By Nicholas Baer
The South Pasadena boys’ varsity basketball team held on to win tonight’s game 77-69 against the Temple City Rams. The game was a three point shootout all the way as the Tigers made 11 three point field goals and the Rams made 12 three point field goals but still managed to lose the game even though they had the edge. The Tigers led after the first quarter, 26-14 and it looked as though they were ready to pull away after the second quarter, taking a commanding 17 point lead, 47-30 into halftime.
But the Temple City Rams came out of the half solid and outscored the Tigers 21-14 to cut the 17 point halftime lead into a 10 point lead, 61-51. At the end of the game, however, the first half proved to be costly to the Rams as South Pasadena held on to win the game with a score of 77-69. South Pasadena came into the game with a record of 10-5 overall, (2-0 league play) and improved to 11-5 overall, (3-0 league play).
The Rams came into the game with an 11-7 record overall, also 2-0 in league play but they dropped to an 11-8 record overall and also dropped to 2-1 in league play. Both teams are well into the playoff hunt, Rams No. 1 and the Tigers No. 2. But in league play, with the Tigers improving to 3-0 and the Rams falling to 2-1, the Tigers have now jumped over the Rams for the No. 1 spot in the Rio Hondo standings. For overall record, nothing changes at the top as the Rams remain No. 1 and the Tigers remain No. 2. Despite the winning percentage of the Tigers being higher than the Rams for overall record, the Rams technically still hold the No. 1 spot in the standings since they have played more games than the Tigers.