Prep Wrapup: Urban boys basketball slips past Lick in BCL West opener
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Boys Basketball: Urban 40, Lick-Wilmerding 37
The Blues (12-2, 1-0) didn’t have their best game offensively – even though senior shooting guard Matt Monges had a game-high 15 points – but locked the Tigers (10-6, 0-1) down defensively at the game’s most crucial moment.
Lick had two opportunities to tie the game in the final minute of play, but the Urban defense held them scoreless on both possessions.
After Monges, the Blues’ next leading scorers were freshman forward Andre Cambell (six points) and Harrison Golding (five). Lick senior forwards Andrew Rauch and Benjamin Schneider led the Tigers with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Boys Basketball: Serra (San Mateo) 59, Riordan 48
The Crusaders (10-3, 1-2) don’t have too dig too deep to find out why they lost to the Padres (11-2, 2-1) on Tuesday night.
Riordan made just 11-of-28 attempts from the free-throw line, while Serra made 20-of-25. Riordan senior Geru Mabrey and junior forward Chiefy Ugbaja had 10 points apiece and junior guard Frankie Ferrari added nine. Serra was led by Jacqui Biggins, who had a game-high 19 points.
Girls Basketball: Urban 73, Lick-Wilmerding 33
The Blues (11-2, 1-0) beat the Tigers (9-5, 0-1) for the first time in four years and did so in emphatic fashion.
Urban outscored Lick 43-9 in the second half and got a standout performance from senior forward Charlotte Blanc, who had a game-high 17 points. Lick junior guard Aki Shurelds led the Tigers with 12 points.
Girls Basketball: Mercy 55, Castilleja (Palo Alto) 39
The Skippers (7-6, 1-0) held the Gators (3-9, 0-1) to 25 percent shooting from the floor and got a game-high 20 points and 16 rebounds from junior forward Nia Ilalio to secure their first West Bay Athletic League win.