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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.


Cathedral Catholic entered the open division playoffs as the
top seed, but a loss to Christian later in league play raised questions if the
Dons were still the overwhelming favorite in San Diego’s top division. The Dons
opened the playoffs against Christian and took down the Patriots for the second
time in three tries. Cathedral Catholic then ran through Francis Parker by 23
points after having beat the Lancers by four points early in the season. They
completed their run against Torrey Pines in the championship, winning 59-51,
after defeating the Falcons 58-51 in late December. The Dons are seeded third
in the division one state playoffs and will host Renaissance Academy on Tuesday

San Diego’s win over University City on Friday night gave
the Cavers their third consecutive CIF Championship, but most notably they’ve
been able to do it while moving up one division each season. The Cavers defeated
Southwest El Centro in the 2018 division four championship and took down
Valhalla in the 2019 division three championship. Their continued success is
likely to move them up to the division one level starting next season.

Santa Fe Christian dealt with injuries throughout the season
and were inconsistent during the latter part of the year, but the Eagles entered
the division one playoffs as the top seed and were able to win all four games,
three by double digits, en route to capturing their third division one
championship in the past four seasons.


San Ysidro guard Jurian Dixon stepped up in a big way during
the Cougar’s division three championship win over Coronado. The freshman had 32
points and 21 rebounds in the 12-point win.

San Diego junior guard AJ Burgin had a huge game with 31
points, 18 rebounds, and nine assists to help lead the Cavers to their third
consecutive CIF Championship.

University City senior guard Kasen Dickerson finished with
20 points, ten rebounds, six assists, and five steals as the Centurions fell
short against San Diego HS in the division three championship.

Calvin Christian freshman big man Martin Gumwel improved as
the season went along and was able to guide the Crusaders to the division five
championship game. In a one-point loss to Classical Academy, Gumwel tallied 18
points, 21 rebounds, and four blocks.


2016 St. Augustine grad Eric Monroe was honored during
senior night at Yale. Monroe knocked down two free throws to seal the game with
11 seconds left and finished with nine points, three assists, and two blocks.