Jonathan Galloway grabbed 14 rebounds and scored nine points but UC Irvine fell 80-70 to Long Beach State.

Behind 24 points from Michael (West High) Hayes and 15 assists via John Ketchel, Las Positas College defeated Chabot College 86-75 in Hayward. The Hawks earned a remarkable 25 assists on 36 baskets. Jabari (Sacramento High) Sweet led CC with both 23 points and seven boards. full box

Ethan (Madera High) Richardson exploded for 32 points and 12 boards while teammate Georgie (Beyer High) Dancer provided 16 points, four rebounds, four assists and four steals in Fresno City College’s 72-61 victory over visiting Columbia College. FCC box

In a showdown of top Coast South teams, it was visiting Gavilan College by 10, 74-64, over Cabrillo College. The Ram starting five each scored in double figures while the Seahawks were led by Trey (Harbor High) Whitley who provided both 30 points and six assists. full box

Noah (Corning High) Zoppi paced Butte College with 21 points as the Roadrunners topped host College of the Siskiyous 62-45. Butte box

Patrick Washington totaled 28 points and teammate Julian (Oakland High) Taylor 25 as visiting College of Alameda bested Solano College 71-66. full box

Yuba College 75, Napa Valley College 54 “The 49ers basketball team was able to come away with a solid road victory on Wednesday despite going down early.

“They jumped on us and went up 14-2 early, luckily our defense woke up and we were able to get back in the game by holding them to six points in 16 minutes,” said 49ers head coach Doug Cornelius.

Leading the way for Yuba in the win was Cornell Greenwood with 26 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Also contributing were Isaiah Bates with 13 points and Stevie James with eight points…”

“Funk Buckets Fuel West Valley Win Over Lobos”


Skylar (Drake High) Chavez scored 43 points (seven treys) as host Santa Rosa Junior College bested American River College 83-74. SRJC box

Spencer (Lodi High) Monteiro produced a 23 point, 11 rebound double-double in host San Joaquin Delta College’s 84-71 victory over Diablo Valley College. SJDC box

Despite receiving 20 points and 14 rebounds from Paul (Elk Grove High) Ohiri and 20 plus 12 via Marcus (Monterey Trail High) Robinson, Cosumnes River College fell to visiting Sierra College 86-79. full box

“Crusaders hold off late St. Mary’s rally” Thomas Lawrence

Modesto Christian 89, St. Mary’s 80 on Monday.

“Iowa State’s Solomon Young to seek medical redshirt, out for the season” Tommy Birch

Young is out of Sacramento High.

Good news. After being sidelined with yet another injury, 6-foot-4 Crisshawn (Cañada College) Clark is back on the court for the Portland Pilots.

Jeff Goodman: “Santa Clara guard KJ Feagin is transferring, source told @WatchStadium. Averaged 17.5 points and 4 assists per game last season. Broke thumb and has played just two games this year. Potential grad transfer. If that’s the case, look for high-majors to be all over him”

Evan Daniels: “Source: KJ Feagin & Matthew Hauser are expected to transfer from Santa Clara. Feagin averaged 17.5 PPG during 2017-2018 season. Hauser went for 9.6 PPG that year.”

“What the heck is going on at Santa Clara?” Jeff Faraudo

“For Eric and Michael Musselman, a season they’ll never forget” Chris Murray

Crush in the Valley Basketball Showcase

Saturday January 26th – Sunday January 27th
Solano College
4000 Suisun Valley Rd.
Fairfield, CA 94534

Co-Hosted by Salesian College Preparatory and NextMax Inc.

Saturday January 26th, 2019 games

8:30pm Salesian HS (CA) vs. Clark High School (NV)

7pm Prolific Prep of Napa Christian (CA) vs. Bella Vista College Prep (AZ)

5:30pm Bishop O’Dowd HS (CA) vs. Coronado HS (NV)

4pm Sacramento HS (CA) vs. St. Joseph’s HS (CA)

2:30pm Marshall County HS (KY) vs. St. Pat’s St. Vincent HS (CA)

1pm Stuart Hall HS (CA) vs. Vanden HS (CA)

11:30am Antelope HS (CA) vs. Berkeley HS (CA)

10am Balboa City School vs. Trinity Prep (NV)

8am Golden State Prep (CA) vs. Hillcrest Prep North (AZ)

Hosted by NextMax Inc.

Sunday January 27th, 2019 games

3pm Hillcrest Prep North (AZ) vs. Prolific Prep of Napa Christian (CA)

1pm Bella Vista College Prep (AZ) vs. Balboa City School (CA)

11am Trinity Prep (NV) vs. Golden State Prep (CA)

Cameron Fini, Holy Names
F, Fr., 6-8 — Saratoga, Calif.
Fini set new career highs in scoring twice last week as Holy Names won two of three games to improve to 6-10 on the season. The freshman scored 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting against Chaminade to set a new career high in points. He then crushed that for a new career-high against Biola with 21 points, making 7 of 10 shots, including 5 of 7 from beyond the arc.”

6-foot-10 Marcus (Castro Valley High) Hopkins headed to a Florida prep school last season and is now playing at Palm Beach State College, also in the Sunshine State. His freshman numbers thus far: 3.7 rebounds, 2.7 points, 60% overall shooting, 57% at the foul line and seven blocked shots in 18 games. A 2017 feature.

“WCC Power Rankings: It’s Gonzaga’s league to lose, once again” Will Maupin

“John Crumpacker: What We Learned – Week Two of #WCChoops”

“Menlo boys basketball coach Larsen out until February 1” Glenn Reeves

“P2P NCS Boys Basketball Top 25”

Salesian remains on top.

“After A Peninsula Split, Chabot Set For Showdown With Las Positas
First-year Gladiators coach Keenan McMiller expects close, hard-fought game with Hawks” Matt Schwab

“Coach Lloyd Pierce: A Reputation For Successful Development” Kevin L. Chouinard

Pierce is the pride of Yerba Buena High and Santa Clara.

Gerry Freitas: “Nor Cal Spring Showcase is Sat-Sun March 30-31 at Soldiertown in Oakland & the new Cali Courts in Union City. Open to teams from hi school & AAU programs in all hi school grades(includes seniors). $495.00/team. 3 or more team discount. 2 games each day.

From last Friday: “(Devante) Johnson Rejection Lifts Vikings to 88-85 Win At De Anza in Coast Opener” West Valley College athletics

A 6-foot-1 sophomore, Johnson finished with 31 points. full box

Read the following — it’s football rather than basketball-connected but much too sobering not to post here — to the tune of Cat Stevens’ “Father & Son” although the latter is actually much too mild for the hell Todd Marinovich and family endured:

He was “the test-tube QB” the first half of his life, a drug addict since. Closing in on 50, the former USC and Raiders quarterback is struggling to come to terms with his raging beast of a father—and the big lie that he only now can share” Michael Rosenberg

“THROUGH THE RED DOOR, BY CARSON MEDLEY” John McCarthy, Small College Basketball

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