Five San Francisco basketball teams saw their seasons end in the first round of the Northern California bracket of the California Interscholastic Federation state playoffs, but six squads remain in the second round on Saturday. Read More
OAKLAND — As a boy on a Brooklyn neighborhood basketball court, Chris Mullin never gave much thought to anything other than the inflated rubber ball in his hand.
But as two rundown hoops were torn down Thursday at Oakland’s Arroyo Viejo Recreation Center as part of groundbreaking ceremony with dozens of children on hand, the retired longtime Warrior and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer couldn’t help but to be reminded of his past. Read More
BERKELEY — And the streak goes on.
The No. 2 Stanford women’s basketball team extended its historic conference-winning streak to 75 games by whipping Cal 86-61 at Haas Pavilion on Sunday night in the highly anticipated Battle of the Bay rematch.
“This was probably our biggest Pac-12 [Conference] win,” Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer said. Read More
The El Camino boys’ basketball team had never been to a Central Coast Section championship game. The Colts (25-4) had only won seven CCS playoff games in school history coming into the season, but with its second win over St. Ignatius this season, they find themselves in position to claim their first CCS title.
El Camino will meet Sacred Heart Cathedral (24-5), which is searching for its fourth straight CCS Division III championship, on Saturday at Santa Clara University. Read More
In a postseason where so many things have gone as planned for San Francisco high school basketball programs, two teams are crashing the party.
International High School’s girls’ team and Marshall High School’s boys’ team are both seeking their first section titles in school history. Read More
With two barriers knocked down and only one left to go, the El Camino High School boys’ basketball team is clicking on all cylinders heading into the Central Coast Section playoffs this week.
“The teams are going to play at their peak, at their best,” El Camino coach Archie Junio said. “Teams like Burlingame, Woodside are only going to make us better in CCS.” Read More
After leading visiting St. Francis just 6-5 after the first quarter in the West Catholic Athletic League semifinals, the St. Ignatius girls’ basketball team found a flow on offense, but it didn’t have to.The Wildcats’ defense was enough.St. Ignatius held the Lancers to a season-low in points and forced 23 turnovers in a runaway 59-28 win on Thursday to advance to the WCAL championship game on Saturday night, where they will face regular-season co-league champion Mitty. Read More
The stretch run of the Academic Athletic Association boys’ basketball season is no longer a two-horse race.
With the same five players on the floor for the vast majority of the game, visiting Marshall High School upset Mission 77-71 on Wednesday.
Combined with Lincoln’s win over Balboa on Wednesday, the loss knocks the Bears (17-9, 10-2) out of first place in the AAA’s Lang Division and puts Marshall (11-11, 9-3) a game behind Mission and two games behind the Mustangs. Read More
OAKLAND — The Warriors got a career-high 48 points from Monta Ellis, a triple-double from David Lee, a double-double from Stephen Curry, and it still wasn’t enough in a 119-116 defeat at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday at Oracle Arena. Read More
Andre Young had 19 points off three 3-pointers to lift Clemson to its second straight win in a 71-60 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday.
Devin Booker scored 16 points and Tanner Smith added 13 for the Tigers (11-9, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who shook off an awful start to send Wake Forest to its fifth loss in five games. Read More