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Girls Soccer: Mercy dominates undermanned Latino Prep

By Matthew Snyder

Mercy head girls soccer coach Walter Cortez expects his team to employ a fluid and incisive style of passing during games, instead of simply kicking the ball and running to it.

So even though the Skippers jumped out to a 5-0 halftime lead against a severely undermanned Latino Prep team in a West Bay Athletic League Skyline Division matchup on Thursday at the Crocker Amazon Soccer Fields, Cortez wasn’t satisfied until Mercy displayed improved passing and more assured possession en route to a 7-0 rout over the Golden Eagles.


SanFranPreps.com Female Athlete of the Year: Maria Kemiji-McDonald

By Jeremy Balan

Maria Kemiji-McDonald is a dying breed.

In the age of specialization, where athletes, specifically in high school, improve on skills by focusing on one sport, Kemiji-McDonald has played three at St. Ignatius for her entire high school career.

For the second year in a row, Kemiji-McDonald is the SanFranPreps.com Girls Athlete of the Year, not only because she plays three sports, but because she excels at them all.


Girls Basketball: Edelman’s buzzer beater sinks Mercy in WBAL tourney championship

By Jeremy Balan

PALO ALTO – It’s not hard to spot the Menlo School girls basketball team’s biggest advantage.

At 6-foot-4, Menlo junior center Drew Edelman stands 5 inches taller than any Mercy players and that disparity proved fatal for the Skippers on Saturday in the West Bay Athletic League tournament championship game at Castilleja School.

With Mercy clinging to a 52-51 late in the fourth quarter, Edelman followed her own miss at the buzzer to give the Knights a 53-52 win.


Saturday Scoreboard

Scores will be updated as they are sent in. Please send in your scores to contact@SanFranPreps.com or call them in to (415) 251-0918. The score phone line is open 24 hours a day.

Games of the day – Championship Basketball Madness: It’s amazing how things worked out this season, but we will have seven league championship games today and we’ll have all of them covered. For live updates on these games, follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/SanFranPreps.



Friday Scoreboard

Scores will be updated as they are sent in. Please send in your scores to contact@SanFranPreps.com or call them in to (415) 251-0918. The score phone line is open 24 hours a day.

Game of the day – Sacred Heart Cathedral vs. Serra boys basketball: The Irish lost by three points to Serra on the road in the regular season and likely haven’t forgotten last year’s semifinal matchup with the Padres, which resulted in a humbling 73-29 loss. For live updates on this game, follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/SanFranPreps.


Tuesday Scoreboard

Scores will be updated as they are sent in. Please send in your scores to contact@SanFranPreps.com or call them in to (415) 251-0918. The score phone line is open 24 hours a day.

Game of the day – Sacred Heart Cathedral vs. St. Ignatius boys basketball: The Wildcats will have a third shot at the Irish this season, but this time a WCAL semifinal spot is at stake. For live updates on this game, follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/SanFranPreps.


Thursday Scoreboard

Scores will be updated as they are sent in. Please send in your scores to contact@SanFranPreps.com or call them in to (415) 251-0918. The score phone line is open 24 hours a day.

Game of the day – Riordan vs. Sacred Heart Cathedral boys basketball: The Irish have a showdown with first-place Mitty looming on Saturday, but need a win over Riordan and losses from Serra and the Monarchs tonight for an outside shot at a split WCAL title. For live updates on this game, follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/SanFranPreps.



Tuesday Scoreboard

Scores will be updated as they are sent in. Please send in your scores to contact@SanFranPreps.com or call them in to (415) 251-0918. The score phone line is open 24 hours a day.

Game of the day – University vs. Urban boys basketball: The Red Devils won the first meeting between the two, but the teams are tied for first place in the BCL West and the winner tonight will be on top all alone. For live updates on this game, follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/SanFranPreps.


Saturday Scoreboard

Scores will be updated as they are sent in. Please send in your scores to contact@SanFranPreps.com or call them in to (415) 251-0918. The score phone line is open 24 hours a day.

Games of the day – Sacred Heart Cathedral vs. St. Francis girls basketball: Brian Harrigan, who coached at Sacred Heart for 18 seasons and led the Irish to four state championships, now coaches St. Francis and will return to Sacred Heart for the first time since joining the Lancers. Sacred Heart Cathedral vs. St. Francis boys basketball: The Irish rolled on the road against Valley Christian last night and will look to carry that momentum against the visiting Lancers. For live updates on these games, follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/SanFranPreps.


Girls Basketball: Mercy surges in third quarter to take down Menlo

By Josh Levine

Mercy High School forwards Courtney Sabahi and Nia Ilalio combined for 37 points and held standout Menlo center Drew Edelman to 19 points in the Skippers’ 70-57 victory over the visiting Knights on Friday night.

With the win, the Skippers (20-1, 6-1) clinched at least a share of the Foothill Division regular-season championship in the West Bay Athletic League.