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Minyon Moore named Cal-Hi Sports Division IV State Player of Year

Salesian High girls basketball star Minyon Moore was named Cal-Hi Sports Division IV State Player of the Year today.

Moore averaged 21 points, 5.2 steals, 4.8 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game for the Pride as a senior this past season. The guard has signed with USC.

Moore is the first Northern California player to earn Division IV Player of the Year honors since 2010, when Modesto Christian’s Brandi Henton won the award.

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Sabrina Ionescu named CalHiSports.com Ms. Basketball

Miramonte High girls basketball star Sabrina Ionescu was named today as the CalHiSports.com Ms. Basketball for 2016.

Ionescu is the first girl from Northern California to be named Ms. Basketball by CalHiSports since 2010, when Chelsea Gray from St. Mary’s-Stockton won the award. She is the first East Bay athlete to win the award since Piedmont’s Courtney Paris in 2005.

Ionescu, who will play in the Jordan Brand Classic All-Star Game in Brooklyn tomorrow at the BarClays Center, has already been named MaxPreps national player of the year. She averaged 25.3 points, 8.8 assists, 7.6 rebounds, 4.5 steals and 1.3 blocks this season for the Matadors.

Here’s a link to the CalHiSports.com story:

Ms. Basketball 2016: Sabrina Ionescu

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Reaction to NCS Open Division, competitive equity changes

Today the North Coast Section Board of Managers voted in a four-team Open Division football playoff plan, and a competitive equity plan that moves some successful teams up a division in football, basketball, girls volleyball, water polo, baseball, softball and lacrosse. Read about it here.

Coaches are still absorbing what the changes will mean when they go into effect this fall. Here’s an early sampling of reaction from East Bay coaches:

Compiled by Phil Jensen and Daniel Mano

Campolindo football coach Kevin Macy:
(on competitive equity) “The variables that are thrown into this mix … I just want to stick to school size. … Who is the arbiter of competitive equity? I’m not a big believer in this. …. We are just fighting to keep football alive in our town. Our name has become much bigger than our kids.”

Clayton Valley Charter football coach Tim Murphy:
(On the Open Division) “Fired up about it. … I think everything that went down in the meeting is what I agree with. … The only negative thing is that a team that wins a section could be eliminated. … Now you are not allowing people to control their own destiny. That would be my only complaint. Everything else I agree with. Continue Reading

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Track star Cooper Teare notches top national time

St. Joseph Notre Dame High School boys track star Cooper Teare gave the rest of the state’s distance runners, let alone the nation, something to think about.

Teare won the 3200 meters at the Dublin Distance Fiesta on March 19 with an outstanding time of 8 minutes, 56.07 seconds. It is the top high school time in the nation this season according to DyeStat.com’s national rankings.

St. Joseph Notre Dame High coach Tony Fong said via e-mail that Teare took the lead on the last lap, which he ran in 61 seconds. Teare passed through 1600 meters in 4:30, Fong said.

Two other runners also broke the elite nine-minute mark in the race.  Davis’ Michael Vernau was second in 8:57.70, and Armijo- Fairfield’s Luis Grijalva was third in 8:59.98.


					
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De La Salle’s Jonathan Harvey breaks meet record

De La Salle High track star Jonathan Harvey won the 300-meter intermediate hurdles tonight at the California Relays with an outstanding time of 37.42 seconds. It is the best time for the event in the state this season according to Rich Gonzalez of PrepCalTrack.com. The time also broke the meet record, according to De La Salle coach John Harvey.

Jonathan Harvey won the North Coast Section Meet of Champions title in the event last season as a junior with a section-leading time of 37.74. He also placed ninth in the CIF state championship final of the event last season.

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East Bay alumni contribute to CCSF men’s basketball state title

Several guys with local ties became state champs Sunday when the City College of San Francisco men’s basketball team downed defending champion Saddleback College 68-57 for the CCCAA crown at Las Positas College.

Freshman guard Zach Copeland (Berkeley High School) scored a team-high 18 points in the title game and was named All-Tournament.

Sophomore guards Shon Briggs (Heritage) and Jerrod Nodar (Saint Mary’s) also started for CCSF. Sophomore guard Troy Thompson (Oakland Tech) added 12 points off the bench by hitting three 3-pointers, the same as Copeland.

Sophomore forward LaDonovan Wilder (Castlemont) and freshman guard Justin Brown (St. Joseph Notre Dame) are also on the Rams’ roster.

It was the first time Las Positas hosted the CCCAA state championships. On the women’s side, Mt. San Antonio College beat East Los Angeles 57-55 in the title game.

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Saturday’s NorCal basketball scores

Quarterfinals tonight for Divisions I through VI. Check back here for final-score updates:
BOYS
DIVISION I
No. 1 Bellarmine-San Jose 72, No. 9 Castro Valley 63
No. 5 Menlo-Atherton 57, No. 4 McClymonds 53
No. 3 Monte Vista 53, No. 6 Oakland Tech 43
No. 7 Berkeley 62, No. 2 Jesuit-Carmichael 59
Tuesday’s semifinals
No. 5 Menlo-Atherton at No. 1 Bellarmine, 7 p.m.
No. 7 Berkeley at No. 3 Monte Vista, 7 p.m.
DIVISION II
No. 1 Serra 83, No. 8 Leland 49
No. 4 Antelope, 54, No. 5 Newark Memorial 49
No. 3 Archbishop Mitty 63, No. 6 Whitney-Rocklin 56, OT
No. 2 El Cerrito 51, No. 10 Vanden 48
Tuesday’s semifinals
No. 4 Antelope at No. 1 Serra, 7 p.m.
No. 3 Archbishop Mitty at No. 1 El Cerrito, 7 p.m.
DIVISION III
No. 8 Bishop O’Dowd 72, No. 1 Weston Ranch-Stockton 64
No. 4 Sacred Heart Cathedral-S.F. 70, No. 5 Miramonte 64
No. 3 Archbishop Riordan-S.F. 62, No. 6 Placer 55
No. 2 Manteca 59, No. 7 Albany 52
Tuesday’s semifinals
No. 8 Bishop O’Dowd at No. 4 Sacred Heart Cathedral-S.F., 7:30 p.m.
No. 3 Archbishop Riordan-S.F. at No. 2 Manteca, 7 p.m.
DIVISION IV
No. 1 Half Moon Bay 76, No. 9 Liberty Ranch-Galt 52
No. 4 West Campus-Sacramento 52, No. 5 St. Patrick-St. Vincent 51
No. 3 Palma-Salinas 73, No. 6 Mission-S.F. 68
No. 2 Central Catholic-Modesto 84, No. 7 Santa Cruz 63
Tuesday’s semifinals
No. 4 West Campus-Sacramento at No. 1 Half Moon Bay, 7 p.m.
No. 3 Palma-Salinas at No. 2 Central Catholic-Modesto, 7 p.m.
DIVISION V
No. 1 St. Joseph Notre Dame 61, No. 8 Woodside Priory 50
No. 5 Urban-S.F. 69, No. 4 Brookside Christian-Stockton 50
No. 3 University-S.F. 59, No. 6 Bradshaw Christian-Sacramento 40
No. 7 Stuart Hall-S.F. 70, No. 2 Mariposa County 65
Tuesday’s semifinals
No. 5 Urban-S.F. at No. 1 St. Joseph Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m.
No. 7 Stuart Hall-S.F. vs. No. 3 University-S.F., TBA
DIVISION VI semifinals
No. 4 Stockton Christian 71, No. 1 Emery 62
No. 7 St. Bernard’s-Eureka 55, No. 6 Chester 45
Tuesday’s championship
No. 7 St. Bernard’s-Eureka at No. 4 Stockton Christian, 7 p.m.

GIRLS
DIVISION I
No. 1 St. Francis-Sacramento 81, No. 8 Lincoln-S.F. 36
No. 4 Menlo-Atherton 71, No. 5 Heritage 46
No. 3 Oak Ridge-El Dorado Hills 51, No. 11 Dublin 46
No. 2 Castro Valley 65, No. 7 Berkeley 58
Tuesday’s semifinals
No. 4 Menlo-Atherton at No. 1 St. Francis-Sacramento, 7 p.m.
No. 3 Oak Ridge-El Dorado Hills at No. 2 Castro Valley, 7 p.m.
DIVISION II
No. 1 Vanden 66, No. 9 St. Ignatius-S.F. 35
No. 12 Elk Grove 56, No. 4 Pleasant Valley-Chico 45
No. 6 Los Gatos 57, No. 3 Antelope 51
No. 7 Sacramento 69, No. 2 St. Francis-Mountain View 46
Tuesday’s semifinals
No. 12 Elk Grove at No. 1 Vanden, 7 p.m.
No. 7 Sacramento at No. 6 Los Gatos, 7 p.m.
DIVISION III
No. 1 Sacred Heart Cathedral-S.F. 78, No. 8 Christian Brothers 31
No. 5 Shasta-Redding 44, No. 13 Pinole Valley 37
No. 3 Campolindo 75, No. 6 Tamalpais-Mill Valley 51
No. 10 Inderkum-Sacramento 41, No. 2 Valley Christian-San Jose 36
Tuesday’s semifinals
No. 5 Shasta-Redding at No. 1 Sacred Heart Cathedral-S.F., 6 p.m.
No. 10 Inderkum-Sacramento at No. 3 Campolindo, 7 p.m.
DIVISION IV
No. 1 Cardinal Newman 61, No. 8 Scotts Valley 45
No. 4 Sacred Heart Prep-Atherton 72, No. 12 Central Valley-Shasta Lake 54
No. 3 Saint Mary’s-Berkeley 61, No. 6 West Campus-Sacramento 54
No. 2 Menlo School 55, No. 7 University Prep-Redding 43
Tuesday’s semifinals
No. 4 Sacred Heart Prep-Atherton at No. 1 Cardinal Newman, 7 p.m.
No. 3 Saint Mary’s-Berkeley at No. 2 Menlo School, 7 p.m.
DIVISION V
No. 1 Eastside Prep-East Palo Alto 65, No. 8 Argonaut-Jackson 31
No. 4 Urban-S.F. 56, No. 5 Capital Christian-Sacramento 45
No. 3 Woodside Priory 58, No. 6 Cloverdale 42
No. 2 St. Joseph Notre Dame 59, No. 7 Mt. Shasta 51
Tuesday’s semifinals
No. 4 Urban-S.F. at No. 1 Eastside Prep-East Palo Alto, 7 p.m.
No. 3 Woodside Priory at No. 2 St. Joseph Notre Dame, 6 p.m.
DIVISION VI semifinals
No. 1 St. Bernard’s-Eureka 66, No. 4 Sacramento Waldorf 41
No. 2 Loyalton 74, No. 7 Turlock Christian 30
Tuesday’s championship
No. 2 Loyalton at No. 1 St. Bernard’s-Eureka, 7 p.m.

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Friday’s CIF NorCal Open Division basketball scores

Here are tonight’s CIF Open Division first-round games. Check back here for scoring updates:

BOYS OPEN DIVISION
No. 1 De La Salle 51, No. 8 Salesian 45, OT, final
No. 4 Sacramento 86, No. 5 Folsom 77, OT, final
No. 6 Sheldon-Sacramento 88, No. 3 Moreau Catholic 85, final
No. 2 Modesto Christian 54, No. 7 St. Francis-Mountain View 51, final
Tuesday’s semifinals
No. 4 Sacramento at No. 1 De La Salle, 7 p.m.
No. 6 Sheldon-Sacramento vs. No. 2 Modesto Christian, at Modesto Junior College, 7 p.m.

GIRLS OPEN DIVISION
No. 1 St. Mary’s-Stockton 90, No. 8 Carondelet 65, final
No. 4 Pinewood 50, No. 5 Bishop O’Dowd 45, final
No. 6 Salesian 70, No. 3 Archbishop Mitty 66, final
No. 2 Miramonte 109, No. 7 Brookside Christian-Stockton 41, final
Tuesday’s semifinals
No. 4 Pinewood at No. 1 St. Mary’s-Stockton, 7 p.m.
No. 6 Salesian at. No. 2 Miramonte, 7 p.m.

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Wednesday’s NorCal basketball scores

Here’s tonight’s first-round games
Check back as we’ll post final scores as we get them

Wednesday’s first round CIF NorCal basketball
BOYS

Division I
No. 9 Castro Valley 56, No. 8 Piedmont Hills 54
No. 6 Oakland Tech 68, No. 11 Dougherty Valley 49
No. 7 Berkeley 67, No. 10 Oak Grove 49
Division II
No. 9 Leland 64, No. 8 Mt. Eden 56
No. 6 Whitney 72, No. 11 Montgomery 55
No. 10 Vanden 78,  No. 7 Chico 68
Division III
No. 8 Bishop O’Dowd 77, No. 9 Vista del Lago 41
No. 6 Placer 81, No. 11 Drake 75
No. 7 Albany  54, No. 10 Shasta 48
Division IV
No. 1 Half Moon Bay 60, No. 16 Lick-Wilmerding 32
No. 9 Liberty Ranch 76,  No. 8 Gridley 65
No. 5 St. Patrick-St. Vincent 86, No. 12 Burton 67
No. 4 West Campus-Sacramento 59, No. 13 Corning 36
No. 3 Palma 77, No. 14 Summerville 47
No. 6 Mission-San Francisco 52, No. 11 Pacific Grove 50
No. 7 Santa Cruz 78, No. 10 Arcata 62
No. 2 Central Catholic-Modesto 86, No. 15 Kennedy-Richmond 61
Division V
No. 8 Woodside Priory 77, No. 9 Williams 74
No. 5 Urban-San Francisco 62, No. 12 Eastside College Prep 30
Bradshaw Christian-Sacramento 68, No. 11 Colusa 64
No. 7 Stuart Hall-San Francisco 96, No. 10 Elliot Christian-Lodi 80
Division VI
No. 1 Emery 63, No. 8 Sacramento Waldorf 55
No. 4 Stockton Christian 58, No. 5 Archbishop Hanna 54
No. 6 Chester 58,  No. 3 Anderson Valley 54
No. 7 St. Bernard’s 53,  No. 2 Liberty Christian 46
GIRLS
Division I
No. 8 Lincoln-S.F. 80, No. 9 Oakland 65
No. 5 Heritage 60, No. 12 North Salinas 41
No. 4 Menlo-Atherton 56, No. 13 Washington-S.F. 44
No. 3 Oak Ridge-El Dorado Hills 66, No. 14 McClymonds 33
No. 11 Dublin 55, No. 6 Palo Alto 49
No. 7 Berkeley 58, No. 10 Folsom 42
Division II
No. 9 St. Ignatius 50, No. 8 Montgomery 35
No. 12 Elk Grove 60, No. 5 Acalanes 46
No. 6 Los Gatos 57, No. 11 Newark Memorial 56
No. 7 Sacramento 76, No. 10 Alameda 46
Division III
No. 8 Christian Brothers-Sacramento 63, No. 9 San Marin 43
No. 5 Shasta-Redding 68, No. 12 River Valley-Yuba City 37
No. 13 Pinole Valley 52, No. 4 Rio Linda 38
No. 6 Tamalpais 58, No. 11 South San Francisco 57
No. 10 Inderkum-Sacramento 47, No. 7 Saratoga 39
Division IV
No. 8 Scotts Valle 70, No. 9 Venture Academy-Stockton 57
No. 12 Central Valley-Shasta Lake 65, No. 5 Arcata 49
No. 6 West Campus-Sacramento 57, No. 11 Piedmont 55
No. 7 University Prep-Redding 72, No. 10 Placer-Auburn 70, 3 OT
Division V
No. 8 Argonaut-Jackson 34, No. 9 University-S.F. 33
No. 5 Capital Christian-Sacramento 49, No. 12 Durham 37
No. 6 Cloverdale 52, No. 11 Mariposa County 33
No. 7 Mt. Shasta 51, No. 10 Ripon Christian 32
Division VI
No. 1 St. Bernard’s-Eureka 77, No. 8 American Christian Academy-Anderson 34
No. 4 Sacramento Waldorf-Fair Oaks 76, No. 5 Emery 41
No. 3 Loyalton 60, No. 6 California School for the Deaf 30
No. 7 Turlock Christian 62, No. 2 Contra Costa Christian 55