Prep roundup: Moreau beats Logan, Washington tops Newark Memorial in MVAL boys basketball thrillers

Welcome back to the Bay Area News Group (Mercury News & East Bay Times) prep roundup. It was a busy Wednesday, with plenty of drama, so let’s get started.

Boys basketball

One of the best races last season was in the Mission Valley Athletic League, which ultimately ended in a tie between Moreau Catholic and Washington-Fremont.

That was 14 months ago.

Wednesday, MVAL teams returned to the court and the drama continued. Here were the final scores between the league’s top four teams:

Moreau 61, James Logan 59

Washington 70, Newark Memorial 68

In Union City, Moreau overcame a 22-8 deficit after the first quarter and a 38-25 deficit at halftime to prevail on the road over Logan.

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Donovan Tynes led the Mariners with 17 points. Mahda Fallay added 16 and 10 rebounds, and Jonathan Lankford had 11 rebounds.

Makaio Mims had 28 points for James Logan, including 17 in the first half.

Moreau outscored Logan 21-6 in the third quarter to take the lead for good.

“It went back and forth,” Moreau coach Frank Knight said. “It was a crazy, crazy. crazy game.”

In the league’s other opening-night showdown, Jorren Edmonds scored 24 points and Ares Fazio had 13 to lead the Huskies to a nail-biting victory over Newark Memorial.

Friday, Washington plays host to Logan and Moreau visits Newark Memorial.

No. 2 Campolindo 60, Acalanes 23

Campolindo has been the Bay Area’s most dominant team to start this season and the trend continued on its home court against Acalanes.

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The Cougars, still playing without Aidan Mahaney (ankle), led 23-0 after the first quarter on their way to improving to 5-0.

Three Campo players scored in double figures: Cade Bennett (14), Shane O’Reilly (12) and Emmanuel Callas (10).

Acalanes fell to 1-1.

No. 5 Bellarmine 59, Serra 48

Bellarmine opened its season at home with a victory over West Catholic Athletic League rival Serra as Ryan Kiachian led the Bells with 28 points and strong defense.

Cole Despie added 11 points for Bellarmine, which visits Sacred Heart Prep on Saturday and then Mitty on Wednesday.

Serra fell to 1-2.

Girls basketball
Piory 63, No. 5 Menlo School 59

Four Priory players scored in double figures as the Panthers held on for the victory on their home court. Bineta Diatta led Priory with 16 points and Valentina Saric added 14 points. Avery Lee finished with 21 points for Menlo.

No. 2 St. Francis 5, No. 4 Archbishop Mitty 3

In a battle of unbeaten WCAL teams, host Mitty struck first, scoring two runs in the opening inning. But St. Francis struck last, scoring twice in the seventh to break a 3-3 tie and improve its record to 11-0.

Sydney Stewart had three hits and Jaz Hsiao had two hits and knocked in three runs to lead St. Francis, which also got two hits apiece from Kennedy Adkison, Carly Cummings and Linzey Allard.

Elon Butler hit a home run and had two RBIs for Mitty (5-1)

The teams play each other …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Sports


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