One of the nation's top seniors was just about perfect in the second quarter on Friday.
His team finished the regular season perfect for the first time in program history.
, a 6-foot-3 guard headed to Florida, exploded for 20 of his 30 points in the second quarter as Chaminade
, the nation's No. 10 team
, blitzed St. Louis University High 74-44.
Chaminade finished the regular season 24-0. That was the goal of the entire team.
"It's great," Beal told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "This was our goal. We thought we could do that. (Coach Kelvin Lee) stressed that at the beginning of the season."
Beal drilled three 3-pointers in the final 1:34 of the first half to finish off a superlative half. See more
. YOUNGER ANDERSON SHINES IN BATTLE OF CANYONS:
The younger brother of UCLA reserve guard Jerime Anderson, Chris Anderson
has exceeded all expectations and on Friday, according to the Los Angeles Times, he had 17 points, nine assists and six rebounds leading Canyon (Anaheim, Calif.)
to a tough 65-59 Southern Section Division 2AA second-round win at Canyon (Canyon Country)
The younger Anderson is only 5-9 and starting to get big-time college offers. He's averaging 20.7 points, 7.5 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 3.5 steals per game. See story
The Southern Section - one with more than 500 schools making it larger than most states - should really heat up in playoff action next week. Mater Dei (Santa Ana) had a tough time in second-round play with Rancho Verde before prevailing 58-46 in 1AA play behind 20 points and nine rebounds from highly-touted sophomore Xavier Johnson. See the 1AA bracket
. See more Southern Section highlights
. SAN DIEGO STATE-BOUND STAR CLEARED: Berkeley (Calif.)
, the nation's No. 29 girls basketball team, received a big boost Friday as San Diego State-signee Khristina Hunter was ruled immediately eligible to play by an Alameda County Superior Court judge.
Hunter, a 6-2 forward, was denied eligibility the entire season by the North Coast Section for what was deemed an athletically motivated transfer from Rodriguez (Fairfield). Hunter transferred in the spring of 2010.
A Hunter family appeal was denied by a CIF appeals committee, but the judge overturned that decision on Friday. NCS commissioner Gil Lemmon said Friday that the CIF will not appeal the judge's ruling. See story
. WITHOUT BROWN, OAKLAND SURVIVES: Andrew Nash
was something of an afterthought throughout the Oakland
Athletic League showdown between San Francisco Bay Area powers Oakland and host
McClymonds Friday afternoon.
The 6-foot-2 senior guard for Oakland had two key turnovers down the
stretch and was held without a basket. Until when it counted most.
Nash snapped up a rebound off a T J Taylor miss, powered in the
go-ahead basket and added a free throw in the final 30 seconds of overtime
to give Jabari Brown-less Oakland a much-needed 57-55 victory.
Taylor, a UC Santa Barbara-signee, finished with a game-high 22 points, Riverside-bound Dominique Taplin added 14
and Jalen Headspeth 11 Oakland (16-7, 7-2). Barry Bell
had 12 points and Jamaree Strickland 10 for McClymonds (14-12,
8-1), which had its 10-game win streak snapped.
Oakland has struggled since Brown, one of the nation's top-20
recruits who is going to Oregon and was selected to the Jordan-Brand game, injured his tailbone. He was in street
clothes Friday and is questionable for the rest of the season.
"Andrew was definitely a hero tonight," Oakland coach Orlando Watkins
said. "But frankly, everyone had to be a hero tonight. This was a big