SCHS BASKETBALL TEAM STANDINGS BY YEAR
(Doc: BOYS BB)
The league started as the CCAL or Coast Counties Athletic League. The larger schools formed the A league and the smaller schools were normally in the B league. This changed back and forth during the years, which are not dealt with here. One can find that information at the top of each all sports coverage by years section.
By 1965 the league felt that MBL Monterey Bay League would be a better or more appropriate name for the league and it was changed.
In 1972 the MBL grew too large for one league, so the league was divided into the North Division, Santa Cruz County schools in one league and Monterey and San Benito county schools in the South Division.
In 1976, the schools in Santa Cruz county thought their league would be more appropriately called, the Santa Cruz County Athletic League and at this time the leagues were split off. Monterey and San Benito county schools retained the MBL or Monterey Bay League name.
|1916||3-1||C0-CH W||3-2||Lost playoff to go to NCS to Watsonville|
|1918||4-1||CO-CH M||8-2||Beat Monterey in playoffs, NCS FINALS|
|1926||2-2||(=SPLIT)||5-6||Only 2 other league teams|
|1928||5-1||SECOND||8-2||Pacific Grove Champions|
|1929||5-1||TRI-CH||5-5||TRI-CH with PG and M. Lost to PG playoffs|
|1933||8-2||CO-CH S||8-10||Lost in playoff to co-champion Salinas|
|1936||8-2||CO-CH W||14-3||Lost playoff to co-champion Watsonville|
|1939||12-0||CH||14-3||BEST OF ERA|
|1943||NO INTERSCHOLASIC GAMES. WW II|
|1953||5-1||CH||19-3||TOC consolation winner|
|1961||3-5||FOURTH||11-9||WON DADS TOURNEY|
|1965||9-3||CO-CH NS||17-9||BEAT N orth Salinas in playoff, CAMELLIA TOC 8th|
|1967||11-3||CO -CH NS||19-6||BEAT NS, WON DADS, CAMELLIA TOC 8|
|1968||13-1||CH||22-2||WON DADS, SECOND CCS|
|1969||12-0||CH||28-2||WON DADS, SECOND, CCS, BEST OF ERA|
|1976||4-11||THIRD||6-18||(3-7 in North Division)|
|1979||4-6||FOURTH||11-13||WON DADS CLUB|
|1980||5-5||?||10-14||League playoffs 2-1. CCS 0-1|
|1981||2-8||Tied for Last||9-14|
|1986||10-4||Second||22-7||CCS Div II South 1-1|
|1988||13-1||Champs||27-8||CCS 3-1, second in CCS Div III, Nor Cal 0-1|
|1989||10-2||Champs||17-15||CCS Division 2-1, semifinals|
|1990||12-0||Champs||21-9||League playoffs 2-0. CCS Division III 1-1|
|1991||7-5||Third||13-17||CCS Division III 0-1|
|1992||10-2||Second||24-7||League playoffs 2-0. CCS Division III 0-1|
|1993||10-4||tied Second||19-13||CCS Division III 1-1|
|1994||10-2||Champs||21-10||League playoffs 2-0. CCS Division III 1-1|
|1995||8-4||Second||19-12||Beat round robin Harbor twice in the league playoffs to be co-champions. CCS Div. III 1-1.|
|1996||11-1||Champs||24-7||CCS Div. III 2-1 to semifinals. Won Dad Tournament|
|1997||11-1||CO-CH/SLV||23-10||SLV beat SC in the league playoffs for a Co-Championship. CCS Div. 2-1, finals|
|1998||5-7||tie Fourth||13-17||CCS Div. III 0-1|
|1999||12-0||Champs||32-1||CCS Division III 2-1 in semifinals. Were 30-0 going into the final game.|
|2000||9-3||C0-CH/A||26-6||Second in round robin, but won playoffs to be Co-champs with Aptos. CCS III 1-1 semifinals|
|2001||12-0||Champs||30-4||CCS Division III 2-1 semifinals, seeded fourth|
|2002||10-2||Tri-Ch MVC, SOQ||23-9||CCS Division IV 2-1 semifinals|
|2003||7-5||C0/CH/SOQ||21-14||CCS Division III 2-1 semifinals|
|2004||12-0||Champs||30-3||CCS Div. III 2-1 semi’s. Tourneys won: Dads Club, Palma|
|2005||12-0||Champs||36-1||CCS Div. III 3-0 Champs. NorCal 3-0 champs. State Championship. Three preseason tourneys won: Dads, Palma and St. Francis for first time|
|2006||12-2||Champs||20-11||CCS 2-1 semifinals. Eight league titles in row|
|2007||6-6||13-18||CCS Division III 1-1 Quarterfinals|
|2008||9-3||Second||14-17||CCS Division III 1-1 Quarterfinals|
|2009||4-8||14-17||CCS Division III 1-1 Quarterfinals|
|2010||10-2||Co-Champs||19-10||CCS Division IV 1-1 Quarterfinals|
SCHS TOP SCORERS BEFORE 1980
(Doc: BOYS BB top scorers before 8o’s)
From Santa Cruz Sentinel covering mainly the sixties.
Teams in the years before the eighties with the highest number of points scored, listed by year, opponent and score:
|1964||North Salinas 91-73|
|1963||North Salinas 90-51|
Players with the highest number of points scored in their careers, by name years played varsity, games played, points scored and average per game.
|Larry Griffin,||1962-65, 70, 1160, 16.6|
|James Smith,||1956-59, 65, 1070, 16.5|
|Glen Griffin,||1963-66, 69, 1007, 14.6|
|Steve Smith||1960-62, 58, 923, 15.9|
High scorer for one season, by name, year accomplished, games played, total point and average.
|Larry Griffin,||1964-65, 520, 26, 20.0|
|James Smith,||1957-58, 488, 25, 19.5|
|Steve Smith,||1960-61, 394, 21, 18.8|
|Glen Griffin,||1965-66, 375, 19, 19.7|
Players with the highest scores in a game by name, year and points per game.
James Smith, 38, 37 and 36, during 1958 and 1959 seasons.
Dave Martini, 36, 1972 in upset of Alisal CCS champions in the last game of the league season
In 1961 Steve Smith was second in league scoring with 152 points an average of 19 per game. Jensen of Monterey, who played at Utah was first with 186 for a 23 average.
In the decade from 1959 to 1969 the Cardinals have won five championships, finished out of the first division only once and been in the top three all the rest of the time. Quite often as the bridesmaids. The reason has been four great players that these eyes have had the good fortune of watching since joining the Sentinel. The era began in 1956-57 when James Smith made his debut. Later in his career he score 38 points to set a Cardinal single game record. Now a UC Berkeley Medical school student was a starter at Cal. His brother Steve was next and probably was the best all around player is starting for Cal along with Rusty Critchfield of Salinas another top scorer from this area. Larry Griffin had the softest touch of all and set the school record for both the single season and for the career. Glenn need four points in his last game to become the third highest scorer and he got eleven.
WHO WILL BE SC’s NEXT SUPER SCORER?
Will it be Gary Ghidinelli, Tom Foster, Kris Sorensen or Kirk Waller?
In the last decade, the Cardinals, who have won two championships, finished out of the first division only once and have been in the top three all of the rest of the time. Quite often they have been the bridesmaid. The reason has been four great players that these eyes have had the good fortune of watching since joining the Sentinel. Glenn Griffin, the last of the big four, which is actually two brother combinations, played his last game last Friday.. He needed four points in that game to become the Cardinal’s third all time scorer topping 1000 markers in a career. He got 11.
The era began in 1956-57, when James Smith made his debut. Later in his career, James scored 38 points for the highest individual gain in a Cardinal career. Now at the University of California as a medical school student, he went on to be a starter for the Bears for all four years.
Then came Steve Smith, who while not quite as tall as James proved to be probably the best all around player of the quartet. He is currently starting for Cal for the second year along with another ex MBL star, Rusty Critchfield of Salinas.
Larry Griffin, who is burning up the nets for Cabrillo College this season, had about the softest touch of all and set school records both in one season and for an all time career.
The records for each of the four players is listed with the years, games played, field goals made, free throws made, total points and averages of points per game.
SCHS LIGHTWEIGHT BASKETBALL STANDINGS BY YEAR
(Doc: BOYS BB Lightweight)
|YEAR||LEAGUR RECORD||PLACE; SEASON RECORD|
|1923*||4-1||Co-Ch/W 4-1 Beat Watsonville in playoff|
|1926**||Champs Beat KC playoffs, NCS finals|
|1929*||Co-Ch/PG Beat PG playoffs, NCS finals|
|1930**||6-1||Champs 6-1 NCS finals|
|1932*||5-1||Tri-Ch 8-3-1 Tri-Champs with King City &|
|1935*||4-2||Co-Ch/S 7-6 Salinas beat SC in playoff|
|1938**||6-1||Champs 6-1 Lost to San Jose in NCS|
|1940**||10.5-1.5||Champs 15.5-1.5 Tie game get half a|
|1943||War no games|
|1946*||6-2||Co-Ch/S 8-4 No Play off|
|1959||6-9||as of February 2|
|1959||14-0||Champs 20-1 Best team since the early 40’s|
|1959||11-5||Champs 16-5 With two games to go|
|1959||Lightweights replaced by a freshman team.|