Pasadena (24-2, 14-0) increased its league winning streak to 34 games. “We wanted to keep the streak going and it’s special to get a win against Muir,” Pasadena coach Tim Tucker said. “Muir’s a much-improved team and they’re going to do some damage in the playoffs.” Harmon did most of the damage to keep the streak alive. After hitting just three shots in the first half, he sank seven in the second half, including three 3-pointers. He finished 10 of 21 from the field and 4 of 8 from 3-point range. “This is a big win for us,” said Harmon, who had seven rebounds. “I wanted to step up as a leader tonight. I took control of the game and we came out with the victory.” PASADENA – Facing its archrival, the Pasadena High School boys basketball team wasn’t expecting anything less than Muir’s best shot in their Pacific League finale Thursday night. For two quarters, the Mustangs were right there with the No. 1 team in the CIF-Southern Section Division II-AA poll. That’s when Bulldogs guard Trevon Harmon decided to make his presence felt. Harmon poured in 24 of his game-high 34 points in the second half to lift Pasadena to a 69-55 victory in front of a standing room only crowd at Muir. Added Tucker: “He’s been here four years and we wanted to put the game in his hands.” Nigel Ajere, who almost didn’t play because of illness, had 14 points and a team-high 10 rebounds for Pasadena and Torey Phillips had 12 points and five assists. Muir (14-12, 8-6) took an early 6-3 lead and stayed toe-to-toe with Pasadena throughout the first half before the Bulldogs took a 23-19 halftime lead into the locker room. James Dunlap’s put-back pulled Muir within two points to start the third quarter, but Phillips and Harmon hit back-to-back 3-pointers to spark a string of eight unanswered Bulldogs points. Pasadena closed out the quarter with 10 straight points to take a commanding 45-29 advantage. Muir cut the gap to 45-35 in the fourth, but got no closer than nine the rest of the way. “You have to give it to Muir. They came out and played us aggressively,” Tucker said. Lance Mitchell led the Mustangs with 18 points and Dunlap had 16 points. The Mustangs saw their five-game winning streak come to an end and finished tied for second in league with Hoover. The Tornadoes swept the Mustangs in their head-to-head matchup to earn the tie-breaker and drop Muir to third place. firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4456 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!