By Josh Levine
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.