Prep roundup: O’Dowd goes to OT against De La Salle; San Ramon Valley edges Dougherty Valley in top-ranked baseball battle

Welcome back to the Bay Area News Group (Mercury News & East Bay Times) prep roundup for Monday’s games in boys and girls basketball, baseball and softball. Let’s get to it.

Boys basketball
(#1) Bishop O’Dowd 60, (#9) De La Salle 52 (OT)

Top-ranked Bishop O’Dowd needed overtime to pick up its first marquee win of the shortened season but was able to edge De La Salle to bounce back from back-to-back losses.

Senior Jarin Edwards led all scorers with 17 points and was the key in the extra period, scoring half of the Dragons’ 12 points in overtime. Cameron Brown (13) and Taj Phillips (11) also scored in double figures for the Dragons but star senior Marsalis Roberson and sophomore Jalen Lewis were limited to eight points apiece.

Junior Chris Bunch led De La Salle with 16 points, while seniors Alonzo Washington and Joe Buhlman-Anders also contributed double figures.

After an even first half, O’Dowd opened a six-point edge entering the final period but the Spartans were able to claw back and force overtime. Edwards’ six points in the extra period would have been enough, but the Dragons added six more for a 60-52 final.

After rolling over San Leandro for a season-opening win, O’Dowd had dropped contests against No. 4 Archbishop Mitty and No. 8 Salesian. The loss was the second of the season for the Spartans, who also fell to Salesian.

Girls basketball
James Logan 61, Mission San Jose 47

James Logan improved to 3-0 behind a monster performance from junior Aunika Hornung, who posted a double-double with 26 points and 20 rebounds.

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Baseball
(#4) Palo Alto 3, Homestead 2

After Homestead rallied to tie the game in the top of the sixth inning, Palo Alto answered with a run in the bottom half to improve to 9-2 and remain unbeaten against De Anza opponents.

Senior Hayden Jung-Goldberg collected hits in all three at-bats, including a triple, and scored a run to lead the Vikings. Senior Aidan Berger also doubled and drove in a run.

(#5) San Ramon Valley 4, (#15) Dougherty Valley 3

These East Bay schools are separated by less than 10 miles, and the scoreboard was similarly close Monday.

San Ramon Valley plated one in the first and Dougherty Valley answered with two. The teams traded leads until San Ramon Valley claimed a 4-3 edge with a run in the top of the sixth.

Junior Jaron Nevarez homered and drove in two runs for San Ramon Valley, while senior Tyler Durant reached base three times in four trips to the plate and scored a run for Dougherty Valley.

With the win, the Wolves improved to 11-4 and have lost just once in their past 12 games. The loss was Dougherty Valley’s third straight and dropped the Wildcats to .500 overall.

(#6) Los Gatos 15, (#14) Los Altos 2

The spigot hardly ever turned off for the Los Gatos bats Monday but the deluge truly began when the Wildcats plated nine in the fifth inning, followed by three more the following frame.

Senior Logan Johnstone homered, tripled and drove in five runs for Los …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Sports

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