Boys Basketball: University takes control of BCL West with win over Urban

By Zack Farmer

After a disappointing loss to Lick-Wilmerding on Tuesday, the University boys basketball team fell behind early against visiting Urban on Friday, but turned up its defensive pressure in the second and third quarters to rally and pull away in 63-47 a win.

The win broke a first-place tie between the two teams in the Bay Counties League West and put the Red Devils all alone at the top of the league with two games remaining.

Boys Basketball: University dominates from the start against Urban

By John Baker

The final margin was only 13 points, but the University boys basketball team left a larger impression on Urban after the Red Devils’ 80-67 Bay Counties League West win on Wednesday night at Kezar Pavilion.

“They pretty much dominated us for most of the game,” said Urban head coach Joe Skiffer. “We didn’t have enough fight [or] enough discipline to beat that team tonight.”

Girls Basketball: International takes down Urban to stay unbeaten in BCL West

By Josh Levine

Shayna Mehta, Natalie Kelly, and Danielle Palmer did almost all of the scoring in the International girls basketball team’s 72-61 Bay Counties League West win over Urban on Thursday at Kezar Pavilion.

Mehta scored a game-high 32 points, Kelly added 24 and Palmer had 12, as the Jaguars (14-2, 2-0) never trailed in the game and mostly led by double digits throughout, despite playing only seven girls due to the absence of three players that usually get substantial playing time.