Darius Brown of the Pasadena High School basketball team had his best game of the season as he scored 20 points to help lead the Bulldogs to a 81-62 victory when the two teams met Friday night at Maranatha High School.
The Mustangs started the game strong with senior Hunter Woos showing his presence in the post and Muir had the early lead, but the night belonged to Brown and his teammates.
Brown made a couple of early 3 point shots to get the Bulldogs even and they took off after that., turning the game into a dunkfest.
It started when senior forward Tavian Percy took of from about ten feet away from the basket and tried to dunk. He missed, but the crowd exploded and it ignited PHS.
Senior Bryce Hamilton who is bound for UNLV did what he always does and he had
16 points and showed why he is the best player in the San Gabriel Valley. He had a thunderous dunk at the end of the first half and PHS went into the locker room with a 43-21 lead.
The second half didn't fare much better for Muir as Brown and the Dogs kept the press going and Muir couldn't figure out how to break it consistently.
The victory pulled the Bulldogs (13-6, 6-1) into a first-place tie in the Pacific League along with Muir (14-6, 6-1). Pasadena plays next against Crescenta Valley who gave the Bulldogs their lone loss in league play. The Mustangs play Glendale at home to try to get back to their winning ways.