Prep Wrapup: Riordan advances to Crusader Classic final with win over Burlingame
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Boys Basketball: Riordan 55, Burlingame 27
The Crusaders (2-0) trailed 8-6 after the first quarter, but outscored the Panthers (1-1) 49-21 the rest of the way to advance to their first Crusader Classic title game since 2008.
Senior point guard Geru Mabrey led the Crusaders in scoring with 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting (3-of-4 from three-point range) and also had eight steals. Junior forward Bobby Arenas had a near double-double with 11 points and eight rebounds, as did senior forward Graham Gilleran, who had nine points and seven rebounds.
The Panthers committed 27 turnovers (14 on Riordan steals) and only scored nine points in the second half.
Boys Basketball: St. Mary’s (Berkeley) 70, Mission 69 (OT)
Senior point guard Antoine Porter has apparently shaken off the rust from the football season, but his team-high 22 points still wasn’t enough for the Bears (0-2) to beat the Panthers (1-1) in overtime in the Crusader Classic consolation bracket.
Mission sophomore guard Joji Kurotani had his second double-digit scoring performance of the tournament with 14 points, and senior guard Anthony Bonds (11 points) and junior forward Ronald Murrilo (10 points) also had solid contributions in the loss.
Girls Basketball: Drew 58, Contra Costa Christian (Walnut Creek) 22
The Dragons (1-2) sealed their first win of the season behind a standout performance from senior forward Nefertiti Rogers, who scored a game-high 20 points to go along with six rebounds and three steals.
Drew only led the Cougars (2-1) 17-13 at the half, but limited Contra Costa to just nine points after the break and forced 26 overall turnovers.