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Salesian 61, Modesto Christian 56 OT (Saturday)
Powered in part by 19 points and 10 boards from freshman Andre (Lincoln High) Kelly, California turned back San Jose State University 88-80. Michael (Logan High/CCSF) Steadman posted a 16 point, 13 rebound double-double for the Spartans.
Michael (West High) Hayes and Las Positas College rolled over San Jose City College 116-58 as the freshman scored 31 points and grabbed 11 boards. Teammate Elan (Lincoln High) Spencer posted his own 16 point, 13 rebound double-double. full box
Skylar (Drake High) Chavez scored 28 points with Landon (Healdsburg High) Courtman and Nick (Las Vegas) Cole totaling 20 apiece in Santa Rosa Junior College’s 101-95 success against San Joaquin Delta College. SRJC box
Ajay (Cupertino High) Singh was big with 25 points plus 12 boards but DeAnza College fell 95-83 to Skyline College. DeAnza box
Fresno State bopped UT Martin 93-53 as Noah (Woodcreek High) Blackwell provided 12 points plus eight assists.
Terrell (Moreau Catholic) Brown contributed 17 points and six steals although New Mexico State fell 66-63 to Drake.
Western Kentucky edged St. Mary’s 71-68 despite Jordan (Folsom High) Ford scoring 25 points for the Gaels. Three of Coach Randy Bennett’s starters totaled just six points.
James (Salesian High) Akinjo provided 25 points plus six assists in Georgetown’s 102-94 overtime victory over Arkansas Little Rock.
San Diego bested Washington State 82-75 as Isaiah (Placer High) Pineiro scored 30 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the victors.
Sophomore guard Trey (Harbor High) Whitley provided 17 points plus eight assists in Cabrillo College’s 74-69 road win over Cañada College. Cabrillo box
JoJo (Newark Memorial High) Zamora scored 28 points and dished out eight assists in New Mexico State’s 75-72 victory over Washington State.
Verbal Commits: “2019 Hillcrest Prep (AZ) F Dischon Thomas has received an offer from UC Davis”
Seattle, Texas Southern, St. Louis, Southern Illinois and Keenesaw State have also offered the 6-foot-9 talent.
Verbal Commits DII: “2019 Bethel (CA) G Chance McMillian has received an offer from Texas A&M–Commerce.”
6-foot-5 sophomore Zavier (Rodriguez High) Lucero is averaging 13.5 points plus 7.2 rebounds in 15 games and under under 27 minutes per outing for Cal Maritime this season. He is shooting 51%, 45% and 78%.
6-foot-4 redshirt freshman Luke (Vista Del Lago) Avdalovic is scoring 6.5 points per game for Northern Arizona through 8 contests and 15.5 minutes a night thus far. He is shooting 49% overall, 55% from three-point range and 67% from the foul line. 29 or his 35 shot attempts this season have been three-pointers.
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