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Lowell girls hold off Galileo, Lincoln boys rout Marshall in AAA title games

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San Francisco AAA Girls Basketball Championship
Lowell Cardinals 50 - Galileo Lions 44

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The Galileo Lions gave everything they had, but the Lowell Cardinals had just a little more. The Cardinals withstood a late Lions flurry to win 50-44 and clinch their fifth consecutive SF AAA girls basketball championship title Friday evening at Kezar Pavilion.

Early on, the Lions came out determined. Thanks to a flurry of baskets by Cassidy Chan, the Lions staked themselves to a 10-4 halfway through the first quarter. However, the Lion offense just disappeared as the Cardinals went on a 15-0 run that started in the first quarter and ended up with Lowell up 19-10 with 3:12 left in the second quarter. The stubborn Lions didn't fold though. After free throw made the score 19-11, the Lions went on their own 10-0 run and took a 21-19 lead into halftime.

However, the Lions could not maintain the momentum. The Cardinals took advantage of the Lions pressure defense to take a 36-29 lead to end the third quarter. The lead would eventually peak at 38-29 early in the fourth quarter. It looked like the Cardinals would pull away.

However, the Lions had one last gasp as they closed to 46-44 with 1:02 left in the 4th quarter thanks to Cardinals missed shots and miscues. However, several Lion attempts to tie or take the lead rimmed out. The Cardinals completed the scoring with free throws and a layup at the end the game.

With the AAA championship game complete, both teams will now await their state playoff opponents and seedings which are expected to be announced over the weekend.

San Francisco AAA Boys Basketball Championship
Lincoln Mustangs 65 - Marshall Phoenix 38

After a sluggish 2nd quarter, the Lincoln Mustangs came out after halftime and made a statement which team was the better one in the San Francisco AAA boys basketball championship game. The Mustangs outscored the Marshall Phoenix 38-15 in the second half and won going away 65-38 at Kezar Pavilion Friday evening.

The Mustangs came out hard in the first quarter as they staked themselves to a 20-10 lead. However, the Phoenix adjusted and outscored the Mustangs 13-7 in the second quarter to trail 27-23 at halftime. After halftime, the Mustangs height, length and 1-3-1 zone defense frustrated Marshall as they were behind 48-31 after the third quarter. The Phoenix never challenged again.

Just like the girls, both Lincoln and Marshall will away their state playoff opponents and seeings over the weekend.



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