Hoops season already eventful

The prep basketball season is still young, but in the Bay Counties League, some notable achievements have already been accomplished, with others on the horizon.

Drew guard Scott Schulkin is closing in on 1,500 career points and the Dragons plan on honoring their all-time leading scorer during a

Dec. 16 home game against Emery. The senior is currently sitting on 1,420 points and, after Schulkin’s first made basket against the Spartans, the game will be stopped briefly to commemorate the event.

But considering Drew has four games prior to the scheduled ceremony, Schulkin could be on his way to 2,000 by then.

Schulkin has received interest from Division III schools Bowdoin (Maine) and Kenyon (Ohio) and is also considering Ivy League options, according to Drew athletic director Carlos Reed.

Stephen Powell could follow in Schulkin’s footsteps to become the next big scorer in the BCL. The Stuart Hall sophomore guard had 50 points in a 71-68 win over Oceana on Nov. 21, leading the Knights back from an early 18-point deficit.

The Lick-Wilmerding boys’ basketball team appears to have a nice winter break set up for itself. The Tigers’

Dec. 19 contest against Wallenberg will be played at Oracle Arena at 2:30 p.m. preceding the Warriors’ game against the NBA champion Miami Heat. Then, the team will spend the last week of the year in Hawaii playing in the Walter Wong Invitational.

In contrast to Lick-Wilmerding, the Gateway girls’ basketball team will be home for the holidays — and couldn’t be happier about it. The Gators have finished renovating their gym and will host a game on campus for the first time in school history Dec. 15 against Drew.

The Gateway boys’ team opened the venue with a 46-40 win over Jewish Community on Nov. 21.

AAA troubles: The Balboa, Mission and O’Connell girls’ basketball teams have all elected to drop out of the Academic Athletic Association schedule this season, leaving large holes in the league schedule. Balboa and Mission were slated to play in the five-team Lang Division, with O’Connell expected to compete in the six-team Neff Division. AAA commissioner Don Collins said he will work on a realignment plan in the next week to ensure the maximum number of games for each remaining team.

Report the score: To report scores for any San Francisco prep event, please call 359-2855, 359-2638 or 359-2637. Coaches and athletic directors can send winter schedules to sports@examiner.com.

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