The Albany High School Boy's Varsity Basketball team has done a great job this season finishing the regular season with a 19-7 record, including their best-ever finish in the TCAL Rock Division, two tournament championships and a #15 Bay Area ranking by the SF Chronicle.
This Tuesday night, February 5, the team begins postseason play with a 7pm game against DeAnza. This is the first round of TCAL league playoffs. The Cougars have played DeAnza twice- and both games were settled in OVERTIME! If they can win Tuesday they will advance to the semifinals Thursday- at Salesian. Salesian is ranked #3 in the nation.
Once league playoffs wrap up the Cougars move to the North Coast Section tournament the following week. They are scheduled to host a first round game Tuesday February 12. The NCS bracket will be released on Sunday the 10th and can be found onhttp://www.cifncs.org. (See Division III boys basketball).
Come on out and enjoy some great playoff basketball in Albany!
UPDATE 2/7: Due to a scheduling change, the Cougars did not play against DeAnza on Tuesday. Rather, they played against, and defeated, El Cerrito High School. They next play on Thursday, 2/7 (7 PM), at St. Patrick's-St. Vincent's High School in Vallejo. If the Cougars win that game, they would next play for the TCAL league championship at 7PM on Saturday, 2/9, at DeAnza High School in Richmond.
UPDATE 2/8: The Cougars were victorious over St. Patrick's-St. Vincent and now move on to the league championship game against Salesian. Saturday 2/9, 5PM vs. Salesian at DeAnza High School (5000 Valley View Rd., Richmond).