Up in Moraga, Jordan (Folsom High) Ford scored 19 points and St. Mary’s was behind by just two at halftime to Gonzaga before the latter pulled away to a 69-55 victory. The Gaels earned just four assists on 23 buckets.
San Jose State University fell 84-56 to host San Diego State but the Spartans received a 12 point, 11 rebound effort from Michael (James Logan High/CCSF) Steadman plus 14 points and five assists from freshman guard Zach (Capital Christian High) Chappell.
Behind 20 points, five rebounds and three assists from Sayeed (El Cerrito High) Pridgett, host Montana took down Southern Utah 70-54.
Carlos (El Cerrito High) Johnson provided 19 points in Grand Canyon’s 73-69 success versus visiting Cal State Bakersfield.
“The No. 11 Pomona-Pitzer Men’s Basketball team fell in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament to No. 2 Whitman 83-74 on Saturday night at the Sherwood Center.
The Sagehens were led by senior Daniel (Los Altos High) Rosenbaum who had a team-high 20 points in the loss. Rosenbaum ends his career as a Sagehen as the No. 2 on the All-Time scoring list with 1,744 points. Sophomore Alex Preston had 14 points going 7-8 from the field while junior James (Leland High) Kelbert came off of the bench with 13 points…”
With 26 points from Chris (Campolindo High) Hansen (plus 11 boards) and Tyrell ((Woodcreek High) Roberts’ 19, UC San Diego handled Cal State East Bay 79-57 in La Jolla. Juwan (Bishop O’Dowd) Anderson led CSEB with 18 points.
Host Cal State San Marcos topped Cal State Monterey Bay 90-84 despite the latter receiving 21 points in 19 minutes from Chris (Pioneer High/DeAnza College) Turner.
Jiday (Archbishop Riordan) Ugbaga led with 18 points as San Francisco State University edged host Humboldt State 71-67. Justin (Buchanan High) Everett’s 24 point, 12 rebound double-double paced HSU.
In a high-scoring pairing, visiting Sonoma State bested Chico State 98-88. Mason (Shasta High) Phillips shot 7-8 from long distance and finished with 28 points for the victors. Kevin (St. Mary’s High) Warren’s 20 points paced the Wildcats.
In Turlock, Rolaun (Riverbank High) Dunham’s 23 points carried Cal State Stanislaus to an 87-82 victory over Cal State Dominguez Hills.
Gavilan College 78, American River College 69 — Deion (McClymonds High) Ellis exploded for 29 points plus 10 boards for the host Rams while Daylon (Edison High) Potts provided his usual bounty with 12 boards, eight points and six assists. box
City College San Francisco used a 47-31 second 20 minutes to defeat visiting Cosumnes River College 91-72. Malcolm Johnson shot 9-11 and led with 18 points and teammate Jason Ricketts contributed 18 points. Ram box
Fresno City College 91, Sacramento City College 77 — Ethan (Madera High) Richardson powered for a game high 33 points and teammate Georgie (Beyer High) Dancer played extra large with 21 points and 12 assists. The score was 42 apiece at halftime. FCC box
Host San Joaquin Delta College 79, Butte College 56 “Mustang men defeat Butte in state playoffs” Kevin Niendorf/Stockton Record Spencer Montiero posted a 19 point, 10 rebound double-double with guard Jalen Valverde right behind with 18 markers.
Fullerton College turned away Allan Hancock College 68-59 as Lance (St. Mary’s High) Coleman II tallied 23 points for the victors. full box
“Campolindo squeaks past Grant in NorCal semifinal” Scott Giorgianni
“Branson boys basketball advances to NorCal finals” Marin Independent Journal
“Paly boys lose by 3” Palo Alto Online
Ethan Kassel provides the details on Mission’s loss despite 42 points from Ben Knight plus Lincoln High’s loss. It takes some scrolling down.
Up in Walla Walla, Pomona-Pitzer topped Texas-Dallas 58-37 as Micah (Lick-Wilmerding) Elan posted a 13 point, 11 rebound double-double, Corbin (Sacred heart Prep) Koch scored 12 points and Daniel (Los Altos High) Rosenbaum went for 10 plus eight boards. game report
Powered by Joey (Acalanes High) Hewitt’s team highs of 24 points and seven rebounds plus 17 points from Darné (St. Joseph Notre Dame) Duckett, Whitman College defeated Texas Lutheran 102-79. game report
Skylar (Drake High) Chavez was prominent as usual with 27 points but 5-foot-11 Atmar (Washington High) Mundu provided 20 points and 5-foot-10 Damian (Cardinal Newman) Wallace contributed 18.
“Niners best Columbia College, 72-62” John Stevens
College of the Sequoias 94, Los Medanos College 76 — LMC led 54-40 after the initial 20 minutes but host Sequoias owned the second half 54-22. Raazhel (College Park High) Watkins paced Los Medanos with both 33 points and nine boards. full box
Jake: “2020 guard Lamont Butler will take an official visit to Saint Mary’s (CA) this weekend, will also officially visit Washington next week, his father told Stockrisers and Prep Hoops.”
He’s a heralded 6-foot-1 point out of SoCal.
“Butte’s Eric Boose named Golden Valley Conference MVP
Kehmarr McMillian, Noah Zoppi named to All-Golden Valley Conference team” Chico Enterprise-Record
Mike Baribault: “BREAKING NEWS: Casa Grande Head Boys basketball Coach Jake Lee has stepped down from his position, effective immediately.”
Joe Hoeup: “Not the way i wanted my career to end, but I gave everything to this program. I took pride to represent Hardin-Simmons Basketball with class because this program has given me everything. I came in as a boy and left as a man with my head held high. Much Love!”
Out of Elsie Allen High, the 6-foot-1 guard averaged 16.2 points, 5.1 boards, 2.1 assists and 1.2 steals this season while shooting 43%, 42% and 78%.