BOYS’ BASKETBALL

La Canada 40, South Pasadena 21: Koko Kurdoghlian and Jacob Brown gave the Spartans a lift off the bench Thursday night, scoring 14 and 11 points, respectively, in La Cañada's final Rio Hondo League game. The win locked up second place in league for the Spartans and stopped a two-game skid.

“It was a good win, we needed a win going into the playoffs,” La Cañada Coach Tom Hofman said.

Ranked 12th in CIF Southern Section Division III-AA, the Spartans (15-12, 7-3 in league) now await the release of the playoff brackets on Sunday.

“We’re where we are, we’re very young and we’ve had some big moments this year,” Hofman said. “If we have a couple of good practices, it’s a division with some good teams in it, but there’s some teams that we can beat, too.”

South Pasadena (9-17, 3-7) was led by Nicolas Sullivan’s nine points.

Flintridge Prep 63, Pasadena Poly 51: Robert Cartwright and Kareem Ismail each registered 11 points Thursday to lead the host Rebels in a Prep League game.

Jedrick Eugenio added 10 points for Flintridge Prep (19-5, 8-0 in league).

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Pasadena Poly 60, Flintridge Prep 39: Tala Ismail and Lacy Coan each scored nine points Thursday for the host Rebels in a Prep League game. Flintridge Prep dropped to 16-7, 9-3 in league.

Chaminade 73, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy 26: Casey Johnson finished with 10 points Thursday for the visiting Tologs in a Mission League game. Flintridge Sacred Heart dropped to 9-17, 0-10 in league.

GIRLS’ WATER POLO

Pasadena Poly 22, Flintridge Prep 1: Erin Phillips scored the lone goal for the host Rebels on Wednesday in a Prep League match.