February 15, 2011 > CSD to host BCL basketball playoffs
CSD to host BCL basketball playoffs
By Biff Jones
On Feb. 8 Fremont Christian High School had its 14 game winning streak snapped when they lost a Bay Counties League road game to Emery High, 50-47. However, the next night the Warriors got back on the winning track with a 49-37 home win over Contra Costa Christian High. Kemana Otosi had 15 points for FC against Emery and 19 vs. CCC.
California School for the Deaf Eagles dropped two BCL games last week: on the road to Chinese Christian High, 35-31, then at home to Emery, 45-33. CSD's Alexandria Brinkley-Green had 12 points in the CC game and 15 against Emery.
This week CSD will host the BCL girls play off tournament. On Thursday, Feb. 17, No.1 FC plays No.4 CCC and No.2 Emery plays No.3 CSD. All the action tips off at 3 p.m. The winners meet Saturday, Feb. 19, at 1 p.m. for the championship.
Milpitas High Trojans won two Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL), El Camino Division games last week. They defeated Cupertino High on the road, 51-27, then came home and beat Fremont High of Sunnyvale, 47-32, to remain in second place in the El Camino. Milpitas has one regular season game left at Santa Clara High on Friday, Feb. 18. For the Trojans, Sydnie Turner scored 14 points vs. Cupertino and Joann Chau added 16 in the Fremont win.
Last week, both CSD and FC boys won two BCL games. CSD defeated CC on the road, 70-47, and Emery, 56-45, at home. Antoine Nathaniel poured in 32 points for CSD against CC while Nathaniel and Romel Thurman each had 14 against Emery.
Meanwhile FC had two home victories: 61-51 over Emery and 66-44 vs. CCC. As he has all season, Jeremiah Herzog led the Warriors with 38 points in the Emery game and 31 to defeat CCC. In boys BCL playoffs, also held at CSD, it is No.2 CSD vs. No.3 FC at 4:45 p.m. on Feb. 17 and No.1 Oakland Military Institute and No.4 Emery in the nightcap at 8 p.m. Winners play for the championship on Feb. 19 at 3 p.m.
Milpitas boys won at Wilcox High of Santa Clara 71-51 in El Camino action. Boys are also in second place in the El Camino. Derek Fox led the Trojans with 16 points against Wilcox. They have one regular season game left at Santa Clara this Friday.
Milpitas hosted El Camino leaders Saratoga High last Wednesday and were held to a 0-0 tie. On Friday the Trojans came away with a 4-0 win at Wilcox to also stay in second place in the EC Division. Lady Trojans finish the regular season on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at home vs. Santa Clara.
Trojan boys lost a hard fought and very physical El Camino game last Wednesday to Homestead High of Cupertino, 4-3, then won at home on Friday against Wilcox, 3-1. Milpitas goals were scored by Andrew Shin (2) and Andres Romero vs. Homestead and Ramiro Ceja (2) and Shin in the Wilcox win. Trojans finish the regular season Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Monta Vista High and are in a battle for first place in the El Camino with Homestead.
All first place teams in the El Camino Division of SCVAL win automatic berths to the Central Coast Section (CCS) postseason basketball and soccer tournaments while all second place teams that qualify are on the bubble.