Wells, Lick-Wilmerding beat Stuart Hall 

Two high-profile Bay Counties League point guards traded blows Wednesday. When the dust cleared, Lick-Wilmerding’s Marcus Wells was on top, leading the Tigers boys’ basketball team to a 64-56 win over Stuart Hall and sophomore sensation Stephen Powell.

Wells scored 10 of his game-high 23 points in a third quarter that saw Lick-Wilmerding (12-5, 5-0) turn a slim 28-27 halftime lead out to 44-34.

"We went back to man [defensively]," Tigers coach Eliot Smith said, "and that was the difference. We held them to what, two field goals, in the third?"

Powell, who came into the night averaging 21.5 points per game, scored 17. Powell, Winslow Hicks (16) and center Badi Gila (15) combined to score 48 of their team’s 56 points.

When Stuart Hall (13-4, 2-2) made a late fourth-quarter run, though, it was Wells who stepped up for Lick-Wilmerding. His off-balance floater, made with three defenders hanging on him, gave the Tigers a seven-point lead with less than 2 minutes to go, breaking the Knights’ back.

"Marcus is a special player. I knew that the first time he came into the gym," Smith said. "He stays calm, always keeps cool. And when your quarterback has that kind of balance, you’re going to be OK."

Franco Panasci and Justin Costa-Roberts contributed 14 and 12 points, respectively, to the Tigers’ cause.

University 49, Marin Academy 37

Evan Saunders drained four 3-pointers en route to 18 points as the Red Devils (15-4, 4-1) overcame the slowdown tactics by the Wildcats (8-10, 1-4).

— Staff report

Crystal Springs Uplands 45, Urban 34

Dan Kelley drilled three 3-pointers and had 16 points as the Gryphons (8-8, 1-3) topped the Blues (6-11, 0-4) at Kezar Pavilion.

— Staff report

AAA

Mission 65, Galileo 55

Harry Howard scored 17, Demaree Hampton had 16 and Darnell Hadley-Garrett dropped in 10 as the Bears (9-6, 4-2) dominated the first half and handed the Lions (7-11, 3-3). The trio’s strong play helped Mission claim a 42-25 halftime lead.

"We talk about playing four quarters," Mission coach Judson Steele said. "We came out slower in the second half."

In the fourth quarter, Galileo closed the gap to eight, but Mission held the Lions off with a strong full-court press and good ball control.

"We were getting our traps pretty decent," Steele said. "But the back side of the press got too many buckets."

— Jesse Haley

Lowell 80, Lincoln 67

Travis Hom poured in 27 points and handed out six assists, Jordan Wong added 19 points and Arthur Jones netted 16 as the Cardinals (16-3, 5-1) handed the host Mustangs (12-9, 6-1) their first AAA loss.

Lowell trailed 16-10 after the first quarter, but it went on 16-2 tear midway through the second quarter to open up a 34-27 halftime lead. Jones capped off the spurt with a thunderous rebound dunk as time expired in the half.

Riding their second-quarter momentum, the Cardinals stretched the lead to 57-40 one minute into the fourth quarter.

"We weren’t playing with enough heart in the beginning of the game," said Jones, who also pulled down seven rebounds and dished out three assists. "We stepped it up in the second half when we had to and were able to come out of here with a very important win."

— Will Reisman

ISA 69, Washington 46

Marseilles Stewart scored 14 of his 24 points in the first quarter as the Cobras (7-7, 4-2) started the game on an 18-4 run and never looked back in a home win over the Eagles (12-8, 4-2).

Stewart also collected a game-high 14 rebounds, while twin brother Dominic Stewart led all scorers with 26 points and pulled down seven boards and Raymond Whitley chipped in eight points and eight rebounds.

The Cobras completely controlled the paint, outrebounding Washington 37-17 and scoring 42 of their points on layups and short shots in the key.

"Marseilles is like a [Charles] Barkley for us and the twins make sure we get a lot of high percentage shots," ISA coach Rudy Russell said. "Those guys and Ray Whitley are definitely some horses down low."

— Matt Elliser

Marshall 60, O’Connell 40

Derrick Hines had 26 points to lead the Phoenix (8-10, 3-3) to a win over the host Boilermakers (0-12, 0-7).

— Staff report

Burton 83, Jordan 38

Phillip Blueford fired in 18 points, Artis Robinson had 15 and Tyre’ Ellison chipped in 13 as the Pumas (6-10, 2-4) topped the Jaguars (0-6, 0-6).

— Staff report

SSBL

Jewish Community 67, Hanna (Sonoma) 49

SONOMA — Mike Yagaduyev exploded for 28 points as the Wolves (11-3, 8-0) earned a win over the Hawks (5-2, 3-2).

— Staff report

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