Manansala’s jumper keys Lick-Wilmerding

With just more than a minute remaining in the opening round of the North Coast Section Division V boys’ basketball playoffs, St. Bernard’s defense was draped all over Marcus Wells.

Lick-Wilmerding’s star guard was unavailable as the Tigers had the ball, a precarious one-point lead and needed a bucket bad.

So with that in mind, Andrew Manansala (14 points) received the pass, calmly stepped up from the left wing and nailed a jumper to extend the host Tigers’ lead to 54-51 and help them advance to the quarterfinals with a thrilling 59-54 victory Wednesday. </p>

“Someone had to step up,” Manansala explained. “They were all over Marcus.”

Sixth-seeded Lick-Wilderding (22-7) added a couple free throws and a great defensive stop after that to secure their fifth win in a row and a date Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with third-seeded Berean Christian (23-6) back at Lick. Berean Christian beat Urban 63-43.

Wells finished with 20 points.

Stuart Hall 59, Marin Academy 57

SAN RAFAELWinslow Hicks scored 29 points, including converting a tie-breaking three-point play with less than 2 minutes left, as the ninth-seeded Knights (17-11) turned back the Wildcats (19-9).

Stuart Hall advances to play top-seeded Branson (24-3) — a 57-33 winner over Roseland Prep — on Saturday at 8 p.m. at College of Marin.

Hicks scored seven points in the fourth quarter, going 5-for-5 from the free-throw line.

— Staff report

University 55, Ferndale 39

Evan Saunders and Sam Shapiro helped the host fifth-seeded Red Devils (21-7) shake off a sluggish first half en route to the victory over the 12th-seeded Wildcats (10-12).

University advances to play at fourth-seeded Cloverdale on Saturday at 8 p.m. Cloverdale beat Hoopa Valley 80-31.

Saunders scored 14 of his 22 points and Shapiro nine of his 15 in the second half to spark University. Saunders connected on five 3-pointers, including three in the fourth quarter, and Shapiro four as the Red Devils made 11 treys.

— Staff report

St. Vincent 50, International 48

Brendan Tarrant made two free throws as time expired as the 10th-seeded Mustangs (21-7) held off a third-quarter rally to knock off the host seventh-seeded Jaguars (22-7).

International, led by Ryan Doubiago’s game-high 21 points, turned a 12-point halftime deficit into a one-point lead late in the fourth, but the Mustangs’ Brendan Tarrant swished a couple of free throws as time expired to seal the win.

David Agrell


Berean Christian 36, International 26

Shada Saghedi had 19 points and seven rebounds as the seventh-seeded Eagles (22-6) bounced the host 10th-seeded Jaguars (19-7).

Julia Hechanova led the Jaguars with 14 points and nine rebounds, while teammate Heidi Kyaw pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds. Sherine Sadeghi chipped in eight points and eight rebounds for the Eagles.

— David Agrell


Lick-Wilmerding 59, St. Bernard Catholic 54

ST. BERNARD (11-15)

Andrew Ayers 14, Nick Dalby 11, Josh Genevro 10, Lane Stapp 9, Matt Landing 5, Cameron Olson 3, Stephen Papstein 2. Total 54.


Marcus Wells 20, Andrew Manansala 14, Eli Gross 10, Andrew Ahn 8, Matt Wittlin 4, Jeff Parkin 3. Total 59.

St. Bernard 13 5 17 19 — 59

Lick-Wilmerding 12 12 23 12 — 54

3-pointers: SBC—Dalby 3, Genevro 1, Landing 1, Olson 1. LW—Wells 2, Parkin 1, Manansala 1. Rebounding leader: SBC—Ayers 8. LW—Ahn 7.

St. Vincent 50, International 48

ST. VINCENT (21-7)

Daniel Hanson-Hirt 6, Joey Rodriguez 3, Tommy Siragusa 18, Ian Williams 3, Kevin Rodriguez 3, Geoff Glenister 11, Brendan Tarrant 6. Total 50.


Rue Critchfield 14, Harry DiFrancesco 9, Ryan Doubiago 21, Sieva Kozinsky 4. Total 48. Total 48.

St. Vincent 16 15 8 11 — 50

International 5 14 15 14 — 48

3-pointers: SV—Hansen-Hirt 1, Williams 1, Joey Rodriguez 1. I— Critchfield 4, DiFrancesco 1. Rebounding leader: SV— Tarrant 10. I—Doubiago 8. Assists leader: SV— Hansen-Hirt 2. I— Doubiago 2.

Stuart Hall 59,

Marin Academy 57


Aeon Wong 10, Winslow Hicks 29, John Bickle 13, Joe Hurd 3, Frank Duncan 5. Total 59.


Mason Roberts 16, Kyle Johanson 14, Patrick Ebke 9, Andrew Klein 9, Dan Brayton 5, Merlin Edwards 4. Total 57.

Stuart Hall 16 14 13 16 — 59

Marin Academy 6 17 13 21 — 57

3-pointers: SH—Wong 2, Hicks 2, Bickle 3. MA—Johanson 1, Ebke 3. Rebounding leader: SH—Hurd 7. MA—Klein 8. Assists leader: SH—Hicks 4.

University 55, Ferndale 39

FERNDALE (10-12)

J. Slade 14, J. Morris 6, A. Matyshack 1, K. Matyshack 6, D. Titus 3, K. Miranta 9. Total 39.


Sam Shapiro 15, Dylan Leong 3, Shimon Lin 6, Evan Saunders 22, Johnny Williams 2, Brian Park 7. Total 55.

Ferndale 10 15 7 7 — 39

University 13 11 10 19 — 55

3-pointers: F—Morris 1, Titus 1, Miranta 1. U—Shapiro 4, Leong 1, Lin 1, Saunders 5. Rebounding leader: U—Shapiro 5. Assists leader: U—Lin 8.


Berean Christian 36, International 26


Lauren Maestri 4, Jenny Doss 3, Sherine Sadeghi 8, Shada Sadeghi 19. Total 36.


Rachel Beck 5, Julia Hechanova 14,Heidi Kyaw 5, Lillian Jahan 2. Total 26.

Berean Christian 6 10 11 9 — 36

International 15 5 1 5 — 26

3-pointers: BC—Doss 1, Sherine Sadeghi 2, SHada Sadeghi 2. I— Beck 1.

Rebounding leader: BC— Sherine Sadeghi 8. I— Kyaw 12. Assists leader: BC—Sherine Sadeghi 2. I—Leary 3.

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