January 4, 2012
Top-ranked Jesuit rallies to beat McClymonds in Oakland

Trailing 36-32 after three quarters, top-ranked Jesuit rallied to beat McClymonds 49-46 in a nonleague boys basketball game tonight in Oakland.

Akachi Okugo led the Marauders (12-2) with 19 points. Kurt Parker added 12.

In other games involving Bee boys ranked teams:

• Juniors Malik Thames and Colfax Nordquist combined for 29 points in leading No. 3 Pleasant Grove (13-1) to a 67-56 win over No. 12 Center (11-2) in Antelope. Christopher Smith had 22 points for Center.

• Aaron Cameron and Joseph Barnes each tallied 14 points and 12 Dragons scored as No. 4 Sacramento (9-4) defeated Florin 81-55 in the Metro Conference opener.

• Malik Pope had 14 points and his brother Remle Pope 12 as defending Metro Conference champion and No. 5 Burbank (11-3) downed Hiram Johnson 80-40 in their league opener.

• Despite 17 points by Theo Johnson and 15 from Victor Rustin, No. 7 Franklin (10-4) fell 71-60 to Edison of Stockton.

• No. 10 Granite Bay (8-5) connected on a pair of free throws late to beat upset-minded Oakmont 58-57. Oakmont hit a three-point shot moments before to go up 57-56, its only lead of the game. Oakmont trailed by as many as 19 points and was down 13 early in the fourth quarter. Daniel Romero had 18 points and Nate Brillington 16 for Granite Bay.

• Austin Soldano led a balanced attack with 10 points in No. 13 Del Oro (10-5) defeated Monterey Trail 45-39.

• Keith Duronslet had 15 points and Derrick West 13 in leading No. 14 Kennedy (10-4) past Rosemont 66-39 in a Metro Conference game.

• Danny Goldman had 20 points in Elk Grove's 55-48 upset of No. 15 Cosumnes Oaks (10-5).

• Nifae Lealao led four players in double figures with 17 points as No. 17 Capital Christian (10-4) beat Colfax 84-42.



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