What a performance by Paris Austin last night. He scored a school single-game record 43 points – with 12 3-pointers – in a 108-77 victory over Piedmont High.
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The Dragons took on some of the nation’s top high school teams at the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions, held in Springfield, Missouri, and at the Spaulding HoopHall Basketball Classic, held in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Places 3rd in Bass Pro Tournament of Champions
Read recap of Bass Pro Tournament of Champions third place game…
Read recap of the Spaulding HoopHall Basketball Classic upset over Wheeler…
Many have been asking how to follow our varsity men’s basketball team who is participating in the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions (http://tofc.weebly.com) in Springfield, MO. They open the tournament tonight at 6pm PST against Waynesville (MO). The Bass Pro Tournament of Champions is the #1 attended High School Basketball Tournament in America.
Live game stats and scores can be found here »
Also, I will be tweeting out results periodically through our O’Dowd Athletics Twitter account »
The boys varsity basketball team has some big games ahead.
The team is headed to Springfield, Missouri, on Jan. 14 to play in the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions Classic .
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Then the team will go to Springfield, Massachusetts, to participate in the Spalding Hoophall Classic . The Dragons will face Wheeler High School on Monday, Jan. 19, in a game to be televised on ESPN.
It would be hard to find a Northern California high school boys basketball team with a more ambitious nonleague schedule than the one being played by Bishop O’Dowd this season.
As December came to a close, the Dragons were ranked No. 8 in the nation in the MaxPreps.com Xcellent 25 national rankings.
O’Dowd, which has opened this season with a 5-2 record, has already played the No. 1 team (Oak Hill Academy-Mouth of Wilson, Virginia) and the No. 5 team (Montverde Academy, Florida), and has a game scheduled against No. 2 Wheeler-Marietta, Georgia as well as a rematch with Oak Hill Academy. The Dragons traveled to Florida and Hawaii in December and are headed to a tournament in Missouri this month as well as a game in Massachusetts on Martin Luther King Day.
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Article by Phil Jensen, Bay Area News Group
Nearly two years ago when Ben Simmons made the 12-hour flight from Australia to the U.S. to enroll at Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) he mentally stored the list of the top basketball players in the 2015 class to give himself a goal to aspire to.
Atop that list? Ivan Rabb, a center at Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland, Calif.).
“I wanted to see which players I needed to play against to be considered the best,” said Simmons, an LSU signee. “I love competition and I was pretty eager to matchup with those guys. Ivan was the No. 1 player; I definitely remember that.”
Now it’s Simmons who’s the marked man, holding down the No. 1 spot in the ESPN 100; Rabb checks in at No. 5. Read more…
Photos courtesy of Shavon Jennings
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The O’Dowd boys basketball team is ranked No. 7 in the nation following a 64-55 win over Bishop-Gorman Las Vegas last weekend. Ivan Rabb ’15 led the charge with 28 points, 20 rebounds, four blocked shots and three steals.
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Archbishop Riordan High School and Bishop O’Dowd High School are co-hosting the 1st annual Merv Booker Classic at Kezar Pavilion this Saturday, Dec. 6.
This special event is named in honor of coach Merv Booker, a longtime AAU, high school and collegiate coach, who passed away in the spring. Affectionately known as “Cell Phone Merv,” Booker was a longtime ambassador for the San Francisco Pro-Am League.
Men’s Basketball History
West Alameda County Conference – Foothill League
Hayward Area Athletic League (HAAL)
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012
Alameda Contra Costa Athletic League (ACCAL)
East Shore Athletic League (ESAL)
1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1993
Catholic Athletic League (CAL)
1956, 1957, 1959, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985
North Coast Section (NCS) Championships
NCS – 1st Place
1979 (3A), 1980 (3A), 1981 (3A), 1982 (3A), 1983 (3A), 1984 (3A), 1986 (3A), 1988 (Div. I), 1994 (Div. I), 1996 (Div. I), 2003 (Div. I), 2004 (Div. III), 2010 (Div. III), 2012 (Div. III), 2013 (Div. III), 2014 (Div. III)
CIF – Northern California Championships
CIF Open Division – 1st Place
CIF Division I – 1st Place
1981, 1983, 1986, 1988
CIF Division III – 1st Place
2004, 2007, 2010, 2011
California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Final State Rankings (1978 – 2005)
2004 (4th – Div. IV)
2000 (16th for all divisions)
1997 (8th – Div. I / 18th for all divisions)
1994 (7th – Div. I / 12th for all divisions)
1992 (6th – Div. I)
1991 (10th – Div. I)
1988 (3rd – Div. I)
1987 (6th – Div. I)
1986 (3rd – Div. I)
1983 (2nd – Div. I)
1982 (2nd – Class 3A)
1981 (3rd – Class 3A)
1978 (9th – Class 4A)
Other CIF Records/Honors (thru 2005)
4th in the state for most appearance in state finals
Most Games played in a season – 38
1965, 1970, 1978
Most Games played in a season – 39
Best record in the 1980′s
Most wins in the 1980′s
Most wins in the 1960′s
Most wins all-time (1954 – 2005)
Most 30-win seasons (1959-1988)
Most 20-win seasons (1978-2005)
Most consective 20-win seasons (1978-2005)
Most consective section championships (1979-1984)