Wednesday, December 24, 2014

That looks like it until Friday

Be kind. Back on Friday.

Young named MVP

From West Coast Hoops: "Sacramento HS 2016 6'7 PF Solomon Young was Named the MVP of the St Hope Elite Classic." Sac High won the tourney.

The Modesto Christian Classic begins Friday

Brian VanderBeek previews the Modesto Christian High Holiday Hoop Classic.

Davidson on hoops in the Sacto area

Joe Davidson leads off his latest 'notes' column with three basketball items.

Belasco named PoW

San Joaquin Delta College guard Jordan Belasco is the Signal The Light Basketball Player of the Week. Other players who performed well are also noted.

Bird has stress fracture

Former Salesian High guard Jabari Bird, now at California, has a foot stress fracture.

Injury prevention

Chris Ballard writes about how Dr. Marcus Elliott down in Santa Barbara is studying injury prevention with dual applications: becoming better and playing longer..

Titus' Top 12

Mark Titus is out with his Top 12 Power Rankings -- the team rankings are solid but it's his writing style that all will enjoy.

Mosher honored

The Marin Independent Journal has selected San Rafael High's Garrett Mosher as its Boys Prep of the Week based on his exploits aiming and firing the three ball.

Martinez lauded

The Times Herald Athlete of the Week is Gabe Martinez of Bethel High.

Hernandez selected

Angel Hernandez of Yuba City High is the Appeal-Democrat's Athlete of the Week.

Wow, wow, wow - UNLV tops Arizona

Didn't see this coming: UNLV 71, Arizona 67.

Yes, it was played at the Thomas & Mack venue but Vegas point Cody Doolin went scoreless with five TOs.

However, an astounding 33-46 board deficit for Arizona was a key factor.

Brandon Ashley just missed a double-double with 13 points plus nine board and he added three assists.

Bruce Pascoe game reports.

Here's more.

Utah 80, South Dakota State 66

Utah has no trouble with South Dakota State on Tuesday winning 80-66. Delon (CCSF) Wright totaled 17 points, 10 assists, six rebounds and a pair of steals in 30 minutes. He shot 7-8 overall, missing his only three-point attempt.

Wichita St. 80, Hawaii 79

Over in the islands, Wichita State required overtime to get by Hawaii 80-79 Tuesday night. Roderick (Indian Hills College/El Cerrito High) Bobbitt dished out 10 assists, scored eight points plus grabbed five rebounds for UH. The Shocker backcourt shot 3-9, 2-9 and 5-19 respectively so Bobbitt must have had a hand in that aspect too.

Cal Poly 69, Santa Clara 58

As part of the Cable Car Tournament, Cal Poly bested host Santa Clara 69-58 on Tuesday. Kevin (Foothill College/Army/Archbishop Mitty) Toth shot 2-2 from beyond the arc for six points for the Mustangs.