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 pulls away after halftime to secure road win over Lincoln

By Matthew Snyder

Since practice began in the preseason, the Lowell girls basketball team has worked tirelessly toward improving its fast-break offense.

For the first month of the season, the Cardinals focused exclusively upon pushing the ball upcourt. Even in midseason they must make a set number of fast-break layups during the first five minutes of practice or else suffer consequences.

That fast-paced base paid dividends in Monday’s Academic Athletic Association game at Lincoln, where the Cardinals beat the Mustangs at their own game by pushing the tempo on offense on the way to a 72-42 rout.

Boys Basketball: Lincoln only remaining AAA unbeaten after rout of Lowell

By Jeremy Balan

The 16 minutes didn’t come sequentially, but the Lowell boys basketball team essentially scored a single point in a half against Lincoln on Friday night.

And that’s no way to beat the Academic Athletic Association’s best team.

In the first and third quarters, the Cardinals scored just one point combined and shot 0-of-21 from the floor, allowing the Mustangs to coast to a 48-21 home win.

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.