Schulkin brothers score all the points in Dragons’ win
Scott Schulkin scored 33 points and younger brother Eric added 15 to account for all the Dragons’ scoring as the Drew boys’ basketball team held off host Gateway 48-41 in nonconference action.
The elder Schulkin’s points came in a variety of manners, from tough drives to the basket, to long-range shooting (three 3-pointers) and foul-line efficiency (13-of-14, including eight in a row in the fourth quarter).
Drew (5-3) was able to hang on for the win despite being outrebounded 44-27 and outscored 24-19 in the second half.
Scott Schulkin was dominant in the opening eight minutes, scoring 14 points in helping the Dragons race to a 19-7 first-quarter lead. In the second quarter, the Gators (4-6) switched to a box-and-one defense on the older Schulkin, effectively shutting him down, but it freed up his brother Eric, who scored all but two of his 15 points in the final three quarters.
“It was important to get up on these guys early, which is why we were aggressive in the beginning,” Scott Schulkin said. “The gimmick defenses get a little frustrating when we’re not hitting our open shots, but Eric was able to spot up and score some points for us.”
Stuart Hall 74, Wallenberg 68
Stephen Powell had 25 points, including two sealing free throws, to lead the host Knights (8-2) over the Bulldogs (5-2) in a frenetic, run-and-gun affair.
Stuart Hall had the ball and a four-point lead with less than 30 seconds to play when Wallenberg forced a turnover and Rodney Freeman (25 points) buried a 3-pointer from the top of the key to make it 69-68. The Bulldogs then got a steal and had a chance to take the lead before Stuart Hall forced another turnover and Powell calmly sunk two free throws.
After another steal, Badi Gila hit his first foul shot to give the Knights a four-point lead, rebounded his own miss on the second shot and hit a short jumper at the buzzer to account for the final margin.
— Matt Elliser
University 74, College Prep (Oakland) 45
Evan Saunders scored 14 of his 26 points in the first half as the host Red Devils (8-1), who had slow starts in their previous two games, got off quickly to beat the Cougars (5-4).
Thomas Bosc added 13 points for University, which jumped out to an 18-6 after the first quarter lead thanks to a pressing defense.
— Lee Hubbard
Washington 73, South San Francisco 46
SO. SAN FRANCISCO — Isiah Pfitzer scored 16 points and Cary Kato chipped in 14 as the Eagles (7-3) topped the host Warriors (0-6).
Balboa 80, Lick-Wilmerding 49
Jay Simon had 20 points to lead the host Buccaneers (1-4) over the Tigers (6-2) for their first win of the season. Nick Miller paced Lick-Wilmerding with 22.
Urban 53, Castilleja (Palo Alto) 35
Jakkie Boka-Timmerberg controlled the paint with 20 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Blues (6-0) past the Gators (7-3) at Kezar Pavilion and into the final of their own tournament, the Urban Holiday Shootout. Jenn Marquez chipped in 14 for Urban, which will play Eastside Prep (5-1) of East Palo Alto for the title today at 3 p.m. back at Kezar.
Cloverdale 57, Convent 40
Sara Hernandez scored 16 points to help the Eagles (3-4) past the Cubs (0-4) in the losers’ bracket of the Urban Holiday Shootout at Kezar Pavilion. Freshman Scarlett Kirk led Convent with 10.
International 49, Wallenberg 40
Julia Hechanova scored 14 points to help the Jaguars (4-4) defeat the Bulldogs (1-7) in a nonconference game.
The Jaguars stretched a 9-6 advantage after the first quarter to a 23-14 lead at the half. The Bulldogs attempted a comeback in the fourth quarter, outscoring International 13-10, but could not overcome the 12-point lead the Jaguars had built entering the period.
Nneka Emeka and Shawnte Taylor each added 12 points for the Bulldogs.
— Amanda Stupi
Gateway 60, Drew 6
Alyson Szeto scored 15 points and Camila Rosen contributed 14 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three blocks to lead the host Gators (5-1) to the win over the Dragons (0-7).
Dominique Hunter added 13 points and 12 rebounds, while Aisha Eza scored all 10 of her points in the first half for Gateway, which held the Dragons without a point for the first 12 minutes and without a field-goal until less than five minutes remained in the game.
— Will Reisman
Galileo 48, Crystal Springs Uplands 31
HILLSBOROUGH — Melissa Wong scored 20 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead the Lions (6-5) to a road win over the Gryphons (4-5).
Wong scored 14 of her points (including two 3-pointers) in an 18-2second-quarter spurt that gave Galileo a 25-16 lead.
Zakiyya Williams added nine points for the Lions, while Monica Compton chipped in seven.
Jen Ringoen led Crystal Springs Uplands with 14 points.
— Matt Elliser