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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.

 

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East Bay boys basketball poll – 1/7

Team Record Points Last week
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
7. Campolindo 9-4 42 9
8. Monte Vista 10-3 37 5
9. San Leandro 9-3 36 6
10. McClymonds 9-6 33 11
11. Dublin 9-4 32 10
12. Heritage 12-2 17 14
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.

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Our first boys basketball poll of the season

Here it is. Enjoy!

East Bay Boys basketball poll

Team Record Points Last season
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
9. Campolindo 8-4 33 14
10. Dublin 9-4 30 NR
11. McClymonds 8-6 24 6
12. Freedom 8-4 22 9
13. St. Joseph Notre Dame 8-4 18 5
14. Heritage 12-2 14 NR
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.

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Catholic School Winter Classic on Dec. 22

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.

 

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Las Positas players sign

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.

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Dougherty Valley player signs with UOP

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.