Park realizes win at Oracle 

The moment was still fresh in Brian Park’s mind, even a year later.

The senior guard on the University boys’ basketball team had just run across the floor at Oracle Arena to celebrate with the school’s entire student body after scoring a game-high 14 points in a 51-31 win over Lick-Wilmerding. And as Park jogged back to the Red Devils’ bench, he thought back to when the two teams played last year on the Warriors’ home court and how difficult it had been to watch the Tigers do the same thing with their fans after a 57-52 win.

"That was the big image that really stayed with me and I really wanted to have the chance to do it this year," Park said. "And it felt awesome."

Park was one of nine players to score for University (12-3, 3-0 Bay Counties League West), as the team scored the first 10 points of the game and led 16-2 early in the second quarter. Lick (10-4, 1-1) cut the deficit to 11 at the half, but the Red Devils responded with an 18-0 run to start the third quarter and coasted from there.

Noah Springwater (12 points) and Justin Baker-Rhett (10) also scored in double figures for University. Andrew Ahn scored 13 to lead Lick, but the team was forced to play without star guard Marcus Wells and never seemed to get comfortable on offense. Wells suffered a blow to the head when University defeated the Tigers 56-48 a week ago today in the final of theHead-Royce Roundball Classic and will be out another week, according to coach Eliot Smith.

ACADEMIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

Washington 73, Marshall 70

Isiah Pfitzer had 32 points as the Eagles (9-4, 2-1) overcame 47 points from Lawrence Melton to beat the Phoenix (4-7, 2-1).

Pfitzer scored 13 in the first quarter as Washington opened up an early 16-point lead. But Melton, who had just three points in the first period, led a Marshall charge that finished just short.

— Staff report

ISA 35, Galileo 29

Dominick Murphy scored 16 points as the Cobras (2-7, 1-2) outscored the Lions 15-6 in the fourth quarter to earn their first league win of the year.

Mike Traikov had 10 points to lead Galileo (6-9, 1-2).

— Staff report

Lincoln 75, Balboa 34

Andrew Bologna had 15 points and eight assists as the Mustangs (9-8, 2-1) cruised past the Buccaneers (3-8, 0-3).

Lee Hubbard

Mission 93, Jordan 14

Demaree Hampton led 10 Mission scorers with 20 points as the Bears (10-3, 3-0) beat the Jaguars (0-13, 0-3).

— Staff report

Lowell 59, Burton 48

Travis Hom poured in 19 points as the Cardinals (11-5, 2-1) held off the Pumas (7-10, 2-1) to earn the road win.

Phillip Blueford led Burton with 13 points, including a 3-point play that brought the Pumas within 31-28 with 2 minutes, 39 seconds left in the third. Lowell immediately answered, however, and Alex McNabb made a 3-pointer to push the Cardinals lead back up to eight.

Burton threatened several more times, coming within three twice more but never seizing the lead. Late in the fourth quarter, Hom made a three and instantly another steal to effectively seal the game, 54-42, with just more than two minutes left.

Lars Russell

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