Prep Wrapup: Riordan falls to Burlingame in Crusader Classic opener

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Boys Basketball: Burlingame 61, Riordan 49

The host Crusaders (0-1) got 17 points from junior guard Geru Mabrey, but struggled to knock down open shots throughout the game and shot just over 28 percent from the floor including 2-of-21 shooting from 3-point range.

Burlingame sophomore guard Frankie Ferrari led all scorers with 21 points and the Panthers (1-0) will face Mission in the winner’s bracket on Friday night.

Riordan also got 13 points from sophomore guard Jiday Ugbaja and junior forward Christian Hernandez added seven points and 11 rebounds.

Boys Basketball: Urban 40, Crystal Springs Uplands 25

The Blues (2-0) are off to a hot start and got a game-high 16 points from junior forward Nate Cohen in the win.

Cohen also had seven rebounds and three assists, while Harrison Golding added 11 points and five rebounds, but it was Phong Tran’s lockdown defense that held down Crystal Springs’ (0-1) best player.

Girls Basketball: Drew 26, Chinese Christian 23

Despite scoring just a single point in the fourth quarter, the Dragons (2-0) held off a late push from the Rams (1-3) behind a well-rounded performance from junior Neff Rogers.

Rogers scored a team-high 16 points, collected 14 rebounds and four blocks.

The Dragons also got solid contributions from senior Marisa Hedgpeth, who finished with 11 rebounds and three steals, and Nora McDevitt-Hickey, who added six points.

Boys Basketball: Sonoma Academy 43, International 38

International senior point guard Eli Jacobson scored a career and game-high 16 points, but the Jaguars (0-1) could not overcome a shaky defensive effort in the second half.

The Coyotes (2-0) only scored 14 points in the first half, but surged late behind the play of guards Benji Rifati and Leithan Pucon, who combined for 23 points.

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13 Comments on "Prep Wrapup: Riordan falls to Burlingame in Crusader Classic opener"

  1. I still say Riordan will do well this year. Cut down on the 3-pt shooting and they probably would’ve won.

  2. The way Burlingame was hitting open shots I thought it was their home gym. The buckets would not fall for the riordan shooters and if they had been able to make 5 or 6 three point shots it could have been a different contest. That burlingame pt guard Ferrari was a floor general, he must have had about 4 assist on a couple of his teammates 3 pointers, just an overall great performance by him. I thought Maybrey played well until he caught a god awful cramp and had to leave the game. Hopefully riordan will bounce back and get their shooters on track in their game against St Mary’s

  3. This will be a LONG year for the Crusaders. I will go out on a limb and say this will be the worst year they’ve had in recent memory. They have 1 big kid who doesn’t play big at all. It looked like they had 1 kid over 6 feet on the entire roster. I will say this, they are well coached and play hard.

  4. sports time | December 1, 2011 at 4:00 PM |

    Riordan got great looks at 20 3 point shots and just couldn’t make them. They are missing 3 players due to injuries for now, Harvey-Arenas-Masoli all sat this one out. The kids have to find a way to match Geru Mabry’s energy and passion and get the old fire in the belly burning. They are a small team but play with fundamentals and play fast should keep them in games. They must box out at all times to have a chance in league cause the WCAL is no joke and very physical too. Good luck kids.

  5. huh, didnt know the crusaders had so many players out. when will they be back? gotta say the crusader forum is the best gym in the area – can’t beat the pit layout and enjoying a coke and hot dog at the same time!

  6. Riordan is weak, they cant win any football or basketball games! Even with stud athletes.

  7. geru is the best point guard in the city..he needs to be talked about way more jiday can be one of the best in the city but he has to learn the game more

  8. lincoln got the best guard.

  9. darius sadeghi | December 3, 2011 at 11:49 PM |

    i still think big roddy hidalg is the best player at riordan. hicks is #2

  10. norcalballer | December 18, 2011 at 5:36 AM |

    I think Jiday is a Phenomenal athlete. He has great prospect in the game. He is sharp and seems to have a lot of energy. I suspect he is no doubt waiting to explode. Riordan has to do better with using the star atheletes they have. it looks like something is fundamentally lacking in their line up.

  11. dont be so hastey

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