Lowell ends AAA play strong 

It was Senior Night on Tuesday at Lowell High School and the Cardinals boys’ basketball team had a chip on its shoulder. Neither of those fared well for Burton, which ran into an angry Lowell team and a 56-38 defeat as the Academic Academic Association wrapped up regular-season play.

One of those seniors playing with a little extra edge in his last regular-season home game was Alex McNabb, who sprayed in 12 points from all over the court to help erase the memory of a tough 44-43 loss at the buzzer Friday against Wallenberg. That loss denied the Cardinals a shot at the Neff Division title.

"We felt like we won that game" McNabb said of the game against the Bulldogs, "but coach just told us to keep playing hard and good things will happen."

That’s exactly what happened for Lowell, which was led by an extremely balanced attack on offense — Travis Hom (11 points), Matt Wong (10) — and a stifling defense that held Burton to an astonishing three first-quarter points. The Pumas were led by Lonnell Britton, who had 22 points and seven rebounds.

Galileo 56, ISA 5

The Cobras (6-18, 5-11) did not score after the first quarter as the Lions (13-17, 6-10) clinched the final Neff Division playoff berth.

Galileo led 29-5 at halftime and Kenneth Ugo already had 10 rebounds, with ISA shooting just 2-of-23 from the floor at the time.

"I could have stayed home for this," Cobras coach Keith Norman said on his way to the locker room at halftime. "It’ll be 60 before I know it!"

The score never did reach 60, but ISA struggled to get its shot off in the second half, managing just 15 attempts and not once connecting. Galileo brought frequent fastbreaks the other way for layups as the Cobras took the scoreless drought into the fourth quarter.

Lars Russell

Wallenberg 59, O’Connell 41

Travis Barabin and Chibuzo Emeka combined for 21 of the Bulldogs’ 24 fourth-quarter points as Wallenberg (24-4, 14-2) put the finishing touches on its Neff Division title by beating the Boilermakers (2-26, 0-16) at Kezar Pavilion.

Emeka finished with 23 points and Barabin 21 for Wallenberg, which clinged to a 35-31 lead entering the fourth.

— Staff report

Mission 91, Jordan 47

Demaree Hampton scored 20 points and the Bears (22-4, 15-1) pulled away in the second and third quarters to beat Jordan.

Harry Howard had eight of his 15 points in the second quarter as Mission, which led 19-15 after the first quarter, outscored Jordan 23-7.

— Staff report

Girls

ACADEMIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

Washington 82, Marshall 17

Playing in their final regular-season home game, seniors Laura Wakefield and Tierney Jones spearheaded a dominant first quarter as the Eagles (15-11, 9-2) rolled past the Phoenix (1-11).

Wakefield had eight of her 11 points and Jones (12 rebounds) six of her 20 in the first quarter as Washington surged to a 21-4 lead. No other player reached double figures, but 14 did score for Washington. Rachelle Hwee had seven points and 15 assists for Washington.

— Staff report

Lincoln 58, Balboa 18

On Senior Day, Jessica Jang and Rebecca Choi fittingly set the pace with 11 points each as the host Mustangs (19-10, 9-2) bounced the Buccaneers (1-21, 1-10).

Taylor Chow, Allison Yee and Kim Chiu joined Jang and Choi in playing their final regular-season home game for Lincoln, which led 21-2 after the first quarter and 36-12 at halftime.

— Staff report

Boys

ACADEMIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

Galileo 56,

ISA 5

ISA (6-18, 5-11)

Quinton Beverly 3, Dominick Murphy 2. Total 5.

GALILEO (13-17, 6-10)

Raymond Chow 11, Mike Traikov 11, Kenneth Ugo 7, Alex Presler 6, Wilson Zhao 6, Ike Ekeh 5, Eric Kuk 4, Dorian Sun 4, Nick Lew 2. Total 56.

ISA 5 0 0 0 — 5

Galileo 11 18 12 15 — 56

3-Pointers: I—Beverly 1. G—Traikov 1. Rebounding leader: I—Jeremy McCall 6. G—Kenneth Ugo 10. Assist leader: I—None. G—Alex Presler 3.

Mission 91,

Jordan 47

MISSION (22-4, 15-1)

Demaree Hampton 20, Robert Tran 3, Harry Howard 15, Grant Thomas 8, Jerome Pusang 6, Stafone Jackson 4, Anthony Layton 6, Norman Grant 7, Aharon Herbert 6, Ronnell Foster 8, Jordan Pusang 8. Total 91.

JORDAN (1-15)

Jeramey J. 4, Wendell G. 6, Lamont M. 6, Roman R. 7, Roland R. 11, Chris M. 13. Total 47.

Mission 19 23 25 24 — 91

Jordan 15 7 9 16 — 47

3-pointers: M—Hampton 1, Howard 2, Tran 1. J—Roman R. 1, Roland R. 1, Chris M. 1. Rebounding leader: M—Foster 14. Assists leader: M—Hampton 5.

Lowell 56,

Burton 38

BURTON (15-17, 9-8)

Lonnell Britton 22, Chris Ling 6, Javon Coleman 3,Cris Arzadon 2, Martin David-Jacobs 2, Carlos Montoya 2, Larry Chen 1. Total 38.

LOWELL (22-8, 10-3)

Alex McNabb 12, Travis Hom 11, Matt Wong 10, Gordan Pang 7, Darrin Mock 6, Kalvin Chiu 3, Yuhki Sakai 3, Kevin Kung 2, Ari Simon 2. Total 56.

Burton 3 8 11 16 — 38

Lowell 12 17 9 18 — 56

3-pointers: B—Britton 1. L—McNabb 2, Chiu 1, Hom 1, Mock 1, Sakai 1. Rebounding leader: B—Ellison 9. L—Wong 6.

Wallenberg 59,

O’Connell 41

O’CONNELL (2-26, 0-16)

Anthony Moody 11, Calvin Price 15, Xeryon Loggins 15. Total 41.

WALLENBERG (24-4, 14-2)

Chibuzo Emeka 23, Yafir Abdu 3, Michael Chiu 4, Victor Chew 1, Sylvester Chiu 7, Travis Barabin 21. Total 59.

O’Connell 12 9 10 10 — 41

Wallenberg 13 13 9 24 — 59

3-pointers: OC—Moody 2, Price 3, Loggins 1. W—Emeka 1, Abdu 1, S. Chiu 1. Rebounding leader: OC—Loggins 7. W—Barabin 12. Assists leader: OC—Four with 2 each. W—Chew 5.

Girls

ACADEMIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

Lincoln 58,

Balboa 18

BALBOA (1-21, 1-10)

Jessica Tang 7, Chris Phillips 6, Gabby Serrano 5. Total 18.

LINCOLN (19-10, 9-2)

Vivian Ho 3, Kelly Huey 2, Taylor Chow 3, Halley Meneses 6, Carmen Cox 1, Allison Yee 8, Joy SanBuenaventura 4, Jessica Jang 11, Monica Washisu 2, Kim Chin 2, Rebecca Choi 11, Eileen Rebhahn 2, Kelly Sung 2, Monique Thomas 2, Erika Thieu 2. Total 58.

Balboa 2 10 4 2 — 18

Lincoln 21 15 12 10 — 58

3-pointers: B—Phillips 1, Serrano 1. L—Ho 1, Chow 1, Yee 2, Jang 1. Rebounding leader: L—Yee 6. Assists leader: L—Huey 4.

Washington 82,

Marshall 17

MARSHALL (1-10)

Nunu Colbert 10, Adriana Alvarez 2, Ramona Asuega 5. Total 17.

WASHINGTON (15-11, 9-2)

Rachelle Hwee 7, Courtney Robinson 4, Nina Mametsuka 2, Laura Wakefield 11, Tierney Jones 20, Olivia Wong 2, Dara Fong 4, Lauren Ishii 9, Brittany Woo 8, Sarah Seiki 2, Melanie Louie 4, Collette Flores 2, Kelly Lem 2, Megan Dea 5. Total 82.

Marshall 4 6 3 4 — 17

Washington 21 23 25 13 — 82

3-pointers: M—Asuega 1. W—Hwee 1, Wakefield 1, Ishii 3, Dea 1. Rebounding leader: W—Jones 12. Assists leader: W—Hwee 15.

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