First published in the Dec. 17 print issue of the South Pasadena Review.
South Pasadena High School’s varsity boys’ basketball team picked up a second consecutive victory after routing visiting Carson High, 64-40, in a nonleague game on Monday.
The Tigers 6-foot-7 senior shooting guard Sage Wayans scored a game-high 28-points, helping South Pasadena improve its overall record to 6-3.
“I honestly think Sage is the best player in the league. I think he is the best player in the Pasadena area,” SPHS head coach Ernest Baskerville said.
Junior wing Joshua Ho and junior guard Nick Chabot each added eight points.
Senior guard Ezekiel Pannell scored five points, senior forward Jonathan Guy had four points and senior forward Landyn Douglas scored once behind the arch. Junior wing William Esnault, sophomore guard Isiah Hyun, senior guard Niko Lawrence and senior guard Dillon Akers each scored two points.
SOUTH PASADENA 86, Montebello 50
The Tigers previously dominated visiting Montebello High in a nonleague game last Friday. Wayans scored a game-high 24 points, Akers added 16 points and Pannell scored 10.
It was a team effort for the Tigers, as Baskerville got each of his 19 players playing time.
Hyun and Guy scored seven and six points, respectively, while senior center Nick Salazar, freshman guard Oni Balogun and freshman forward James Dowd each scored four points.
Sophomore guard Nathan Kawasaki, Chabot and Lawrence each scored three points, while freshman point guard Miles Nowe and Douglas had one point apiece.