Castro Valley is expecting a sell out for Friday’s West Alameda County Conference Foothill League boys basketball game with Bishop O’Dowd at 7 p.m.. The school will hold a presale on Thursday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on campus in room 607. Tickets are $4 for students and $6 for adults. No passes will be allowed to gain admission into the game.
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De La Salle hosts Monte Vista on Tuesday night in an East Bay Athletic League showdown. Here’s what you need to know if you’re planning on attending the 7 p.m. game:
- Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students
- Gates will open at 3:45 p.m.
- There are no in and out privileges
- Seating is first come first served
Last year, Monte Vista was the only EBAL team to beat the Spartans, doing so in Danville. Should be another good one Tuesday.
|1. Salesian (5)||10-3||75||1|
|2. Bishop O’Dowd||9-3||70||2|
|3. Deer Valley||10-3||65||3|
|4. De La Salle||11-1||60||4|
|5. Newark Memorial||6-5||52||7|
|6. El Cerrito||10-5||47||8|
|8. Monte Vista||10-3||37||5|
|9. San Leandro||9-3||36||6|
|13. Oakland Tech||11-4||13||NR|
|t14. Mt. Eden||11-1||7||NR|
|t14. St. Mary’s||12-3||7||15|
Also receiving votes: Berkeley (6-6, 5 points), St. Joseph Notre Dame (9-5, 4) Freedom (9-5, 3). Records are through Saturday. The East Bay Boys Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay.
Here it is. Enjoy!
East Bay Boys basketball poll
|1. Salesian (5)||10-2||75||1|
|2. Bishop O’Dowd||8-3||70||4|
|3. Deer Valley||9-3||65||7|
|4. De La Salle||9-1||60||2|
|5. Monte Vista||8-2||55||13|
|6. San Leandro||9-2||47||11|
|7. Newark Memorial||6-5||41||3|
|8. El Cerrito||10-5||35||12|
|13. St. Joseph Notre Dame||8-4||18||5|
|15. St. Mary’s||12-3||5||NR|
Also receiving votes: Oakland Tech (10-3, 2 points), Mt. Eden (10-1, 1), College Park (10-4, 1), Castro Valley (5-5, 1). Records are through Saturday. The East Bay Boys Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay.
California High senior Shane Haley had 21 points and 11 rebounds in the Grizzlies’ 45-41 upset of Monte Vista on Wednesday in the teams’ East Bay Athletic League openers.
High school basketball fans, mark your calendars. I haven’t looked at any schedules for this season yet, but Dec. 22 will have to rank as one of the top matchups you’ll see before the postseason. Moreau Catholic is hosting the first Catholic School Winter Classic at Cal State East Bay. I’ll provide the full lineup — and there are several good games — but the nightcap is a doozy. Salesian vs. Archbishop Mitty. Yep, two defending state champions. Two favorites to represent NorCal in this year’s new Open Division state championship game. Oh and possibly the two best players in all of California in Salesian’s Jabari Bird and Mitty’s Aaron Gordon. Here’s the full lineup.
Noon: Central Catholic-Modesto vs. St. Elizabeth
1:30 p.m.: Moreau Catholic vs. Archbishop Riordan-San Francisco
3 p.m.: St. Mary’s-Stockton vs. St. Francis-Mountain View
4:30 p.m.: St. Patrick-St. Vincent vs. Sacred Heart Prep-Atherton
6 p.m.: St. Joseph Notre Dame vs. Serra-San Mateo
7:30 p.m.: Salesian vs. Archbishop Mitty-San Jose
Admission is $10, $7 for kids ages 6-17. 5 and under are free.
Three former Las Positas College men’s basketball players, led by Logan High graduate Jarred Jourdan, have signed with four-year schools for the 2012-13 season.
Jourdan signed with Division I Liberty University (Va.) and has three seasons of eligibility remaining. Dwight Abad (Logan) signed with Bethany College (Kan.), and Ryan Hebebrand (Granada) signed with Cal State East Bay. Abad and Hebebrand have two more seasons of eligibility.
Hebebrand and Abad last played for Las Positas in the 2010-11 season.
Jourdan, a 6-foot-5 forward , averaged 16 points and 6.3 rebounds last season. He also shot 49 percent from the floor, and over his last three games, which included two in the postseason, Jourdan averaged 28.3 points. He was named to the first-team All-Coast Conference North Division squad.
Jasmine Jenkins, a 6-foot-2 forward from Dougherty Valley High, has given an oral commitment to University of the Pacific.
Jenkins, daughter of former Oakland Raider Robert Jenkins, is a three-year all-Diablo Foothill Athletic League player and a major factor in Dougherty Valley’s two DFAL titles and a North Coast Section Division II championship.
The past three years she has averaged over 12 points per game. Jenkins received multiple offers, including from Navy, Nevada, Loyola Marymount, and UC Santa Barbara.
Salesian High’s Jabari Bird and Archbishop Mitty’s Aaron Gordon were among the final 12 players selected to compete in the Under Armour Elite 24 competition Aug. 24-25 at the Venice Beach Courts in Los Angeles. The two-day event features a slam dunk contest, which will air at 4 p.m. PST on Aug. 24 on ESPNU. The game is Aug. 25 at 4 p.m. and also airs on ESPNU. ESPN ranks Bird the No. 20 overall player in the 2013 class and his five official finalists are Cal, Washington, Arizona, Oregon and Colorado, although it’s basically down to Cal and Washington. Gordon is ranked the No. 6 player in the country by ESPN. Both players led their teams to California Interscholastic Federation state titles, with Gordon taking Mitty to the Division II crown and Bird leading Salesian to the Division IV crown.
Deer Valley High’s standout incoming senior Marcus Lee was one of the first 12 players selected to compete in the Under Armour Elite 24 competition Aug. 24-25 at the Venice Beach Courts in Los Angeles. Ranked No. 27 in the ESPN 100 national recruiting rankings, the 6-foot-9 power forward is loaded with collegiate offers. His profile on ESPN lists 17 offers, including Cal, Stanford, Saint Mary’s, UCLA, Duke, Connecticut, Florida and Indiana. The two day event features a slam dunk contest, which will air at 4 p.m. PST on Aug. 24 on ESPNU. The game is Aug. 25 at 4 p.m. and also airs on ESPNU.