Worth noting about Earl Allen’s recent departure from Sacramento High: “…

“…Earl Allen was even more surprisingly relieved of duty shortly before the season opener, which is the life of any coach who works with year-to-year “at-will” contracts.

Allen worked at Sac High for 21 seasons, the previous three as head coach with three playoff teams.

He was informed of the change by new Dragons athletic director Brady King…

…Allen was stunned, and still is. He said after his dismissal, “I am completely devastated. I’ve given half my life to that place. I can tell you this: I did and have done absolutely nothing (wrong) and have never been disciplined my whole tenure there.”

“Former Marin Catholic standout Calcaterra enjoying breakthrough season for San Diego” Danny Schmidt

5-foot-11 junior Darne (St. Joseph Notre Dame) Duckett is averaging 17.5 points and 4.3 rebounds per game playing in six games and 28.5 minutes per contest for Whitman College. Duckett is shooting 39%, 31% and 75% (a very solid 43 free throw attempts) respectively and lead the Blues with 21 assists.

Josh Dhatt Named CSUEB Athlete of the Week

Josh (River Valley High/Yuba College) Dhatt averaged 16 points, 3.5 rebounds and two assists off the bench in two Pioneer victories last week. The Yuba City, Calif., native scored 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting in Saturday’s home win over Humboldt State, and knocked down 8-of-11 free-throw attempts en route to 14 points with four rebounds in Thursday’s victory against Cal State San Bernardino. The junior has scored in double figures in four of the Pioneers’ last five contests overall, and is a big reason CSUEB stands alone in first place in the conference standings.

Scores & Highlights


A 41-28 second half powered visiting UC Riverside to an 80-65 victory over San Jose State University. Two worthy notes: SJSU also interviewed David Patrick, the first year UC Riverside head coach, in the process of hiring Jean Prioleau. the third-year Spartan mentor and 2) 6-foot-9 Arinze Chidom, the Washington State transfer out of Bishop O’Dowd, led the Highlanders in this game with 17 points and also grabbed eight boards. He wasn’t pursued by the Spartans after he announced his WSU departure.

Plus, Riverside freshman guard Zyon (College Park High) Pullin produced 14 points, six assists and three rebounds.

Stanislaus State proved one point better, 59-58, versus Cal State East Bay as Xavier (River City High/Yuba College) Francois shot 10-15 overall to lead the Warriors with both 22 points and eight rebounds. Teammate Ty (College of Marin) Davis contributed 18 points. Nai (San Jose State University) Carlisle’s 18 points paced CSEB with Ant (San Lorenzo High/Cañada College) Navarette earning a 10 point, 10 board double-double.


“Gabe Vincent scores 35 points again for G-Kings” Stockton Record

Jordan (Folsom High) Ford poured in 21 points as St. Mary’s edged Nevada 68-63.

Despite 32 points and eight rebounds from Sayeed (El Cerrito High) Pridgett, Montana fell 87-80 in overtime to host Omaha.

Jamaree (Palma High) Bouyea posted a 19 point, five assists, three rebound, three steals two blocked shots line in host USF’s 93-84 success versus UC Davis. Freshman guard Ezra (Heritage High) Manjon produced 17 points, five assists and four boards.

At home, Chico State bopped Humboldt State 93-66 as Isaiah (Sheldon High) Brooks tallied 22 points and Kevin (St. Mary’s High/Cal State Monterey Bay) Warren provided 16 points, five assists and five steals.

Cal State Los Angeles defeated visiting Sonoma State 81-66 behind 16 points, nine assists, seven boards and three steals from Michael (McClymonds High/City College San Francisco) Wright. Nick (Clayton Valley Charter) Klarman posted a 17 point, 11 rebound double-double for Sonoma.

At 79-77, Diablo Valley College was two points better than College of San Mateo as Darius (St. Mary’s High-Berkeley) Jackson and Isaih (Bentley High) Hood each provided 21 points for the victors. Hood also contributed 13 boards plus six assists.

Gavilan College handled host West Hills Lemoore 83-68 behind Kobe (Monterey High/Cabrillo College) Ordonio’s 38 points.


Ross (Bishop O’Dowd) Williams contributed 23 points and five boards as Menlo College beat Hastings College 89-80 in a tournament in Honolulu.

“Noah Zoppi hits buzzer-beater to lift Butte basketball in OT” ChicoER  Zoppi scored 32 points (seven treys) while LPC’s Michael Hayes led with 42 points.

Fresno City College topped Cerritos College 78-69 with Ronald (Sheldon High) Agebsar scoring 18 points (8-11 overall shooting) and teammate Eljay (Folsom High) Gallegos shooting 5-5 from long distance in also tallying 18.

Freshman Alphonse Alfred scored 28 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and dished out five assists as host Cabrillo College bested Canada College 73-59.


How Tavian (St Patrick-St. Vincent) Henderson aided Cal Poly Pomona’s 78-59 victory over Cal State San Marcos: he wasn’t his team’s leading scorer or rebounder but his line of eight points on perfect 3-3 field goal, 2-2 foul line shooting, plus four boards and an assist (no turnovers) displayed the level of positive efficiency every coach covets.

“Claim Jumpers slam their way into the record books” Guy Dossi

“Claim Jumpers remain undefeated” Guy McCarthy

Columbia College stands 12-0.

Markus (Alameda High) Gilbert finished with 17 points, 13 rebounds and three steals but College of Alameda fell 71-61 to West Valley College.

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