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Tigers Capture 4th Straight League Title

The South Pasadena High School varsity girls’ basketball posted a 61-19 victory at Monrovia on Jan. 30 to secure the program’s fourth consecutive outright Rio Hondo League title.
Senior Dylan Tse contributed 20 points, nine rebounds and two steals, junior Kayla Boozer poured in 20 points with six steals and six rebounds, and senior Jamie Rain Kim registered seven points, six rebounds and two steals.
The Tigers lost at La Salle College Preparatory in Pasadena 57-49 in a nonleague game on Jan. 27.
Tse racked up 25 points, five rebounds, one steal and one assist, while Boozer recorded a double-double with 17 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks and two steals. Kim finished with six points and three rebounds, sophomore Madeline Park chipped in one point, one rebound and one assist, and juniors Mia Leach and Maddy Wong each had one rebound.
South Pas overwhelmed visiting Temple City 76-38 in a league game on Jan. 26 as Boozer posted a double-double with 23 points, 18 rebounds, four blocks, three steals and one assist.
Tse poured in 20 points with nine rebounds, nine assists and two steals, while Kim tallied 17 points, five rebounds and one assist. Senior Ava Chang recorded five points, three assists and two rebounds, while Leach registered three points, three rebounds and two assists. Park contributed four rebounds, two points and two steals, while senior Yuzu Harada produced three rebounds, two points and two assists. Junior Annika Selsby chipped in two points and two rebounds, while senior Natalie Wilson scored two points. Wong was credited with two assists and one steal, while junior Katie Chung collected two rebounds and one steal.
The Tigers secured an 85-51 Rio Hondo League victory over visiting La Cañada on Jan. 24 as Tse amassed 41 points, six rebounds, three steals and three assists.
Boozer poured in 19 points with 11 rebounds, two blocks and one steal, Park recorded six points, four rebounds, two steals and two assists, and Leach tallied six points, two rebounds, one block, one steal and one assist. Harada finished with three points, two assists, one steal and one rebound, while Chung registered three points, one rebound and one assist. Wong contributed two points, two rebounds, one steal and one assist, while sophomore Brylee Woo produced two points, one block and one assist. Sophomore Emma Jay Johnson chipped in three points, while Selsby scored two points. Kim collected three rebounds and two steals, while Chang had two rebounds, two assists and one steal.
The Tigers (22-4 overall, 9-0 in league) will conclude the regular season with a home matchup against St. Paul High of Santa Fe on Feb. 2 at 5 p.m. The CIF Southern Section playoff brackets will be Feb. 4 at 12:30 p.m. South Pasadena will journey through Division II-AA competition and is ranked No. 11 in recent CIF polls.

South Pasadena High School sophomore Emma Jay Johnson, pictured during a game earlier this season, scored three points to help the Tigers beat La Cañada in a Rio Hondo League matchup on Jan. 24. – Photo by Sebastian Moore / the Review

First published in the February 2 print issue of the South Pasadena Review.

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