St. Ignatius hangs on to win

Robby Allen scored all four of his points during a crucial fourth quarter stretch as the St. Ignatius boys’ basketball team outlasted Sacred Heart Cathedral 55-52 in front of a frenzied crowd at USF.

Allen twice converted drives to keep St. Ignatius ahead by three points during a furious fourth quarter, as the Wildcats (12-2, 2-0 West Catholic Athletic League) overcame a 23-9 first quarter deficit to win the Bruce-Mahoney Trophy.

Paul Toboni (17 points) made both ends of a 1-and-1 with 4.7 seconds remaining to give SI a three point lead, and Sacred Heart’s rushed 3-point try did not come close at the final buzzer. Vince Legarza led the Wildcats with 23 points. The Wildcats now have now won the Bruce-Mahoney Trophy 43 times compared to 18 for Sacred Heart (8-7, 0-3), including the last 10 in a row.

— Matt Elliser

Riordan 56, Serra 42

Jorge Camacho scored 27 points and the Crusaders (8-5, 1-2) outscored thePadres (10-4, 1-2) 23-9 in the fourth quarter to notch their first WCAL victory of the season.

Daniel Cannon added 12 points for Riordan.

— Staff report

Riordan 56, Serra 42

SERRA (10-4, 1-2)

Leahy 3, Dunleavy 10, DeCossio 6, Lumpkins 17, Allgrove 4, Zoucha 2. Total 42.

RIORDAN (8-5, 1-2)

Daniel Cannon 12, Brian Miguel 7, Cris Seals 4, Jorge Camacho 27, Andrew Colville 6. Total 56.

Serra 10 10 13 9 — 42

Riordan 12 11 10 23 — 56

3-pointers: S—Leahy 1. R—Miguel 1.


Mission 73, Washington 61

Behind junior Demaree Hampton’s 31 points, the Bears (8-3, 1-0) went on the road to sink the Eagles (7-4, 0-1).

“If I get the look or if they give me something to shoot,” Hampton said, "I’m a [going to] hit it.”

Hampton added seven rebounds, and scored nine of his points in third quarter to help the Bears weather an 11-2 Eagles run that began the period. Washington had trailed by as many as 16 in the second quarter, but Isaiah Pfitzer’s transition passes started to break Mission’s press following halftime. After a Jon Hunter steal and layup at 4:32 the Eagles closed within 45-42.

“Our press wasn’t as effective as in the first half,” Mission coach Judson Steele said. “So we went man-to-man in the halfcourt.”

Hampton helped extend the Bears’ lead to six before the break and then Mission dominated the fourth quarter, shutting the Eagles’ scorers down. Pfitzer scored 28 but hit just one field goal in the last period as Washington grew desperate.

— Lars Russell

Mission 73, Washington 61

MISSION (8-3, 1-0)

Demaree Hampton 31, Harry Howard 26, Grant Thomas 9, Terrance Langston 3, Anthony Layton 2, Jordan Pusung 2, Total 73.

WASHINGTON (7-4, 0-1)

Isaiah Pfitzer 28, Darnell Batte 9, Solomon Walker 6, Jon Hunter 4, Kendel Glopian 4, Byron Jones 4, Aaron Garrette 2, Ryan Baba 2, Cleve Sherman 2, Total 61.

Mission 21 22 16 14 — 73

Washington 11 20 22 8 — 61

3-pointers: M—Hampton 3, Howard 3, Thomas 1. W—Pfitzer 2. Rebound leaders: M—Layton 8. W—Batte 12. Assist leaders: M—Four players with 1. W—Pfitzer 2, Kevin Wong 2.

Wallenberg 55, ISA 40

Michael Chiu hit two of his four 3-pointers early as the Bulldogs (11-2, 1-0) scored the first 12 points of the game and opened league play by beating the Cobras (1-7, 0-1). Kurtis Wong had 13 points, Chiu 12 and Victor Chew and Travis Barabin 11 each for Wallenberg, which led 17-8 after the first quarter and 32-17 at halftime. Won and Chew each had five steals.

— Staff report

Wallenberg 55, ISA 40

WALLENBERG (11-2, 1-0)

Vincent Fadenito 4, Michael Chiu 12, Victor Chew 11, Kurtis Wong 13, Travis Barabin 11, Garrett Moon 4. Total 55.

ISA (1-7, 0-1)

Roland Ballard 8, Nick Murphy 23, Deanta Smith 3, Raymond Laird 6. Total 40.

Wallenberg 17 15 7 16 — 55

ISA 8 9 10 13 — 40

3-pointers: W—Chiu 4, Chew 1. ISA—Murphy 2. Rebounding leader: W—Barabin 10. ISA—Jeremy McCall 6. Assists leader: W—Wong 4. ISA—Ballard 2.

Lowell 72, O’Connell 37

Junior forward Yuhki Sakai scored 25 points and the Cardinals (10-5, 1-0) jumped out to a 15-0 lead en route to the victory over the Boilermakers. Alex McNabb added 11 points for the Cardinals, who led 35-12 at halftime.

— Staff report

Lowell 72, O’Connell 37


A. Moody 19, X. Loggins 6, C. Price 4, K. Mesis 2, M. Webb 2, M. Yuzon 2, A. Kwan 2. Total 37.

LOWELL (10-5, 1-0)

Yuhki Sakai 25, Alex McNabb 11, Sean Ng 6, Andy Liu 6, Gordon Pang 5, Matthew Wong 4, Travis Hom 4, Harlan Hamakawa 3, Ari Simon 2, Kalvin Chiu 2, Michael Yonemoto 2, Iwanzie Ugo 2. Total 72.

O’Connell 10 2 10 15 — 37

Lowell 19 16 16 21 — 72

3-pointers: OC—None. L—McNabb 3, Sakai 4, Ng 2. Assists leader: L—Hom 11.

Burton 54, Galileo 48

Phil Bluford scored 19 points as the Pumas (6-9, 1-0) used a big fourth quarter to knock off the Lions (5-8, 0-1). Alfaga Tagaloa’s putback with 5:45 left in the game put Burton ahead to stay 43-42. Bluford scored on a layup on Burton’s ensuing possession and the Pumas never looked back.

— Lee Hubbard

Burton 54, Galileo 48

BURTON (6-9, 1-0)

Phil Bluford 19, Tyre’ Ellison 10, Lonnell Britton 7, Mark Jacobs 5, Daniel Lindsay 6, Alfaga Tagaloa 3. Total 54.

GALILEO (5-8, 0-1)

Mike Traikov 15, Tyler 10, Ike Ekeh 8, Alex Presler 5, Kenneth Ugo 6, Raymond Chow 2. Total 48.

Burton 9 12 15 18 — 54

Galileo 16 8 17 7 — 48

3-pointers: B—Bluford 1. G—None. Rebounding leader: B—Ellison 12. G—Ekeh 10.


University 62, Stuart Hall 53

Freshman Noah Springwater had 17 points and five rebounds as the Red Devils (11-3, 1-0) eased past the host Knights.

Evan Saunders led the Red Devils with a game-high 22 points — 15 of which came on 3-pointers— while Winslow Hicks kept the defending champion Knights close with 21.

The Red Devils had edged to a 33-27 halftime lead having shut out the Knights from the field in the second quarter, but the Hall got within five late in the game thanks to Frank Duncan’s eight-point rally in the fourth.

But it was Springwater’s clutch shooting and rebounding prowess that finished off the Knights,

with the freshman pulling three off the boards and converting all four free-throw attempts down the stretch.

“Noah is a great young player,” Red Devils coach Randy Besselo said. “He defended, he rebounded and he scored — and he was cool under pressure at the end of the game. He showed a lot of what he can do today.”

— David Agrell

University 62, Stuart Hall 53

UNIVERSITY (11-3, 1-0)

Dylan Leong 6, Logan Shaffer 6, Justin Hall 2, Evan Saunders 22, Noah Springwater 17, Brian Park 6, Nick Blum 3. Total 62.

STUART HALL (7-7, 0-1)

Aeon Wong 6, Ikenna Nwadibia 2, Justin Cano 4, Winslow Hicks 21, Frank Duncan 14, John Bickle 4. Total 53.

University 21 12 18 11 — 62

3-pointers: U—Leong 2, Saunders 5, Springwater 3. SH—Wong 1, Hicks 1, Duncan 1. Rebounding leader: U—Springwater 5. SH—Hurd 7. Assists leader: U—Linn 4. SH—Wong 2.



Sacred Heart Cathedral 66, St. Ignatius 41

It showed in Jazmine Jackson’s face and she put back an offensive rebounds, in Lauren Bell’s posture as she dug deeper in her defensive stance and in Tierra Rogers’ body language as she released a deep jumper.

The Sacred Heart Cathedral girls’ basketball team had found its confidence against St. Ignatius, and once it happened, it didn’t take long for a six-point deficit to turn into a double-digit lead.

The Irish went on a 43-9 run that began midway through the second quarter and stretched into the fourth, rebounding for a 66-41 West Catholic Athletic League win at War Memorial Gymnasium. Jackson had 17 points and 10 rebounds for Sacred Heart (13-0, 3-0 WCAL), which trailed 24-18 before taking control.

“These girls have all played in a lot of big games, and I think it was just a matter of us settling down,” Irish coach Brian Harrigan said. “We talked about getting it done on the defensive end, and once we did that things started to turn around.”

Rogers added 15 points, including a 3-pointer with 3 minutes, 40 seconds remaining in the second quarter to tie the score at 24-24. Ki-Ki Moore had 13 points and six assists for Sacred Heart, which has now won 26 consecutive league games and will likely be ranked No. 1 in the nation when the USA Today poll comes out today.

“We gave them too many open looks early,” Moore said. “Defensively, we brought more pressure in the second [half] and that’s when we started to pull away.”

Erin Grady and Maggie McCarthy each scored 13 points to lead the Wildcats (7-5, 2-1).

— Matt Elliser

Sacred Heart Cathedral 66, St. Ignatius 41

ST. IGNATIUS (7-5, 0-1)

Eilise O’Connor 7, Rachel Hatch 1, Maggie McCarthy 13, Bianca Manalansan 2, Jade Batstone 2, Caroline Barrack 3, Erin Grady 13. Total 41.


Dannika Navales-Lugtu 3, Tierra Rogers 15, Ashley Boggs 5, Lauren Bell 4, Ki-Ki Moore 13, Rosslyn Beard 5, Jazmine Jackson 17, Kamilah Jackson 4. Total 66.

St. Ignatius 15 13 5 8 — 41

Sacred Heart Cathedral 10 23 20 13 — 66

3-pointers: SI—McCarthy 3, O’Connor 1, Grady 1. SHC—Beard 1, Boggs 1, Navales-Lugtu 1, Rogers 1. Rebounding leader: SI—Grady 10. SHC—J. Jackson 10. Assists leader: SI—O’Connor 4. SHC—Moore 6.


Urban 57, Marin Academy 30

Rachael Pecota had 24 points and senior point guard Jen Marquez scored eight points in her season debut as the Blues (7-6, 1-0) rolled past the Wildcats (8-7, 0-1). Marquez had not played due right knee surgery following an ACL injury during the offseason. She played four minutes in each quarter to provide the playmaking spark.

— Staff report

Urban 57, Marin Academy 30

MARIN ACADEMY (8-7, 0-1)

Leas 11, Bassett 8, Wilson 6, Neville 2, Wilks 3. Total 30.

URBAN (7-6, 1-0)

Sara Hach 2, Jen Marquez 8, Rachael Pecota 24, Anneli Eddy 2, Shaunre Clendinen 9, Lily Burns 2, Lynn Stills 8. Total 57.

Marin 9 4 10 7 — 30

Urban 14 20 11 12 — 57

3-pointers: MA—Wilson 2, Wilks 1. U—Marquez 2, Clendinen 1, Pecota 5.


HILLSBOROUGH — Claire Ishizaki had 18 points and scored the only basket of overtime as the Dragons (5-6, 1-0) edged the Gryphons (4-8, 0-1). Zoe Lockhard made the go-ahead free throw in the final minute.

Rachel Madding led Crystal Springs Uplands with 14 points.

— Staff report

AAA RESCHEDULED: The Academic Athletic Association boys’ and girls’ basketball games postponed last week due to the effects of the heavy rain have been rescheduled, commissioner Don Collins said in an e-mail. The boys' games will be played Friday, while the girls' games will be played Feb. 4.

All games, with the exception of the Wallenberg-O’Connell boys’ game, will be played at the originally scheduled site and time. The Wallenberg-O’Connell game has yet to be rescheduled.

BOYS: Jordan at Mission, 3:45 p.m.; Balboa at Lincoln, 5:15 p.m.; Galileo at ISA, 5:15 p.m.; Lowell at Burton, 5:15 p.m.; Marshall at Washington, 5:15 p.m.; Wallenberg at O’Connell, TBA

GIRLS: Burton at Lowell, 5:15 p.m.; ISA at Galileo, 5:15 p.m.; Lincoln at Balboa, 5:15 p.m.; Washington at Marshall, 5:15 p.m.

— Matt Elliser



103—Double forfeit. 112—Claudia Hendershaw (W) pinned Latoya Brown 5:14. 119—Veronica Hendershaw (W) won by forfeit. 125—Double forfeit. 130—Double forfeit. 135—Adedmeji Aiyedogbon (W) won by forfeit. 140—Matthew Toboada (W) pinned Andrew Gangle 5:41. 145—Yahaira Mondragon (W) won by forfeit. 152—Diego Contreras (W) def. Johnathan Gangle 7-6. 160—Jason Zaro (W) won by forfeit. 171—Javier Talavera (J) def. Scott Johnston 8-6. 189—Steven Rhodes (W) won by forfeit. 215—Bill Basler (W) won by forfeit. Hwt.—Alex Chao (W) def. Arick Faumuina 4:40. PAL Ocean records: Woodside 1-0, Jefferson 0-1.

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