CCS basketball roundup: Jordan Martinez leads Piedmont Hills into Division I final

CCS boys basketball
Division I

No. 2 Piedmont Hills 68, No. 3 Santa Clara 58

Senior guard Jordan Martinez poured in 35 points and nailed seven 3-pointers Thursday, leading Piedmont Hills to a convincing victory over Santa Clara.

The Pirates (17-5) will host No. 8 seed Homestead on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Division I title game.

Martinez was likely one of the smallest players on the court at 5-foot-6, 137 pounds, but his big-time shooting performance allowed Piedmont Hills to build a 34-23 halftime lead. 

Alijah Washington had 18 points for Piedmont Hills and Richard Corona pulled down seven rebounds.

Third-seeded Santa Clara ended the abbreviated season at 12-4.

MORE: Scroll to the bottom of this roundup for more Piedmont Hills-Santa Clara photos 

No. 8 Homestead 47, No. 5 Mountain View 44

The incredible run continues for Homestead, which had to knock off top seed Independence to get this far.

The Mustangs (13-8) got 13 points from Connor Kane and 10 from Omri Remez. The difference in the game was the first and fourth quarters, when Homestead outscored Mt. View by a combined 15 points.

Ryan Bahar scored 21 points to lead Mt. View, which finished 13-6.

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Division II

No. 1 St. Francis 64, No. 4 Leigh 40

Junior Vince Barringer scored 15 points and Isaiah Kerr had 11 as top-seeded St. Francis rolled into the DII finals.

The Lancers led 30-18 at the half and improved their overall season record to 6-8. They got the top seed based on their strength of schedule.

Despite the setback, Leigh finished 10-3, its best winning percentage since a 21-5 season in 2016-17.

No. 6 Wilcox 58, No. 2 Pioneer 54

Wilcox rallied in the fourth quarter to upset Pioneer. The Chargers (15-3) trailed 43-40 heading into the final eight minutes. The loss for Pioneer was only its second of the season against 12 wins.

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Pioneer coach Joe Berticevich credited Isaiah Frazier and Dylan Diashyn for leading the comeback by Wilcox. Berticevich said Diashyn’s shooting from 3-point range was particularly instrumental.

Wilcox will travel to St. Francis for the Division II title match Saturday at 7 p.m

Division III

No. 2 Burlingame 57, No. 3 Saratoga 51

Burlingame outscored Saratoga 20-12 in the fourth quarter to earn the six-point win. 

The Panthers (10-4) put four players in double figures, led by Will Uhrich with 19 points. Nine of those came in the fourth quarter. Sean Richardson and M.J. Dowd each had 11 points, and Zaden Martin had 10. 

Saratoga’s Cameron King led all scorers with 20 points. He had six baskets from 3-point land. Som Teymouri added 14 for Saratoga, which closed out its season at 10-7.

Next up for Burlingame is a visit to Santa Cruz, which toppled Jefferson 55-35 in Thursday’s other Division II semifinal. Game time Saturday is 7:30 p.m. Santa Cruz is 19-0.

Anthony Cardoza and Lance Sikanoy each scored eight points for Jefferson (7-4).

Division IV

No. 1 Sacred Heart Prep 90, No. 4 Scott’s Valley 48

Sacred Heart Prep outscored Scott’s Valley 59-24 in the second and third quarters. It was a …read more

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