In San Jose State University’s 121-81 loss to Fresno State, Michael (Logan High/CCSF) Steadman still showed up with 21 points and nine rebounds. Noah (Woodcreek High/Long Beach State) Blackwell scored 25 points (shooting 8-10, 7-8, 2-3) for the Bulldogs and dished out eight assists.
Bolstered by 25 points, five boards and five assists via James (Salesian Prep) Akinjo, Georgetown edged Marquette 86-84.
Receiving a near triple double — 22 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists — from Jesse (Drake High) Hunt, Eastern Washington nabbed an 80-77 road victory over Weber State.
New Mexico State topped Cal Baptist 75-63 despite the latter getting 18 points plus eight boards from De’jon (Oakland Tech) Davis.
Jonathan (Salesian Prep) Galloway scored but eight points (just five shot attempts) but contributed 11 rebounds and a pair of blocked shots in UC Irvine’s 86-74 defeat of Cal State Northridge.
Isaiah (Placer High/Sierra College) Pineiro enjoyed a 27 points, 12 board double-double as San Diego blasted BYU in a West Coast Conference semifinal pairing 80-57.
Montana handled Sacramento State 86-68 with Sayeed (El Cerrito High) Pridgett going for 17 points, six rebounds and four assists and teammate Timmy (Dublin High) Falls providing 16 points, five assists and four steals. Joshua (Sierra High) Patton led the Hornets with 20 points and added six rebounds and three blocked shots.
Carlos (El Cerrito High) Johnson continued his scoring surge of late with 22 points but Grand Canyon fell 83-76 to Seattle.
In Hayward, UC San Diego captured the California Collegiate Athletic Association tournament title with a 71-62 victory versus Cal Poly Pomona. For the victorious Tritons, Tyrell (Woodcreek High) Roberts totaled 17 points and teammate Chris (Campolindo High) Hansen posted a 13 point, 13 rebound double-double.
Host City College San Francisco 83, Cañada College 67
“CCSF Rams punch ticket to Ventura with 83-67 win over Cañada” Patrick Cochran
Host Fresno City College 81, Yuba College 72—Ethan (Madera High) Richardson shot 11-11 on his way to a team bests 24 points and nine boards and Georgie (Beyer High) Dancer finished with 21 points plus five assists. The Rams shot 56% overall and 8-18 from three-point range. FCC box
Appeal-Democrat: “The Yuba College basketball playoff run came to an end on Saturday night as the 49ers lost to Fresno City College by a final score of 81-72.
Despite the tough season ending loss, Brandon Recek tallied 18 points while league MVP Cornell Greenwood scored 16 points.
“It was a great season, I can’t complain when I have a team that wins 25 games,” said Yuba head coach Doug Cornelius.”
Santa Rosa Junior College 68, host Gavilan College 66—Skylar (Drake High) Chavez led the Rams victory with 27 points and seven boards as SRJC shot 50% overall although just 8-26 from long distance and 6-12 from the foul line. full box
“Santa Rosa Junior College men upset Gavilan to reach state tournament” Albert Gregory
Gavilan Men’s Basketball: “I. Zaid 24 pts, 3 reb, 2 ast, D. Burgess 14 pts, 4 reb, X. Bowers 11 pts, 6 reb, 3 ast, 3 blk, P. Fisher 8 pts, 5 ast, 3 reb, 2 stl, D. Potts 6 pts, 17 reb, 6 ast”
College of the Sequoias 85, host San Joaquin Delta College 77
“Delta … men fall to Sequoias” Scott Niendorf
“Sierra Canyon quiets crowd to win back-to-back Open Division championships” Ethan Kassel
“Dunk you very much – Sierra Canyon has 12 dunks on Sheldon and looks the part of national No. 1 power” Joe Davidson
Campolindo 55, Colony 40—“Campolindo boys win first state championship
Baby Cougars get 19 points from both freshman Aidan Mahaney, sophomore Emmanuel Callas in D-II win” Darren Sabedra
“Campolindo rolls to Division II state championship” Ethan Kassel
Ribet 60, Immanuel 49—“Ribet rises late to top Immanuel” Ethan Kassel
“Fans behind them, but Immanuel Eagles fall under Frogs’ closing run in state final” Thomas Frey
Gerry Freitas: “After winning the Division IV state title Ribet Academy (first year) coach Reggie Howard was asked how you go from winning one game a year ago to a state championship. ‘We were able to go out and recruit some kids from all over the country. We were able to change things.'”
On Friday, William Jessup University defeated Vanguard 79-75 as Keith (Chabot College) Phillips led with 23 points and Teammate Tyas (Sheldon High/Humboldt State) Rattler Jr. contributed 18 in the Golden State Athletic Conference semi-final matchup.
On Saturday in the GSAC tournament final, The Master’s College downed William Jessup University 89-74. Keith (Chabot College) Phillips again came through with 19 points and 8 rebounds for WJU.
Jeff Goodman: “Underrated coaching job: Cal Baptist head coach and ex-St. Mary’s assistant Rick Croy has won 16 games in first season in transition to D-1 ranks. Cal Baptist, not eligible for WAC tourney due to transition, with 7 league wins heading into tomorrow’s game against New Mexico St.”
K.J. (Kennedy High/Sacramento City College) Duronslet earned First Team All Conference honors (his second such selection) and Derek (Redwood High/College of Marin) Morgan was awarded a spot on the league All-Academic team.
“Duronslet proved to be an all-around player for the Bulldogs as he posted 16.9 points per game, 9.4 rebounds per game, and 62 assists. He logged 46 steals and 13 blocks and was third in the league in double-doubles with 11. Duronslet shot 54.3 percent from the field and was named the AAC Player of the Week three times.”
Morgan averaged 11.3 points per game.
6-foot-8 Jonathan (Heritage High) Ned is in his freshman season at Eastern Florida State and he is averaging 10.0 points, 4.8 boards and 1.1 assists while shooting 46%, 34% and 73%.
Gerry Freitas: “Nor Cal Spring Showcase is Sat-Sun March 30-31 at the new Cali Courts in Union City & other Bay Area sites. Open to teams from hi school & AAU programs in all hi school grades (includes seniors). $495.00/team. 3 or more team discount. 2 games each day. firstname.lastname@example.org”