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Boys Basketball: Ferrari’s clutch shot gives Riordan slim win over Bellarmine

Boys Basketball: Ferrari’s clutch shot gives Riordan slim win over Bellarmine 

By Jeremy Balan

The highlight of Frankie Ferrari’s early Riordan basketball career came on a night where he couldn’t buy a bucket for the first 31 minutes and 55 seconds of game time against Bellarmine.

After starting the game 0-of-7 from the field, Ferrari showed no hesitation with the game tied in the final seconds of the fourth quarter.

Against a straight-forward, man-to-man defense, the junior shooting guard took the ball up the court, bluffed a drive to create space, then pulled up and drained a three-pointer with 5 seconds remaining to give Riordan a 47-44 West Catholic Athletic League win over the Bells at Crusader Forum on Saturday night.

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Saturday Scoreboard

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Game of the Day – Riordan vs. Bellarmine boys basketball: A night after being throttled on the road against Mitty, the Crusaders will host the Bells, who won 56-55 in their first meeting in San Jose. For live updates on this game, follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/SanFranPreps.

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Friday Scoreboard

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Games of the Day – University vs. Urban boys basketball: The rest of the BCL West isn’t far behind, but the Blues and Red Devils are currently tied for first place and the winner today will have the inside track for the top seed in the league playoffs. Lowell vs. Washington girls basketball: The annual Battle of the Birds night at Kezar Pavilion will start off with the two remaining unbeaten AAA girls teams with first place on the line. For live updates on these games, follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/SanFranPreps.

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

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.

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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.

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Girls Basketball: Sacred Heart Cathedral completes WCAL sweep of St. Ignatius

Girls Basketball: Sacred Heart Cathedral completes WCAL sweep of St. Ignatius 

By Jeremy Balan

For the first time in a long time, Sacred Heart Cathedral definitively has a better girls basketball team than St. Ignatius.

With a 51-48 home win over their crosstown rivals on Tuesday, the Irish completed a sweep of St. Ignatius in West Catholic Athletic League play for the first time since 2009.

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Tuesday Scoreboard

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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.

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Basketball Top 10s: Riordan new top boys team, SHC still best girls squad

Basketball Top 10s: Riordan new top boys team, SHC still best girls squad 

Every week, we will be publishing our take on the top ten boys and girls basketball teams in San Francisco. Feel free to make your own rankings and discuss ours in the comment section.

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Fundraising Update: Our final week of coverage

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.

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Boys Basketball: Gordon and Mitty take down St. Ignatius in final trip to San Francisco

Boys Basketball: Gordon and Mitty take down St. Ignatius in final trip to San Francisco 

By Jeremy Balan

Mitty phenom Aaron Gordon’s last trip to San Francisco in his high school career ended with him being mobbed by fans – and they were all wearing red and blue.

After Gordon scored 20 points, took in 10 rebounds and led the Monarchs to a 57-44 win at St. Ignatius on Saturday night, the same fans that gleefully cheered every time he missed a shot or free throw surrounded the state’s top recruit.

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Saturday Scoreboard

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Game of the Day – St. Ignatius vs. Mitty boys basketball: As bad as the Wildcats have been on the road, they have been unbeatable at home in WCAL play, but Mitty will be their toughest task at McCullough Gym this season. For live updates on this game, follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/SanFranPreps.

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Friday Scoreboard

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Game of the Day – Lincoln vs. Lowell boys basketball: The only remaining unbeaten AAA teams meet today, but they have had very different experiences in league play. The Mustangs have played most of the league’s best teams and have won their five games by an average of 18.5 points per game, while the Cardinals have played a weaker schedule and have three close wins and a blowout. For live updates on this game, follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/SanFranPreps.

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