CCS/NCS Playoffs Heating Up

Posted on March 3, 2011 by

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San Marin-Novato 51, Bishop O’Dowd- Oakland 46

One of the biggest upsets in the NCS this season came yesterday when San Marin took on Bishop O’Dowd. The fifth-seeded San Marin from Novato (28-4) came into the game with a weapon that couldn’t be defended. That weapon stands at 6-7 and is named Stuart Wesonga. Wesonga took over the game as this Northridge-bound player scored 26 points, had 25 rebounds, sevens blocks, and four against Brandon Ashley, ( 21 points 13 rebounds) who came into the game as the more highly touted of the two. Both teams continue on in their quest for a Northern California Division II Championship. San Marin will play for the NCS Division III title Saturday against No. 2 seed El Cerrito, a 63-52 winner over Analy-Sebastopol.

De La Salle-Concord 50, San Ramon Valley-Danville 42:

Second seed De La Salle-Concord (24-4) held on for a Division I semifinal victory before more than 2,500 fans at St. Mary’s College. … The Spartans committed only one turnover in the first half, playing the disciplined basketball they have been known for.  Junior guard Amadi Udenyi had 16 points and Travis Pacos 11 for De La Salle. … The Spartans held league MVP Jordan Guisti to zero field goals and only four free throws made. Guisti had 26 points the last time the teams met, a 53-47 San Ramon Valley victory. … USF-bound Mark Tollefsen had 17 points and Bryan Marvin 11 for San Ramon Valley (26-3)  who came back in the waning minutes, but couldn’t prevent the loss.

CCS Mens Basketball

In Division III semifinal play, Rodrigo Puliceno had 15 points and 11 rebounds as third seed Burlingame (26-3) won its 16th straight game and avenged an earlier loss to St. Ignatius with a 68-56 victory. Johnny Mrlick, the WCAL’s leading scorer this year had 16 points, but poor shooting and turnovers cost the Wildcats (17-10). …Burlingame will play top seed Sacred Heart Cathedral, a 73-48 winner over Aptos, in Saturday’s championship at Santa Clara University. The Irish (22-6) got 30 points from Josh Fox and Taylor Johns in leading them to victory and will have an inside advantage against the undersized Panthers this coming Saturday.

-PJ

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