Though the storied Bruce-Mahoney Game got the lion’s share of the attention on Tuesday night, there were great games of all sorts involving area teams.
Serra 67, Riordan 64: For the tenth straight year and 11th straight time overall, Serra (11-2, 3-0 WCAL) topped the Crusaders at home, erasing a 12-point deficit in the final five minutes to do so. Parker McDonald led the Padres with 19, Patrick Simon sank three 3-pointers and finished with 15 off the bench and Cade Rees scored 12 and collected a game-high 10 rebounds. Je’Lani Clark and Bryce Monroe each scored 19 for Riordan (9-4, 2-1), though Clark did so on 9-of-11 shooting while Monroe went 8-for-23 from the field. Chimae Ugbaja added 12, and Justice Turner hit a half-court shot to end the third and give the Crusaders a 51-44 lead entering the final period. Back-to-back threes by Simon and Antonio Abeyta tied the game at 58, and a Cooper Fitz layup off a pass from McDonald gave the Padres the lead as part of a 19-2 run.
Stuart Hall 53, University 47: With a capacity crowd on hand at The Dungeon, Stuart Hall (14-4, 3-0 BCL West) played tremendous defense in the first half, allowing just two points in the second quarter, before Max Fried fueled a late push to give the Red Devils life. Fried led all scorers with 21 points, and University (11-7, 2-1) also got 13 from Christian Heng. Nigel Burris led the Knights with 13, Miles Amos added 11 and Alex Byrd scored nine.
Mission 79, Lowell 58: The Bears outscored Lowell 24-5 in the first quarter and forced 21 turnovers to make it 40 straight wins over AAA opponents, including 31 in the regular season. David Sonnier led Mission (6-9, 3-0) with 20 points, Ben Knight scored a modest 14 and Jaraughn Torno added 10. Lowell (10-7, 1-2) got 15 from Rishi Raghavan, 11 from Joshua Ng and 10 from Jace Ng.
Lincoln 67, Galileo 59: The Lions hung tough on the road against Jordan Aquino, Gage Cross and the rest of the heavily-favored Mustangs.
Urban 50, Marin Academy 44: Despite a massive disadvantage in size, Urban (6-12, 1-2 BCL West) was able to pull out the win in San Rafael.
Lick-Wilmerding 59, San Domenico 41: Zach Johnson scored 19 for the Tigers, who cleanly dispatched the BCL West newcomers. Allen Wilson did not play for Lick-Wilmerding (15-4, 1-2) after suffering an injury early in Friday’s loss to Marin Academy.
Washington 59, KIPP 38: Eighteen points from Jackie Luong, 17 from Da’Jon Aranas and 12 from Riordan transfer Mack Yates gave Washington (6-11, 2-1 AAA) a comfortable win.abraham lincoln high schoolAcademic Athletic AssociationArchbishop Riordan High SchoolBay Counties LeagueGalileo Academy of Science and Technologygalileo lionsGeorge Washington High Schoolhigh school basketballJunipero Serra High Schoolkipp phoenixkipp sf college prepLick-Wilmerding High Schoollick-wilmerding tigerslincoln mustangslowell cardinalsLowell High Schoolmarin academymarin academy wildcatsmission bearsMission High SchoolPrep SportsRiordan Crusaderssan domenico pantherssan domenico schoolsan francisco university high schoolserra padresSF prepsStuart Hall High Schoolstuart hall knightsuniversity red devilsurban bluesurban school of san franciscowashington eaglesWest Catholic Athletic League