Author Archives: Harold Abend

Girls of Summer: Recap of all events

Cal Stars goes 51-1 in showing it was the best club team in the nation. Three of the five starters will be at St. Mary’s (Stockton) for the 2017-18 season, but it was a deep, talented roster for head coach Kelly Sopak. Go inside this report for more of how California’s top girls hoopers and […]

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Girls of Summer Player Ranks 2017

More than 90 players are evaluated in this annual post, including the top 30 ranked in order, from a series of girls hoops events attended in person during June and July. Most are from Northern California with a handful from SoCal schools like Mission Hills, Brea Olinda, Rosary Academy, Santa Maria St. Joseph and San...

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Girls BB: Paopao Ready To Break Out

Before she went down with a knee injury last fall, La Jolla Country Day incoming phenomenal sophomore Te-Hina Paopao was poised to have what many analysts believed would be a phenomenal freshman season. Instead, Paopao rehabbed and although at only around 50-60-percent she actually made a return for the final four games of the season […]

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Why no Cali girls on U.S. U16 bb team?

After four days of trials that began on May 25 with 133 hopefuls at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, two California girls were among the 18 finalists, but when the 12-member 2017 USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team was announced on Wednesday there were no girls from the Golden State […]

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Girls BB: All-State Best of Best

With great pleasure, here are the leading players for the 35th annual Cal-Hi Sports Girls Basketball All-State Teams. These 10 include many who were finalists to be the Ms. Basketball State Player of the Year. They are selected regardless of year in school or CIF division and represent some of the top teams in the […]

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Girls BB: All-State 2nd, 3rd Overall

The 35th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State girls basketball teams continues with these 20 players featured prominently on second & third team overall. With so many injuries, there were some girls honored who missed more than a couple of games. Also, comparisons among girls who competed in Open Divisions both at the section and statewide level […]

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Top recruit DeCosta picks new finalists

Stockton St. Mary’s standout was just named State Junior of the Year last week and last weekend at the Elite is Earned Invitational in Walnut Creek there was almost a college coaches’ convention of those who were there to see her and be seen. Among the crowd was Dawn Staley of NCAA champion South Carolina, […]

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Ms. Basketball 2017: Destiny Littleton

As injuries were mounting at the end of the season, Destiny Littleton powered on and although that game vs. Clovis West was ugly she still did more than enough during a record-breaking season to earn California’s highest individual and longest-running girls hoops accolade. Littleton is just the fifth winner from the CIF San Diego Section, […]

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FINAL Girls BB Expanded Top 35

Last week we hinted there might be a re-shuffle based on a closer look at all results and more discussion. All-in-all, the first three spots for the 2016-17 season are a slam dunk but after that for the next three it’s basically a three-way tie. Last week we saw it one way and in this...

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Girls BB: Open-D1 State Predictions

When you have two teams that have played before and went to overtime, that’s the recipe for a great game and that’s what’s in store for CIF Open Division state final between No. 1 Archbishop Mitty and No. 2 Clovis West. Still, we have to pick a winner and we do. In the D1 state […]

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