high school basketball

Senior Junipero Serra guard Parker McDonald dribbles the ball up the floor in a game at Archbishop Riordan on Feb. 12, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Serra overwhelms Rocklin to advance to NorCal championship; Mission and Lincoln eliminated

SAN MATEO — While the West Catholic Athletic League is a grind that…

 

Stuart Hall senior guard Miles Amos drives to the hoop during a CIF Boys Basketball playoff game against Palo Alto on February 28, 2019 at Kezar Pavillion in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio

SF Preps Basketball: Miles Amos scores 24 as Stuart Hall’s season comes to an end with loss to Palo Alto

KEZAR PAVILION — Miles Amos did everything he could to keep Stuart…

 

University guard Max Fried drives to the basket against Mountain View defenders in the CIF Boys Basketball playoffs on February 28, 2019 at Kezar Pavillion in San Francisco, Calif. (Chris Victorio

SF Preps Basketball: University continues Kezar magic with double-OT win

KEZAR PAVILION — The University Red Devils are certainly familiar with overtime…

 

Bryce Monroe (1) of Archbishop Riordan drives against Dominick Adzich (2) of St. Francis in a game on Jan. 23, 2019, at St. Francis High School in Mountain View, Calif. Monroe scored a game-high 25 points on Tuesday in the Crusaders' first-round playoff exit. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Folsom slashes Riordan out of state tournament

ARCHBISHOP RIORDAN — On most nights, the Riordan Crusaders are able to…

Bryce Monroe (1) of Archbishop Riordan drives against Dominick Adzich (2) of St. Francis in a game on Jan. 23, 2019, at St. Francis High School in Mountain View, Calif. Monroe scored a game-high 25 points on Tuesday in the Crusaders' first-round playoff exit. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
St. Ignatius forward Neal Begovich boxes out against Bellarmine Prep in a Central Coast Section Open Division playoff game on Feb. 15, 2019 at Piedmont Hills High School in San Jose, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
St. Ignatius forward Neal Begovich boxes out against Bellarmine Prep in a Central Coast Section Open Division playoff game on Feb. 15, 2019 at Piedmont Hills High School in San Jose, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Sacred Heart Cathedral forward Oisin McCormack boxes out Mitty's Joseph Vaughn in a Central Coast Section playoff game at Piedmont Hills High School in San Jose on Feb. 16, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Teamwork helps SHC snap Menlo-Atherton’s 20-game win streak, advance to Open Division final

SAN JOSE — The Sacred Heart Cathedral Fightin’ Irish graduated two starters…

Sacred Heart Cathedral forward Oisin McCormack boxes out Mitty's Joseph Vaughn in a Central Coast Section playoff game at Piedmont Hills High School in San Jose on Feb. 16, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
University forward Max Fried (4) drives against Lick-Wilmerding in a game at Oracle Arena on Jan. 31, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Saturday night North Coast Section playoff roundup

The Lick-Wilmerding Tigers boys' basketball team was in for a rough battle…

University forward Max Fried (4) drives against Lick-Wilmerding in a game at Oracle Arena on Jan. 31, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Archbishop Riordan guard Bryce Monroe (1) drives past Serra guard Julius Alcantara (5) in a game at Riordan on Feb. 12, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Riordan shakes off first quarter to blow past St. Francis

SUNNYVALE — The Riordan Crusaders opened the Central Coast Section Open Division…

Archbishop Riordan guard Bryce Monroe (1) drives past Serra guard Julius Alcantara (5) in a game at Riordan on Feb. 12, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Lick-Wilmerding guard Phin Horowitz (14) drives past University's Max Fried (4) and Charlie Kennedy (34) in a game at Oracle Arena on Jan. 31, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Johnson and Horowitz power Lick-Wilmerding into quarterfinals

LICK-WILMERDING — Typically, a first-round North Coast Section Division IV matchup against…

Lick-Wilmerding guard Phin Horowitz (14) drives past University's Max Fried (4) and Charlie Kennedy (34) in a game at Oracle Arena on Jan. 31, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Sacred Heart Cathedral forward Talo Li-Uperesa heads up the Haas Pavilion court in a Jan. 8, 2019 game against St. Ignatius. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps roundup: SHC girls miss playoffs, SI boys win fourth straight to close regular season

A roller-coaster season for the Sacred Heart Cathedral girls basketball team came…

Sacred Heart Cathedral forward Talo Li-Uperesa heads up the Haas Pavilion court in a Jan. 8, 2019 game against St. Ignatius. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Donte Henderson (22) of Archbishop Riordan guards  Roy Yuan (11) of St. Francis in a game at St. Francis on Jan. 23, 2019.

SF Preps Basketball: Despite Bellarmine controlling pace, Riordan snaps two-game skid

ARCHBISHOP RIORDAN — Riordan’s hopes for a West Catholic Athletic League championship…

Donte Henderson (22) of Archbishop Riordan guards  Roy Yuan (11) of St. Francis in a game at St. Francis on Jan. 23, 2019.
Je'Lani Clark (0) and Dominic Wilson (11) go up to block St. Ignatius guard Wrenn Robinson (30) in a game at Archbishop Riordan on Feb. 3, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

PrepFocus: WCAL race down to the wire for both titles and playoff seeding

Entering this season, the West Catholic Athletic League boys basketball race was…

Je'Lani Clark (0) and Dominic Wilson (11) go up to block St. Ignatius guard Wrenn Robinson (30) in a game at Archbishop Riordan on Feb. 3, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Archbishop Riordan guard Je'Lani Clark calls for the ball on an in-bounds play on Nov. 28 against Sacred Heart Prep. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Riordan’s league title hopes in peril after loss at Mitty

SAN JOSE — With Tuesday’s 75-71 loss at Mitty, the Riordan Crusaders’…

Archbishop Riordan guard Je'Lani Clark calls for the ball on an in-bounds play on Nov. 28 against Sacred Heart Prep. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Serra athlete Malakai Rango looks on from the sidelines in the second half of the Padres' game against Sacred Heart Cathedral on Oct. 27, 2018, at Kezar Stadium. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Roundup: Serra’s Malakai Rango headed to Idaho State

National Signing Day: One of the Bay Area’s most efficient kick returners…

Serra athlete Malakai Rango looks on from the sidelines in the second half of the Padres' game against Sacred Heart Cathedral on Oct. 27, 2018, at Kezar Stadium. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Miles Amos of Stuart Hall dribbles the ball up the court at Burlingame High School in a game against Palo Alto on Dec. 7, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Third-quarter shooting spree lifts Stuart Hall to BCL West crown

UNIVERSITY HS — The Stuart Hall Knights made just four 3-pointers on…

Miles Amos of Stuart Hall dribbles the ball up the court at Burlingame High School in a game against Palo Alto on Dec. 7, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Nigel Burris (35) of Stuart Hall drives on Palo Alto guard Matthew Marzano in a game at Burlingame High School on Dec. 6, 2018

SF Preps Basketball: Tuesday evening likely won’t be the last time Stuart Hall and University meet

The Bay Counties League West title will largely hinge on Tuesday night’s…

Nigel Burris (35) of Stuart Hall drives on Palo Alto guard Matthew Marzano in a game at Burlingame High School on Dec. 6, 2018
Cade Rees scored 21 points for Serra against Colorado-Regis Jesuit on Nov. 6, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Serra fires on all cylinders in romp of St. Francis

SAN MATEO — If the Serra Padres were using Saturday’s game against…

Cade Rees scored 21 points for Serra against Colorado-Regis Jesuit on Nov. 6, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)
St. Ignatius guard Wrenn Robinson, seen here during the Bruce-Mahoney Game on Jan. 8, scored 10 points against Bellarmine in a losing effort on Jan. 23, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Nightmarish start drops SI to .500 in WCAL

ST. IGNATIUS — A truly horrendous start doomed St. Ignatius on Wednesday…

St. Ignatius guard Wrenn Robinson, seen here during the Bruce-Mahoney Game on Jan. 8, scored 10 points against Bellarmine in a losing effort on Jan. 23, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Cade Rees scored 21 points for Serra against Colorado-Regis Jesuit on Nov. 6, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Serra suffers first home loss of season, falls out of first place

SAN MATEO — The Serra Padres are notoriously tough to beat at…

Cade Rees scored 21 points for Serra against Colorado-Regis Jesuit on Nov. 6, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)
Justice Turner (5) of Archbishop Riordan defends Osin McCormack  (3) of Sacred Heart Cathedral in a game at Archbishop Riordan on Jan. 10, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Riordan steps it up on defense to win at St. Ignatius for first time since 2010

Squandering a 12-point lead in Tuesday’s shocking loss at Serra served as…

Justice Turner (5) of Archbishop Riordan defends Osin McCormack  (3) of Sacred Heart Cathedral in a game at Archbishop Riordan on Jan. 10, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)