Bay Area Basketball Roundup

De La Salle impresses  Never is there an easy game on the schedule in the East Bay Athletic League.  Dublin. Dougherty Valley. San Ramon Valley. Cal. Monte Vista. Granada. Amador Valley. Foothill.  You name the school, and it is one heck of...

O’Dowd finds groove, runs through rival in fourth straight win

There was a time where the basketball was not bouncing BIshop O’Dowd’s way. After a brutally tough non-league schedule, the defending league champions of over a decade dropped a heartbreaker to Berkeley in the WACC opener and then fell to...

Heritage races towards rout at Don Nelson Classic

Heritage was on a mission right from the jump.  Devon Rivers scored 10 points in the first couple minutes. The defense was exceptional, shots were going in.  And Heritage was simply dominating.  The Heritage Patriots (3-5) willed their way to an impressive...

Granada shows all that can go right in special season opener

This was exactly what Granada hoped to show.  The selflessness. The defense. The shooting. The scoring inside.  No. 4 Granada’s boys basketball team (1-0 displayed all of that in an impressive season-opening 76-45 victory over Northgate (0-1).  “It was to show everyone...

Band of brothers: Clayton Valley tops O’Dowd, earns trip to NCS championship

Jeremiah Dargan and Jake King made sure to put their arms around each other. This is the way Clayton Valley Charter boys basketball operates, as the two Ugly Eagles seniors demonstrated. It’s a brotherhood, one where everyone contributes and plays...

Devin Carson produced monster career at Deer Valley, ready for college opportunity

Putting up monstrous efforts is nothing new to Deer Valley senior guard Devin Carson. Carson, who first started hooping in second grade, was a star in those first few years. In middle school, he really started obliterating opponents. And that was...

Marin Catholic’s day for the ages culminates with first NCS banner in two decades

This was a day 20 years in the making. In the rafters of the Freitas Memorial Gymnasium hangs a lot of North Coast Section banners. Some state banners. Nationally ranked squads. Marin Catholic’s girls basketball program does boast a few of...
West Coast Preps

Silvia Fonongaloa brought everything in Salesian’s historic run

It’s pretty simple for Salesian senior forward Silvia Fonongaloa.  As great as winning is, the hatred for losing outweighs that. There is nothing Fonongaloa despises more than that. It is why she brings so much energy into everything she does. Why...

Girls Basketball Top 45: Nos. 10-6

The Bay Area Girls Basketball Postseason Top 45 player rankings are here following the 2021-22 season. These rankings were diligently composed based on a player’s production, impact on a team, talent and recruitment. Only players located in cities on the Bay...

Serra knocks off No. 5 St. Ignatius

Serra wanted this one to be different. In the previous three meetings, its boys basketball team fell to St. Ignatius. This time, it wanted to change that fact and come out on the winning end. It did. Behind a strong start and...


Girls Basketball Defensive Player of the Year

Menlo School senior guard Avery Lee is the Bay Area Girls Basketball Defensive Player of the Year. Lee was a menace on the defensive end...