NorCal playoffs: San Ramon Valley retains off Burlingame to progress in Division II
DANVILLE — It’s not like it was a matter of dialogue, presented that San Ramon Valley High was in the midst of a taught 1st-spherical Northern California Division II boys playoff video game against Burlingame Tuesday evening.
But absolutely the Wolves remembered that below comparable situations just three times ahead of in the North Coast Segment Division II final versus Salesian, they’d enable a a few-stage guide slip away in the final minutes on their house floor.
Not this time. The eighth-seeded Wolves hardly ever trailed in a 53-45 acquire above Burlingame, though the No. 9 Panthers made them get the job done for it even if they under no circumstances fairly acquired around the hump.
San Ramon Valley, 18-9, developments to encounter top-seeded Elk Grove on the street in the second round Thursday evening. Burlingame’s time is above at 21-6.
Parker McClaughery led San Ramon Valley with 16 details, with Seamus Peely incorporating 8 and William Ambidge and Mason Thomas 7 each individual.
For Burlingame, guard Sean Richardson led the way with 17 points with Carson Robenault adding 9 on 3 3-pointers.
“We’ve been in a great deal of limited online games,” San Ramon Valley mentor Brian Botteen claimed. “It just will come down to getting the correct dude with the ball and making free of charge throws. On Saturday, we weren’t equipped to. This time we were. Which is an equalizer when you can make these photographs.”
The Panthers design is to rather substantially to shoot both 3-pointers or get in the paint. By the stop of the recreation, Burlingame had far more 3-position baskets (nine) than 2-position baskets (seven).
“We like to house out and don’t genuinely shoot a good deal of mid-range pictures, and we like to get to the rim a little little bit,” Burlingame mentor Jeff Dowd reported. “They had been really massive, and at the stop they designed some hard shots and made their cost-free throws.”
San Ramon Valley defended the 3-stage line with depth early en route to a 16-4 guide early in the next quarter.
It was an uphill battle from there for Burlingame, but the Panthers, began dialing prolonged-distance properly to draw even. The trouble was San Ramon Valley had the response just about every time the Panthers tied the score.
A layup by Tyler Mausehund to tie the score at 37 was answered by an offensive rebound rating by Peely with San Ramon getting a 39-37 direct. Richardson tied it at 39 on a travel and then tied it all over again at 42-42 on a three-stage participate in.
McClaughery nailed a baseline 3-pointer for a 45-42 direct and San Ramon Valley in no way trailed yet again.
A comply with shot by Michael Reeve with 2:06 remaining manufactured it 47-42, and the Wolves put the recreation away at the foul line.
Though cost-free throws had been an issue in the NCS reduction, the Wolves nailed their last six no cost throws in the ultimate 36.6 seconds right after having difficulties from the line most of the evening.
“We try to remember the previous video game Saturday and it was probably the hardest decline in all of our professions,” McClaughery mentioned of the Salesian defeat. “That was usually in the again of our thoughts, ut we attempted not to dwell on it. We just attempted to try to remember and master from it. Tonight we manufactured the absolutely free throws at the conclusion when we desired them.”
Following seeing his crew win the Division III title in opposition to Aptos, Dowd experienced no regrets about the way his workforce done in terms of coronary heart versus San Ramon.
“It was just an honor and a privilege to coach them,” Dowd mentioned. “They gave so a great deal energy, they treatment so significantly and they always required to get greater. They were tremendous unselfish. Just a great team to coach. I have coached most of them considering that they ended up freshmen and I considered we were being heading to be capable to maintain it heading.”