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Tse, Boozer Power South Pasadena to Record Victory

The South Pasadena High School varsity girls’ basketball team rallied to a historic victory over Monrovia at home on Jan. 12, trouncing the visitors 121-10 in a Rio Hondo League game. Tigers coach Cody Masden confirmed the 121 total points scored and the 111-point margin of victory are both program records.
There were also record-setting performances by a pair of Tiger standouts.
Senior captain Dylan Tse filled the stat sheet and finished in double figures in four categories, or a quadruple-double. The Tigers senior set career-bests with 13 assists and 10 steals while adding 30 points and 10 rebounds. Meanwhile, junior Kayla Boozer amassed a career-high 50 points with 14 rebounds, five steals and one assist. The tally lifted Boozer past 1,000 career points.
Senior captain Jamie Rain Kim finished with 10 points, one steal, one rebound and one assist, junior Maddy Wong tallied eight points, three steals and two assists, and sophomore Emma Jay Johnson contributed six points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal. Sophomore Brylee Woo chipped in four points and four rebounds, while sophomore Madeline Park registered three points, three assists and two steals. Junior Mia Leach produced five rebounds, four assists, three steals and two points, while junior Annika Selsby was credited with four rebounds, three steals, two points and one assist. Senior Ava Chang notched three steals, two points, two assists and one block, senior captain Yuzu Harada recorded two points, two steals, one assist and one rebound, and senior Natalie Wilson had two points, two rebounds and one steal.
The Tigers defeated King High of Riverside 65-53 in their Mayfield Senior MLK Showcase game on Jan. 15 as Tse poured in 22 points to surpass 2,000 career points.
Kim tallied 17 points, while Boozer scored 15 points. Junior Katie Chung chipped in six points, while Park contributed five points.
South Pas narrowly lost to visiting Birmingham High of Lake Balboa 72-69 in a nonleague game on Jan. 13.
Tse finished with 27 points, four rebounds, three steals and one assist, while Boozer posted a double-double with 13 points, 13 rebounds, four steals and one assist. Park recorded 15 points, five rebounds and five assists, while Kim produced eight points, two assists, one steal and one rebound. Chang chipped in three points, two rebounds and one steal, while Harada had one rebound.
South Pasadena secured an 81-39 Rio Hondo League victory over visiting Temple City on Jan. 10 as Boozer racked up a double-double with 21 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and one steal.
Tse registered 24 points, seven rebounds, two steals and two assists, while Kim finished with 12 points, three steals and three assists.
Park tallied seven points, three rebounds, three assists and one steal, Leach recorded five points and two rebounds, and Woo registered five rebounds, four points, two assists and one steal. Chang contributed four rebounds, three points, three steals and three assists, while Johnson scored five points. Harada was credited with two assists, one steal and one rebound, while Chung had two rebounds, one steal and one assist.
The Tigers (17-3 overall, 4-0 in league) takes on San Marino for a league game on Jan. 19 at 5:30 p.m. before hosting La Cañada on Jan. 24.

South Pasadena junior Kayla Boozer and the Tigers came away with a 121 10 Rio Hondo League victory over Monrovia on Jan 12 setting a program record in total points scored and margin of victory Boozer scored 50 points in the win

First published in the January 19 print issue of the South Pasadena Review.

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