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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…

 

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…

 

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…

 

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 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)
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)
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)
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)
Sacred Heart Cathedral girls volleyball will have a bye to open next week’s WCAL Tournament. They will likely also be a top seed in the CCS Open Division. (Courtesy: SHC Athletics)

Sacred Heart Cathedral and Lincoln lead a strong City girls volleyball contingent

It’s rare to see teams across San Francisco’s three major leagues —…

Sacred Heart Cathedral girls volleyball will have a bye to open next week’s WCAL Tournament. They will likely also be a top seed in the CCS Open Division. (Courtesy: SHC Athletics)
Spencer Spivy led University to a 31-4 record and earned honors as the top senior in San Francisco. (Courtesy Laura Spivy)

High school basketball end-of-season awards

Freshman of the Year: Nigel Burris, Stuart Hall. Burris was one of…

Spencer Spivy led University to a 31-4 record and earned honors as the top senior in San Francisco. (Courtesy Laura Spivy)
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)
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)
Mission and Lowell play different styles, but they’re both hard to beat when they’re executing. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)

The top-10 boys basketball teams in San Francisco

The first-ever Prep Focus midseason Top-10 ranking of the best boys’ basketball…

Mission and Lowell play different styles, but they’re both hard to beat when they’re executing. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Junior guard Walter Lum (5), seen here in 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Lick-Wilmerding hoops tops Jefferson in overtime thriller

DALY CITY — There was no S.F. Examiner Prep Focus curse on…

Junior guard Walter Lum (5), seen here in 2017. (Jessica Christian/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)

Lick-Wilmerding basketball no longer goes under the radar

Lick-Wilmerding isn’t surprising anyone this year. The Tigers are coming off back-to-back…

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)
Saint Ignatius and Mission High School playing tonight represents the first time the top public and private schools in SF played in over two decades. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner; Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF primed for biggest night of high school basketball in decades

It’s rare in San Francisco to have a clash between the top…

Saint Ignatius and Mission High School playing tonight represents the first time the top public and private schools in SF played in over two decades. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner; Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Mission Bears will play SI on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF high school boys’ basketball teams advance to create marquee matchup on Tuesday

City basketball fans will be in for a treat Tuesday night. Not…

The Mission Bears will play SI on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Junior guard Walter Lum earlier this season. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Lick-Wilmerding advances to quarterfinals

Teams coming off a five-hour bus trip often start the game rusty.…

Junior guard Walter Lum earlier this season. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)