2012-13: Lincoln Tops in 2nd Poll

Lincoln remained first in the second UT-San Diego basketball poll despite losing in the Drew Gooden Showcase in El Cerrito Saturday night.

San Jose Mitty, defending state champion in Division II, defeated the Hornets 71-60 in the event named for Milwaukee Bucks NBA player Gooden, who starred at El Cerrito High, near Oakland.

It was the end of a grueling trip for the Hornets, who rode north Friday in two 15-passenger vans. They returned Sunday afternoon.

Lincoln (5-2) received 10 first-place votes in the poll of 14 sportswriters and sportscasters.  Cathedral Catholic was second with four first-place votes.

SAN DIEGO TEAMS IN LONG BEACH

After a 76-62 victory at Pasadena, Cathedral gears up for the Long Beach Jordan-hosted, 14-team Public-vs-Private Showcase Saturday at Long Beach City College. Three other San Diego teams will participate.

The Dons take on the tough Etiwanda Eagles at 6:30 p.m. Other games:  Army-Navy- Corona Santiago, 12:30; La Jolla Country Day-Santa Monica, 2; Jordan-L.A. Price, 3:30; Montebello Cantwell-Rancho Cucamonga, 5: Riverside J.W. North-St. Augustine, 8.

OREGON TRAIL NO FUN

Two traditionally solid San Diego-area teams were schooled by Portland-area powerhouse and nationally respected Lake Oswego.  Helix fell 68-27 at a tournament in Chico and El Camino sustained its only loss in 10 games, losing 60-36 in a non-tournament contest at the Oregon  school.

Lake Oswego is the alma mater of  Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love, son of former NBA player Stan Love, who is the brother of “Beach Boys” founder Mike Love.

STILL GOING

The 66th annual San Diego Kiwanis tournament, once a premier Southern California event, opened this week.  Eight boys teams and 20 girls teams will be competing.

1–Lincoln (10); 5-2; 131; 1.
2–Cathedral Catholic (4); 8-1; 127; 2.
3–Hoover, 5-1; 93; 3.
4–Army-Navy, 6-0; 88; 5.
5–St. Augustine, 4-1; 82; 7.
6–El Camino, 9-1; 60; 8.
6–Mission Hills, 4-1; 60; 6.
8–LaCosta Canyon, 7-3; 50; 4.
9–San Ysidro, 5-1; 42; 8.
10–Torrey Pines, 2-3; 10; T10.
Place–Team (First-place votes); Team record; Points; Last Week

Others receiving votes:
San Marcos (9), Eastlake (6), Mount Miguel (5), Morse (4), Helix (1), Santa Fe Christian (11), Valley Center (1).

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