Roundup: Riordan, SHC get key wins in WCAL playoffs, Miramonte knocks off Dublin, and DLS wins outright EBAL title
Riordan downed St. Ignatius, 52-49, and may have earned a berth in the CCS Open Division after their WCAL quarterfinal win.
Riordan employed a 3-2 zone, according to Jeremy Balan.
Crusaders coach Rich Buckner: “I’ve had it in my back pocket for a while now. We’ve practiced it for two months now, but we’ve tried to pick our spots with using it. It really worked tonight. It changed the game for us, because they were hot.”
St. Ignatius coach Tim Reardon: “We’ve been great against the zone all year. Nobody even tries it against us, because we’ve been so good. We just went flat, settled for early shots when we could have gotten better ones and that was basically the difference.”
The Crusaders (17-8) were paced by 20 points from Frankie Ferrari.
The Wildcats (15-10) were led by Matt Brown’s 15 points and seven rebounds.
- Also in the WCAL playoffs, Sacred Heart Cathedral scored a 57-46 home win over Bellarmine and will now play at Serra in the WCAL semifinals for the second straight year.
The Irish (16-9), who were 10-of-13 from foul line in fourth quarter, were led by Liam O’Reilly’s 14 points and 13 from both Deondre Otis and Khalil James
Bellarmine (16-9) was just 6-for-16 from the line.
- Mitty led 25-0 and beat Valley Christian for a third time this season, 72-29, and will now host Riordan in the semifinals on Friday.
Because of the blowout, the Monarchs (20-5) received only eight points from Aaron Gordon. John Pail Rindfleish scored a game-high and season-high 13 points.
It was the second time in three years and third time in five years that Valley Christian (5-20) did not win a WCAL game. The Warriors have not beat Mitty in the last 20 tries.
- Serra picked up their third lopsided win over St. Francis, 73-54, as Henry Caruso scored a game-high 15 points.
The Padres (22-3), who have won 10 straight games, have won nine straight against the Lancers.
St. Francis (9-16) finished their first losing season in six years.
- Former Miramonte basketball player Brandon Huang passed away at San Luis Obispo at just 20 years old and he was on the mind of the Matadors basketball team on Tuesday night, as the Contra Costa Times reports.
Kiran Shastri scored 31 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, and blocked three shots as Miramonte ended Dublin’s 11-game win streak and handed the league champion Gaels their first DFAL loss, 89-80.
Coach Drew McDonald: “The kids definitely represented themselves well. One of the first things that was said once we got back to the locker room was, ‘Brandon would be proud.’”
“It was our best 32 minutes of basketball of the season.”
Miramonte (16-10, 8-4), who has now won five straight games, received nine points and eight assists from Joey Goodreault and 17 from Jackson Wegener. The Mats were also 22-of-23 from the foul line.
The Gaels’ (20-5, 10-1) Jamir Andrews scored just 11 points, but Cameron Moses finished with 25 and Jojo McGlaston added 24 and 10 boards.
- Las Lomas, who scored their most points of the season (91) in their first meeting with Alhambra, handed the Bulldogs a 86-62 loss. It was Alhambra’s 38th straight DFAL loss.
The Knights (15-10, 6-5) have beat the Bulldogs (8-17, 0-11) 14 straight times.
- Freedom will play for the BVAL title on Friday at Deer Valley after the Falcons impressive 66-60 win at Heritage.
The Falcons (18-7, 8-1) had four players in double figures, including 16 from Rodney Pope.
The Patriots (19-6, 6-3), who are assured of third place in league, received a 38-point performance from Shon Briggs, his biggest total of the season. Briggs was also offered by San Jose State on Tuesday,
- Deer Valley (20-5, 8-1) beat Liberty (10-15, 2-7), 69-55, as Marcus Lee returned to the lineup and scored nine points. Kendall Smith was the game’s leading scorer with 21.
- Nobody scored in double-figures for Pittsburg (12-13, 3-6), but the Pirates handed Antioch their 35th consecutive loss, 72-36,
- Elliott Pitts scored a season-high 34 points for De La Salle (22-3, 12-1) as the Spartans outscored Granada (14-11, 7-6) in each quarter in a 83-56 win and won the outright EBAL championship for the third straight year.
- Amador Valley (14-11, 5-8) has won three of four after a 60-49 home win versus California (9-14, 6-7). Jeros Domagas scored a season-high 22 points and is averaging 15.8 over his last four.
- Monte Vista (18-6, 9-3) has beat Foothill five straight times after a 57-46 home win, as Spencer Rust scored 17 points leading three Mustangs in double-figures.
- In the league quarterfinals, Salesian, after a couple of games that were close against St. Patrick-St. Vincent, made quite a statement in a 83-46 home win.
The Pride (24-3) drilled 15-three-pointers, including seven by Jermaine Edmonds, who finished with 23 points. Mario Dunn had four points, six assists, and six steals, and Jabari Bird didn’t appear in the box score.
The Bruins (14-14) were paced by a game-high 29 from Jalen Canty, who has 69 points in his last two games.
- St. Mary’s (18-10) will play at Salesian on Thursday and have now won six of eight after a 50-32 win at Albany.
Sophomore Aren Ulmer had 11 points, six steals, and three assists.
- Jovante Carleton led three El Cerrito (19-8) players in double-figures with 19 as the Gauchos beat Pinole Valley (14-14) for a third time, 62-54.
- Temidayo Yussuf scored 18 points for St. Joseph Notre Dame (17-10), who jumped out to a 16-3 first quarter lead, in their 59-41 win at De Anza (16-12).
The Pilots will play at El Cerrito in the league semifinals on Thursday.
- Tylek Farley scored a season-high 25 points for Concord (19-6, 9-2) as they beat Ygnacio Valley for a sixth straight time, 83-63. Siaan Rojas added 18 for the Minutemen.
- Northgate outscored Berean Christian, 26-4, in the final quarter of a 70-41 win. Joe Pelletier scored 19 points for the Broncos (9-13, 6-5).
- Mt. Diablo shocked Clayton Valley, 62-61, in overtime. Spencer Clark scored 22 for the Red Devils.
- Los Altos (16-7, 11-0) won the El Camino championship with a 60-49 win at Fremont as the Eagles led 32-12 at the half.
Steven Gaverick scored 20 points for Los Altos.
- In the De Anza, Milpitas (13-10, 7-4) has won four in a row and seven of eight after a 63-49 win at Los Gatos.
- Kyle Dozier scored 20 for Saratoga (17-6, 8-3) in a 70-58 win against Homestead.
- Mountain View (14-9, 7-4) hammered Cupertino, 53-18.
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