BCL Central

Boys Basketball: Gateway takes control of BCL Central with win over Bay

By Jeremy Balan

The Bay boys basketball team largely accomplished its main objective on Tuesday against Gateway by limiting the Gators’ standout frontcourt with a stingy 2-3 zone, but the Breakers couldn’t limit it on defense.

The Gators held Bay to 26 percent shooting from the floor, and combined with 11 blocks, limited the Breakers to a season-low point total in their 50-34 Bay Counties League Central win at Letterman Gym.

Boys Basketball: Bay pulls away late to best Leadership

By Matthew Snyder

The Bay boys basketball team used a combination of steely defense, excellent rebounding and crisp offensive execution to coast to an 83-52 Bay Counties League Central victory over Leadership on Friday at School of the Arts.

Led by 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting from senior guard Lucas Knorr, four Bay (10-7, 4-0) players scored in double figures and nine of the 11 players who entered the game got on the scoresheet.

Boys Soccer: University takes Marin Academy to OT, but falls in BCL West title game

By Matthew Snyder

For most of Friday night’s Bay Counties League West boys soccer championship at Kimbell Playground, University High School senior goalkeeper Jack Wilson got the better of Marin Academy’s standout attacking midfielder Eloi Vasquez.

Vasquez tested Wilson with three shots spread out during a game that went to two overtimes. Each time, Wilson, who began the season as a forward before being shifted to goalkeeper, responded with a brilliant save.

But his fourth attempt proved to be the difference in the Wildcats’ 2-1 win.

Boys Soccer: Leadership slips by Drew to win first BCL Central title in school history

By Matthew Snyder

As he stood beneath the lights of Kezar Stadium, doused in a mixture of Gatorade and water his team had just dumped on him, Leadership High School head boys soccer coach Greg Perieff basked in the afterglow of achieving a season-long goal.

With a 2-1 win over Drew School in Thursday’s Bay Counties League Central championship game, Leadership won its first boys soccer championship in the charter school’s 15-year history.

Boys Soccer: Leon strikes in overtime to send Drew to BCL Central title game

By Matthew Snyder

Drew School head boys soccer coach Daniel Philpot needed a few moments to collect himself before his post-game interview on Tuesday.

Given what he’d just witnessed, you couldn’t really blame him.

Drew junior forward Richard Leon scored two all-important goals – the first just minutes before the end of regulation to force overtime, the other in the second period of sudden-death overtime – to power the Dragons to a 2-1 victory over Bay School in the Bay Counties League Central semifinals at the Crocker Amazon Soccer Fields.

Girls Volleyball: Drew sweeps San Domenico to extend first-place lead in BCL Central

By Matthew Snyder

Moments after she watched her girls volleyball team clinch a 25-14, 25-21, 25-22 win over visiting San Domenico in the penultimate Bay Counties League Central game of the season on Monday at Booker T. Washington Community Center, Drew School head coach Lindsey Stiles rattled off a number of impressive performances from the match.

Stiles saved sophomore middle blocker Sabrina Massialas for last, though.

Boys Soccer: Drew breaks through against Leadership in second half

By Jeremy Balan

The Drew School boys soccer team’s offensive strategy against Leadership on Thursday was pretty obvious.

With Leadership’s back line aggressively playing up near midfield, the Dragons found success with long balls to speedy forward Richard Leon, but the junior struggled to get the ball in the net.

After five breakaway opportunities that fell short, Leon finally connected in the 45th minute of the Dragons’ 2-0 Bay Counties League Central win at the Crocker Amazon Soccer Fields.