San Diego Prep Basketball Insider: Foothills Christian, Francis Parker set for rubber match in first round of Open Division playoffs



Every week during the 2019-20 basketball season, Scorebook Live California reporter Bodie De Silva highlights the top performers and the most intriguing storylines in San Diego Section high school basketball.

NOTABLE RESULTS

Foothills Christian registered a much-needed win on Friday when they traveled to Francis Parker where the Lancers were holding their senior night. The Lancers had surprised Foothills Christian a few weeks back when they led throughout and took down the Knights to grab sole possession of the Coastal League. Parker, who only has eight players on their roster and rarely utilizes more than six, found themselves in foul trouble and Foothills Christian point guard Yassine Gharram delivered one of his best career performances to lead the Knights to an 80-67 win. The two teams will get to settle it once and for all as they’ll matchup in the first round of the Open Division playoffs, with Foothills Christian hosting.

Torrey Pines, Poway, El Camino, and Escondido all pulled off impressive feats during the regular season as all four were able to finish league play undefeated. Escondido only won two games in the Valley League by single digits. Poway cruised through all eight Palomar League games with their 12-point win over Mt. Carmel being their closest game. Torrey Pines and El Camino each trailed at halftime in a few of their league games but made impressive second-half comebacks.

TOP PERFORMERS

Yale-signee Yassine Gharram delivered one of his best career performances to lead the Knights to a win over Parker to secure a co-league title. The senior point guard had 36 points, 14 rebounds, and eight assists.

Carlsbad big man Kai Burdick has made strides throughout the season and turned in his best performance of the season as the Lancers finished up league play with a 45-point win over Canyon Crest. The junior had 13 points, 17 rebounds, and five blocks.



San Ysidro star guard Mikey Williams completed a triple-double as the Cougars took down Sweetwater 96-77 to clinch the South Bay League Title. The freshman had 37 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists.

Bonita Vista junior Momo Stokes finished off the regular season strong with a 76-64 win over rival Eastlake. The point guard had 25 points, six steals, and four assists.

RECRUITING NEWS

2020 Francis Parker PG Kimo Ferrari picked up an offer from Brown University.

2020 Rancho Buena Vista SG Jack Bailey picked up an offer from Puget Sound.

2020 Carlsbad PG Jailen Nelson took an official visit to Cal State Monterey Bay.

TOP COLLEGE PERFORMANCE

2018 Torrey Pines grad Finn Sullivan led USD with 16 points, six rebounds, and five assists as the Toreros came up short against BYU, 72-71.

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