GLENDALE — After watching the Providence High boys' basketball team shoot, run the floor and defend, Glendale Adventist Academy Coach Marc Gupilan understood why the Pioneers are the top-rated team in CIF Southern Section Division V-A.
"They are really disciplined with how they do things and they don't showboat," Gupilan said after Providence recorded a 73-24 Liberty League road win against Glendale Adventist on Thursday night. "They run their plays well and they take a lot of good shots.
"With my team, I want them to learn from how Providence plays and stay focused."
The Pioneers (15-3, 3-0 in league) received a game-high 29 points from Marcus LoVett Jr. and 24 from Patrick Gonzalez en route to winning their seventh game in a row. The Cougars, who dropped to 0-3 in league, had no answer in countering Providence's electrifying up-tempo offense and pressurized defense.
The Pioneers led the entire game. They outscored the Cougars, 27-3, in the second quarter to build a 47-11 halftime lead.