Author Archives: Harold Abend

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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NEW Girls BB State Top 20 Rankings

There was some movement after the first three spots and we might even move the next four spots around next week again after taking a closer look at each team’s overall bodies of work. They are difficult to gauge with injuries and lineups at full strength vs. limited strength and all sorts of other aspects...

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Boys BB: NorCal Open & D1 Finals

Woodcreek of Roseville doesn’t let CIF Sac-Joaquin Section rival Sheldon win in a rematch and advances to an Open Division final that will be closer to home than either the section final or the NorCal final. Jordan Brown was again the difference on Saturday, but not the same way he was when the two teams […]

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Girls BB: NorCal Open & D1 Finals

There was no more magic for Cardinal Newman of Santa Rosa as the run by the No. 7 seed Cardinals in the NorCal Open Division came to a crashing halt in a 24-point loss to No. 1 seed and No. 1 state-ranked Archbishop Mitty. The Monarchs will now travel to Sacramento for attempt to win […]

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