SOUTH PASADENA — Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy basketball Coach Ty Buxman has been impressed with what he's seen from freshman point guard Casey Johnson thus far in summer league competition.
The first-year coach has taken over a program that made the playoffs last season with a core group of seniors. With Dana Budzyn the lone returning starter, Buxford has been giving newcomers, including Johnson, quality minutes to give her some much-needed experience.
Against Hoover on Monday, Johnson responded with a team-high 12 points to lead the Tologs to a 37-23 win over the Tornadoes at South Pasadena High.
"They're trying to figure out what high school basketball, what varsity basketball is all about," said Buxman, who served as former Coach Gino Pacella's assistant the last four seasons. "I like what I'm seeing, though. I like our intensity."
On the other side of the court, Hoover Coach Stan Watson watched from the stands, giving freshman/sophomore Coach Lauraine Barakat a chance to hone her skills.