TEMPLE CITY – Not even an outbreak of influenza could derail the Temple City High School girls basketball team on Wednesday night. The Rams defeated visiting rival San Marino 38-20 and made an important early statement in their Rio Hondo League opener. “It was our worst performance of the year, maybe the worst performance since I’ve been coaching here,” Gillan said. “I’ll take the blame. We weren’t prepared.” Kim Pan and Jennifer Chiu led the Titans with a team-high six points apiece. Temple City’s Jennifer Duong had seven points. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa AnitaTemple City senior center Corrine Watkins led the Rams with an outstanding individual effort on both ends of the court. She scored a game-high 19 points and helped shut down the Titans’ offensive attack. “(Corrine) knew today she had to step up big,” Kwan said. “We don’t publicize her a lot, but the people who watch us know how hard she plays.” Temple City improved to 11-5 with the victory. San Marino fell to 13-4. The Titans desperately missed the offensive production from recently injured shooting guard Jessica Wang. San Marino coach Patrick Gillan refused to make excuses. “The girls are sick (with the flu),” Temple City coach Chris Kwan said. “If you look at a bunch of my girls, half of them are keeled over. “I told them I don’t know what to expect coming in. I just asked them to play hard and have fun.”
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsWeilbacher, who organized the protest, said she had not seen the movie, but had read part of Dan Brown’s blockbuster thriller on which it was based. “I started to read the book. I got so disgusted and threw it down,” she said. [email protected] (661) 267-5744 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – “The Da Vinci Code” opened in Lancaster to pickets carrying signs reading “I Love Our Lord Jesus Christ – I Reject `The Da Vinci Code.”‘ Led by members of Queen of Angels Church in Newhall, Friday night’s protest on the sidewalk outside the Cinemark 22 theater drew some 100 people, who prayed as they walked along behind altar boys carrying a crucifix and candles. “It’s very blasphemous against our Lord Jesus. Also it’s untrue,” said Queen of Angels parishioner Karen Weilbacher of Leona Valley. Marchers objected to the story’s plot in which members of the Catholic Church commit murder to maintain a 2,000-year-old cover-up – that Jesus Christ married Mary Magdalene and that their descendants are alive today.