“University rolls to rivalry win”—Ethan Kassel
2018 PRESIDENTS DAY CHAMPIONSHIP
FEBRUARY 17-18, 2017 @ JAMTOWN
> 8u-14u Boys & girls
THIS EVENT IS PART OF THE BOYS 8U-9U NORCAL CIRCUIT
> 1st & 2nd place awards
> 3 game minimum
> $250 per team
> $225 per team (3 or more teams)
> $200 per team (5 or more teams)
The eminence of Foothill College sophomore Alex Gil-Fernandez in recruiting circles would be larger if he were playing on a community college team 500 miles south of Los Altos Hills or he had been invited to participate in some of the national JUCO events held in the summer and fall. But regardless of any southern California bias or national exposure, nothing detracts from what he actually demonstrates to four-year programs.
Gil-Fernandez scores 19.2 points per game on 55%, 36% and 72% respective shooting accurancy plus 7.2 rebounds a contest, all bolstered by a non-stop motor. Each of the 6-foot-4 guard’s shooting percentages have increased from his freshman season (at 47%, 22% and 64%) and adding to that is his valuable experience last year playing at the point.
Carson Medley has authored a book —“Through The Red Door”—about Chico State men’s basketball.
“In this gripping, inspirational read that transcends basketball, a struggling writer becomes a Division II basketball tourist for a year and finds solace in the company of a virtuous basketball coach and talented basketball team doing more with less as the team strives to win a Division II National Championship.”
Also, “A struggling writer becomes a Division II basketball tourist for a year and finds solace in the company of a virtuous basketball coach and talented basketball team doing more with less. Basketball serves as the way of unpacking the greater story, a behind the scenes journey that provides a privileged glimpse into the hearts of 15 young men, three coaches, two managers, trainer, and a cast of colorful small-town characters as the teams strive to win the CCAA and Division II National Championship. Through the Red Door is the first book ever written about the world of Division II college basketball. The book reveals the story of how Coach Clink turned an underfunded program that had been struggling on both the court and in the classroom into an elite Division II program that that has reached the NCAA Championship Tournament Elite Eight twice in the last four years and made the NCAA Championship Tournament six seasons straight. More importantly, Coach Clink’s players have a graduation rate that is well above 80% while the overall graduation rate for Division II college basketball players is 46% for student-athletes who entered the university as freshman. As the banged-up red door on the cover of the book metaphorically portrays, the young men in this book both literally and figuratively move through the door and go beyond. The reader learns how Coach Clink built his program by establishing a culture where redshirting is the norm, a culture that amplifies the value of work, cohesion, family, and integrity. Coach Clink instills the timeless fundamentals of life that translate to any aspect of life — whether it is a classroom or corporate conference room — assisting his players to sharpen leadership traits.”
Fresno City College 140, host Cerro Coso College 100 Tyus (Oak Ridge High) Milhollin went en fuego with 40 points (10-22 from three-point range) and Georgie (Beyer High) Dancer tallied 24. FCC box
Feather River College 89, host College of the Redwoods 86 Dunnell Stafford scored 33 on 14-19 shooting points for CoR. Redwoods box
“Feather River too much for Redwoods”—Andrew Butler
Butte College 74, host Lassen College 63
Shasta College 82, host College of the Siskiyous 61
host Columbia College 71, College of the Sequoias 67
host Santa Rosa Junior College 86, San Joaquin Delta College 76 Skylar (Drake High) Chavez led the Bear Cubs with 23 points. Two keys Santa Rosa stats: shooting 24-25 at the foul line and getting 21 assists on 26 baskets. SRJC box
host Cañada College 83, Skyline College 70 Keith (Gateway High) Dickerson scored 20 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out six assists for the Colts. Cañada box
host Cabrillo College 81, Hartnell College 73 Linton Acliese led with 22 points plus nine boards and teammate Tynan Velasquez contributed 19 points and nine assists. Cabrillo box
host Foothill College 88, Chabot College 76
host San Jose City College 71, Monterey Peninsula College 64
host Ohlone College 76, Las Positas College 55
host Los Medanos College 72, Contra Costa College 62
host American River College 61, Folsom Lake College 58
Yuba College 85, host Solano College 61 “Yuba College men crush Solano for ninth straight BVC victory”
Diablo Valley College 63, host Cosumnes River College 61 full box
West Valley College 68, host DeAnza College 63 Julian (Santa Clara High) Jones posted an impressive 18 point, 17 rebound double-double for the Dons while teammate Ajay (Cupertino High) Singh went for 17 and nine. WVC game report DeAnza box
Sacramento City College 83, host Sierra College 69
College of Alameda 78, host College of Marin 76
Mendocino College 67, host Napa Valley College 62
Whistle 2 Whistle: “Salesian (CA) 86, San Joaquin (CA) 74
James Akinjo had 27pts, 7rbs, 6ast, TeJon Sawyer had 25pts, 6rbs for Salesian. Jalen Green had 25pts, 8rbs, 3ast, Jonah Geron had 24pts, Dameane Douglas had 20pts, 8rbs, 2ast for San Joaquin.”
Whistle 2 Whistle: “Bishop O’Dowd (CA) 65, Clark (CA) 59
Naseem Gaskin leads O’Dowd with 25pts, 6rbs, 2ast, Elijah Hardy had 20pts, 2rbs, 6ast. Antwon Jackson had 14pts, 7rbs, 3stl, James Bridges had 14pts, 5rbs, Greg Foster had 13pts, 3rbs, 3ast, 2stl for Clark.”
Whistle 2 Whistle: “Prolific Prep (CA) 71, Aspire Academy (KY) 51
Jeenathan Williams led Prolific with 22pts, Nimari Burnett had 17pts, 4rbs, 6ast, 2stl, Amadou Sow had 8pts, 7rbs, 3blk. Charles Bassey led Aspire with 25pts and 4rbs.”
Whistle 2 Whistle: “Stuart Hall (CA) 65, Sacramento (CA) 62
Miles Amos led Stuart Hall with 21pts, 4rbs. Izayah Talmadge had 22pts, 14rbs, 3ast, 2blk for Sacramento.” Amos was named Player of the game.
Whistle 2 Whistle: “American Canyon (CA) 51, Las Lomas (CA) 79
Nathan Robinson led with 23pts, Jason Holman with 20pts (6/10 from 3pt range), Robert Prince with 4pts, 6rbs, 6ast, and 5stl for Las Lomas. Malik Ghidon had 20pts, 8rbs, John Wade III with 13pts, 5ast for American Canyon.
Jalen (St. Patrick-St. Vincent/City College San francisco) Canty scored 20 points and Gabe (St. Mary’s High) Vincent 18 as UC Santa Barbara topped UC Riverside 76-69 on Saturday.
“SH Prep keeping WBAL boys hoops race interesting”—Andrew Preimesberger