Sunday, March 22, 2009

Bruin Recruiting: Prep News Roundup (3/23)

By Bruin Basketball Report 

Prep News Roundup is published every Monday 


Despite having no one on the court taller than 6 feet 4, the Eagles (32-3) relied on the intangibles, not to mention an effective 2-3 matchup zone defense, to defeat hometown favorite Rocklin, 73-61, to win the state Division II championship. It's the first time a San Bernardino County boys' team has won a state title....The Eagles' quickness and leaping skills helped them prevent 6-10 UCLA-bound Brendan Lane from taking charge inside until it was too late. Lane ended up with 27 points, 19 rebounds and 10 blocked shots. LA Times 3/20 

Facing Windward-Los Angeles for the California Interscholastic Federation Division V boys basketball title, the Pilots fell down early and couldn't muster enough of a comeback in a 69-53 loss Friday that denied them their fourth state crown in school history....It didn't take long for Windward's Anthony Stover to make his presence known. The 6-foot-10 UCLA-bound center had three blocks before St. Joseph finally made its first bucket - a jumper by D'Angelo Hutton to make it 10-2. The game started the way we didn't want it to with (Stover) blocking shots," Lippi said. Stover had only three more blocks the rest of the game, but the tone appeared to be set, and he finished with 12 points, seven rebounds and six blocks. "He was a big part of their team, but we still had to go at him," Hutton said. "I guess we got a little timid." Inside Bay Area 3/20 


Trey Zeigler scored 28 points, lifting Mount Pleasant to a 57-47 win over Marquette in a Class A boys basketball regional semifinal on Monday at Petoskey. MLive 3/16 

Sophomore center Kyle Caudill of Brea Olinda has been invited to be a member of the Developmental National Team that will begin training June 4 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. A group of finalists will be selected to compete in the U16 FIBA Americas Championship in Argentina. LA Times 3/18 

San Francisco Sacred Heart Cathedral 62: Huntington Beach Ocean View 55: Pete Carroll and Tim Floyd would have been smiling if they had seen the performance of 6-5 Kevin Greene, who had 20 rebounds and made a key basket in the final minute to stop an Ocean View rally in the Division III final.... Junior Anthony Brown scored 18 points for Ocean View, which made only 18 of 60 shots.  LA Times 3/22