January 2013

Boys Basketball: Galileo stuns Lincoln to pull into first-place tie

By Jeremy Balan

The public-school gyms in San Francisco are more utilitarian than they are glamorous and that makes winning on the road that much tougher in the Academic Athletic Association.

The Lincoln boys basketball team became the second league opponent in just over a week to find out how hard it is to win at Galileo on Thursday, dropping their first AAA game of the season to the Lions 49-48 in the Marina District.


Thursday Scoreboard

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Game of the Day – Galileo vs. Lincoln boys basketball: The Lions have been the surprise of the AAA season so far and can move into a first place tie with the Mustangs if they pull off another upset at home. For live updates on this game, follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/SanFranPreps.


Boys Basketball: Sacred Heart Cathedral back on track after win over St. Ignatius

By Jeremy Balan

It’s safe to say the Sacred Heart Cathedral boys basketball team’s first quarter against Bellarmine on Saturday was the low point of its season.

The Irish trailed 32-3 after the opening quarter against the Bells, en route to their third straight West Catholic Athletic League loss, but more importantly, lost their confidence.

It may not be all back, but the Irish got a boost to that confidence on Wednesday by defeating rival St. Ignatius 59-51 on the road.


Wednesday Scoreboard

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Game of the Day – Sacred Heart Cathedral vs. St. Ignatius boys basketball: The Wildcats clinched the Bruce-Mahoney trophy with a win over the Irish on Jan. 8, but the implications of this game are greater in the scope of the basketball season. With five teams vying for the third and fourth place spots in the WCAL standings, every game from now on is crucial. For live updates on this game, follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/SanFranPreps.


Girls Basketball: Lowell shows no signs of fatigue in rout of Galileo

By John Baker

Not only has Lowell’s girls basketball team played three games in five days, including back-to-back Academic Athletic Association tilts on Monday and Tuesday, but it has shown few signs of fatigue.

In fact, the Cardinals seem to be getting stronger the more often they play.

Tuesday night’s 61-26 victory over Galileo showed Lowell at its best. The Cardinals executed all aspects of their game with the self-confidence and energy of a well-rested squad.



Tuesday Scoreboard

Scores will be updated as they are sent in. Please send in your scores to contact@SanFranPreps.com or call them in to (415) 251-0918. The score phone line is open 24 hours a day.

Games of the Day – Galileo vs. Lowell girls basketball: The Cardinals only beat the Lions by seven points in their first meeting and will all but secure first place in the AAA if they can win again today. Sacred Heart Cathedral vs. St. Ignatius girls basketball: The Irish have been the surprise of the WCAL season and currently sit tied for first place, while the Wildcats are in fourth. For live updates on these games, follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/SanFranPreps.



Girls Basketball: Lowell pulls away after halftime to secure road win over Lincoln

By Matthew Snyder

Since practice began in the preseason, the Lowell girls basketball team has worked tirelessly toward improving its fast-break offense.

For the first month of the season, the Cardinals focused exclusively upon pushing the ball upcourt. Even in midseason they must make a set number of fast-break layups during the first five minutes of practice or else suffer consequences.

That fast-paced base paid dividends in Monday’s Academic Athletic Association game at Lincoln, where the Cardinals beat the Mustangs at their own game by pushing the tempo on offense on the way to a 72-42 rout.


Monday Scoreboard

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Game of the Day – Lincoln vs. Lowell girls basketball: The Cardinals trounced the Mustangs at Lowell on Friday, but Lincoln is still one of the AAA’s best and should have a better effort on its home court. For live updates on this game, follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/SanFranPreps.


Fundraising Update: Our final week of coverage

Dear readers and supporters,

I have dreaded writing this update for a long time, but we currently do not have enough funds to continue the daily operations of the web site.

If our financial situation does not drastically improve, this will be our last week of coverage, with the final date of coverage coming on Sunday, Feb. 3.

I’m working on several different ideas to hopefully extend our reporting, but I felt it was important to update all of you on our current situation.


Girls Basketball: Revitalized Jewish Community takes down rival Kehillah

By John Baker

DALY CITY – To say the Jewish Community girls basketball team was whole on Sunday afternoon would be an overstatement.

Riddled with aches and pains, one key forward played with a broken bone in her foot and another had an injured wrist, but the Wolves were just healthy enough to have their regular starting five on the floor for the first time in almost a month and used the resulting chemistry to beat rival Kehillah of Palo Alto 40-33 at Westlake Community Center.