Prep roundup: San Ramon Valley girls lose to St Mary’s-Stockton in basketball thriller

De La Salle rolls into championship game of its tournament. Sacred Heart Prep loses nail-biter to University at Riordan tournament. Tennyson turns back Castlemont.

Girls basketball

San Ramon Valley 48, St. Mary’s-Stockton 53

San Ramon Valley’s hot start to the season did not result in a win on Friday night. But it was clear that the Wolves are right up there with the best teams in Northern California.

St. Mary’s-Stockton, a long-time powerhouse, won the Marin Catholic tournament in a game that was close from start to finish.

The Bay Area News Group ranked SRV third after the first quarter, with an 11-10 lead. The Stockton team led 29-27 at halftime and 43-29 after three quarters.

“Tough loss to a Great team tonight,” SRV wrote on X, which was formerly Twitter. “I stayed in there but couldn’t finish.” I am extremely proud of our team. “We will respond.”

Sierra Chambers led SRV with 18 points. Avery Knapp tallied nine points.

Acalanes defeated tournament host Marin Catholic 52-36 and advances to today’s final against St. Mary’s.

The Dons (3-0) led by ten points at halftime, seven points after three quarters, and pulled away from Marin Catholic in the fourth quarter to improve to 3-0.

Today, SRV (2-1) will face Marin Catholic.

Boys basketball

Head-Royce 38, De La Salle 79

In the tournament semifinals, De La Salle defeated Oakland in the first couple of minutes, building an 18-0 lead on the way to a second consecutive dominant victory.

In the first round on Thursday, the Spartans defeated Vallejo 75-34.

De La Salle, which had four players score in double figures against Head-Royce, had four players score in double figures: Alec Blair (14), Leo Ricketts (13), Zach Arnold (11) and Arshawn Salkhi (10).

The Spartans will face Central Catholic of Portland, Oregon, in the championship game today.Central Catholic defeated Serra in the other semifinal, winning 58-38.

Sacred Heart Prep 55, University 56

One day after narrowly defeating Granada by a point, Sacred Heart Prep was unable to win a nail-biter against University, falling in the Riordan tournament semifinals.

University advanced to today’s championship game against the tournament’s host. In the other semifinal, Riordan, ranked third by the Bay Area News Group, defeated Terra Nova 80-25.

SHP (1-1) was led by JP Kerrigan’s 25 points on 8-of-13 shooting and Drew Wagner’s 10 points.

Castlemont 62, Tennyson 73

Tennyson’s scoring was almost entirely provided by Matthew Lorje, Larrie Noble, and Paolo Barroga as the Lancers maintained their unbeaten record at home.

After the first quarter, Castlemont led 16-10. Tennyson tied the game at halftime, 29-29, and led 51-39 after three quarters.

Lorje led the way with 24 points, Noble added 22 points, and Barroga added 19.


Piedmont improved to 3-1 with a 54-50 victory over Acalanes in the Piedmont tournament semifinals. Today at 6 p.m., the Highlanders will face Redwood in the championship game. In the other semifinal, Redwood defeated St. Ignatius 55-49.


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