Wildcats Run by Braves

Monrovia’s Ethan Alvarez tries to drive by Baldwin Park’s Isaac Carbajal.

By Tim Peterson
(Monrovia) – Monrovia had four players in double figures and rolled to a 77-61 win over Baldwin Park Saturday night on the Wildcats home floor.

Grant Dickinson and Arthur Duncan each scored 15 for Monrovia to lead the way. Dickinson scored all of his points in the first half as he knocked down five threes. Duncan had 11 in the first half as Monrovia jumped out to a 38-25 lead.

Anthony Sanchez and Bryan Varas tried to keep Baldwin Park in the game with 11 and 10 points respectively in the first half.

The Wildcats opened the second half with a 6-0 run and suddenly the lead had ballooned to 19. Monrovia outscored the Braves 19-11 in the third quarter to lead 57-36 heading into the fourth quarter. Anthony Nava had seven points down in the paint to lead the surge.

The Braves went up tempo in the fourth quarter as they tried to climb back in it. They racked up 25 points in the final frame as Varas poured in 11 and Eric Berumen added ten. But it was too little, too late as the Cats scored 20 of their own to secure the 16 point win.

Varas scored a game high 21 for Baldwin Park while Sanchez finished with 15 and Berumen 13.

For Monrovia Elijah Jacquet joined Dickinson and Arthur in double figures with 11 points and Lucca DeSousa was the fourth man in doubles with 10. Nava added seven and Ethan Alvarez scored six.

With the win Monrovia improved to 7-5 on the year while Baldwin Park fell to 5-6.

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