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Joseph Schell/Special to The SF ExaminerAragon’s Sam Hala’ufia is a key part of a youth movement that has the Dons out to a strong start.

Youthful Aragon boys' basketball team growing up fast

Youth has led the Aragon boys’ basketball to its best start in…

Joseph Schell/Special to The SF ExaminerAragon’s Sam Hala’ufia is a key part of a youth movement that has the Dons out to a strong start.
Devin Chen/Special to The SF ExaminerShowdown: Zev Newman and Bay School put the brakes on Gateway’s 10-game win streak Tuesday.

Bay men's basketball pulls away from Gateway with late run

Gateway High School came into its Bay Counties League Central showdown against…

Devin Chen/Special to The SF ExaminerShowdown: Zev Newman and Bay School put the brakes on Gateway’s 10-game win streak Tuesday.
Joseph Schell/Special to The SF ExaminerSan Mateo's Alana Simon has been the Bearcat's leading scorer this season.

Start has San Mateo girls' basketball raising expectations

The San Mateo girls’ basketball team is off to its best start…

Joseph Schell/Special to The SF ExaminerSan Mateo's Alana Simon has been the Bearcat's leading scorer this season.
AP file photoStanford held Southern Cal to just 43 points on Saturday and is holding opponents to 56.4 points per game on the season.

Bay Area schools enjoy early Pac-12 success in basketball

After sweeping UCLA and Southern Cal over the weekend, the Cal and…

AP file photoStanford held Southern Cal to just 43 points on Saturday and is holding opponents to 56.4 points per game on the season.
Christian Chew/Special to The SF ExaminerLeading man: Sacred Heart Cathedral’s Joshua Fox paced the Irish with 16 points and 10 rebounds in Thursday’s big nonleague win.

Scorching start sparks Sacred Heart to hoops victory

The Sacred Heart Cathedral boys’ basketball team was eager to challenge itself…

Christian Chew/Special to The SF ExaminerLeading man: Sacred Heart Cathedral’s Joshua Fox paced the Irish with 16 points and 10 rebounds in Thursday’s big nonleague win.
AP file photoThe Warriors could be 0-3 by the middle of next week

Uphill battle awaits Golden State Warriors

They are the NBA’s mystery team, led by a coach who never…

AP file photoThe Warriors could be 0-3 by the middle of next week
AP file photoAn ex-Golden State Warriors employee has sued Monta Ellis and the pro basketball team

Warriors' Monta Ellis accused of sending racy texts

An ex-Golden State Warriors employee has sued Monta Ellis and the pro…

AP file photoAn ex-Golden State Warriors employee has sued Monta Ellis and the pro basketball team
Doug Ko/Special to The SF ExaminerConvent sophomore guard Jaime Hum-Nishikado hit 5-of-9 shots from 3-point range Thursday. As a team

Convent's Jaime Hum-Nishikado leads the way against Berean Christian with 22 points

Convent of the Sacred Heart High School’s girls’ basketball team hasn’t exactly…

Doug Ko/Special to The SF ExaminerConvent sophomore guard Jaime Hum-Nishikado hit 5-of-9 shots from 3-point range Thursday. As a team
Joseph Schell/Special to The SF ExaminerElijah White is averaging more than 17 points a game for El Camino.

El Camino boys' basketball team riding defense to perfect start

A year after losing in the quarterfinals of the Central Coast Section…

Joseph Schell/Special to The SF ExaminerElijah White is averaging more than 17 points a game for El Camino.
Cindy Chew/Special to The SF ExaminerEighth-grader Nahrie Pierce still has high hopes of playing in the WNBA after suffering from a concussion during a game earlier this season.

Hoops star Nahrie Pierce bounces back from concussion

Nahrie Pierce eyes the basket as she drives the lane. In an…

Cindy Chew/Special to The SF ExaminerEighth-grader Nahrie Pierce still has high hopes of playing in the WNBA after suffering from a concussion during a game earlier this season.
Devin Chen/Special to The SF ExaminerLowell senior Jackson Miao led the Cardinals with

Lowell basketball team's defense puts Cardinals in position to win

It almost doesn’t matter how well Lowell High School’s boys’ basketball team…

Devin Chen/Special to The SF ExaminerLowell senior Jackson Miao led the Cardinals with
Joseph Schell/Special to The SF ExaminerCarlmont only has three seniors back from last season’s playoff team. Underclassmen such as junior Yash Malik (32) are expected to play big roles.

Young Carlmont boys' basketball team expects to lean on balanced attack

With the Carlmont boys’ basketball team returning only three seniors and losing…

Joseph Schell/Special to The SF ExaminerCarlmont only has three seniors back from last season’s playoff team. Underclassmen such as junior Yash Malik (32) are expected to play big roles.
Joseph Schell/Special to The ExaminerSophomore Nick Loew picked up a double-double in Burlingame’s first game of the season.

Burlingame basketball team hopes to get over the playoff hump

The Burlingame High School boys’ basketball team lost all five starters to…

Joseph Schell/Special to The ExaminerSophomore Nick Loew picked up a double-double in Burlingame’s first game of the season.
Devin Chen/Special to The ExaminerDriving: Lowell senior Avery Nicastro-Aikman looks for room to work during Thursday’s game. Nicastro-Aikman scored seven points in the Cardinals’ win.

Lowell High School delivers crucial baskets at crunch time

As bad as Lowell High School’s boys’ basketball team shot the ball…

Devin Chen/Special to The ExaminerDriving: Lowell senior Avery Nicastro-Aikman looks for room to work during Thursday’s game. Nicastro-Aikman scored seven points in the Cardinals’ win.
Getty Images file photoSo happy together: Former NBA Players Association Executive Director Billy Hunter

NBA deal met with a collective yawn

Basketball is back! Basketball is back! Zip-a-dee-doo-dah! Basketball is back!Whoa ... hang…

Getty Images file photoSo happy together: Former NBA Players Association Executive Director Billy Hunter
AP file photoNational Basketball Association commissioner David Stern

NBA owners, players reach tentative deal

After nearly two years of bickering, NBA players and owners are back on the…

AP file photoNational Basketball Association commissioner David Stern
Senior Sacred Heart Cathedral forward Joshua Fox is one of the key parts returning for the Irish. (Christian Chew/Special to The Examiner)Senior Sacred Heart Cathedral forward Joshua Fox is one of the key parts returning for the Irish. (Christian Chew/Special to The Examiner)

An early take on San Francisco’s best prep basketball teams

With the most important games of the fall season just beginning, basketball…

Senior Sacred Heart Cathedral forward Joshua Fox is one of the key parts returning for the Irish. (Christian Chew/Special to The Examiner)Senior Sacred Heart Cathedral forward Joshua Fox is one of the key parts returning for the Irish. (Christian Chew/Special to The Examiner)
Take two: The USF women’s basketball team only won four games last year in coach Jennifer Azzi’s first season

University of San Francisco women's basketball coach Azzi relying on young talent

Times have been tough recently for the USF women’s basketball team, but…

Take two: The USF women’s basketball team only won four games last year in coach Jennifer Azzi’s first season
Ray Amati/Getty ImagesHarrison Barnes talks to the media after being selected number seven overall  by the Golden State Warriors during the 2012 NBA Draft at the Prudential Center.

'We Believe' Golden State Warriors meet new in charity game

We Believe: It’s the mantra the Warriors embraced in 2007 when they…

Ray Amati/Getty ImagesHarrison Barnes talks to the media after being selected number seven overall  by the Golden State Warriors during the 2012 NBA Draft at the Prudential Center.
Fourteen-year-old Andre Campbell Jr.

Teenager has bright hoops future

One wall of Phil Galvin’s courtside office on the sixth floor of…

Fourteen-year-old Andre Campbell Jr.