January 2011

SanFranPreps.com Girls Basketball Top 10: International leaps ahead

Every Monday, we will be compiling a poll of local media members to rank the top 10 boys and girls basketball teams in San Francisco. Feel free to make your own rankings and discuss ours in the comment section. Voters include SanFranPreps.com staff, Mitch Stephens from SFGate.com and Maxpreps.com and Dylan Kruse from the San Francisco Examiner.

Boys Basketball: St. Ignatius remains undefeated at home with win over Bellarmine

By Ernest Stone

Tied at 52-52 with 2:53 left to play in regulation, St. Ignatius broke from a timeout with the task of taking back control of a game that, just two quarters earlier, they began to dominate.

Fortunately for the Wildcats, current West Catholic Athletic League leading scorer Johnny Mrlik’s three-point shot just two seconds later established a 55-52 lead, one which they would maintain to defeat league foe Bellarmine 59-56 and remain undefeated at home.

Boys Basketball: Lick rides Jay to comeback win over Bay

By Jeremy Balan

OAKLAND — In the first half of Lick-Wilmerding’s non-league game against Bay School in the Bay Area Conference Challenge on Saturday at Head-Royce School, the Tigers were ice-cold, except for one player.

While the rest of the Tigers shot 1-for-14 from the floor in the half, senior guard Kishan Jay buoyed the offense with 12 of the team’s 14 points in the half, to keep Lick close enough to rally back from a 19-14 halftime deficit in a 47-41 win.

Girls Basketball: Crowley puts Presentation away, St. Ignatius takes control of WCAL

By Ernest Stone

Kaitlyn Crowley was automatic on Friday night.

Dropping 24 points in front of her home crowd against Presentation, Crowley booked a 64-57 win for her team, took over first place in the West Catholic Athletic League standings, and dominated her opponent so thoroughly that its best chance of preventing her from scoring was sending her to the free throw line.

Boys Basketball: Enriquez and Springwater lead University to rout Marin Academy

By Jeremy Balan

University senior guards Noah Springwater and Zio Enriquez have been the catalysts for the Red Devils’ offense all season, and Bay Counties League West foes have come to realize that you may be able to stop one, but you won’t stop both.

Taking control of the game at separate times, the pair combined for 41 points to lead University to an impressive 77-50 win over visiting Marin Academy on Friday.

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