Monrovia Comes out Flat in Loss to League-Leading La Cañada

Monrovia boys’ basketball drops to 1-5 in Rio Hondo League action after suffering 77-38 loss to La Cañada on Tuesday.
–File photo by Aaron Valdez

By Aaron Valdez

This season was a promising one for Monrovia boys’ basketball, but the team’s latest 77-38 loss to La Cañada signals a bitter end to its 2018-19 campaign.

Outside of a few nice wins here and there, the Wildcats have had a rough year as they completely fell out of contention for the Rio Hondo League title on Tuesday. La Cañada was much too polished of team for a struggling Monrovia side that was dealt its fourth loss in a row and 15th of the season.

The Wildcats jumped out to a decent start on Tuesday as they matched the Spartans bucket for bucket to end the first quarter even at 10. Unfortunately, they were completely outclassed by La Cañada’s high-powered offense and were outscored 67-28 in the remaining three quarters.

The last time Monrovia won a game was when it throttled last-place Blair 77-33 on Jan 11. With only four games left in the season, the Wildcats will limp to the finish line as they prepare to host Blair (0-6) on Thursday in hopes of picking up any sort of consolation along the way.

January 23, 2019

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