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Tigers pay a Price in loss

first_imgSOUTH PASADENA – It was your basic battle of David vs. Goliath when the South Pasadena High School boys basketball team hosted powerhouse Price in a CIF-Southern Section Division III-AA quarterfinal matchup. The Tigers (21-10) clawed and scratched, but in the end they had no answer for the Knights’ inside game. “Their big guys just went to the boards and we couldn’t battle with their height, unfortunately,” Tigers coach Ali Parvaz said. The Tigers hit three early 3-pointers to open a 13-8 lead in the first quarter and withstood a Price run to eventually take a 33-31 halftime lead. “I knew our guys were going to come out and fight and this home crowd’s been great all year,” Parvaz said. Ryan Lee sank five of the Tigers’ 12 3-pointers for a game-high 21 points. Darin Nakauchi had 13, Michael Flynn scored 11 and Amir Mohamadzadeh had 10. Price (26-4) closed out the third quarter on a 16-5 run to take a 57-48 lead. Junior center Tyreese Bresheres collected 16 points to lift Price to an 81-69 win Friday night. Bresheres dominated the paint with 12 rebounds and seven blocks as Price, winner of eight consecutive Division V titles and five state crowns, collected its 18th consecutive win. center_img [email protected] (626) 966-8811, Ext. 4456 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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