Sports Roundup: Shot at buzzer lifts Hoover boys' basketball, as Tornadoes sweep Muir in soccer, basketball

January 15, 2014|From Staff Reports


Hoover 64, Muir 61 (OT): Arlen Moradi made a three-pointer at the buzzer to lift the host Tornadoes to a Pacific League victory Wednesday.

Hoover improved to 11-5, 2-2 in league and concluded a day in which the Tornadoes swept Muir, winning head-to-head matchups in boys’ and girls’ basketball and boys’ and girls’ soccer.


“He had a nice look at the basket,” Hoover Coach Jack Van Patten said. “When it left his hand, you don’t know what’s going to happen, but then you could see the arc of the ball slow down and it went in.

“We stayed with it and it’s nice to see things come to fruition.”

The game was tied at 55 entering the four-minute overtime session.

Teo Davidian led Hoover with 19 points and Argin Sarkisian added 18. Kevin Nazari added 11 points for the Tornadoes, who got 10 from Moradi.

Glendale 50, Arcadia 49: Glendale captured its first Pacific League win on the road Wednesday by the slimmest of margins.

“It was closer than the score,” joked Glendale Coach Steve Snodgress, whose team improved to 6-10 and 1-3 in league. “We found a way to steal one.”

Raffi Jivalagian scored the game-winner with 18 seconds left.

“We defended up to the buzzer and they missed the shot,” Snodgress said. “It felt really good, it felt really good [to get our first league win]. ... It was really nice to go there and get it.”

Steve Arakelyan had 16 points to lead the Nitros, while Alex Miralis pulled down 12 rebounds.

St. Francis 54. Crespi 48: Kyle Leufroy finished with 24 points and Noah Willerford added 18 on Wednesday to lead the visiting Golden Knights to their first Mission League win.

“Kyle continues to display his shooting skills and Noah made some big outside shots,” said St. Francis co-Coach Ray O’Brien, whose team improved to 11-5, 1-2 in league. “We are starting to get the offense that we expected in the beginning of the year.”

Crescenta Valley 46, Burbank 32: Eric Patten collected 14 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks Wednesday to spark the visiting Falcons in a Pacific League contest. Crescenta Valley, which got 13 points from Kyle Currie and nine from Eric Bae, improved to 10-7, 3-1 in league.


Arcadia 54, Glendale 41: The Nitros came up short Wednesday night at home against Arcadia, the Pacific League’s first-place squad.

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