high school basketball

Miles Amos takes one of his 16 free throws during the second quarter of Stuart Hall's win over Palo Alto in the semifinals of the Lions Club Invitational in Burlingame on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Stuart Hall escapes Lick-Wilmerding

LICK-WILMERDING — After getting blasted by Stuart Hall in a 24-point blowout…

Miles Amos takes one of his 16 free throws during the second quarter of Stuart Hall's win over Palo Alto in the semifinals of the Lions Club Invitational in Burlingame on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
The St. Ignatius boys' basketball team and the Wildcats student section celebrate a win over rival Serra on Jan. 10, 2019. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)

St. Ignatius creates tie atop WCAL standings with convincing win over Serra

MCCULLOUGH GYM — Cade Rees scored 17 of his game-high 24 points…

The St. Ignatius boys' basketball team and the Wildcats student section celebrate a win over rival Serra on Jan. 10, 2019. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Talo Li-Uperesa of Sacred Heart Cathedral readies to sink one of her two free throws at the end of regulation to force overtime in an eventual 61-54 win over St. Ignatius in the Bruce-Mahoney Game on Jan. 8, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Da’Myiah Lewis leads Sacred Heart Cathedral girls basketball to Bruce-Mahoney win

BERKELEY — Different venue, same old classic Bruce-Mahoney Game. The Sacred Heart…

Talo Li-Uperesa of Sacred Heart Cathedral readies to sink one of her two free throws at the end of regulation to force overtime in an eventual 61-54 win over St. Ignatius in the Bruce-Mahoney Game on Jan. 8, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Nigel Burris (35) of Stuart Hall splits two defenders, Oscar Cheng (35) and Elijah Flowers (0) of Sacred Heart Cathedral during the first period at the 12th Annual Nor Cal Tip-Off Classic on November 24, 2018 at Newark Memorial High School in Newark, California. (Chris Victorio - Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: High school basketball roundup sees Serra edge Riordan at home

Though the storied Bruce-Mahoney Game got the lion’s share of the attention…

Nigel Burris (35) of Stuart Hall splits two defenders, Oscar Cheng (35) and Elijah Flowers (0) of Sacred Heart Cathedral during the first period at the 12th Annual Nor Cal Tip-Off Classic on November 24, 2018 at Newark Memorial High School in Newark, California. (Chris Victorio - Special to S.F. Examiner)
St. Ignatius senior forward Maddie Ennis and Sacred Heart Cathedral forward Talo Li-Uperesa battle in the 2018 Bruce-Mahoney game at War Memorial Gym at the Sobrato Center on the campus of the University of San Francisco on Jan. 9, 2018. (Paul Ghiglieri / Courtesy)

SF Preps Basketball: For Madelene Ennis, Bruce-Mahoney will be even closer this year

When the St. Ignatius Wildcats and Sacred Heart Cathedral Fightin’ Irish renew…

St. Ignatius senior forward Maddie Ennis and Sacred Heart Cathedral forward Talo Li-Uperesa battle in the 2018 Bruce-Mahoney game at War Memorial Gym at the Sobrato Center on the campus of the University of San Francisco on Jan. 9, 2018. (Paul Ghiglieri / Courtesy)
St. Ignatius forward Neal Begovich gets back on defense during a game against University on Dec.8, 2018, at St. Ignatius High School. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: St. Ignatius finds identity in win over Mitty

IGNATIUS COLLEGE PREP — With a finally-complete starting lineup, and a reliable…

St. Ignatius forward Neal Begovich gets back on defense during a game against University on Dec.8, 2018, at St. Ignatius High School. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Cedric Reed Jr. (4) of Sacred Heart Cathedral draws the blocking foul on Kyle Jasper #30 of Stuart Hall during the third period of the game at the 12th Annual Nor Cal Tip-Off Classic on November 24, 2018 at Newark Memorial High School in Newark, California. (Chris Victorio - Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Despite leading for most of game, Sacred Heart Cathedral drops league opener

SAN JOSE — After losing two starters to transfer and graduating the…

Cedric Reed Jr. (4) of Sacred Heart Cathedral draws the blocking foul on Kyle Jasper #30 of Stuart Hall during the third period of the game at the 12th Annual Nor Cal Tip-Off Classic on November 24, 2018 at Newark Memorial High School in Newark, California. (Chris Victorio - Special to S.F. Examiner)
St. Ignatius guard Wrenn Robinson dribbles the ball up the court against University in a game at St. Ignatius on Dec. 8, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Rough day for City teams at prep basketball tournaments

ST. IGNATIUS — Friday’s 55-51 loss to the Loyola Cubs hurt the…

St. Ignatius guard Wrenn Robinson dribbles the ball up the court against University in a game at St. Ignatius on Dec. 8, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Max Fried takes the ball up court during a game on Dec. 15, 2018, at Archbishop Riordan. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: University tops Lincoln, Urban comes up just short

KENTFIELD — The Urban Blues had a chance to avenge a double-overtime…

Max Fried takes the ball up court during a game on Dec. 15, 2018, at Archbishop Riordan. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
University guard Charley Moore goes up for a dunk during the Red Devils' 72-54 loss to Heritage on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, at the Marin Catholic tournament. (George Nguyen / Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: BCL teams open Bambauer Classic with stiff tests

KENTFIELD — Both University and Urban were assigned tough draws in the…

University guard Charley Moore goes up for a dunk during the Red Devils' 72-54 loss to Heritage on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, at the Marin Catholic tournament. (George Nguyen / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Danny Ryan (44) of St. Ignatius tries to steal a ball from Charley Moore (23) of University High School in a game on Dec. 8, 2018, at St. Ignatius. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

PrepFocus: Bambauer, Sand Dunes headline top SF Preps basketball match ups

The gap between Christmas and New Year is known as a relaxing…

Danny Ryan (44) of St. Ignatius tries to steal a ball from Charley Moore (23) of University High School in a game on Dec. 8, 2018, at St. Ignatius. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
St. Ignatius forward Neal Begovich gets back on defense during a game against University on Dec.8, 2018, at St. Ignatius High School. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

PrepFocus: San Francisco high school basketball scene better — and deeper — than ever

Following his team’s loss at Riordan last Thursday, Stuart Hall assistant varsity…

St. Ignatius forward Neal Begovich gets back on defense during a game against University on Dec.8, 2018, at St. Ignatius High School. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Mission junior guard Jaraughn Torno takes a 3-point shot against Vanden on Dec. 20, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Despite loss, Mission growing up

EL CERRITO — Even with Thursday’s 85-81 loss to Vanden in the…

Mission junior guard Jaraughn Torno takes a 3-point shot against Vanden on Dec. 20, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Zach Johnson, seen here in his sophomore season, is back for Lick-Wilmerding, which should be a force in 2018-19. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps roundup: Lick-Wilmerding continues streak

The Lick-Wilmerding Tigers became the first San Francisco basketball team to reach…

Zach Johnson, seen here in his sophomore season, is back for Lick-Wilmerding, which should be a force in 2018-19. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Jackie Luong (20) of Washington dribbles the ball against Galileo as Caelan Wallace (22) looks on, during a game on Dec. 17, 2018, at Galileo Academy. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: After Luong’s early barrage, Washington pulls away in fourth

GALILEO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY — Jackie Luong started off red-hot…

Jackie Luong (20) of Washington dribbles the ball against Galileo as Caelan Wallace (22) looks on, during a game on Dec. 17, 2018, at Galileo Academy. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Chimae Ugbaja of Archbishop Riordan moves the ball up the court against University in the third quarter of a game on Dec. 15, 2018, at Archbishop Riordan High School. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Riordan overcomes early sluggishness behind 3-point shooting of Chimae Ugbaja

RIORDAN HIGH SCHOOL — Two days after a 32-point blowout of city…

Chimae Ugbaja of Archbishop Riordan moves the ball up the court against University in the third quarter of a game on Dec. 15, 2018, at Archbishop Riordan High School. (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: Riordan makes statement with 32-point win

ARCHBISHOP RIORDAN HS — What looked to be an enticing matchup between two…

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)
Wrenn Robinson (30) of St. Ignatius jogs up the court against University. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: St. Ignatius can’t quite put pieces together in overtime loss

HAYWARD — Wrenn Robinson scored 20 points behind hot outside shooting, while…

Wrenn Robinson (30) of St. Ignatius jogs up the court against University. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Ben Knight (15) and Ahjae Holdman (32) of Mission box out San Ramon Valley's Eric Ficken (24) and Nate Roberto (10) in a game on Nov. 28, 2018, at Archbishop Riordan High School. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Marin Catholic season ends, AAA basketball gets off to an exciting start

Marin Catholic’s football season ends: The magic ran out for the Marin…

Ben Knight (15) and Ahjae Holdman (32) of Mission box out San Ramon Valley's Eric Ficken (24) and Nate Roberto (10) in a game on Nov. 28, 2018, at Archbishop Riordan High School. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)
Sam Nangle (24) flashes open for a pass from Jackson Canady (22) against University in a game on Dec. 8, 2018 at St. Ignatius College Preparatory. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Sam Nangle, Wrenn Robinson lift St. Ignatius to first win of season

ST. IGNATIUS — Last season, a foot fracture — suffered in a…

Sam Nangle (24) flashes open for a pass from Jackson Canady (22) against University in a game on Dec. 8, 2018 at St. Ignatius College Preparatory. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)