Mission Bay has not been a “brand” name in San Diego Section basketball, but the Buccaneers continue to hold sway in the Union-Tribune weekly poll. They’re now 15-3 after Tuesday night’s 71-63 victory over Patrick Henry.
The Bucs have beaten so-called brands No. 3 Foothills Christian and No. 8 St. Augustine and lost to No. 5 La Jolla Country Day.
It’s been that kind of year. A dominant team has not surfaced.
The West Hills Wolfpack don’t travel in the above circles, but Cam Barry, a 6-foot, 1-inch senior guard is developing his own brand. Barry is the state leader with a 36.6 scoring average through 10 reported games and ranks fifth in the country, according to Max Preps.
Foothills’ ballyhooed Taeshon Cherry is one of the San Diego Section leaders with a 20.6 average in 10 reported games. Max Preps did not have any stats for Mission Bay’s catalyst, Rejean (Boogie) Ellis, whom the school listed as 7-foot, 2-inch point guard, along with several other “seven-footers”.
Union-Tribune Boys’ poll through Monday, Jan. 8:
|1||Mission Bay (8)||14-3||115||3|
|2||Torrey Pines (3)||14-2||106||1|
|3||Foothills Christian (1)||12-5||100||3|
|5||La Jolla Country Day||13-4||65||7|
Others receiving votes: Poway (10-5, 7 points), Helix (11-8, 3).
Poll participants: John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune; Terry Monahan, freelancer; Steve Brand, San Diego Hall of Champions; Adam Paul, Ramon Scott, EastCountySports.com; John Kentera, Prep Talent Evaluator; Rick Smith, partletonsports.com; Bodie DeSilva, sandiegopreps.com; Steve (Biff) Dolan, Mountain Country 107.9 FM; Christian Pedersen, S.D. Preps Insider; Aaron Burgin, Fulltime Hoops; Brad Enright, L.A. Court Report.