East Bay Basketball polls

Boys

Rec. Pts. LW

1. B. O'Dowd (5)*          12-4          75          1

2. Monte Vista          18-0          70          2

3. El Cerrito          20-1          64          3

4. De La Salle          12-5          61          4

5. Campolindo          13-5          55          5

6. Freedom          14-4          50          6

7. San Ramon Val.          15-3          44          7

8. St. Joseph N.D.          16-5          39          8

9. Newark Mem.          12-7          37          9

10. Castro Val.          12-6          29          t12

t11. Berkeley          14-2          22          10


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t11. Salesian          11-9          22          11

13. College Park          13-4          17          t12

14. St. Mary's          17-5          8          14

15. Moreau Cath.          14-4          6          NR

Also receiving votes: Dougherty Valley (14-5, 1 point). The East Bay Boys Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay. Records are through Saturday.

* indicates number of first-place votes

Girls

Rec. Pts. LW

1. B. O'Dowd (5)*          15-3          75          2

2. St. Mary's          16-5          69          1

t3. Carondelet          14-3          63          3

t3. Salesian          16-5          63          4

5. Miramonte          17-1          55          5

6. Monte Vista          16-2          50          7

7. Berkeley          11-6          44          6

8. Deer Valley          13-4          41          9

9. James Logan          11-7          35          NR

10. Moreau C.          15-3          30          8

11. Castro Val.          13-5          23          11

12. Alameda          11-7          16          NR

13. Piedmont          10-6          15          10

14. Foothill          12-6          14          NR

15. Campolindo          12-6          5          NR

Also receiving votes: Pittsburg (12-6, 1 vote), Valley Christian (17-3, 1). The East Bay Girls Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay. Records are through Saturday.

* indicates number of first place votes

This week's games to watch

Freedom at Heritage, boys basketball, Friday, 5:30 p.m. -- The Patriots and Falcons meet in a game that not only features dynamic players Elliot Smith and Shon Briggs, but could also help decide the Bay Valley Athletic League champion.

Campolindo at Miramonte, boys basketball, Friday, 7:30 p.m. -- The longtime Lamorinda rivals square off as the Cougars look to maintain their grip on first place in the Diablo Foothill Athletic League. Miramonte entered the week with seven wins in its past eight games, and beat Campolindo 68-67 in Orinda last year.

Carondelet at Deer Valley, girls basketball, Saturday, 4 p.m. -- The Wolverines have been dominating their Bay Valley Athletic League foes so far this season but should get a stiff test when they host the Cougars in a nonleague clash between Contra Costa County powers. Carondelet entered the week in first place in the East Bay Athletic League.

Newark Memorial at Moreau Catholic, boys basketball, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. -- Newark Memorial had little trouble with Moreau Catholic in the teams' first Mission Valley Athletic League meeting earlier this month, but the Mariners expect a closer game next week when they play in their sold-out gym.

Results, NEWS, SCHEDULES, ROSTERS

High school and community college varsity results, news items, schedules and rosters can be reported for the following editions (with e-mail address and phone number):

  • Contra Costa Times/East County Times/West County Times: prepscores@bayareanewsgroup.com; 925-943-8247

  • Daily Review/The Argus: prepscores@bayareanewsgroup.com; 510-293-2457

  • Oakland Tribune: prepscores@bayareanewsgroup.com; 510-208-6407

  • Tri-Valley Times: prepscores@bayareanewsgroup.com; 925-847-2166