Late run puts Riordan in WCAL semis 

A 9-0 run early in the fourth quarter lifted Riordan to a 61-52 win over Sacred Heart Cathedral in the quarterfinals of the West Catholic Athletic League playoffs. With the win, Riordan (16-9) advances to face top-seeded Mitty in the semifinals, scheduled for Friday at St. Ignatius.

Host Riordan trailed 42-39 at with 6 minutes, 41 seconds remaining when Brian Miguel hit the first of his three fourth quarter 3-pointers, tying the game. One minute later, after a layup and jumper by Jorge Camacho, plus a Sacred Heart illegal substitution technical foul, the Crusaders held a 51-39 lead.

"This is the hardest-working team I’ve ever coached," Riordan coach Rich Buckner said. "This win is a testament to their fortitude."

Crusaders center Jorge Camacho led all scorers with 24 points, but it was Miguel’s 11 in the final period that led Riordan’s fourth-quarter surge. For the game, Miguel had 14 points and four 3-pointers.

"[Daniel] Cannon and Camacho run the offense," said Miguel. "I’m a role player, a shooter."

"It’s about confidence," Miguel continued. "You miss one, you’ve got to keep shooting."

Cannon, who had only three points, dished out 11 assists, while Camacho rounded out his game with 11 rebounds. Jerry Brown had 11 points to lead the Irish (16-11).

St. Francis 64, St. Ignatius 32

The Lancers (13-13) beat the host Wildcats (17-9) to reach Friday’s semifinal. — Staff report

Bay Counties League West

Lick-Wilmerding 51, Urban 48

Marcus Wells made all seven of his shots from the field, swished two 3-pointers and finished with a team-high 21 points.

But with the game on the line, it was two crisp passes the senior fed to Matt Wittlin that made the difference as the No. 4 Tigers (19-7) knocked off the fifth-seeded Blues (13-13) to advance to the semifinals of the Bay Counties League West tournament.

Urban had cut a double-digit deficit down to 42-37 with less than six minutes to play when Wells found Wittlin for a layup. After a stop, the point guard flipped a pass to Wittlin in the left corner, and the sophomore buried a 3-pointer to put Lick back up by 10 with 3:50 remaining.

The Tigers held on from there, with Urban’s Aaron Chew hitting a 3-pointer at thebuzzer to provide the final margin.

Lick now advances to the semifinals and will face top-seeded University Thursday at 5 p.m. at Kezar Pavilion.

"I have a lot of faith in all the guys to step up and make the big shot," Wells said. "So I have no problem giving it up."

Anders Eddy had 22 points and nine rebounds to lead Urban.

Matt Elliser

AAA

Mission 84, Washington 64

Harry Howard scored 14 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter to help the host Bears (21-3, 14-0) pull away from the Eagles (15-10, 7-7).

— Staff report

Marshall 92, Balboa 31

Lawrence Melton hit six 3-pointers and poured in 43 points as the Phoenix (8-15, 6-8) turned back the Buccaneers (5-19, 2-11). — Staff report

Wallenberg 71, Int’l Studies Academy 23

Travis Barabin had 17 points and nine rebounds as the Bulldogs (22-4, 12-2) beat the Cobras (6-16, 5-9) at Kezar Pavilion. — Staff report

Small School Bridge League

Candell’s Prep (Oakland) 83, Jewish Community 47

SONOMA — Senior Pavel Krylov had 27 points and 13 rebounds in his final game but Candell’s Prep (15-6) ousted the Wolves (6-17) in the second round of the SSBL playoffs.

— Staff report

Girls

Bay Counties League West

University 50, Lick-Wilmerding 44

Cecilia Furlong is starting to get that familiar feeling, and that means basketball season could stretch a while longer for the Red Devils.

The senior scored 19 points —including two free throws with five seconds left to put the game on ice — as University (10-16) earned a road win in the first round of the BCL West playoffs. Last season, University carried a 12-13 record into the postseason before reeling off five straight victories, claiming the conference tournament and advancing all the way to the North Coast Section Division V semifinal.

The Red Devils now face top-seeded Urban (17-8) Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at Kezar Pavilion in an interesting semifinal game. University knocked the Blues out of both the BCL and NCS playoffs a year ago, with each win coming by one point.

"It does feel kind of similar," Furlong said. "We don’t want to give up."

Cameron Ruby also had 19 for the Red Devils, with nine coming in an 11-2 fourth-quarter run that put the team ahead 46-40 in the final two minutes. Misha Hurd had 18 to lead Lick-Wilmerding (13-13).

— Matt Elliser

Bay Counties League Central

International 38, Pescadero 29

Julia Hechanova scored all 13 of her points in the second half as the Jaguars (17-6, 12-0) survived a scare from the Vikings (3-20, 1-11).

Gateway 35, Waldorf 28

Adela Salazar-Poss had 14 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Gators (17-7) over the host Wolverines (7-19) in the regular-season finale.

— Staff report

WCAL

St. Ignatius 51, St. Francis 31

Erin Grady had 17 points and Maggie McCarthy added nine points and eight rebounds as the host Wildcats (16-9) beat the Lancers (8-15) to move on to the semifinals of the WCAL tournament. Third-seeded St. Ignatius will play the winner of Tuesday’s Valley Christian-Bellarmine first-round game. — Staff report

Sacred Heart Cathedral 87, Sacred Heart Prep 36

Ki-ki Moore led 11 Irish scorers with 13 points as top-seeded Sacred Heart Cathedral (24-0) turned back the Gators (10-15) in the first round of the WCAL tournament.

— Staff report

Tuesday's box scores

Girls

BCL West

University 50,

Lick-Wilmerding 44

UNIVERSITY (10-16)

Stephanie Lee 1, Isabella Leon 7, Nina Watkins 2, Cameron Ruby 19, Isabel King 2, Cecilia Furlong 19. Total 50.

LICK-WILMERDING (13-13)

Traci Chang 3, Sarah Thompson 2, Christina Woo 2, Hanako Tonozuka 2, Misha Hurd 18, Sarah King 3, Julie Miller 2, Kris Hameister 12. Total 44.

University 8 17 9 16 — 50

Lick-Wilmerding 14 7 15 8 — 44

3-pointers: U—Leon 1, Ruby 1. LW—Hurd 2, Chang 1. Rebounding leader: U—Furlong 8. LW—Hameister 7. Assists leader: U—Leon 3. LW—Tonozuka 3.

BCL Central

Gateway 35,

Waldorf 28

GATEWAY (17-7)

Adela Salazar-Poss 14, Marina Antonio 10, Aisha Esa 8, Sarah Colen 2, Lauren Chinn 1. Total 35.

WALDORF (7-19)

Howell 6, Sun 2, Alba 3, Thollug 10, Alcastio 2, Hart 5. Total 28.

Gateway 7 10 12 6 — 35

Waldorf 5 9 8 6 — 28

3-pointers: G—Salazar-Poss 4, Antonio 2. W—Thollug 3, Alba 1, Hart 1. Rebounding leader: G—Salazar-Poss 15. Assists leader: G—Esa 4.

International 38,

Pescadero 29

INTERNATIONAL (17-6, 12-0)

Rachel Beck 2, Megan Leary 8, Julia Hechanova 13, Heidi Kyaw 13, Mira Brock 2. Total 38.

PESCADERO (3-20, 1-11)

Caroline Pisani 4, Angelica Mendez 3, Lindsay Curran 8, Hailey Strohm 10, Chloe Talbot 4. Total 29.

International 4 2 16 16 — 38

Pescadero 4 9 8 8 — 29

3-pointers: I—None. P—None. Rebounding leader: I—Hechanova 12. Assists leader: I—Hechanova 4.

WCAL

Sacred Heart Cath. 87,

Sacred Heart Prep 36

SACRED HEART PREP (10-15)

Morgan Yang 7, Tory Wilkinson 4, Brynn Young 2, Gabby Micem 11, Kate Lonegan 4, Marla Gibbs 2, Katherine Donahue 2, Katalina Tameilau 3, Laura Buccier 4. Total 36.

SACRED HEART CATHEDRAL (24-0)

Tierra Rogers 10, Kirsten Michler 5, Ashley Boggs 8, Lauren Bell 18, Ki-ki Moore 13, Rosslyn Beard 5, Gina Giovannetti 3, Melissa Koike 2, Jazmine Jackson 4, Kamilah Jackson 11, Rayven Brooks 8. Total 87.

Sacred Heart Prep 4 16 3 13 — 36

SHC 24 25 22 16 — 87

3-pointers: SHP—Buccier 1, Micem 1, Yang 1. SHC—Michler 1, Moore 1.

St. Ignatius 51,

St. Francis 31

ST. FRANCIS (8-15)

Merty McGraw 2, Brittany Taylor 10, Rachel Gate 6, Kiefer Reischl 3, Megan Aldridge 6, Aly Geppert 6, Kristin Montanari 4. Total 31.

ST. IGNATIUS (16-9)

Eilise O’Connor 12, Rachel Hatch 4, Maya Burns 3, Maggie McCarthy 9, Caroline Barrack 6, Erin Grady 17. Total 51.

St. Francis 4 6 13 8 — 31

St. Ignatius 15 10 19 7 — 51

3-pointers: SF—Gate 2, Reischl 1. SI—Grady 1, McCarthy 1, O’Connor 1. Rebounding leader: SI—McCarthy 8. Assists leader: SI—McCarthy 2.

Boys

BCL West

Lick-Wilmerding 51,

Urban 48

URBAN (13-13)

Aidan Coffino 3, Sam Cash 7, Michael Bernstein 2, Aaron Chew 8, August Fisher 6, Anders Eddy 22. Total 48.

LICK-WILMERDING (19-7)

Andrew Manansala 9, Ben Cohn 2, Jeff Parkin 4, Marcus Wells 21, Andrew Ahn 6, Matt Wittlin 5, Eli Gross 4. Total 51.

Urban 9 10 12 17 — 48

Lick-Wilmerding 17 12 9 13 — 51

3-pointers: U—Chew 1, Coffino 1. LW—Wells 2, Manansala 1, Wittlin 1. Rebounding leader: U—Eddy 9. LW—Wells 8. Assists leader: U—Chew 4. LW—Wells 5.

AAA

Mission 84,

Washington 64

WASHINGTON (15-10, 7-7)

Isiah Pfitzer 25, Darnell Batte 16, Aaron Garrette 9, Kendel Glapion 4, Byron Jones 4, Cleve Sherman 2, Solomon Walker 2, Kevin Wong 2. Total 64.

MISSION (21-3, 14-0)

Demaree Hampton 21, Harry Howard 28, Grant Thomas 5, Terrance Langston 10, Anthony Layton 2, Ronell Foster 16, Jordan Pusung 2. Total 84.

Washington 19 12 22 11 — 64

Mission 19 24 16 25 — 84

3-pointers: W—Pfitzer 2, Garrette 1. M—Hampton 3, Howard 3, Langston 1. Rebounding leader: M—Foster 12. Assists leader: M—Hampton 8.

Wallenberg 71,

Int’l Studies Academy 23

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES ACADEMY

Douglas Stepheny 3, Quinton Beverly 11, Nick Murphy 6, Jeremy Macall 3. Total 23.

WALLENBERG (22-4, 12-2)

Vincent Fadenipo 8, Yoseph Gebremeskel 2, Michael Chiu 9, Victor Chew 7, Sylvester Chiu 7, Kurtis Wong 10, Travis Barabin 17, Garrett Moon 9. Total 71.

ISA 5 10 6 2 — 23

Wallenberg 25 12 19 15 — 71

3-pointers: ISA—Beverly 2, Stepheny 1. W—Chew 2, Wong 2, M. Chiu 1. Rebounding leader: ISA—Leandre Borrell 5. W—Barabin 9. Assists leader: W—Wong 8. ISA—Murphy 4.

WCAL

Riordan 61,

Sacred Heart Cath. 52

SACRED HEART CATHEDRAL (16-11, 8-7)

Richard Lai 4, Teandre Hubbard 7, Jerry Brown 11, Tyrone Bullard 8, Kevin Greene 8, Daryl Cooper 6, Jamal Ford 4, Joseph Slocum 4.

RIORDAN (16-9, 9-6)

Daniel Cannon 3, Brian Miguel 14, Andrew Colville 3, Cris Seals 10, Jorge Camacho 24, Aaron Criswell 4, Anthony Lecue 3.

SHC 11 16 15 10 — 52

Riordan 16 13 10 22 — 61

3-pointers: SHC—Bullard. R—Miguel 4, Colville 1, Camacho 1. Rebounding leader: SHC—Greene 6. R—Camacho 10. Assists leader: SHC—Lai 3. R—Cannon 11.

SSBL

Candell’s Prep 83, Jewish Community 47

JEWISH COMMUNITY (6-17)

Pavel Krylov 27, Jake Sklar 12, Jason Lerman 4, Josh Steinberger 2, Mark Feldman 2. Total 47.

CANDELL’S PREP (15-6)

N/A

Jewish Community 8 20 11 8 — 47

Candell’s Prep 28 17 23 15 — 83

3-pointers: JC—Sklar 2. Rebounding leader: JC—Krylov 13.

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