NCAA Thursday

Eastern Washington defeated Idaho State 91-62 as Jesse (Drake High) Hunt posted a 14 point, 16 rebound double-double.

Behind 16 boards (seven offensive) and 10 points from Joshua (Sierra High) Patton, Sacramento State edged Montana State 70-67.

Despite receiving 28 points from Sayeed (El Cerrito High) Pridgett, Montana fell 81-69 to Portland State.

Phil (Franklin High) Fayne finished with 17 points, 10 boards and three blocked shots as Illinois State topped Evansville 65-60.

Isaiah (Placer High/Sierra College) Pineiro’s 16 point, 10 rebound helped power San Diego to a 67-47 victory over Portland.

PacWest Conference Tournament

Erik (Marysville High/Yuba College) Scheive contributed 19 points plus five rebounds as Chaminade defeated Holy Names University 108-97 in a semi-finals matchup Thursday in San Rafael. full box


The California Collegiate Athletic Association Final Four is being held in Hayward and here are Friday’s pairings:

  • UC San Diego versus Cal State East Bay
  • Cal State Los Angeles versus Cal Poly Pomona

The Pioneers are the sole northern California team remaining but there are a number of Nor Cal talents sprinkled among the other teams.


“MUSTANGS AND GIANTS MEET IN SWEET 16” Signal The Light Basketball

“RAMS AND COLTS MEET FOR THIRD TIME THIS SEASON” Signal The Light Basketball

“FRESNO MEETS YUBA IN BATTLE OF CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS FOR PLACE IN VENTURA” Signal The Light Basketball

“Cañada one win from elite eight” Terry Bernal

“COS’ Rusty Smith a win away from becoming winningest coach in program history”

On Saturday:

  • Yuba College @ Fresno City College
  • Santa Rosa Junior College @ Gavilan College
  • Canada College @ City College San Francisco
  • College of the Sequoias @ San Joaquin Delta College

“How Logan reached Division I state final  Colts have not hopped off treadmill since Day 1, returning to state title game for second time in three seasons” Darren Sabedra

“Versatile University ready for state championship challenge” Ethan Kassel


High School State Championship Games (Sacramento)

Friday, March 8
12:00 p.m. Division V Boys – Mt. Shasta vs. Foothill, Bakersfield

4:00 p.m. Division III Boys – San Francisco University vs. La Jolla Country Day

8:00 p.m. Division I Boys – James Logan vs. Chino Hills

Saturday, March 9

12:00 p.m. Division IV Boys – Immanuel vs. Ribet Academy

4:00 p.m. Division II Boys – Campolindo vs. Colony

8:00 p.m. Open Division Boys – Sheldon vs. Sierra Canyon


Verbal Commits: “2019 Highland CC (IL) F/C Luka Barišić has received an offer from UC Davis

Barisic is a 6-foot-9 sophomore out of Croatia and averaging 15.1 points per game. His best skill appears to be shooting the ball (53%, 40% and 77% accuracy). The Aggies need scoring out of the four and five spots.


“…Saint Martin’s saw its regular-season championship season rewarded with the selection of Alex Pribble as GNAC Coach of the Year…”

Pribble is out of Drake High and California. He’ll be back in California coaching collegiately sooner rather than later.

Plus:

2018-19 GNAC MEN’S BASKETBALL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

FIRST TEAM

  • Adonis Arms Northwest Nazarene G 6-6 Jr. Milwaukee, Wis. (Mesa CC)
  • Luke Chavez Saint Martin’s G 6-3 Sr. Woodacre, Calif. (South Puget Sound CC)
  • Trevor Jasinsky Western Washington F 6-7 Jr. Camas, Wash. (Camas)
    Coleman Wooten Seattle Pacific F 6-5 Sr. Maple Valley, Wash. (Tahoma)
  • Obi Megwa Northwest Nazarene G 6-0 Sr. Phoenix, Ariz. (Mesa CC)
  • Tyler Brimhall Alaska Anchorage G/F 6-5 Jr. Logan, Utah (North Idaho JC)

SECOND TEAM

  • Riley Hawken Western Oregon F 6-6 Jr. Vancouver, Wash. (Concordia Univ.)
  • Gavin Long Seattle Pacific G 6-5 Jr. Wenatchee, Wash. (Wenatchee)
    Julian Roche Simon Fraser C 6-11 So. Saint John, N.B. (Santa Clara Univ.)
  • EJ Boyce Saint Martin’s G 6-2 Sr. Boise, Idaho (San Jose State Univ.)
  • Tyler Green Montana State Billings G 5-10 Jr. Redding, Calif. (Humboldt State Univ.)
  • Chandler Redix Saint Martin’s G 6-2 Sr. Apple Valley, Calif.
    (Kentucky Wesleyan Univ.)

“Cal Poly men’s basketball coach fired after historically bad season” Nick Wilson

Who’s in the running as a replacement? Watch for former UCLA assistant Scott Garson who is currently assisting Herb Sendek at Santa Clara.


“Exclusive: Wiretap reveals LSU coach Will Wade discussed recruiting ‘offer’ with hoops scandal middleman” Pat Forde, Pete Thamel and Dan Wetzel

So what communication methods are now being employed to avoid FBI wiretap detection? It’s a whole different universe when the feds get involved.

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