First published in the Feb. 11 print issue of the South Pasadena Review.
The South Pasadena High School varsity girls’ basketball team captured sole possession of its second consecutive Rio Hondo League championship with a 59-50 Rio Hondo League victory at San Marino last Friday.
Freshman Maddy Wong scored a team-high 17 points and sophomore Dylan Tse contributed 12 points in the regular season finale for South Pasadena, which finished with a 9-1 league record (24-2 overall).
South Pasadena hosted Arcadia for the first round of the CIF-SS Division 2A playoffs on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. If the Tigers won, they will play either Paramount (18-6 record) or Yucaipa (16-9) in the second round tonight.
TEMPLE CITY 49, TIGERS 43
South Pasadena suffered its first loss since Nov. 27, 2021, after dropping a league game at Temple City, 49-43, last Wednesday, Feb. 2. Dylan Tse posted 19 points and six rebounds while sophomore Jamie Rain Kim scored eight points.