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East Bay boys basketball poll — 2/11

Team Record Points Last week
1. Salesian (5) 23-3 75 1
2. Bishop O’Dowd 20-3 70 2
3. De La Salle 21-3 63 4
4. Deer Valley 19-5 62 3
5. El Cerrito 17-8 55 5
6. Newark Memorial 17-7 50 6
7. Dublin 20-4 45 7
8. San Leandro 20-4 40 9
9. McClymonds 16-7 34 10
10. Monte Vista 18-6 31 8
11. Freedom 17-7 25 12
12. Heritage 19-5 20 13
13. College Park 21-4 14 14
t14. Campolindo 17-7 8 11
t14. Oakland Tech 17-6 8 15

Also receiving votes: None.  Records are through Sunday. The East Bay Boys Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay.

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Revision to Oakland Section playoffs

The Oakland Section has revised its playoff system for this season, creating a new way to determine which two teams earn the section’s bids to the NorCal playoffs.

The teams from the Oakland Athletic League will still compete under the same format. No. 3 will play No. 6 and No. 4 will play No. 5 in the first round of the playoffs. The 3/6 winner advances to face No. 2 and the 4/5 winner plays No. 1 in the semifinals and those winners meet in the championship game.

The tweak comes in that the loser of the OAL championship game will then meet the champion of the Bay Area Charter School Athletic Conference. The winner of that game earns the Oakland Section’s second NorCal berth. The BACSAC is a league made up of school East Bay charter schools that a few years ago were added to the Oakland Section. For more info on the league, visit www.bacsac.org.

The dates for all of these games are: First round — Saturday, Feb. 23; Semifinals — Tuesday, Feb. 26; OAL championship — Thursday, Feb. 28; BACSAC champ vs. OAL runner-up — Saturday, March 2

 

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East Bay boys basketball poll — 1/28

Team Record Points Last week
1. Salesian (5) 18-3 75 1
2. Bishop O’Dowd 16-3 70 2
3. Deer Valley 16-4 65 3
4. De La Salle 16-3 56 4
5. El Cerrito 16-7 55 t5
6. Newark Memorial 12-7 49 t5
7. Dublin 15-4 46 t7
8. Monte Vista 16-4 44 t7
9. San Leandro 16-4 35 9
10. McClymonds 12-7 29 10
11. Campolindo 14-5 26 11
12. Freedom 14-6 20 15
13. Heritage 15-5 13 14
14. College Park 17-4 7 NR
15. St. Joseph Notre Dame 13-9 6 12

Also receiving votes: Mt. Eden (16-4, 4 points).  Records are through Sunday. The East Bay Boys Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay.

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East Bay boys basketball poll — 1/22

Team Record Points Last week
1. Salesian (5) 16-3 75 1
2. Bishop O’Dowd 14-3 70 2
3. Deer Valley 14-4 65 3
4. De La Salle 14-3 53 5
t5. El Cerrito 14-7 52 6
t5. Newark Memorial 10-7 52 7
t7. Dublin 14-4 46 11
t7. Monte Vista 14-4 46 4
9. San Leandro 13-4 36 10
10. McClymonds 11-7 28 9
11. Campolindo 12-5 26 8
12. St. Joseph Notre Dame 13-7 20 13
13. Mt. Eden 15-3 14 15
14. Heritage 15-4 12 14
15. Freedom 12-6 5 NR

Also receiving votes: None. Records are through Monday. The East Bay Boys Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay.

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Piedmont’s MLK Memorial

In addition to the events being held on Monday for the Martin Luther King holiday, Piedmont High is hosting its usual event two days before on Saturday. Here’s that lineup of games:
Noon: College Prep vs.Marin Academy
1:30 p.m.: Acalanes vs. Liberty
3:15 p.m.: St. Mary’s vs. Moreau Catholic
5 p.m.: Piedmont vs. Marin Catholic
6:30 p.m.: Mt. Eden vs. Montgomery
8 p.m. Miramonte vs. San Marin

Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for children or students and free for Piedmont High students with ID card.

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MLK “I Have a Dream” Classic info

The Martin Luther King “I Have a Dream” Classic showcases each of the Oakland Athletic League boys basketball teams. It’s on Monday, Jan. 21 and this year will be played at Oakland’s Merritt College. Here’s the slate of games:

Noon: Fremont vs. Kipp King

1:30 p.m.: Castlemont vs. Grant, Sacramento

3 p.m.: Skyline vs. University-San Francisco

4:30 p.m.: Oakland Tech vs. Pinole Valley

6 p.m.: Oakland vs. Castro Valley

7:30 p.m.: McClymonds vs. San Leandro

Admission is $10 for adults. Ages 6-17 are $5 and children 5-and-under are free.

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East Bay boys basketball poll — 1/14

Team Record Points Last week
1. Salesian (5) 12-3 75 1
2. Bishop O’Dowd 11-3 70 2
3. Deer Valley 12-3 65 3
4. Monte Vista 12-3 54 8
5. De La Salle 12-2 51 4
6. El Cerrito 12-5 50 6
7. Newark Memorial 8-6 44 5
8. Campolindo 11-4 40 7
9. McClymonds 11-6 36 10
10. San Leandro 12-3 34 9
11. Dublin 12-4 31 11
12. Oakland Tech 13-4 20 13
13. St. Joseph Notre Dame 10-6 12 NR
14. Heritage 13-3 9 12
15. Mt. Eden 12-3 7 t15

Also receiving votes: Berkeley (7-8, 1 point), Freedom (10-6, 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.

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MLK Classic at Haas Pavilion

The MLK Classic, an all-day event put on by De La Salle, is back for another year. The Jan. 21 event will feature six boys basketball games at Berkeley’s Haas Pavilion. Here’s the lineup:

10:30 a.m. – Palo Alto vs. DeAnza

12:15 p.m. – Analy vs. Campolindo

2 p.m. – Palma-Salinas vs. St. Patrick-St. Vincent

3:45 p.m. – Sacramento vs. Bishop O’Dowd

5:45 p.m. – Salesian vs. De La Salle

7:30 p.m. – Newark Memorial vs. Deer Valley

TICKETS: You can save a little cash by buying presale tickets at the De La Salle bookstore from Tuesday, Jan. 15 through Friday, Jan. 18.  Bookstore hours are 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Presale general admission (bleacher) tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children, students and seniors. Reserved chair backs are $15 (includes all-day in and out access) and courtside seats are $20 (also includes in and out access). General admission tickets can also be bought online here: http://prepmo.com/tournaments/4

Tickets can also be purchased at the door, but prices are a little higher. General admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children/students/seniors. Chair backs are $20 and courtside seats are $25.

Gates open at 10 a.m.

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De La Salle vs. Monte Vista game info

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.