Boys Basketball: Galileo stuns Lincoln to pull into first-place tie

By Jeremy Balan

The public-school gyms in San Francisco are more utilitarian than they are glamorous and that makes winning on the road that much tougher in the Academic Athletic Association.

The Lincoln boys basketball team became the second league opponent in just over a week to find out how hard it is to win at Galileo on Thursday, dropping their first AAA game of the season to the Lions 49-48 in the Marina District.

Girls Basketball: Lowell shows no signs of fatigue in rout of Galileo

By John Baker

Not only has Lowell’s girls basketball team played three games in five days, including back-to-back Academic Athletic Association tilts on Monday and Tuesday, but it has shown few signs of fatigue.

In fact, the Cardinals seem to be getting stronger the more often they play.

Tuesday night’s 61-26 victory over Galileo showed Lowell at its best. The Cardinals executed all aspects of their game with the self-confidence and energy of a well-rested squad.

Football: All-City Team

By Jeremy Balan

Antoine Porter’s breakout senior season may not have even happened if the Mission football team had another option to play quarterback.

Mission coach Joe Albano essentially put Porter, who is naturally a slotback or wide receiver, behind center because he had no one else.

Girls Basketball: Lowell escapes with road win over Galileo

By Josh Levine

The Lowell girls basketball team squeaked by Galileo with a 48-41 road win on Friday to hold on to first place in the still-early Academic Athletic Association season.

Both teams took turns holding on to the lead, but a third-quarter barrage of three clutch three-pointers from Katarina Lum turned a five-point Galileo (13-3, 1-1) advantage into a 29-28 Lowell (12-4, 2-0) lead.

Girls Basketball: Pinewood routs Galileo in Sand Dune opener

By Aidan Fitzsimon

Pinewood’s girls basketball team hit 11 three-pointers and shot 41 percent from the field in a 61-29 rout of Galileo in the first round of the Sand Dune Classic on Thursday at St. Ignatius Prep.

Sophomore guard Gabi Bade led the Panthers’ (7-2) three-point-shooting offense with a 4-of-6 performance from behind the arc en route to a game-high 18 points.