Spartans drop 100 in opener

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La Cañada boys’ basketball started the season on a strong offensive note, dropping 100 points on South El Monte to win 100-57 in the Arroyo Tournament on Monday.

Offensive penetration was key for the Spartans in their victory, but the reason La Cañada was able to score 100 was because of bad defense, according to Spartans Head Coach Tom Hofman. CIF rules state the clock must run out after one team has at least a 40-point lead as a mercy rule.

“We did well offensively,” Hofman said after the win, “but our defense was terrible. They exposed a lack of intensity on our part.”

Aakash Shah, a senior, scored his first two points of the season for the triple digit topper.

“It’s cool,” Shah said of the accomplishment. “It was a good game. We started off a little rough but we got it together.”

That slow start saw the Spartans up 50-33 at the half, a score the team wasn’t particularly proud of.

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Written by Seth Amitin

December 8, 2009 at 12:00 pm

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