points from senior guard Steven Gasparian, 12 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, three steals and three blocks from junior center David Yetenikyan and 16 points and eight rebounds from senior guard Anthony Tahmazian.
The girls' basketball team posts a 42-30 Pacific League home win against Muir. It marks the first time Glendale beats Muir since 2000. Stella Ghazarian leads the Nitros with 17 points.
"If they're ready to play, they're ready to play," Glendale Coach Tania Adary said. "[The win] was humongous."
•Jan. 26 — Glendale's boys' soccer team receives a season-best four goals from forward Levon Sargsyan and goalkeeper Aris Yeghiazaryan stops a penalty shot en route to a 6-0 Pacific League home win against Pasadena.
•Jan. 27 — The girls' water polo team comes from behind to earn a 13-10 Pacific league home victory against Pasadena. Things don't look good for the Nitros, who then catch a break with a Pasadena turnover in the closing seconds before tying the match with one second left in regulation on a goal by Milene Minassians. Desiree Garcia-Solano adds two key goals in overtime to spark Glendale.
"We didn't have much time and the man-advantage situation helped us a lot," said Minassians, who finishes with three goals. "I saw a lane where I thought I could shoot after Desiree gave me a perfect pass.
"We got that goal and I think we had the advantage [going into overtime]. We played with confidence at the end."