February 2011

SanFranPreps.com Girls Basketball Top 10: Convent makes a move

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.


SanFranPreps.com Boys Basketball Top 10: Uni still on top, Mission moves up

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 surges late to beat Riordan in CCS quarterfinals

By Jeremy Balan

Archbishop Riordan High School supporters shouldn’t be surprised with the visiting Crusaders’ 60-53 loss to St. Ignatius in the CIF-Central Coast Section Division III quarterfinals on Saturday. The loss was indicative of their entire season — close, but not enough.

The Crusaders (9-18) actually carried a 38-33 lead into the fourth quarter, but it was a spark from an unlikely source that allowed the Wildcats to outscore Riordan 27-15 and pull away steadily in the final frame.


Girls Soccer: St. Ignatius handles unbeaten Del Mar in CCS quarterfinals

By Graham Henderson

PACIFICA — As the first half of the CIF-Central Coast Section Division II girls soccer quarterfinals drew to a close, it looked like fourth-seeded St. Ignatius and fifth-seeded and undefeated Del Mar would be in for a second half of closely matched play.

But in the waning minutes of the half, St. Ignatius midfielder Kate Bettinger put the Wildcats on the board with a picture-perfect shot from 25 yards out. Bettinger’s shot sailed high, hooked to the left, and went off the fingertips and over the head of Dons goalkeeper Allison Hadidian, into the net.

The goal was just the boost that St. Ignatius (14-8-3) needed, spurring the team to a 3-0 victory over Del Mar (19-1-2) at Terra Nova High School.


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Boys Basketball: Lowell D locks down Marshall, Wallenberg stuns Lincoln in AAA quarterfinals

By Jeremy Balan

The Academic Athletic Association’s Lang Division may have the lion’s share of premier scorers in the league, but after Friday, there’s no doubt which team has the best defense.

Lowell High School allowed 20 points to visiting Marshall High School in the first quarter, but then shut down the Phoenix, allowing just 23 points in the final three quarters combined in a dominating 68-43 win in the AAA quarterfinals.


Girls Basketball: Wallenberg holds off Lincoln in AAA quarterfinals

By Ernest Stone

After Lincoln High School ended the third quarter on a 7-0 run to cut their deficit to just two points, it seemed that Wallenberg was on the ropes.

Yet, as was the case many times on Friday, a Lincoln rally was followed by an authoritative response from the Bulldogs, enabling Wallenberg to hold on to a 67-56 road win in the Academic Athletic Association quarterfinals.



Boys Basketball: Riordan puts away Seaside early, SI next in CCS quarterfinals

By Jeremy Balan

Archbishop Riordan High School got a welcome reprieve from its brutal West Catholic Athletic League season with a dominating 63-39 win over visiting Seaside in the second round of the CIF-Central Coast Section Division III playoffs on Thursday, but the honeymoon won’t last long.

WCAL foe and City rival St. Ignatius awaits the seventh-seeded Crusaders (9-17) in the quarterfinals on Saturday. The second-seeded Wildcats beat Riordan in both regular-season meetings, but the Crusaders are more than happy to get another shot.