Providence Boys and Girls Sweep Pasadena Poly in Double Header


Coming into Tuesday evening’s league games against the visiting Pasadena Polytechnic Panthers, the Providence Pioneers girls’ and boys basketball teams have been playing competitive basketball. The Pioneers girls’ team is 10-7 overall, 3-1 in Prep League play as the boys team is 12-10 and 1-1 in Prep League play. Leading the Panthers on the girls side is senior guard/forward and University of Chicago commit Paige Lim, and for the boys, senior guard Maxwell Hudnall leads the way. The Providence girls were the first varsity game of the night as the team put together a strong performance as the team improved to 11-7 Overall 3-1 in League in the win over Pasadena Poly by the final score of 54-34. Lia Kirvmiah scored 17 points to pace Providence, capping off a fantastic performance in the win over the Panthers. As for the Panthers, they were led by Sammie Yeh, who had a 10 Point game in the loss. During the post game interview Coach Kristineh Zadourian of Providence said the team played an interesting first half but the team put it together in the 2nd half but was happy that the team got the win. As for Coach Steve Beerman of Pasadena Poly he said “I felt like the team competed, but the team wasn't shooting the ball well, but in the 2nd half we continued struggling shooting the basketball.” He also states that Yeh played a great game on both sides of the ball in the loss. Providence will play their next game on Friday night at home against Chadwick at 5:00 pm.

         To cap off the night, the boys varsity game saw Providence senior Kaiden Fine put up a career high 29 point performance in the team's 69-55 win over Pasadena Poly and helped the Pioneers improve to 13-10 Overall and 4-1 in Prep league. Coach Cosby of Providence had this to say about his star player, “He played like a senior and showed up in moments where the team needed a basket or needed a stop.” He also stated that the team needs to be better at shooting the ball better and not be selfish with the ball. Fine said of his overall performance, “I had it rolling and feeling good after the game.” when recapping his performance. As for the Panthers in their loss to Providence, Coach Bradford Hall had this to say about the team's effort, “We had the best player in the league in Justin Odibo and didn't give him enough support but states that the teams vows to get better each and everyday.” Obido put up a 20 point game in the loss. The Pioneers next game will be at home against Chadwick with a 7:30 start time.

The article has been updated to reflect the current records for both the Boys and Girls teams. It is also now noted that Kaiden Fine achieved a career high with 29 points.

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