Prep Wrapup: Urban boys basketball still making waves with win over Stuart Hall

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Boys Basketball: Urban 51, Stuart Hall 46

The Blues (11-8, 3-2) jumped out to a 14-3 lead after the first quarter, but the Knights (14-6, 2-3) cut the lead to 35-34 after the third.

Stuart Hall then took the lead midway through the fourth quarter, but Urban held off the Knights behind the solid play of their Big 3: Nate Cohen (19 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists), Matt Monges (21 points) and Julian Matulich (11 points, 7 rebounds).

Stuart Hall senior guard Laboyd Ricard led the way for the Knights with 14 points.

Girls Basketball: University 63, Marin Academy 52

The Red Devils (17-2, 4-1) opened up a 20-10 lead after the first quarter and largely played even with the Wildcats (14-8, 3-2) the rest of the way.

University got another pair of solid performances from senior center Amelia King (23 points) and Katie Lo (21 points) in the win.

Marin Academy junior Rachel Zimmerman led the Wildcats with a game-high 26 points.

Boys Basketball: Mission 71, Burton 67

The Bears (14-8, 7-1) nearly slipped up again in Academic Athletic Association play by nearly surrendering a 17-point fourth-quarter lead, but hung on behind the strong play of their frontcourt.

Senior forward Miles Prescott had a double-double (16 points, 10 rebounds) and Gione Edwards was one rebound away (17 points, nine rebounds) in the win. Junior guards Antoine Porter (10 points, five assists) and Kevin Murray (15 points) also made important contributions.

Girls Basketball: East Palo Alto 36, Jewish Community 18

The Wolves (3-10, 1-6) were locked in a 16-16 tie with the Bulldogs (7-3, 5-1) in the third quarter, but could not hang down the stretch.

Jewish Community junior Adi Alouf and senior Sophie Navarro each scored a team-high eight points, while sophomore Sophia Gluck took in 14 rebounds.

Boys Basketball: East Palo Alto 44, Jewish Community 36

The Wolves (8-7, 2-5) led after the first quarter and the half, but the Bulldogs (11-1, 7-0) outscored Jewish Community 18-6 in the third quarter to secure the win.

Jewish Community was led by junior forward Anthony Gumberg, who had 15 points.

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6 Comments on "Prep Wrapup: Urban boys basketball still making waves with win over Stuart Hall"

  1. bballoldtimer153 | January 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM |

    man, those urban kids can really run up and down the court. what a job Joseph Skipher has done with that program. don’t sleep on this team, i can really see them pushing achieving their goals this year, they’ve already proven they can hang tough with teams like MA and University. also, don’t forget the “beast has not awoken” yet, that is, mr. golding. this sophomore shooter as i like to say can really put the ball on the floor and get buckets from the 3 pointer as well. bruce bowen in training.

    get ready bcl-west, urban is coming your way.

  2. Not to detract from Urban’s win, but isn’t Stuart Hall’s star point guard Tim Conolly out with a broken wrist?

    • that is true, but the blues were also playing with senior minh jeffery le on the bench. that guy is a PLAYER. he can bang with the big boys and shoot the 3.

      • bballscout420 | January 26, 2012 at 11:49 AM |

        I agree. Minh “shift-team” Jeffrey CAN GO. He’ll give you buckets if you let him. #minh

        • Minh Jeffrey LE is an EXCELLENT athlete! A great friend, and a student leader at Urban.

          Minh Jeffrey, Julian Matulich, Jason Cinti, and Alex Wu, were Seniors honored before the February 10th game with Stuart Hall. These guys are all scholars and athletes.

          Go Urban!

  3. Great job Burton. You almost came back to beat Mission. I’m proud of you. Stuart Hall is free falling now….I hope they can get it together.

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