Oakland Soldiers: “Road to Peach Jam starts now!” Oakland Soldiers Roster
Eric Sondheimer: “CIF Federated Council approved proposal to prevent schools from playing opponents that don’t compete for state championships. That means in 2019-20, California teams can’t play IMG, Findlay Prep and Oak Hill Academy.
“Kansas Is The Only Final Four Team Playing Modern Basketball”—Kyle Wagner
“Nevada basketball must strike now to become a national program”—Chris Murray There are some northern California D1 teams that need to invest in order to have the chance of beginning to succeed.
2018 Bay Area Memorial Day Classic The 8th annual Bay Area Memorial Day Classic will be held from Saturday to Monday May 26-28 at Jamtown in Oakland and Ultimate Fieldhouse in Walnut Creek. The event will have teams in four divisions: 17 Elite, 17 Varsity, 16/Junior Varsity and 14-15/ Frosh. Championships in all divisions will Read More…
Sometimes, the overall success of a season isn’t all that was hoped for whether due to inexperience, injuries, illness, lack of depth or a myriad of other factors. But making progress between November and March is still achievable even if a final won-loss record isn’t satisfying. A team can collectively improve and individual players perform Read More…
North Bay Basketball Academy: “We would like to welcome and announce our Showcase 17U Gray team coached by Ruben Noles for the 2018 Spring/Summer. Excited for a big season!!! DJ Johnson (‘20) SJND TJ Duncan (‘19) Sac Waldorf Shakir Howard (‘19) Fairfield Trey Chapman (‘19) Healdsburg Wesley Darnes (‘19) Fairfield Evans Charles (‘19) Monterey Garrett Read More…
North Bay Basketball Academy: “We would like to welcome and announce our Showcase 17U HGSL team coached by Doug Donnellan for the 2018 Spring/Summer. Excited for a big season!!! Kevin Kremer (‘18) Pleasant Valley Ethan Menzies (‘18) Half Moon Bay Manny Adeoye (‘19) Salesian Damiri Lindo (‘19) St. Mary’s Albany Viktor Rajkovic (‘19) Branson Cash Read More…
“With a renovated arena and retooled roster, Cal Baptist is set to join Division I”—Kyle Cajero
“What the Arlee Warriors Were Playing For—On Montana’s Flathead Indian Reservation, basketball is about much more than winning”—Abe Streep Excellent.
“Thoughts on Villanova’s national title run . . .”—Frank Burlison Frank Burlison is a rare individual—an excellent reporter and an even better person
As the buzzer sounded after the initial 20 minutes of play, was there anyone (outside of certain Ann Arbor residents) believing Michigan had a chance to defeat Villanova? Yes, the score was just a nine point difference at that point, 37-28, with plenty of time for the Wolverines to come back but the prevailing sense Read More…
“One of the best seasons in years for men’s basketball at Napa Valley College”—Marty James
North Texas won the CBI tournament on Friday by defeating visiting San Francisco 88-77 and taking the series two games to one. The Dons were minus frontcourter Matt McCarthy as Frankie (Burlingame High) Ferrari led with 19 points. » Read more articles about Frankie Ferrari.
“Why Catholic Colleges Excel at Basketball”—Marc Tracy
“Seventy years later, Collins recalls COM’s national title run”
USF fell to host North Texas 69-55 on Wednesday forcing a deciding game three on Friday in the CBI tournament championship series. Freshman guard Souley (Oakland Tech) Boum led the Dons with 16 points. » Read more articles about Souley Boum.
“How Loyola used information and skill — not luck — to reach the Final Four”—Alex Scarborough
“No state titles, but Metro basketball teams cherish their journeys”—Mitch Stephens
Host USF bopped North Texas 72-62 on Monday to go ahead 1-0 in the best-of-three CBI tournament finals. Jordan Ratinho shot 5-6 from three-point range and finished with 17 points. game report The two teams match up again on Wednesday.
“Unable to overcome Sierra Canyon’s star power, Sheldon falls in state title game”—Joe Davidson “No. 21 Sierra Canyon takes down scrappy Sheldon in CIF Open Division championship”—Mitch Stephens “Sierra Canyon boys basketball triumphs in Open Division State final”—Tarek Fattal “Sierra Canyon wins boys’ basketball Open Division with All-Star lineup of transfer students”—Eric Sondheimer
“How Pleasant Valley made CIF history at Golden 1, and why it matters for Chico”—Joe Davidson “PV boys clinch first ever state basketball title”—Sharon Martin “Pleasant Valley’s Kremer, Keating can enjoy this one”—Sharon Martin “Pleasant Valley boys win Division 3 championship”—Mitch Stephens “Notre Dame struggles early, falls to Pleasant Valley in Division III state championship Read More…
“Argonaut ends historic season in state championship”—Nick Woodard “Jordan Starr stars in Santa Clarita Christian’s basketball state championship victory”—Eric Sondheimer “Santa Clarita Christian boys basketball cruises to first ever CIF State crown”—Tarek Fattal “SCCS boys basketball wins CIF state title”—Haley Sawyer
“Las Lomas gives inspiring effort, but falls to Chino Hills”—Darren Sabedra “Chino Hills wins Division I state championship”—Eric Sondheimer “Chino Hills holds off Las Lomas, wins second state championship in three seasons”—Eric-Paul Johnson
“Alameda boys lose to Crossroads in Division 2 title game”—Mitch Stephens “Alameda falls to Crossroads, Shaq’s son in Division II final”—Darren Sabedra