Prep Wrapup: Riordan boys basketball rolls in South City tourney opener

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Boys Basketball: Riordan 62, Tamalpais 36

After some shaky moments early in the season, the Crusaders (6-2) have hit their stride, winning five straight, including a blowout win over the Red Tailed Hawks (4-6) in the opening round of the South San Francisco Classic on Tuesday.

Tamalpais tied the game at 2-2 early in the first quarter, but Riordan responded with a 7-0 run and the Hawks never challenged again.

Twelve of the 14 Riordan players in uniform scored, led by sophomore guard Bobby Arenas, who scored a game-high 14 points and seven rebounds. Riordan senior guard D.J. Harvey added 13 points and four rebounds, while point guard Geru Mabrey led the Crusaders’ defense with four steals.

Girls Basketball: University 62, Daysland 40

The Red Devils’ (8-1) trip to Southern California for the Surf ‘N Slam tournament started with a win over an international opponent.

Freshman Katie Lo and sophomore Alana Zack each scored a team-high 12 points, and nine University players scored against the school from Alberta, Canada.

Seniors Kaiza Molina and Amelia King also scored in double figures with 11 and 10 points, respectively, and the Red Devils had 16 steals as a team.

Girls Basketball: Mercy 60, Northgate 48

The Skippers (12-0) have only played two games at home this season, but added to their impressive road record with a solid win over the Mustangs (6-7).

Mercy shot 50 percent from the floor, out-rebounded Northgate 43-25 and got another double-double from senior forward Courtney Sabahi (19 points, 11 rebounds) in the win. Fellow post player Nia Ilalio scored 13 points and had nine rebounds, while senior guard Mariah Masoli continued her impressive all-around play with 17 points, six assists and four steals.

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  1. Keep it up says:

    Great game girls! Keep it up

  2. Fan says:

    Riordan is starting to jell a bit more with the players that they have playing. They probably will get an upset or two in league if the keep playing hard and playing together. With Mabrey, Harvey, Arenas, Selsor and Gilleran, they are starting to get use to each other and it shows in their play together. Jiday and his brother Uma are getting good minutes off the bench and they will need that in league. I Masoli should probably wait to make sure he is 100% before trying to come back especially in league because it is a very physical league and he doesn’t want to risk reinjurying that shoulder just like Aguilar at SI.

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