Girls Basketball: Convent finishes undefeated BCL West run with title win over Lick-Wilmerding

By Josh Levine

Lick-Wilmerding guard Traci Chang tries to drive past Convent of the Sacred Heart guard Amanda Aish in Convent's 35-23 win in the Bay Counties League West championship game at City College of San Francisco on Saturday. (Photo by AJ Canaria)

Lick-Wilmerding guard Traci Chang tries to drive past Convent of the Sacred Heart forward Scarlett Kirk in Convent's 35-23 win in the Bay Counties League West championship game at City College of San Francisco on Saturday. (Photo by AJ Canaria)

In a game categorized by turnovers and missed shots, Convent of the Sacred Heart pulled out a 35-23 victory over Lick-Wilmerding High School in the Bay Counties West girl’s basketball championship Saturday night at City College of San Francisco.

Despite poor shooting throughout the game, the Cubs (24-3, 10-0) still managed to win, shooting 13-of-50 from the floor.

“You’re either going to shoot yourself in a game or out of a game, so we figured why not? We just kept putting them up,” said Cubs Assistant Coach Luther Cuffy.

Even though the Cubs shot poorly, they forced 22 Lick-Wilderming (14-9) turnovers.

Senior Scarlett Kirk led the Cubs with 20 points on 9-of-15 shooting.

“It felt really good [scoring 20 points], because I’m a senior and I wanted to put it out there for our last game,” Kirk said.

With 36 total turnovers in the game, both coaches felt that everyone played very sloppy basketball.

“I don’t know what the deal was, we played them twice before and we were in the 50s every time,” said Lick-Wilmerding Head Coach Walt Bugler. “We were expecting it to be a higher scoring game.”

Julie Mendoza had a team-high eight points for Lick-Wilmerding, but the Tigers shot 8-for-41 from the field, and only shot 1-for-14 from three-point range.

The loss marks the end of Bugler’s career as head coach at Lick-Wilmerding. Bugler has been coaching basketball for 44 years.

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  1. Clara Mc Inerney says:

    Thank you for taking the time to write about the Convent girls. They are now on their way to more playoffs for regionals Etc. the SF newspapers have not been writing about Boys or Girls High School sports anymore. It is a shame. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Convent beat Sonoma Academy last night 84 to 49. Convent VS University this comming Saturday 6:30PM at Kezar hopefully you can be there and write about that game.

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