Burlingame

Boys Basketball: St. Ignatius surges late to take down Burlingame in Sand Dune

By John Baker

When deciding who to schedule in its opening game of the Sand Dune Classic, the St. Ignatius boys basketball team had a dilemma – pick an easy opponent to improve its chances of getting into the championship game or a tough one to harden them for the rigors ahead.

When the opener came around Thursday, it seemed tournament host took the latter road.

In an exciting matchup with perennial Central Coast Section contender Burlingame, the Wildcats built a big lead, lost it with just over 5 minutes left, then went on a strong run to beat the Panthers 59-54.



Wednesday Scoreboard

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Game of the day – Lowell vs. St. Ignatius boys volleyball: The defending WCAL tournament champions have already beaten three City opponents (Galileo, Sacred Heart Cathedral and Lincoln) in the still-early season, while Lowell carries a 1-1 non-tournament record. For live updates on this game, follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/SanFranPreps.



Friday Scoreboard

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Game of the day – Lowell vs. University softball: The teams were both champions of their respective leagues last season and will face off in a inter-City non-league showdown. For live updates on this game, follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/SanFranPreps and you can also follow pitch-by-pitch at iscorecast.com with the password FB23526406.


Thursday Scoreboard

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Game of the day – Sacred Heart Cathedral vs. St. Ignatius boys volleyball: The Irish are just ahead of the defending WCAL tournament champs in the league standings and the winner tonight will be in fourth place all alone. For live updates on this game, follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/SanFranPreps.


Tuesday Scoreboard

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Game of the day – Lowell vs. Sacred Heart Cathedral baseball: The Dick Murray tournament championship game will feature the Cardinals and the Irish, who have both played impressively in early non-league play. Sacred Heart is undefeated at 5-0, while Lowell’s only setback has been a 1-0 loss to Riordan last week. For live updates on this game, follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/SanFranPreps and you can also follow pitch-by-pitch at iscorecast.com with the password FB23526406.


Wednesday Scoreboard

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Games of the day – Lincoln vs. Marshall boys basketball: The Phoenix showed flashes of greatness this year, but dropped both regular-season meetings with the Mustangs, including a disheartening 51-29 loss last week. St. Ignatius vs. El Camino boys basketball: The Wildcats dropped a non-league game to the Colts in December, but a win tonight puts them into the section championship game and gives them a spot in the state championship tournament. International vs. San Domenico girls basketball: The Jaguars have already advanced further than any team in school history, but will take on their BCL Central rivals in the semifinals. International dominated the Panthers in the league championship game, but San Domenico proved they could beat the Jaguars with a 50-40 road win in January. For live updates on these games, follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/SanFranPreps.



Saturday Scoreboard

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Games of the day – Sacred Heart Cathedral vs. Burlingame boys basketball: It’s a bit early for the two teams to meet in the CCS playoffs, but they’re more than familiar. The Irish have met with Burlingame in the last three CCS Division III championship games, but this time, will take the Panthers in the quarterfinals. St. Ignatius vs. Aptos boys basketball: The sixth-seeded Mariners travel to the City to take on the third-seeded Wildcats and the only common opponent between the two teams is Santa Cruz. The Wildcats beat Santa Cruz handily in the Sand Dune Classic, while the Mariners won two of three meetings with Cardinals in Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League play. University vs. Sonoma Academy girls basketball: The Red Devils host the fourth-seeded Coyotes, who have already had their way with City opponents this season. Sonoma Academy has already recorded wins over International, Bay and Urban this season. For live updates on these game, follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/SanFranPreps.


Wednesday Scoreboard

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Games of the day – Urban vs. Marin Academy boys basketball: The BCL West foes split their two regular-season meetings this season and will face off in the first round of the NCS Division V tournament. International vs. Head-Royce girls basketball: The two teams met in non-league play on Jan. 14 and the Jaguars rolled to a 56-41 victory, but the Jayhawks have taken down four City teams this season (Bay, Waldorf, Lick-Wilmerding and Urban). Lick-Wilmerding vs. Justin-Siena boys basketball: The BCL West champs will be underdogs despite hosting the first-round NCS Division IV matchup as the 11th seed. The only common opponent between the two teams is Redwood, which the Tigers lost to 70-46 in their season opener. Justin-Siena lost to Redwood in the MCAL playoffs, but beat the Giants in the regular season. For live updates on these games, follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/SanFranPreps.


Thursday Scoreboard

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Game of the day – Riordan vs. Sacred Heart Cathedral boys soccer: The Irish are still unbeaten in WCAL play and are coming off a 2-2 tie with St. Ignatius, while Riordan is seeking its first win of the season. For live updates on this game, follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/SanFranPreps.