Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball: Lowell shows no signs of fatigue in rout of Galileo

By John Baker

Not only has Lowell’s girls basketball team played three games in five days, including back-to-back Academic Athletic Association tilts on Monday and Tuesday, but it has shown few signs of fatigue.

In fact, the Cardinals seem to be getting stronger the more often they play.

Tuesday night’s 61-26 victory over Galileo showed Lowell at its best. The Cardinals executed all aspects of their game with the self-confidence and energy of a well-rested squad.

Girls Basketball: Lowell pulls away after halftime to secure road win over Lincoln

By Matthew Snyder

Since practice began in the preseason, the Lowell girls basketball team has worked tirelessly toward improving its fast-break offense.

For the first month of the season, the Cardinals focused exclusively upon pushing the ball upcourt. Even in midseason they must make a set number of fast-break layups during the first five minutes of practice or else suffer consequences.

That fast-paced base paid dividends in Monday’s Academic Athletic Association game at Lincoln, where the Cardinals beat the Mustangs at their own game by pushing the tempo on offense on the way to a 72-42 rout.

Girls Basketball: Revitalized Jewish Community takes down rival Kehillah

By John Baker

DALY CITY – To say the Jewish Community girls basketball team was whole on Sunday afternoon would be an overstatement.

Riddled with aches and pains, one key forward played with a broken bone in her foot and another had an injured wrist, but the Wolves were just healthy enough to have their regular starting five on the floor for the first time in almost a month and used the resulting chemistry to beat rival Kehillah of Palo Alto 40-33 at Westlake Community Center.

Girls Basketball: Mehta and Palmer lead International to home win over Convent

By Matthew Snyder

At times during Friday’s Bay Counties League West game between the International and Convent girls basketball teams, Jaguars players Shayna Mehta and Danielle Palmer were simply unguardable.

Palmer poured in 12 first-quarter points and Mehta followed with 15 points in the second quarter, but International weathered severe offensive stagnation and a fierce Convent comeback in the second half before they finished strongly in a 59-43 home victory.