By Chris McGuire
The tables were turned on Thursday, as the defending Bay Counties League West girls basketball champion Urban School fell to Convent of the Sacred Heart 68-32 at the City College of San Francisco.
The Cubs (22-3, 10-0) dominated from the opening tip-off, outscoring the Blues (13-12, 4-6) 22-6 in the first quarter.
The Cubs were led by senior co-captain Scarlett Kirk, who quickly scored 10 points in the opening quarter. Fellow Cub India Pearce matched Kirk’s production, tallying 10 points of her own in the quarter and finished the game with 16 points.
Kirk finished with a game-high 22 points, to go along with eight rebounds and six assists, in roughly 20 minutes of play.
“The girls work real hard and are committed to the program and it sure is nice having 10 returning players from last season who have seen action in a championship game and NCS play,” said Convent Head Coach Kara Okamoto. “I feel confident moving forward and, knock-on-wood, we have a healthy squad, but I would like to see the defense tighten up a little more.”
The Cubs starters outscored the Blues starters 55-19.
“We feel the pressure of being undefeated in league, but we are ready to avenge last years disappointing loss in the championship game,” said Convent co-captain Rebecca Halloran. “We are not going to let that happen this year.”
The high scorer for the Blues was senior Anneli Eddy, who finished with nine points, five rebounds and two blocked shots.