Saugus’ McMahan honored as best in league
Saugus' Libbie McMahan (3) shoots against Canyon defender Riley Laplant (32) at Canyon on Friday. Dan Watson/The Signal

Saugus’ McMahan honored as best in league

Saugus senior Libbie McMahan is this season’s All-Foothill League girls basketball player of the year. Four years ago, however, McMahan didn’t even want to play basketball. Centurions coach Jason Conn…

Saugus girls hoops hopes dashed by Fairmont Prep
With three seconds left in the game, Saugus coach Jason Conn sends in the play against Fairmont Prep at Saugus on Wednesday. Dan Watson/The Signal

Saugus girls hoops hopes dashed by Fairmont Prep

Saugus girls basketball’s 45-43 loss to Fairmont Prep in the CIF-Southern Section Division 2AA quarterfinals was a game of seconds. With 30 seconds left in the game, Monique Febles released…

Saugus girls hoops wins first Foothill League title since 2012
Libbie McMahan (3) of Saugus scores against Canyon defenders Kiki Taufaasau (3) and Chidinma Okafor (13) at Saugus on Tuesday. Dan Watson/The Signal

Saugus girls hoops wins first Foothill League title since 2012

Saugus girls basketball won the Foothill League title outright on Tuesday night, beating Canyon 56-51 at home. It’s the first time the Centurions have won the title since 2012 when…

Saugus girls hoops sweeps defending league champs Valencia
Mailey Ballard (right) eyes the basket as Libbie McMahan (left) tries to defend the attack. // Dan Watson/The Signal

Saugus girls hoops sweeps defending league champs Valencia

Saugus girls basketball preserved its undefeated Foothill League record on Friday night as they beat Valencia for the second time this season, 73-64 at Saugus High School. The Centurions relied…

Saugus girls hoops stays perfect in league
Saugus' Libbie McMahan (3) shoots against Canyon defender Riley Laplant (32) at Canyon on Friday. Dan Watson/The Signal

Saugus girls hoops stays perfect in league

Ahead of Foothill League play this season, Saugus girls basketball player Eden MacKenzie made a declaration that the Centurions were not going to lose any more games for the rest…

McMahan scores 31 as Saugus girls hoops beats Glendora
Saugus girls basketball player Libbie McMahan drives to the hoop in a game against Glendora at Sierra Canyon High School on Thursday. Haley Sawyer/The Signal

McMahan scores 31 as Saugus girls hoops beats Glendora

On Thursday night, Libbie McMahan scored half the points for her team in Saugus girls basketball’s 56-51 tournament win over Glendora at Sierra Canyon. But with a team brimming with…

Valencia girls basketball starts league play with win against Saugus
Valencia junior guard Camille Pagkalinawan drives downcourt in a Foothill League matchup with Saugus at Saugus High School Friday night. Cory Rubin/The Signal

Valencia girls basketball starts league play with win against Saugus

When Valencia girls basketball’s Yasmin Ahllamara stops in her tracks midway between the arc and the half-court line to shoot a 3-pointer, the action around her doesn’t stop buzzing. But…

Saugus girls basketball uses defense to defeat Foothill Tech
Saugus' Monique Febles (1) drives past Foothill Tech defender Cierra Mosienthal (3) at Saugus on Tuesday. Dan Watson/The Signal

Saugus girls basketball uses defense to defeat Foothill Tech

While the final score read 41-37, it wasn’t indicative of how the girls basketball game went between Saugus and Foothill Tech at Saugus High School on Tuesday night. The Centurions…

All CIF-Southern Section list
Canyon’s Rachel Bowers (44) scores against Newbury Park during the CIF-Southern Section Division 2AA finals at the Richard and Vivian Felix Event Center in Azusa last year. Dan Watson/The Signal

All CIF-Southern Section list

By Diego Marquez Signal Staff Writer With the conclusion of winter sports comes the All CIF-Southern Section selections for basketball and soccer. Finishing the season 26-5 overall and going undefeated…

Saugus girls hoops shedding ‘step child’ label
The Saugus girls basketball team poses after its 57-35 win over Claremont in the CIF-SS Division 3A quarterfinals on Wednesday night at Claremont. Photo courtesy Saugus athletics.

Saugus girls hoops shedding ‘step child’ label

When thinking of Saugus High School athletics, girls basketball typically isn’t the first sport to come to mind. The Centurions, however, have been working silently and relentlessly to change that.…

Saugus girls hoops advances to CIF-SS 3A semifinals with win over Claremont
The Saugus girls basketball team poses after its 57-35 win over Claremont in the CIF-SS Division 3A quarterfinals on Wednesday night at Claremont. Photo courtesy Saugus athletics.

Saugus girls hoops advances to CIF-SS 3A semifinals with win over Claremont

Saugus’ appearance in the CIF-Southern Section quarterfinals Wednesday night was anything but the status quo. It marked the team’s first trip to the game since 2006. It would've been tough…

Foothill League girls hoops roundup: Valencia gets back on track against Saugus
Valencia's Skylar Ingram (33) works her way towards the basket as she is surrounded by Saugus defenders during an away game on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

Foothill League girls hoops roundup: Valencia gets back on track against Saugus

By Mason Nesbitt For The Signal   The team that rebuilt still knows how to rebound. Valencia High girls basketball recovered from a crushing loss to Canyon earlier this week…

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