MCAL Basketball Playoffs are here and both San Marin High boys and girls teams are in. The boys finished as the 3 seed and the girls are the 6 seed. Both teams open play Tuesday night; girls at 5 PM at Novato, boys at 7:30 at SM. The frosh boys’ team won its first freshman title in school history finishing 22-4 on the season. Wrestling has the MCAL Individual Championships this Saturday 9:00 @ SR.
BASKETBALL – GIRLS & BOYS
Varsity Boys – The boys closed out MCAL play with a 2-0 week registering wins over Novato and San Rafael. The wins left them 9-5 in league good for the 3 seed in this week’s MCAL Playoffs.
On Tuesday, Novato came over to San Marin. Novato came out of the gates strong in an elimination game for their NCS Playoff chances. San Marin got a 3 pointer from Calvin Geraci at the buzzer to take it first lead of the game at 26-25 heading into halftime. Geraci was just getting started as he came out in the 2nd half and hit 6 more 3’s to give him 7 overall and a 24 point night. The Mustangs scored 32 points in the 3rd to blow open a close game. Jason Reyff added 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks en route to a 74-43 win over the Hornets.
On Thursday with the 3 seed on the line, the Mustangs once again came out of the gate slow trailing San Rafael 20-19 after 1. The defense tightened up and a 24-4 quarter put the Mustangs up 18 at the half. Geraci once again led the Mustangs with 19 including 5 3’s. Noah Everly and Shay Stubblefield combined for 20 points on their Senior Night. The Mustangs moved the ball well registering 20 assists led by Manny Wilkins 5. When it was all done, San Marin had a 75-46 win and had clinched the 3 seed in this week’s playoffs.
- Tuesday, Feb. 12 7:30 San Rafael @ San Marin
- IF WIN: Semis--- Friday, Feb. 15 7:30 SM vs. Marin Catholic @ Redwood HS
- IF WIN: Finals---Saturday, Feb. 16 7:30 SM vs. TBA @ Redwood HS
JV Boys- The boys closed the week out 1-1 winning a tense overtime game against San Rafael. The JV team consisted of Yazen Hamami, Kenny Cottrell, Grant Shepardson, Taylor Myers, Dylan Wheaton, Jeff Walchli, Dominic Aldrete, Chris Nilsen, Lucas Hassett, Shane O’Riordan, and Mason Varner. The team was coached by Jeff O’Brien.
Frosh Boys- The frosh boys finished the season 22-4 and 12-2 in league play resulting in the first frosh boys basketball pennant in school history. The boys tied Drake at 12-2 and split the season series with them. In the final 2 games, the boys won a heartstopping 1 point win over Novato on Tuesday and a solid 25 point win over San Rafael. The boys team consisted of Collin Moore, Josh Garcia, Nick Corbani, Dante Restivo, Tommy Sanz, Jacob Pullan, John Vavuris, Dominic Burke, Andrew Ding, Cam Moylan, Johnathan Fritz and Cole Erickson. The boys were led by coach Phil Steiner assisted by John Sbragia.
Varsity Girls- The girls went 1-1 last week to move them to 8-6 in league and clinched the 6 seed in this week’s MCAL Playoffs. They will open Tuesday, February 12 at 5:00 at Novato HS.
On Tuesday, the girls just couldn’t get anything to fall shooting less than 20% on the night in falling to Novato 52-39. They bounced back with a solid effort on Senior Night with a 57-38 win over San Rafael. Seniors Haley Nicolini, Maya Stevens, Jenna Sudlow and Megan Franz combined for 38 of the 57 points on the night.
- Tuesday, Feb. 12 5:00 San Marin @ Novato
- IF WIN Thursday, Feb. 14 5:30 SM vs. MC @ Redwood HS
- IF WIN Saturday, Feb. 16 5:30 Championship Game @ Redwood HS
JV Girls- The JV girls wrapped up their season last week with wins over Novato and San Rafael. The JV girls team consisted of Patty Dougherty, Natalie Dybeck, Rebecca Lauchenauer, Ella Anderson, Camille Milliner, Sydney Wheaton, Rachel Sherbert, Brittany Wheeler, Christina Coll, and Ashley Carey. The team was coached by Ward Totman.
Frosh Girls- The frosh girls closed out the season last week with wins over Novato and San Rafael. The frosh girls team consisted of Lauren Benjamin, Sophie Metzger, Tyana Samuel, Hayley March, Jennifer Hamilton, Regan Andel, Marisa Hagan, Hannah Fewell and Molly Dwyer. The team was coached by Darryl Morris.
The SM wrestlers will head to San Rafael this Saturday to compete in the MCAL Individual Tournament. Look for results next week.
SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK
Tuesday, February 12
Girls Varsity Basketball – MCAL Quarterfinals
SM @ Novato
Boys Varsity Basketball—MCAL Quarterfinals
San Rafael @ SM
Thursday, February 14
Girls Varsity Basketball –MCAL Semifinals (if win Tuesday)
SM vs. MC @ Redwood HS
Friday, February 15
Boys Varsity Basketball—MCAL Semifinals (if win Tuesday)
SM vs. MC @ Redwood
Saturday, February 16
Wrestling – MCAL Individual Championship
@ San Rafael
Girls Varsity Basketball – MCAL Championship (if win)
@ Redwood HS
Boys Varsity Basketball—MCAL Championship (if win)