“THE COACHING CLIFTONS
Grandfather, father, son find guidance, support on Mother Lode hardwood
For Dale, Kraig and Jay Clifton, Calaveras basketball is a family tradition” Guy Dossi

Dossi really deserves credit for writing some of the best human interest/sports stories around.


“Richardson’s Double Double Leads Mavericks over T-Wolves” Colorado Mesa athletics

Ethan (Madera High/City College San Francisco/Fresno City College) Richardson starts strong.


USF Basketball: “This is how you close out a conference rival! 6-foot-2 Jamaree (Palma High) Bouyea with back-to-back blocks and then draws a charge.”

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College Scores and Highlights

Saturday (January 11)

Santa Clara edged host St. Mary’s 67-66 despite Jordan (Folsom High) Ford scoring 30 points for the Gaels.

Terrell (Moreau Catholic/San Jose State University) Brown’s 18 points led New Mexico State to a 74-71 victory over UMKC. Brown shot 7-11, 3-7 and 1-2 respectively.

Riley (Archbishop Mitty) Grigsby produced 17 points plus eight boards in Seattle’s 83-50 romp over Utah Valley.

Pepperdine bested San Diego 85-78 with Skylar (Drake High/Santa Rosa Junior College) Chavez scoring 19 points on 6-11, 3-6 and 4-4 shooting.

Robert Morris bopped Wagner 94-62 as AJ (San Leandro High/Sheridan College) Bramah totaled 16 points, seven boards, two assists and two steals.

Charlie (Granite Bay High/Nevada) Tooley’s 21 points powered Cal State Monterey Bay to an 80-76 upset of host Cal State East Bay. He shot 7-9, 5-7 and 2-2.

Tyrell (Woodcreek High) Roberts totaled 27 points plus eight boards in UC San Diego’s 86-70 victory versus host Humboldt State.

Phoenix (Vanden High) Shackelford led with 21 points in Cal Poly Pomona’s 74-55 defeat of Cal State Dominguez Hills.

Pomona-Pitzer topped Redland 86-74 as Micah (Lick-Wilmerding) Elan enjoyed another points explosion with 32 and also contributed five rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Josh (Lighthouse Community Charter School-Oakland/Orange Coast College) Powell-Davis score 28 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out four assists with teammates Eric (Cosumnes Oaks High/Sierra College) Toles and Jonah (Ballarmine Prep/Willow Glen High/San Jose City College/UC Davis) Underwood contributing 15 points apiece in Hope International’s 100-68 victory over Westcliff University.

Lawrence University fell 88-78 to Monmouth (IL) but guard Brad (Pacific Grove High) Sendell shot 10-16, 2-5 and 7-7 in scoring 29 points for LU.

In the most important community college matchup of the night, Fresno City College went on the road and grabbed a 72-53 win at College of the Sequoias.  Keshawn (Burbank High/Cal State East Bay) Brunner led with 21 points for the Rams and tied for most boards with eight. Sequoias struggled with shooting finishing at 30%, 21% and 46%.

Santa Rosa Junior College remained undefeated in Big 8 play with an 86-73 victory over Sierra College. Gianni Brown paced the victors with 21 points.

Simmer (Shasta High) Singh scored a team high 26 points alongside grabbing eight rebounds as Shasta College downed Feather River College 75-62.

“Butte men’s basketball drops overtime GVC opener to College of the Redwoods” Andrew Butler


Last Friday (January 10)

City College San Francisco defeated Skyline College 103-45 behind 28 points from Miles Norris and Darrion (St. Ignatius) Trammell’s 17.

A 46-17 second half powered Las Positas over Foothill College to the tune of 90-64 as Michael (West High) Hayes’ 17 points led four players in double figures. Hayes also produced 12 rebounds, four assists and a pair of steals.

Host Gavilan College blasted Hartnell College 111-81 behind 36 points and eight assists from Kobe (Monterey High/Cabrillo College) Ordonio.

Jabari (Sacramento High) Sweet shot 7-9 to finish with 14 points plus Isiah Veal provided 10 points, nine boards, five assists and two steals in Chabot College’s 92-73 win at Cañada College. A 54-29 first half did the job.

Gabe Mack led with 32 points as visiting Cabrillo College took down San Jose City College 69-49.

Six players scored in double figures led by Armon (Grant High) Economou’s 27 points (he also led with 10 boards) as host Solano College defeated College of Marin 98-84. Malik (American Canyon High) Ghiden paced the latter with 20 points.


Last Thursday (January 9)

Jordan (Folsom High Ford scored 14 points in the St. Mary’s 87-84 homecourt overtime win versus BYU.

Paris (Bishop O’Dowd/Boise State) Austin tallied 17 points in host California’s 73-66 victory over Washington State. Austin shot 6-8, 0-0 and 5-5 respectively.

Sacramento State took down visiting North Arizona University 64-57 behind 23 points and seven rebounds from Joshua (Sierra High) Patton.

Freshman point Ezra (Heritage High) Manjon’s line of 17 points, four boards, three steals and two assists boosted UC Davis but the Aggies still fell 64-57 to UC Riverside. Manjon shot 7-12, 1-1 and 2-4 respectively.

Hawaii took the measure of CSU Fullerton 75-69 as Eddie (Archbishop Riordan/City College San Francisco) Stansberry. He shot 10-15, 2-5 and 3-4 respectively.

Visiting Washington fell to Stanford 61-55 with Elijah (Bishop O’Dowd) Hardy starting his first game for the Huskies and posting two points, three assists, three steals and three turnovers. He played 31 minutes and shot 1-7, 0-4 and 0-0 respectively. Here’s a Seattle Times Hardy feature.

Tyrell (Woodcreek High) Roberts led with 22 points, six assists and five steals as UC San Diego grabbed a 74-60 road victory over Stanislaus State.

Cal Poly Pomona had no trouble downing Cal State Los Angeles 89-69 with BJ (St. Patrick-St. Vincent/St. Martin’s) Standley contributing 17 points and Phoenix (Vanden High) Shackelford 15 for the victors.

Jayce McCain scored 15 points and dished out a team-high four assists in the Cal State San Marcos 76-74 road win versus Humboldt State. Times Standard game report.

Chico State handled host San Francisco State 83-69 with Calvin (San Marin High) Geraci’s 18 points and five assists pacing the Wildcats. He shot 7-11, 4-5 and 0-0 respectively. Linton (Cabrillo College) Acliese led the Gators with 24 points.

Folsom Lake College bested Cosumnes River College 87-76 powered by Pierce (Vista Del Lago High) Rexford’s 24 points (9-12, 4-5, 1-1 shooting) and 11 rebounds plus 24 points via Clayton (Franklin High) Davis. Christian (River City High) Hough paced CRC with both 24 points and 13 boards.

Five players scored in double figures—Atmar (Washington High/Fremont) Mundu 19, Gianni Brown 15 (plus 10 rebounds), Shannon (North High-Bakersfield) Ferguson 11, Damian (Cardinal Newman) Wallace 11 (plus eight assists), Edward (Foothill High-Bakersfield) Turner 10—in the Santa Rosa Junior College 68-62 homecourt success versus San Joaquin Delta College. The latter was led by Travis (Liberty High) August’s 34 points, bolstered by seven made treys.


“Ryan Johnson shining on the court for COS” Nick Giannandrea


“‘He came back to his hometown’ and boosted Sonora’s section title defense” James Burns


Richard Obert article including information on Grand Canyon University’s Oscar Frayer:

“Majerle, it appears, is moving on without senior wing Oscar (Moreau Catholic) Frayer, who still was ineligible Saturday…

…“As of right now, Oscar is gone,” Majerle said. “He’s not going to be eligible. I think there’s a one percent chance that he might be back. But I’m not holding out for it. It’s sad. I love Oscar. He’s been here since he was a freshman. He’d be a great player this year. He’s really worked hard. He’s unbelievably athletic. He would add a lot to this team.

“But he didn’t take care of his business in the classroom. There might be a minute chance. But it’s time to move on. It’s been all season. I’m not sure who is going to be on my team…”


“Capital Christian’s D.J. Wilson is bringing the beat back with the Milwaukee Bucks” Shaun Holkko


Catching Up With…

6-foot-5 redshirt sophomore Luke (Vista Del Lago High) Avdalovic is averaging 9.9 points in 24 minutes per game for Northern Arizona University while shooting 52%, 51% and 72% respectively. 51 of his 68 shot attempts have been three-pointers.

6-foot-7 junior Xander (Christopher High/Gavilan College) Bowers is averaging 6.4 points plus 5.6 rebounds while playing 23 minutes a contest for Arizona Christian University. His 16 blocked shots leads the team and he is shooting 64%, 50% (four attempts) and 67% respectively.

6-foot junior Gyse (East Union High-Manteca) Hulsebosch is scoring 8.9 points a game for Westmont College (Santa Barbara). In 18 minutes an outing, he’s shooting 55%, 53% and 78% respectively. 64 of his 99 shot attempts this season are from beyond the arc. His 40 assists rank third on the team.

6-foot-4 Eric (Cosumnes Oaks High/Sierra College) Toles is in his senior season at Hope International University and averaging  8.7 points and 2.6 boards with a 35/17 assist-to-turnover ratio. He is shooting 45%, 34% and 64% respectively and playing 21 minutes a night.

6-foot-9 senior Jonah (Bellarmine Prep/Willow Glen High/San Jose City College/UC Davis) Underwood is shooting 43% and 70% respectively in 16 games/starts and 27 minutes an outing for Hope International University this season. His 19 blocked shots are a team high and he’s contributing 7.4 points plus 8.0 boards each time out.

6-foot-6 junior Josh (Lighthouse Community Charter School-Oakland/Orange Coast College) Powell-Davis is averaging 12.1 points and 8.1 rebounds in just 18 minutes a night while shooting 49% and 66% respectively. 56 of his 129 boards are of the offensive variety for Hope International University.

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