Playoff Prep Wrapup: SI and Sacred Heart girls advance with ease in WCAL playoffs

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Girls Basketball: St. Ignatius 52, Notre Dame-Belmont 30

The second-seeded Wildcats (22-3) had a 16-6 advantage after the first quarter and extended their lead after every following quarter against the visiting Tigers (11-13), led by 12 points from senior guard Maria Kemiji-McDonald. SI senior Kaitlyn Crawley added nine points, and guards Courtney Gong and Crystal Sun added six points apiece.

The Wildcats will take on fourth-seeded St. Francis in the next round of the West Catholic Athletic League playoffs on Thursday.

Girls Basketball: Sacred Heart Cathedral 57, Valley Christian 33

Like SI, the third-seeded Irish (12-13) led early and cruised to a victory over the Warriors (9-15) in the first round of the WCAL playoffs. Eight different Sacred Heart players scored, led by 12 points from junior guard Jerrieza Enriquez. Sacred Heart sophomore guard GeAnna Summers-Luaulu and senior forward Ann Marie Sequeira added nine points apiece.

Valley Christian sophomore Jessica Mitz led all scorers with 17 points, but no other Warriors players scored more than five points.

Boys Basketball: Serra 71, Riordan 52

The Crusaders’ (10-15) season ended at the hands of the second-seeded Padres (21-4) and it was never really close. Riordan guards D. J. Harvey and Jiday Ugbaja scored 12 points apiece, and forward Graham Gilleran added 11 points, but the Crusaders were outrebounded 40-21 and Serra hit six 3-pointers.

Serra’s Andre Miller scored a game-high 13 points, all in the first half, and the Padres opened up a 41-21 lead at the break.

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  1. Paul B. says:

    No CCS basketball playoffs for Riordan this year?

    • E. K. says:

      Unfortunately, no. On the court, they’re 10-15, but they’re officially 5-20 with the five games they had to forfeit because of a problem with a transfer player’s paperwork. Those five forfeits took away their winning non-league record, and combined with their 3-11 WCAL record, they’re ineligible for the CCS playoffs.

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