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Sacred Heart Cathedral, Riordan bounced from playoffs

A night after the West Catholic Athletic League swept boys basketball’s top division of the Central Coast Section in quarterfinal play, two WCAL squads were derailed in CCS Division 3 action Saturday at St. [Read entire story]

Mitty boys handle Serra in CCS opener

With his brother watching from the stands, Mitty’s Kyle Peterson elevated his game Friday night and the Monarchs might have played their best contest of the season. The senior guard scored a season-high 23 points as [Read entire story]

Sophomore fill-in paces University in Div. IV win over Fortuna

Sophomore fill-in paces University in Div. Charley Moore, a 6-foot-4 sophomore, replaced injured starter and second-leading scorer Max Fried and scored a career-high 20 points and had eight rebounds Wednesday, leading [Read entire story]

Antioch gets back at rival Deer Valley after Friday’s defeat

Antioch boys basketball coach Andrew Riva looked as if he’d just finished a marathon. Especially an elimination game, which host Antioch won 81-72 in a wild back-and-forth North Coast Section Division I first-round [Read entire story]

Palo Alto boys team discovers value of 1 game

Palo Alto boys basketball coach Peter Diepenbrock had a feeling his team’s Feb. 4 gameat Menlo-Atherton would be big, and the 58-46 loss turned out to be the deciding factor in the Vikings not making the Central Coast [Read entire story]

Salesian boys rally to beat St. Patrick-St. Vincent

The third-ranked Salesian-Richmond boys basketball team fought back from double-digit deficits in the second, third and fourth quarters to pull out a 66-63 overtime Tri-County Athletic League Rock Division playoff [Read entire story]

Sacred Heart Cathedral gets powerful boost from IImar’I Thomas

San Francisco’s top girls basketball player from last season, Sacred Heart Cathedral’s IImar’I Thomas, could have coasted her senior year. With a scholarship to the University of Cincinnati already signed, the [Read entire story]

Reasons to love Bay Area high school basketball

In honor of Valentine’s Day, here are some reasons I am smitten with the high school basketball season: Sharing the glory: Most of the top teams have a different leading scorer every night: The boys of [Read entire story]

Mitty girls tested, but top St. Francis

The Mitty girls basketball team, ranked fifth in the nation by MaxPreps, trailed by 11 points in the middle of the third quarter at St. Francis on Friday. Instead of panicking, the Monarchs (20-2, 8-0) — The [Read entire story]

St. Patrick-St. Vincent knocks off No. 1 Salesian

Vincent senior guard turned and, with two defenders in his face, flung up a high-arcing three-pointer that swished to give the host Bruins a dramatic 47-44 Tri-County Athletic League Rock Division victory over top-ranked [Read entire story]

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]