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Burke, Gordon 1-2 Punch in Tartan’s 46-31 Victory over Los Osos

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Kyle Gordon passes to a team mate during Glendora's game vs. Los Osos

by Henry Montemayor


RANCHO CUCAMANGA – The Glendora High School boys’ basketball team bounced back from Friday’s loss with an important win over the Los Osos Grizzlies 46-31 Tuesday night in a Baseline League matchup.

Kyle Gordon’s double-double (16 points, 10 rebounds) led the way for the Tartans who had to find ways to score as leading scorer Nick Colletta could only muster eight points, but did get five rebounds and a steal.

“It’s not only Nick (Colletta),” Glendora head coach Mike LeDuc said, “but WE as a team has to   shoot better. If we couldn’t score, then we tried to turn up the defense to limit their scoring,”

Glendora’s defense only allowed Los Osos three points in the fourth quarter, as Gordon would score nine of his 16 points in the final quarter to put the game out of reach.

Wesley Burke stepped up to the challenge, also scoring 16 along with seven rebounds, two steals and an assist.

“Wes (Burke) hit a couple of big three-pointers for us,” LeDuc said, “and our defense got us some easy baskets also.”

Jonathon Solomon led the way for the Grizzlies, with eight points, and three rebounds.  Haris Patail tallied seven points and four rebounds while Drake Madkin added six points and three rebounds.

Glendora (16-6, 3-2) begins its second round of league play as they travel to league leader Etiwanda Friday evening.  Etiwanda defeated the tartans earlier this year 56-35.  Tipoff is at 6:30pm.

Glendora (46) – Wesley Burke (16), Kyle Gordon (16), Nick Colletta (8),  Lucio Bolado (2),  Steven Hernandez (2), Christian Schneider (2)

Los Osos (31) – Jonathon Solomon (8),  Haris Patail (7), Drake Madkin (6), Levi Smith (4), Andre Robinson (2), Ryan Coleman (2), Oliver Amajoyi (2)


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January 28, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Charter Oak Sneaks By Glendora,17-6

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The Glendora Tartans practice their place kicking and other drills prior to playing against Charter Oak on Friday night.

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Glendora’s new football coach Todd Quinsey said he thought his team played well, despite opening the 2011 season with a 17-6 loss at Charter Oak.

The Tartans were trying to improve on last year’s Baseline League finish, but they were not helped by a schedule which pitted them against arguably the area’s top quarterback, Travis Santiago.

Last season, Santiago led the Chargers to a 13-1 record and a CIF-SS Southern Division Title, but on Friday night he hurt Glendora with his running abilities as well as throwing the football.

After Glendora took a 6-0 lead on a touchdown run by senior Skyler Crall, Santiago and the Charter Oak offense came roaring back on the strength of a balanced offense which featured a running attack anchored by sophomore Kurt Scoby.

The Chargers culminated the drive by converting a fourth down into a 9-yard touchdown run as Santiago scored on a keeper to put his team ahead 7-6 right before the end of the opening quarter.

“Santiago is very good, you expect him to beat you but not with his legs, he made some big plays with his legs tonight,” said Quinsey.

The Tartans made some costly mistakes which could have given them an advantage before the half. Perhaps none may have been more dear than a chop block penalty which nullified a touchdown by Holmes as Glendora was driving for a potential go ahead score.

Scoby scored the Chargers’ second touchdown, a 10-yard run with little time left in the opening half, giving Charter Oak a lead they never relinquished and they added a field goal near the conclusion of the third quarter.

New Glendora starting quarterback Kyle Kianpour was intercepted by Charter Oak’s defense right before halftime, thwarting another potential Glendora scoring opportunity

Quinsey said injuries and mental errors hurt the Tartans.

“I thought the kids played really hard. We were really short handed, we had a lot of guys out with injuries, especially on the line.

“We had opportunities, there were just a couple of plays that we made mistakes on, self-inflicted wounds but it’s the first game, we will get better at it.”

While some anticipated the game to be dominated by Santiago’s throwing arm, Charter Oak’s aerial attack was replaced by a more conservative approach, though Quinsey said he was not surprised by this.

“Our quarterback is one of the best athletes we’ve ever put on the field,” said Chargers coach Lou Farrar, “He makes college level reads. Our offensive line is inexperienced but we will be OK.”

Next week the Tartans will go on the road to play Mid-Valley Champion Monrovia. Kickoff is set for 7 P.M.

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September 6, 2011 at 6:43 pm