KENTFIELD — The Urban Blues had a chance to avenge a double-overtime loss to Mills in the second round of Marin Catholic’s Bambauer Classic on Thursday, but once again, they fell short by the same three-point margin, as the Vikings prevailed, 50-47.
Urban tied the score at 43 in the fourth when Indy Albani-Bombard scored four of his team-high 14 points with baskets on consecutive possessions, but Mills (5-5) went back in front with two points from Colby Vasquez and an Adrian Tran and-1, the only points of the game for the 5-foot-7 senior. Two more points from Albani-Bombard would cut the lead back to three, but Vasquez scored the last two of his 21 points and Urban (4-9) wouldn’t score again until a Bryce Smith layup with 22 seconds left. The Blues would have a chance to tie in the final moments, but Mills intercepted the inbound pass to run out the clock.
Vasquez had 11 rebounds to complete a double-double and Aaron Chen scored 13. Quinn Bura hit three timely 3-pointers in the second half for the Vikings for all nine of his points, while Urban got 11 from Smith. Ryan Pescherine finished with eight points and eight rebounds for the Blues, who will face Huntington Park (5-4) in the consolation bracket at 11 a.m. on Friday.
University 72, Lincoln 59: A 21-10 third quarter spurred the Red Devils to victory in another consolation bracket game at the 2018 Bambauer Classic. Charley Moore led University (8-5) with 27 points, while Max Fried made 12 of 15 free throws and finished with 20 points, 18 rebounds, six assists, five steals and four blocks. The Red Devils will face Arroyo Grande at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, while Lincoln (6-7) will play in the 9:30 a.m. game against Terra Linda. The Mustangs got 19 points from freshman point guard Jordan Aquino and 15 from Gage Cross, who transferred from Riordan before his senior season.
Miramonte 61, Serra 59: Despite leading after each of the first three quarters, the Padres were stunned by the Matadors on Friday evening. Patrick Simon hit a pair of game-tying threes in the final two minutes for Serra (6-2), but Jayson Fernbacher scored the last of his 20 points with a go-ahead layup with 38 seconds left. Fernbacher scored 10 in the fourth for Miramonte (8-4), while Matt Meredith added 14. His 3-pointer with 1:20 left gave the Mats a 59-56 lead before Simon tied it again with 58 seconds left.
Marin Catholic 62, Huntington Park 43: The Wildcats used a 16-10 second quarter to win a consolation bracket game against the visitors from Los Angeles and set up a Friday-afternoon battle with Mills in the 2 p.m. game.
Australia-Newington 48, St. Ignatius 35: In SI’s first game of the 2018 Leo LaRocca Sand Dune Classic, the Wildcats were unable to muster anything on offense against a Newington squad with three members of Australia’s under-18 national team. The shortest player in the Newington lineup was 6-foot-3, forcing St. Ignatius (3-5) to live on the perimeter. The Wildcats shot just 4-for-30 on 3-pointers. To qualify for the postseason, they’ll need to either win their next two games or put up a .500 record in WCAL play.
Mission 86, Oakland-Fremont 66: Even with Ben Knight unavailable on Friday, Mission (5-6) scored 27 points in the second quarter and 28 in the fourth to handle the Tigers. Jaraughn Torno sank six 3-pointers as part of his 28-point effort, and he was joined in double-figures by Andre Villarino (17 points), Matt Cohn (14) and David Sonnier (12). Cohn and Ahjae Holdman each had 11 rebounds, while Fremont (4-8) got 28 points from Christopher Merill, 18 from Emanuel Perry and 13 from Dasani Wilson.
Lick-Wilmerding 48, Bay 37: The Tigers took care of business in the first round of the Head-Royce Tournament to set up a semifinal clash with Justin-Siena.
Sacred Heart Cathedral 69, Bentley 39: In the second round of the Damian Lillard Classic, the Fightin’ Irish raced out to a 17-0 lead over Bentley (7-2) through one quarter to set up a Friday night semifinal with Branson. Having already beaten Liberty in Wednesday’s opening round of the tournament, Sacred Heart Cathedral (6-2) has a chance to make a mammoth statement with a win on Friday.