Corona Centennial quarterback Tanner McKee is the Inland_Sports Show’s Marines Recruiting Station Riverside Athlete of the Week as he passed for 286 yards and rushed for 209 to lead Centennial to its 41st consecutive Big VIII League victory, 72-33 vs. Roosevelt
Centennial Huskies head coach Matt Logan joins us in the Inland_Sports Show Studio to break down the upcoming 2017 season. Huskies quarterback Tanner McKee, center Solo Vaipulu, and linebacker Solo Vaipulu also joined us.
Plus, Cal Baptist women’s volleyball joins us to talk about their final season in the PacWest Conference.
Head Coach Matt Logan and the Centennial Huskies will kick-off the season against Pittsburg (Ca.) in Week 0 on August 25. The Evil Empire will also meet IMG Academy, Etiwanda, and Narbonne in non-league play.
Inland_Sports video journalist Cullen Holt caught up with coach Logan and offensive lineman Solo Vaipulu at Centennial practice:
The Indiana Pacers selected Corona Centennial product Ike Anigbogu in the second round (47th overall) of the NBA Draft on Thursday night.
The 6-foot-10, 18-year old Anigbogu entered the draft after his freshman season with the UCLA Bruins.
The former Centennial Huskies star averaged 4.7 points, 4 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks in his one season at UCLA.
Former UCLA and NBA star Tracy Murray will join us on The Inland_Sports Show to break down the NBA draft and Anigbogu. Murray is a play-by-play broadcaster for UCLA Bruins basketball and ABC 7 in Los Angeles.
The Roosevelt Mustangs improved to 3-0 vs. Centennial this season with a 71-65 win in Big VIII League action. Roosevelt also defeated the Huskies 81-73 in league play and 66-64 at the Damien Tournament.
It was a relatively slow week for high school basketball in the Inland Empire, but a couple games changed the landscape on the ‘Step Brothers Fab 15’ rankings in week four. As games pick up again over the holiday, teams will definitely be trending in both directions, vying for the top spot in our weekly rankings.
Centennial and Rancho Verde stayed number one and two this week, with Centennial defeating REV by 21 and Etiwanda by 15, both solid victories for the Huskies heading into holiday tournament play. Rancho Verde sat the week out preparing to play Leuzinger in the heralded, Damien Holiday Classic after Christmas.
Cajon dropped seven spots after losses to Laguna Beach and Los Alamitos at the Charlie Wilkens Memorial Classic at Whittier High School this week.
Riverside Poly bounced back after losing to Notre Dame in the Kiwanis final last week by easily handling a good Chaparral team behind 31 points from freshman phenom, D.J. Davis. The Bears seemed to have adjusted since losing Ronald McQuay to an Achilles injury.
The biggest surprise of the week was the near upset Roosevelt almost pulled off on defending National Champion, Chino Hills by narrowly losing to the Huskies 76-68, despite a great effort from Jamar Baker’s 29 points, on 7 three pointers in the loss.
The rest of the ‘Fab 15’ stayed pretty much in tact except for a few minor changes. Chaparral and San Bernardino dropped out of this week’s rankings as REV makes its way back in and climbs to number 12. Vista Murrieta checks in at number 15 after remaining undefeated at (6-0), but they have yet to be tested as we head into week five.
The entire ‘Inland Sports’ team will be out in full force over the holiday break and we are excited to see all of the great basketball the Inland area has to offer.
There was a lot of movement in the ‘Step Brothers Fab 15’ this week.
Centennial remains on top after an impressive win over perennial power Westchester by a score of 69-61 in a non-league matchup.
Riverside Poly drops a few spots after losing big man, Ronald McQuay, in pre-game and then to a surging Notre Dame team in the semi-finals of the Riverside Kiwanis Tournament.
King raises six spots after winning the Kiwanis after a 12 year absence and defeating Notre Dame.
Notre Dame, behind long time coach Rob Robinson, climbed from ‘The Others’ and into the ‘Fab 15’.
Great Oak, REV and Kaiser all drop out of the top fifteen after a few tough loses this week, but Chaparral and La Sierra are gaining momentum and getting healthy heading into the holiday tournaments.
A lot can happen over the next three weeks as teams separate themselves before heading into league play. The Step Brothers and ‘Inland_Sports’ will be out in full force, following and bringing you the very best coverage all season long!
Check out the Riverside Poly Bears on the most recent Inland_Sports Show on Fox Sports 1350AM KTDD: