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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…

 

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…

 

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…

 

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)
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)
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)
Amaan Shaikh, of Lowell, shoots a free throw against Mission on Tuesday. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mission speeds by Lowell in drive to 3rd-straight title

Lowell head coach Robert Ray said before the game that his team’s…

Amaan Shaikh, of Lowell, shoots a free throw against Mission on Tuesday. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Eric Sun/Special to the S.F. ExaminerForward Sean Gillmore (23) and University High aren’t tired yet despite playing 34 games this year — the 35th comes Saturday in the NorCal Division V final.

University still running and gunning, aims for trip to state title game

The University High Schools boys’ basketball team is about to play its…

Eric Sun/Special to the S.F. ExaminerForward Sean Gillmore (23) and University High aren’t tired yet despite playing 34 games this year — the 35th comes Saturday in the NorCal Division V final.

‘Eddie and the Miracles’ hoping to push Riordan to Division III crown

In 1988, Danny Manning and the Kansas Jayhawks went on an improbable…