high school basketball

Cade Rees scored 21 points for Serra against Colorado-Regis Jesuit on Nov. 6, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Serra wins opener in overtime despite blown call

CONCORD — Cade Rees’ long-awaited varsity debut for the Serra Padres basketball…

Cade Rees scored 21 points for Serra against Colorado-Regis Jesuit on Nov. 6, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)
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 outlasts Palo Alto behind free throw shooting of Miles Amos

BURLINGAME — Over the past two seasons, Stuart Hall guard Miles Amos…

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)
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 Basketball: Nigel Burris takes over as Stuart Hall boys basketball wins fifth straight

BURLINGAME — Facing a solid opponent in their fifth game in six…

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)
Marin Catholic Quarterback Gaven Cooke scrambles to avoid a tackle by Rancho Cotate’s Elias Rantissi.(Bill Schneider/VarsityPix.com)

SF Preps Roundup: Marin Catholic and Lincoln advance, hoops tournaments open season

Defense has continued to do the heavy lifting for Marin Catholic’s football…

Marin Catholic Quarterback Gaven Cooke scrambles to avoid a tackle by Rancho Cotate’s Elias Rantissi.(Bill Schneider/VarsityPix.com)
Galileo guard Ryan Huang scored 17 of his game-high 23 points in the first half in a game against Jefferson on Nov. 29, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: With star player sidelined, University wins tournament opener

DALY CITY — It looks like life without Max Fried isn’t as…

Galileo guard Ryan Huang scored 17 of his game-high 23 points in the first half in a game against Jefferson on Nov. 29, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / 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 Basketball: Mission gets first experience in defeat

ARCHBISHOP RIORDAN HS — Young high school basketball teams with minimal experience…

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)
Archbishop Riordan guard Zachary Quanico (20) guards Sacred Heart Prep guard Ryan Von Thaden (1) during a game at the Crusader Classic on Nov. 28, 2018, at Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Riordan uses explosive third quarter to cruise past Sacred Heart Prep

ARCHBISHOP RIORDAN HS — With 2:48 left in the third quarter of…

Archbishop Riordan guard Zachary Quanico (20) guards Sacred Heart Prep guard Ryan Von Thaden (1) during a game at the Crusader Classic on Nov. 28, 2018, at Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Je'Lani Clark goes up for a basket against Dublin in the NorCal Tip-Off Classic on Nov. 24, 2018, at Newark Memorial High School. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Archbishop Riordan drops frustrating game to Dublin in NorCal Tip-Off Classic

NEWARK — Slamming his hand on the scorers table, Archbishop Riordan head…

Je'Lani Clark goes up for a basket against Dublin in the NorCal Tip-Off Classic on Nov. 24, 2018, at Newark Memorial High School. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Miles Amos (5) of Stuart Hall  and Miles Bow (2) of Sacred Heart Cathedral, go after a loose ball during the second 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: Sacred Heart Cathedral comes back to down Stuart Hall in NorCal Tip-Off Classic

NEWARK — After having their preseason derailed due to the poor air quality…

Miles Amos (5) of Stuart Hall  and Miles Bow (2) of Sacred Heart Cathedral, go after a loose ball during the second 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)
Stuart Hall's Miles Amos goes up for a basket against Aragon’s Noah Salah on Nov. 21, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Stuart Hall opens season with win over Aragon

PACIFIC HEIGHTS — Faced with a solid challenge to open the 2018-19…

Stuart Hall's Miles Amos goes up for a basket against Aragon’s Noah Salah on Nov. 21, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)
Bryce Monroe (13) and Je'Lani Clark (middle), seen here at the NorCal Clash on Aug. 26, 2018 at Chabot College, team with one another at Archbishop Riordan this winter. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

NorCal Clash: Archbishop Riordan basketball set for big season with cousins Je’Lani Clark and Bryce Monroe

HAYWARD -- When Bryce Monroe was considering where to transfer after his sophomore…

Bryce Monroe (13) and Je'Lani Clark (middle), seen here at the NorCal Clash on Aug. 26, 2018 at Chabot College, team with one another at Archbishop Riordan this winter. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Miles Amos scored 21 points in Stuart Hall’s loss to View Park of Los Angeles in the CIF Division IV Championship Game on Friday (Courtesy Jemima Scott/Convent & Stuart Hall)

Bright future ahead for SF high school hoops

With the CIF State Championships wrapping up over the past weekend, the…

Miles Amos scored 21 points in Stuart Hall’s loss to View Park of Los Angeles in the CIF Division IV Championship Game on Friday (Courtesy Jemima Scott/Convent & Stuart Hall)
The Sacred Heart Cathedral girls basketball team claimed the CIF Northern California Division I Championship on Saturday. (Courtesy Harold Abend)

Sacred Heart Cathedral girls enter state championship swaggering

The Sacred Heart Cathedral girls found their swagger, and that must be…

The Sacred Heart Cathedral girls basketball team claimed the CIF Northern California Division I Championship on Saturday. (Courtesy Harold Abend)
St. Ignatius head coach Rob Marcaletti hopes to be yelling commands from the sideline throughout a long state tournament run. (Courtesy Paul Ghiglieri/SI Athletics)

New high-school state basketball tournament format is filled with surprises

The brackets for the 2018 CIF Basketball Tournament were released on Sunday.…

St. Ignatius head coach Rob Marcaletti hopes to be yelling commands from the sideline throughout a long state tournament run. (Courtesy Paul Ghiglieri/SI Athletics)
Riordan boys basketball won its section on Saturday. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Riordan wins section title with furious comeback

SAN JOSE — It looked unlikely until the final moments, but the…

Riordan boys basketball won its section on Saturday. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Brittney Cedeno goes up for a layup against Westmoor on Jan. 10. South San Francisco won that game, 62-17. (Courtesy Aaron Boyd)

No stranger to adversity, South City girls will have to overcome another injury

There’s a new powerhouse in Peninsula girls basketball, and it’s one that’s…

Brittney Cedeno goes up for a layup against Westmoor on Jan. 10. South San Francisco won that game, 62-17. (Courtesy Aaron Boyd)
Marquez Costiniano and the Jefferson Grizzlies are the top seed for the North division in the PAL Tournament. (Courtesy Keanu Tafeamalii)

PAL Tournament as deep as ever

In an age when high school teams travel great distances for games…

Marquez Costiniano and the Jefferson Grizzlies are the top seed for the North division in the PAL Tournament. (Courtesy Keanu Tafeamalii)
Marquez Costiniano (1) and the Jefferson Grizzlies are the top seed for the North division in the PAL Tournament. (Courtesy Keanu Tafeamalii)

PAL Tournament returns as deep as ever

In an age when high school teams travel great distances for games…

Marquez Costiniano (1) and the Jefferson Grizzlies are the top seed for the North division in the PAL Tournament. (Courtesy Keanu Tafeamalii)
As a junior, LaRay Crossley has led Wallenberg High School’s emergence in AAA’s Neff Division. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Wallenberg rises behind LaRay Crossley’s quiet excellence

In a dimly lit gym where the players nearly outnumber the fans,…

As a junior, LaRay Crossley has led Wallenberg High School’s emergence in AAA’s Neff Division. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Rodney Lawrence has more than 1,000 career points for the Jefferson Grizzlies. (Courtesy Keanu Tafeamalii)

Senior leadership has Jefferson boys basketball team aiming for new heights

A trio of three-year varsity players, an exciting group of transfers and…

Rodney Lawrence has more than 1,000 career points for the Jefferson Grizzlies. (Courtesy Keanu Tafeamalii)