Behind Jordan (James Logan High) McGlory’s 25 points and 10 boards plus 19 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals from Akili (Sacramento High) Daniels, Chabot College handled San Jose City College 84-66.
Tyler (Mills High) Wright provided 28 points plus 14 boards in West Valley College’s 85-54 victory over Solano College.
Jordan (Folsom High) Ford scored 28 points in powering St. Mary’s to an 85-56 route of Bucknell. He shot 11-19, 4-6 and 2-2.
Fresno State handled California 95-73 as Nate (Woodcreek High) Blackwell posted a 13 point, nine assist and seven rebound line for the victors. For the Bears, Paris (Bishop O’Dowd) Austin provided 20 points plus six assists.
Benefiting from Frankie (Burlingame High) Ferrari’s 17 points, five steals and four assists, USF handled Northern Arizona 76-60.
Logan (St. Francis) Johnson tallied seven points in Cincinnati’s 93-64 whomping of visiting UCLA. The spot where Steve Alford sits on the bench must seem like a hot plate turned to extra high.
Kevin (St. Mary’s High) Warren finished with 17 points in Chico State’s 74-61 road victory over Dominican University.
Ajay (Cupertino High) Singh posted a 35 point, seven rebound night’s worth of work as DeAnza College edged Contra Costa College 96-95. DeAnza box
Temidayo (St. Joseph Notre Dame) Yussef’s 21 points helped Long Beach State edge Pepperdine 67-66. He also provided 11 rebounds and three assists.
Powered by a stat-stuffing 24 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists from Daylon Potts, Gavilan College handled Ohlone College 98-67. The Rams are now 13-1. Gavilan box
Cañada College Men’s Basketball: “(15) Cañada 77 – Monterey Peninsula 71
- Sean Orr 20 points
- Lovevele Shackleford 15 points
- Vinny Ferrari 14 points
Cañada improves to 12-2 on the season…”
Napa Valley College won 75-72 over Merritt College on a last-second halfcourt shot.
Ethan Kassell: Weston Ranch 56, San Leandro 53
- Gavin Wilburn 15 (14 rebounds)
- Donjae’Lindsey 14
- Keshad Johnson 20 (13 rebounds)
- Jordahn Johnson 10
Salesian checks in at #1.
“TONY PARKER, RUDY GOBERT AND THE WORLD OF THE BLACK INTERNATIONAL PLAYER IN THE NBA
Players discuss adapting to African-American culture, dealing with racism and where they hope to live after their basketball careers are over” Marc J. Spears
Another as usual insightful piece from Spears.
Lakeshow Hoops: “Pomfret Prep 6’9 @nate_karren23 showing off the RANGE. Ivy/WCC interest, 3.6 GPA/1310 SAT, down 30lbs.”
Pomfret is located in Connecticut. Karren is a West Campus High graduate.
Coaching Changes: “As far as I know, Cal Baptist is handling the transition from D2 to D1 with more success than just about anyone else that has tried it They’ve been competitive in almost every game and just gave Southeast Louisiana a merciless beating Rick Croy and company are doing a great job.”
Cal Baptist also just beat Southern University 79-76 in Baton Rouge. The Lancers have joined the Western Athletic Conference.
San Jose State University first hired Dave Wojcik (who was fired for unacceptable behaviour) over Croy (who interviewed) and then brought in Jéan Prioleau from Colorado. Croy knew he had no chance and turned down interviewing a second time. Different ADs did the hirings for the sake of clarification. Do the Spartans want a do-over?
Boys Basketball Player of the Week
Click the link and scroll down for the article on Byrne.
“Australians Add International Spice To Ohlone Basketball
Good-natured Renegades’ freshmen Aidan Graham and Mitch Undy having a blast adjusting to American culture and community college hoops” Matt Schwab
“Chaminade University men’s basketball players Erik Scheive and Grant Dressler have been named the Pacific West Conference Player and Defender of the Week, respectively. The awards reflect the week of Dec. 10 through 16.
The duo helped the Silverswords (ranked 20th in the NABC Coaches Poll, 23rd in the D2SIDA Media Poll) to a 3-0 week.
Scheive, the senior 6-10 forward from Marysville, Calif., had a sensational week, averaging 19.7 points and 10.0 rebounds while shooting at a 53.8 percent (21 of 39) clip. The Yuba College and Marysville High School alumnus posted a career-high 26 points with nine rebounds, two steals and a block in Saturday’s win over Holy Names. He also made 9-for-14 field goals with two 3-pointers and made all six shots from the free throw line.
Scheive followed that performance with another scintillating game with a 25-point, 12-rebound performance against Western Washington in the Hoops in Hawai’i D2 Power Invitational on Sunday, the program’s first-ever win against the Vikings. He made 10 of his 18 shots from the floor.
He upped his season averages to 15.8 points and 6.9 rebounds per game which ranks sixth and fourth, respectively, in the PacWest. Scheive is also fourth in the conference in field goal percentage at 51.7 percent. It is his first career weekly conference honor…”