Prep Wrapup: Riordan boys basketball earns road win at St. Francis

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Boys Basketball: Riordan 53, St. Francis 45

The Crusaders (11-6, 2-5) have struggled to collect many wins in the first round of West Catholic Athletic League play and their trip down to Mountain View wasn’t a cakewalk either.

Riordan led 26-14 at the half, but the Lancers (7-10, 2-5) scored 20 points in the third quarter and closed the lead to 48-44 late in the fourth quarter. But that was as close as St. Francis would get.

Junior guard Jiday Ugbaja led the Crusaders with 14 points on 4-of-8 shooting from the floor, and Frankie Ferrari, Geru Mabrey and Chiefy Ugbaja all added eight points apiece. Mabrey also had six assists and just a single turnover.

St. Francis senior guard Khalid Johnson led all scorers with 15 points.

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6 Comments on "Prep Wrapup: Riordan boys basketball earns road win at St. Francis"

  1. CrusaderNation | January 21, 2013 at 7:46 AM |

    A win is awin. The Crusaders have been the hard luck team of thr WCAL this season. When they nearlly beat Mitty you could see they were coming together. The second half of the season should be exciting.

    • The Crusaders need to take down SI on Wednesday night to start off the second half on the right foot. The Forum should be rocking no doubt with the band and students whooping it up!

      Let’s go Crusaders!

      • BBALL FANATIC | January 21, 2013 at 8:41 PM |

        Riordan should have no problem accomplishing that feat with three of SI’s starters currently on sick leave…Hopefully the Forum will be rocking!

  2. A good win for Riordan who is still learning how to win. Mabry played a good game passing to open shooters and hit some jump shots. I said this previuosley that if Geru plays a solid point grd role then Riordan wins but when he trys to score too much that hurts the team. Mabry was good at St.francis and was a solid leader. Lets hope it continue’s and watch Riordan win. Riordan is also playing with sick players, Arenas and Masoli are playing with the flu symptons but lets hope there ready for the SI game…Good luck kids!!

  3. Just some facts | January 23, 2013 at 2:14 PM |

    Mabry played good team ball at St. F. He was a good leader. He also got a great 3 pointer at the end of the game when he was open that sent the crowd cheering. The Riordan team is getting much better attuned to each other and playing more team ball and Geru’s was a key element of that at the St. Francis game. All the players have roles and as long as they all play the roles, they will be successful. No room for divas when the team is full of talented players. Passing to the open player and less turnovers was behind the last good ball game at St. Francis. Coach Buck has to be able to count on each player to follow his coaching so that the whole team can play as a team to win. GO CRUSADERS<

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