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Lincoln girls chip away for win at South S.F.

Lincoln girls basketball coach Jason Lee said in November that this had a chance to be a special season. Lincoln (20-6) trailed 25-12 after the first quarter and by as many as 18 before rallying on the strength of 21 [Read entire story]

Pinewood girls hit 11 3-pointers in win over Salesian

The small-school power hit 11 three-pointers to chop down fifth-ranked Salesian-Richmond and 6-foot-5 sophomore Angel Jackson 66-54 at the Bentley Showcase in Lafayette on Saturday. A three-pointer by Salesian’s Nia [Read entire story]

Salesian, Bishop O’Dowd boys teams ready for rematch

The last time his team played Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland, Salesian-Richmond coach Bill Mellis counted 22 fans in attendance. “There should be a lot more basketball fans out there” on Saturday, Mellis said. The teams [Read entire story]

De La Salle turns back No. 3 Dublin in EBAL showdown

With a 18-1 record and the No. 3 spot in The Chronicle’s rankings, Dublin’s boys basketball team largely had been “the hunted” all season, according to head coach Tom Costello. Dublin started shaky, fought back [Read entire story]

No. 1 Mitty beats Carondelet-Concord girls

Carondelet-Concord girls basketball coach Elgin Leslie took a breath and thought about it for a minute after his fourth-ranked Cougars dropped a 64-48 nonleague home game to No. 1 Mitty on Wednesday night. Mitty coach [Read entire story]

Stuart Hall fine at the line in win over University

Stuart Hall used superior quickness and much-improved free-throw shooting to record a 72-59 Bay Counties League West home win over 17th-ranked University on Tuesday night. Miles Amos, a high-flying 5-foot-11 sophomore [Read entire story]

University set to face rival Stuart Hall

University boys basketball coach Randy Bessolo says there are two prerequisites to be a member of his University boys basketball team: “One, have fun,” he said. Two, make lifelong friends. Sounds like the makings [Read entire story]

De La Salle will go to Vegas to play national power Bishop Gorman

De La Salle-Concord knows how to make headlines — even when it’s merely announcing its football schedule. After the team banquet Sunday night, the Spartans announced that one of the highlights of their 2017 schedule [Read entire story]

Riordan, USF to honor Kevin Restani

Kevin Restani was one of the Bay Area’s finest high school basketball players, a 1970 Riordan graduate who averaged a double-double at USF before embarking on an eight-year career in the NBA. A prolific scorer, [Read entire story]

Moreau Catholic wins in MLK Classic

Damari Milstead said the big stage — in this case, McKeon Pavilion on the campus of St. Mary’s College — gets his blood flowing. Milstead, a 6-foot-3 point guard for Moreau Catholic-Hayward, did his part Monday, [Read entire story]

High school tourneys feature top teams, players

Besides all having made it to the NBA, each played in the MaxPreps/De La Salle Martin Luther King Classic, which celebrates its 20th anniversary Monday at St. Mary’s College. Powe (Oakland Tech), Gordon (Mitty), [Read entire story]

Irish finally put it all together in win over St. Ignatius

At long last, Sacred Heart Cathedral’s girls basketball team played at full strength Tuesday at USF, and it showed. The Irish got a big boost from transfers Jayden Benitez, a 5-foot-4 junior point guard from [Read entire story]

High school basketball: Salesian boys, Mitty girls No. 1

High school basketball: Salesian boys, Mitty girls No. 1 The top two teams in each the boys and girls rankings remained the same with Salesian-Richmond and Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland boys and Mitty and Salesian girls [Read entire story]

Sacred Heart Cathedral looks for jamboree bounce

The defending Division III state champs opened the season with an impressive La Jolla Country Day Tournament title. [...] injuries to 5-foot-11 Rainah Smith (tendinitis in both knees) and 5-7 forward Yaniah Fleming [Read entire story]

McClymonds, Bishop O’Dowd finish on top

If the Raiders haven’t given Oakland enough reason to cheer this football season, the kids at McClymonds and Bishop O’Dowd certainly did Saturday night. Of the four Metro teams that grabbed state championships [Read entire story]

De La Salle falls in state championship game

SACRAMENTO — When De La Salle junior running back Kairee Robinson busted through the line for a 60-yard touchdown run on the game’s third play, the Spartans’ sideline erupted Saturday night. The quite familiar De [Read entire story]

Valley Christian’s bid for state title falls short

The Warriors, led by quarterback Miles Kendrick, got to the Madison-San Diego 42, but a Hail Mary pass to the end zone on the game’s final play was knocked away. Erick Buchanan, a 5-foot-9, 185-pound senior, rushed 26 [Read entire story]

Off-field struggles fuel Nunn’s on-field success

Serra head coach Patrick Walsh blinked hard several times and bit his lip watching Sanger running back Jalen Cropper send more than 7,000 fans from Fresno County into delirium with a 57-yard touchdown run to open the [Read entire story]

Serra advances to football state championship game

Serra’s Leki Nunn accounted for 456 yards and six touchdowns in leading the Padres to a 49-36 victory in the California Interscholastic Federation NorCal Division 2-A championship game on Saturday night. Serra scored [Read entire story]

Section champs became winners after early losses

When three-time defending North Coast Section champion and 2014 state champion Campolindo-Moraga started 2-2, head coach Kevin Macy said “Just hold on.” [...] when Serra started 0-4, head coach Patrick Walsh sent a [Read entire story]