Basketball

Overview

St. Francis Basketball

Division III State Champions 1993

Division I State Runner-Up 2016

8-Time Sac-Joaquin Section Champions

1991,1992,1993,1994, 2002 DIV III / 2007, 2008 DIV II / 2011 DIV I

14-Time League Champions

1987, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016

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Razo Among Four Named to All-Metro Basketball Teams

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Julia Razo was named to the Sacramento Bee All-Metro third team announced by the paper last week.

Razo was named to the Sacramento Bee All-Metro five player third-team selection and was an All-Delta league first team. She averaged a team-best 14.4 points in leading the team to the Delta League title and the NorCal Quarterfinals and Section quarterfinals. She scored a career-high 27 points against both Christian Brothers and Monterey Trail.

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Pitton Named Optimist Head Coach

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis Head Basketball Coach Vic Pitton was named the coach of the South team for the upcoming Optimist All-Star game on Saturday, April 8.

“It is certainly a privilege and an honor to coach such dedicated athletes,” said Pitton, who won his 300th career game this season and led the Troubies to the NorCal quarterfinals.

Pitton, who also coached the team in 2015, will coach a group including seniors from St. Francis, Elk Grove, McClatchy, West Campus and Vanden among others.

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Basketball Season Ends in CIF NorCal Quarters

BRENTWOOD, Calif. – The St. Francis basketball team was eliminated from the CIF Division I NorCal Regional quarterfinals on Saturday with a 63-48 loss to No. 3 Heritage.

‘We ran out of gas and we had some foul trouble that altered the rotations and we just did not make some shots we normally do,” said Pitton. “It was not for lack of effort. We played hard and kept coming back at them but we ran out of gas.”

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Basketball Upsets James Logan, Advances in State Tournament

UNION CITY, Calif. – Senior Julia Razo had a game-high 24 points to lead the No. 11 seed St. Francis to an 81-52 upset over No. 6 James Logan in the first round of the CIF Division I NorCal Championships Wednesday night. St. Francis (22-8) is the defending CIF Division I champions.

“We showed a lot of heart,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “We went in with the right attitude. We have been on the road before. I was impressed but it did not surprise me.”

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Basketball Falls to Oak Ridge in Section Quarterfinals

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. – The St. Francis basketball team lost at Oak Ridge 65-48 Thursday in the Sac-Joaquin Section quarterfinals.

“I am absolutely extremely proud of all of them,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “They gave everything they had in a very adverse situation. They really responded well in the first quarter and they played hard the whole game.”

Seniors Julia Razo and Jane Fairbrook combined to score 30 points in the game led by the game-high 21 points by Razo. Fairbrook scored nine and led the team in rebounds.

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Junior Marlee Nicolos Powers Basketball to Playoff Win

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Marlee Nicolos scored three late field goals and added key free throws in the final minute to help St. Francis post a comeback win over Cosumnes Oaks in a Sac-Joaquin Section playoff opener on Tuesday.

“Marlee Nicolos was tough as nails as she always is,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “She knocked down some tough free throws which allowed us to get into overtime and ultimately win the game. She is as strong of a competitor as anyone I have ever coached.”

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Get to Know: Basketball’s #20 Raenalyn Montemayor

Raenalyn Montemayor is in her third season in the basketball program and first with the varsity unit. She likes to hang out with her cousins. She has played basketball since the first grade. She likes science and wants to major in biology in college. 

How is your first season on varsity?
“It is going great. I worked really hard during my basketball career to be here. I have always to play for Coach Vic since I was in middle school. I am glad it came true.”

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Get to Know: Basketball’s #23 Maggie Malaney

Maggie Malaney is in her first season on the varsity basketball team and third season overall in the program. She lettered in volleyball in the fall with the Troubies becoming the first two-sport letter winner in the sports since 2003. Maggie is a twin whose brother, Jake, is a basketball player at Jesuit. She recently attended the inauguration in Washington, D.C. with her mom and Godmother. 

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Basketball Seeded Sixth in the Sac-Joaquin Section Bracket

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis basketball team was awarded a No. 6 seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoff bracket announced on Thursday.

The Troubadours defeated Grant on Wednesday 71-32 to claim the Delta League Championship title. The Troubadours improved to 13-1 overall in league play and garnered the No. 1 seed from the league. It is the second consecutive league title for the team and 15th overall in school history.

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Basketball Celebrates Seniors with Win

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Seniors Julia Razo and Janae Fairbrook led St. Francis to a 74-32 win over Sheldon on a night they were celebrated in their final regular season home game.

“It has been one of the best experiences knowing there are so many people here that love and support us,” said Fairbrook, who scored four points on with four three-pointers. “It was a great night.”

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Basketball Continues Win Streak

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Julia Razo scored a game-high 27 points as St. Francis posted an 85-44 victory over Monterey Trail. The Troubadours have now won 11 consecutive games.

Razo scored 17 points in the first half as SF took control of the game. Classmate Janae Fairbrook added three triples in the first quarter and Jackie Koerwitz scored 10 of her 16 in the first half.

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Basketball Takes Lead in Delta League with Win over Elk Grove

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Seniors Julia Razo and Janae Fairbrook each scored 19 points as St. Francis defeated Elk Grove 60-55 on Wednesday to take over first place in the Delta League standings.

“We are all on a high right now,” said Razo after the game. “We are just really happy we pulled through.”

St. Francis (16-7, 9-1) pulled ahead with key three-pointers and a big advantage at the free throw line, making 15-of-22 on the night.

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Basketball Downs Davis for Third Time

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis varsity basketball team hit 12 three-pointers to defeat Davis for the third time on the season and remain tied for the first in the Delta League with a 76-67 road win Monday night.

“One of the oldest axioms is it is hard to beat a good team three times,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “Coming into their house we knew we are going to have our best performance. We played a fantastic first half. Davis gave everything they had and they never gave up as they fought down to the wire.”

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Senior Razo Leads Basketball to Holy Hoops Win

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Julia Razo scored a game-high tying 27 points to lead St. Francis to a 79-65 win over Christian Brothers in front of a sold out crowd of 1,200 fans Saturday afternoon in the annual Holy Hoops rivalry game.

“We were all in the moment, play by play, giving it our all,” said Razo, who reset her career-high for points in a game. “Our adrenaline really helped us and we maintained a pretty good composure for a big game like this.”

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Senior Janae Fairbrook Scores 41, Hits 11 Three-Pointers in Win

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Janae Fairbrook had a big night on Tuesday, scoring a career-high 41 points and made a St. Francis school record 11 three-pointers, including 10 straight in the first half.

“I was not really counting during the game,” said Fairbrook, whose career best was six entering the game. “They just kept adding up.”

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St. John the Evangelist Wins St. Francis P.A.L. Title

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Congratulations to St. John the Evangelist for winning the 2017 St. Francis P.A.L. Invitational title 40-29 over St. Mel on Sunday in the championship game.  SJE advanced to the title with wins over St. John Notre Dame and St. Francis.

St. John Notre Dame was third overall after a 37-8 win over St. Ignatius. St. Charles Borremeo won the consolation title with a victory over Holy Spirit. Other participants includes St. Francis, St. Patrick’s and St. Rose.

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Get to Know: Basketball’s #30 Julia Razo

Julia Razo is in her fourth season overall and third full season with the varsity team (she was called up freshman season). She was a black belt before concentrating on basketball. She plans to play in college next season but has not chosen a school yet. She is averaging a career-best 11.6 points and 4.9 rebounds this season and scored a career-best 22 against Antelope on Saturday.

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Alumna Beth Balbierz ‘11 Making Impact on the Sideline

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Coaches can be role models for their players in many ways. Alumna Beth Balbierz ‘11 is not only a former player at St. Francis but Division I starter at Cal Poly and now she is passing on her program and basketball knowledge to the players on the Junior Varsity team.

“It is fun but different,” said Balbierz. “There is more anxiety on this side of the ball as I have learned. The girls are really smart players so it is easy to coach them. They catch on quickly.”

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2017 St. Francis P.A.L. Invitational Results

St. Francis P.A.L. Saturday Results

St. Francis 27, St. Rose 13

St. John Notre Dame 44, St. Charles Borremeo 5

St. Mel 43, St. Patrick Academy 8

St. Ignatius 28, Holy Spirit 23

St. Charles Borremeo 40, St. Rose 21

St. Mel 25, St. Ignatius 19

St. John the Evangelist  40, St. John Notre Dame  32

Holy Spirit 31, St. Patrick’s 12

St. Francis P.A.L. Sunday Schedule

St. Francis vs. St. Patrick’s, 1:00 p.m.

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Basketball Resets Single-Game Scoring Mark in Win

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis basketball team shattered the school record for points in a game with 99-54 in a win over Monterey Trail on Friday.

“The energy, effort and intensity was there,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “We are really learning how to rebound and how to go after our missed shots. It is really making a huge difference.”

The team broke the school record of 94 points set vs. Ponderosa on Feb. 21, 2008 and it was just the fifth game of 90 points or better in school history.

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Get to Know: #12 Isabella Quiniola

Isabella Quiniola is in her first season on the varsity team and third year in the program. She started dribbling a basketball when she was four years old and has played the game ever since. She babysits in her spare time and  has two older sisters that attended St. Francis, Victoria ’13 and Natalia ’12.

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Third Quarter Propels Basketball to Win over Franklin

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomores Jackie Koerwitz and Jorie Keitges combined for 26 points in the third quarter as St. Francis broke open a close game with Franklin to post a 76-49 win.

Koerwitz scored 10 straight points as part of a 14-point quarter to extend the Troubadours lead in the third. She finished with a game-high 21 points to earn TroubieTV Player of the Game honors.

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Varsity Basketball Wins Non-League Game at Antelope

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Julia Razo scored 22 points to lead St. Francis to a 68-59 win over Antelope on Saturday.

“We had a lot of contributions from a lot of people,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “Two pf the people who really contributed were Logan Kelly, who played a really solid game offensively and defensively, and Jorie (Keitges). She played her best game as a varsity basketball player.”

Kelly had seven points in the game, while Keitges contributed nine points for the second straight game to surpass her total off 11 points over the first 14 games.

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JV Basketball Wins Double Overtime Thriller at Antelope

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Sophomore Krysta Alvarez scored a game-high 15 points including five in the decisive second overtime period as the St. Francis JV basketball team posted a 67-61 win over Antelope Saturday.  

“Krysta, when she gets in a zone, can really shoot the ball,” said Head Coach Gary Ender. “Today it was the three ball. Lily also provided us with a lot of offense.”

The Troubadours remained undefeated on the season at 16-0 in their toughest test to date.

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Frosh Basketball Wins Sixth Straight, Posts Big Win

PLACERVILLE, Calif. – Tara Keene had 12 points, five rebounds and three assists to lead the St. Francis freshman team to a win over El Dorado Wednesday afternoon. The Troubadours scored 35 points in the first half led by Keene and held El Dorado to just one point. It was the sixth consecutive win for the Troubadours.

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Basketball Falls to Elk Grove 54-44

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Elk Grove pulled away in the fourth quarter to record a 54-44 win over St. Francis on Tuesday in a Delta League matchup.

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Holy Court Ticket Sales Start Saturday, January 14

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Holy Court ticket sales to St. Francis students, parents, fans and alumna will open on Saturday, January 14 at 8 a.m. (Limit 2 per person). A passcode will be sent to your St. Francis student email account on Friday to access the tickets.

Holy Hoops will be played on Saturday, January 28 at St. Francis starting with the freshman contest at 2:00 p.m. The junior varsity teams will play at 3:30 p.m., followed by the varsity match at 5:00 p.m.

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Nicolos Leads Basketball to Victory over Davis

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Marlee Nicolos scored a late basket and added a key pass to help St. Francis to a 74-69 victory over Davis Friday night in a Delta League contest.

“It was a really tough game,” said Nicolos. “We knew it was going to be hard game from the very beginning. We were really psyched but had to keep our adrenaline in check. We were ready for the challenge.”

Nicolos scored two fourth quarter baskets, including a buzzer-beating fall away that kept the Troubadours in the lead during a comeback effort by the Blue Devils.

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Freshman Alexa Edwards Named to MaxPreps Freshman All-American Team

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis freshman Alexa Edwards was named to the MaxPreps Freshman All-American Team. The 25-player team was announced on Wednesday.

“It is a tremendous honor to be named to this All-America team,” said Edwards. “I am really thankful for (Head Coach) Alynn (Wright) for helping me develop this year. I am looking forward to the future.”

Edwards averaged 4.1 kills per set and hit better than 24 percent on the season. She led the team with 526 kills and digs with 425. She was named to the Delta League first team.

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Get to Know: #10 Adrienne Graybill

Adrienne Graybill is one of only two student-athletes to compete in three different sports last year at St. Francis. She is coming off playing for the varsity golf team that won the Delta League Championship this fall and plans to run track (400 meters) again this spring. She is in her third season playing basketball at St. Francis and is in her first season on the varsity team. She likes to paint in her free time. She commutes from El Dorado Hills.

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Pitton Wins 300th as St. Francis Opens Delta League

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  - St. Francis Head Coach Vic Pitton won his 300th career game at the helm of the Troubadours tonight with a 77-26 win over Pleasant Grove. He is in his 15th season as coach of the Troubadours.

“I appreciate the opportunities I have had and the great teams I have had the privilege to coach,” said Pitton. “The number is just a number. Each one of the victories and the losses has provided a special memory.”

Assistant Coach Maren Christie was on his first team and was part of the victory on the bench today.

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Winter TroubieTV Schedule Announced

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The 2017 Winter TroubieTV schedule will include numerous basketball and soccer broadcasts in the winter schedule announced Tuesday.

The JV and Varsity basketball games against Davis on Friday, January 6 will tipoff the campaign that includes at least 12 basketball broadcasts and seven soccer broadcasts. All six basketball and soccer teams will be highlighted at least once during the season and TroubieTV will follow all playoff games for the varsity units.

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Get to Know: Basketball’s #22 Logan Kelly

Logan Kelly is in her second season on the varsity team at St. Francis. Logan enjoys photography in her spare time and drawing.

How was your offseason and how did you get better?
“The offseason was very good. I played for the St. Francis club team and had a trainer for basketball and strength and conditioning. I worked with her every day. It made me a lot stronger and quicker and we worked on a lot of basketball so my basketball IQ got a lot better too.”

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JV Basketball Defeats St. Mary’s for Title

ANTIOCH, Calif. – Sophomore Gabi Lopez was named the MVP and freshman Akira Cherry was selected to the all-tournament team as the St. Francis JV team posted a 62-61 victory over St. Mary’s to win the Antioch Tournament.

Lopez led the team with 11 points and Azareyah Edwards and Byrnne Burrows each added 10 in the win.

The Troubadours remain undefeated at 11-0 on the season. They return to the court on Tuesday for the Delta League opener against Pleasant Grove.

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Freshman Basketball Wins Antioch Tournament

ANTIOCH, Calif. – Mia Fleming-Mullins was named the tournament most valuable player and Hannah Dorsey was named to the All-Tournament team as the St. Francis freshman team posted a 41-34 victory over San Rafael to win the Antioch Christmas Holiday Jamboree.

St. Francis fell behind early 12-5 after the first quarter but rallied to take a 21-20 halftime lead. Dorsey scored six points in the second quarter to help the comeback. The Troubies pulled ahead for good in the third and Fleming-Mullins sealed the game in the fourth quarter with six points in the final period.

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Basketball Falls to Miramonte in West Coast Jamboree

OLINDA, Calif. – St. Francis lost to Miramonte 63-53 in the semifinals of the Diamond bracket at the West Coast Jamboree Thursday. The Troubadours will play Elk Grove in the third-place game at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Senior Julia Razo led the team with 11 points. Sophomore Nika Bagatelos and senior Janae Fairbrook each added eight in the loss.

St. Francis (5-5) led 35-27 at the half but Miramonte (11-2) out-scored the Troubies by 18 in the second half led by a 22-point third quarter.

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Basketball Wins Overtime Thriller in West Coast Jamboree

ORINDA, Calif. – Sophomore Jackie Koerwitz sent the game to overtime and sophomore Nika Bagatelos hit two threes in the extra period to propel St. Francis to a 69-66 win over Arcata in their opening game of the Diamond bracket of the West Coast Jamboree.

“We were planning on Julia making the shot but I just got (the rebound) and was able to put it in to tie it up,” said Koerwtiz.

Koerwitz, who finished with a career-high 20 points, capped her big night with a buzzer-beating put back to give the Troubadours a chance in overtime to cap the comeback effort. 

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Basketball Drops Nike Finale

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Sophomore Lauren Pank scored a career-high 16 points in her second varsity start but it was not enough as St. Francis lost 54-40 to Forest Grove (Ore.).

“It was really fun,” said Pank after the game about contributing. “I am glad I got to help my team out a little bit. Hopefully, I can do more of that in the season.”

She scored 16 points, totaling her season output from the first six games. Pannk hit three three-pointers and went 5-for-6 at the line.

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Basketball’s Late Rally Falls Short at Nike TOC

PHOENIX, Ariz. – The St. Francis basketball team fell behind by 14 points in the second half only to pull within a basket before falling 53-50 to Gilbert (Ariz.) Wednesday on the third day of the Nike Tournament of Champions.

Sophomores Nika Bagatelos and Megan Austin combined for 18 points in the fourth quarter as the Troubadours almost came back in a game that looked over entering the final period.

“We started to play good defense and get in the passing lanes and that helped our offense get going and score some points,” said Bagatelos.

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Basketball Falls to Familiar Foe in Nike Event

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Just 3.1 miles apart in Sacramento, St. Francis and Sac High met 634 miles away in Phoenix Tuesday in the second round of the Nike Tournament of Champions with the Dragons winning 54-36.

“We did not match their physicality in the first half and their quickness got to us,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “There was a part of the game in the second quarter where we played pretty good. Certainly in the second half we picked it up but offensively we hit just two threes and we have to hit more threes than that.”

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Basketball Wins Opener at Nike TOC in Phoenix

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Senior Julia Razo scored a team-best 15 points to help St. Francis to a 51-47 opening round win at the 2016 Nike Tournament of Champions over Chapparal (Colo.) Monday.

St. Francis trailed by seven points in the early minutes of the fourth quarter 42-35 but rallied with an 11-0 run sparked by Razo, who scored six of 15 points in the quarter. Senior Janae Fairbrook added seven points including a big three-pointer during the rally.

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Basketball Travels to Arizona for Nike Tournament of Champions

PHOENIX, Ariz. – The St. Francis varsity basketball team will open the 20th Annual Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix against Chapparal (Colo.) at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec 19 at the Salvation Army KROC Center.

“I am really excited for the basketball aspect of the trip,” said junior guard Marlee Nicolos. “There is a lot of really good competition so we should grow as a team there. It is also a really big bonding experience for all of us. We get a lot closer after Arizona so I am looking forward to that.”

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Basketball Comeback Downs Davis in Roseville Elite

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Down by seven heading into the final quarter, Head Coach Vic Pitton challenged his senior point guard. And she answered.

Senior Janae Fairbook scored 14 of her game-high 22 points in the final quarter to help St. Francis erase the deficit and post a 77-69 victory over Delta League rival Davis in the third-place game of the Roseville Elite Showcase.

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JV Basketball Claims Robby Nakamura Holiday Title

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore Krysta Alvarez had a game- and season-high 19 points to lead St. Francis to a 50-46 win over Del Oro to capture the Robby Nakamura Holiday Classic at Kennedy High School.

“It feels very good especially with a new team and our chemistry is definitely growing,” said Alvarez, who notched double digits for the first time this season. “It is nice to win and know we can work together well.”

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Basketball Opens Season with Win over Kennedy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis basketball team opened the 2016-17 season with a 69-40 victory over Kennedy in the home opener for the team.

“The young players are starting to learn what to takes to play at the varsity level,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton.

Senior Janae Fairbrook led all scorers with 16 points, while sophomore Nika Bagatelos had 12 and Logan Kelly contributed a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds.

“It is great to start the season off with a win,” said Kelly. “We all worked together as a team and helped each other out.”

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Frosh Basketball Wins Robby Nakamura Holiday Classic

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Hannah Dorsey scored 17 points and Ali McDaniel added 11 as the St. Francis freshman basketball team won the Robby Nakamura Holiday Tournament on Saturday 40-33 over host Kennedy.

“It felt really good because we all pulled together as a team to win,” said McDaniel. “We worked together and really played hard for the win.”

Roster

2016-17 Varsity Basketball Roster

No.  Name Pos. Ht. Class Hometown
2 Lauren Pank G 5-4 Sophomore Sacramento
3 Megan Austin W 5-7 Sophomore Sacramento
4 Nika Bagatelos G 5-7 Sophomore Sacramento
5 Janae Fairbrook G 5-3 Senior Carmichael
10 Adrienne Graybill G 5-7 Junior El Dorado Hills
12 Isabella Quiniola G 5-7 Junior Sacramento
13 Marlee Nicolos F 5-7 Junior Elk Grove
14 Jackie Koerwitz W 6-0 Sophomore Carmichael
20 Raenalynn Montemayor G 5-0 Junior W. Sacramento
21 Ally Gage P 5-9 Sophomore Sacramento
22 Logan Kelly F 5-10 Junior Rio Linda
23 Maggie Malaney F 5-9 Junior El Dorado Hills
24 Jorie Keitges G 5-6 Sophomore Sacramento
30 Julia Razo W/PG 6-0 Senior Woodland
42 Anne McDaniel G 5-3 Junior Grass Valley

Head Coach: Vic Pitton
Assistant Coaches: Sole Montemayor, Ron Blanchette, Maren Martinelli, Bobby Williams.
Manager: Rica Baccay.

Roster By Class

Seniors (2) Janae Fairbrook, Julia Razo. Juniors (7): Adrienne Graybill, Logan Kelly, Maggie Malaney, Annie McDaniel, Raenalynn Montemayor, Marlee Nicolos, Isabella Quiniola. Sophomores (6): Megan Austin, Nika Bagatelos, Ally Gage, Jorie Keitges, Jackie Koerwitz, Lauren Pank.

Roster

2016-17 Junior Varsity Basketball Roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Class Hometown
2 McKinley Rasmussen F 5-6 Sophomore East Sacramento
3 Nikki Morissette G 5-3 Sophomore Carmichael
4 Lizzie Allison G 5-8 Freshman El Dorado Hills
5 Nicole Rivera G 5-4 Freshman Natomas
10 Lily McLoughlin G 5-7 Sophomore East Sacramento
12 Brynne Burrows C 5-10 Sophomore Carmichael
13 Gabbi Guerrera G 5-4 Sophomore Folsom
14 Krysta Alvarez G 5-6 Sophomore East Sacramento
15 Akira Cherry P 5-9 Freshman Rocklin
22 Gabi Lopez G 5-9 Sophomore East Sacramento
23 Jasmine Lee G 5-4 Freshman Sacramento
31 Azareyah Edwards P 5-7 Sophomore Elk Grove

Head Coach: Gary Ender (12th Season)

Assistant Coaches: Beth Balbierz ‘12 (First Season)

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2016-17 Freshman Basketball Roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Class Hometown
1 Tara Keene G 5-6 Freshman Carmichael
2 Bailey Davis G 5-5 Freshman Fair Oaks
3 Skyer Momsen F 5-8 Freshman Folsom
4 Ali McDaniel PG 5-6 Freshman Penn Valley
10 Bianca Ariza G 5-4 Freshman Elk Grove
14 Samantha Sonntag PG 5-3 Freshman Placerville
15 America Santana F 5-9 Freshman Placerville
21 Julia Hayes G 5-7 Freshman Sacramento
22 Sofia Garaygay G 5-6 Freshman Placerville
23 Mia Fleming-Mullins G/F 5-10 Freshman El Dorado Hills
24 Kat Dowdell G 5-6 Freshman Sacramento
25 Hannah Malek P 6-1 Freshman Sacramento
30 Andrea Campos G 5-3 Freshman Sacramento
32 Andralee Harmon P 6-1 Freshman Meadow Vista
33 Hannah Dorsey G 5-6 Freshman Sacramento

Head Coach: Heather Brownholtz (Second Season)

Assistant Coach: Mike Kelly (Second Season)

Press release

Basketball Adidas Sale

Deadline:November 20th, 2016 (11:59pm)

  • All orders will be delivered to St. Francis High School with an estimated ship date of December 15th.
  • No returns or exchanges on decorated apparel
  • No orders will be taken after the deadline: November 20th

St. Francis High School Basketball Parents 2016

Deadline:November 27th, 2016 (11:59pm)

All orders will be delivered to St. Francis High School with an estimated ship date of December 22nd.

Athletic schedule

2016-17 Varsity Basketball Schedule

Date Opponent Site Time/Result
Nov. 28 at West Campus West Campus 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 6 Kennedy St. Francis 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 8-10 at Roseville Tournament Roseville TBA
Dec. 18-22 at Nike Tournament of Champions Phoenix TBA
Dec. 28-30 at West Coast Jamboree East Bay Bracket
Jan. 3 Pleasant Grove St. Francis 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 6 Davis St. Francis 7;00 p.m.
Jan. 10 at Elk Grove Elk Grove 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 13 at Sheldon Sheldon 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 14 at Antelope Antelope 3:00 p.m.
Jan. 17 Franklin St. Francis 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 20 at Monterey Trail Monterey Trail 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 21-22 P.A.L Tournament St. Francis All Day
Jan. 24 Grant St. Francis 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 27 at Pleasant Grove Pleasant Grove 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 28 at Christian Brothers St. Francis 5:00 p.m.
Jan. 30 at Davis Davis 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 1 Elk Grove St. Francis 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 7 at Franklin Franklin 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 10 Monterey Trail St. Francis 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 13 Sheldon St. Francis 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 15 at Grant Grant 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 17 at Section Playoffs TBA TBA
Feb. 21 at Section Playoffs TBA TBA
Feb. 23 at Section Playoffs TBA TBA
Feb. 28 at Section Semifinals TBA TBA
March 4 at Section Finals TBA TBA
March 8 at NorCal Playoffs TBA TBA
March 10 at NorCal Playoffs TBA TBA
March 11 at NorCal Playoffs TBA TBA
March 14 at NorCal Semifinals TBA TBA
March 18 at NorCal Final TBA TBA
March 24 at CIF State Semifinals TBA TBA
March 25 at CIF Stat Finals TBA TBA

 

Athletic schedule

2016-17 Junior Varsity Basketball Schedule

Date Opponent Site Time/Result
Dec. 1-3 at Pitsburg Tournament (JV) Pitsburg Bracket
Dec. 6 Kennedy St. Francis 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 8-10 at Kennedy Tournament Kennedy Bracket
Dec. 21 Sacramento St. Francis 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 27-29 at Antioch Tournament  Antioch TBA
Jan. 3 Pleasant Grove St. Francis 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 6 Davis St. Francis 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 10 at Elk Grove Elk Grove 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 13 at Sheldon Sheldon 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 14 at Antelope Antelope 1:30 p.m.
Jan. 17 Franklin St. Francis 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 20 at Monterey Trail Monterey Trail 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 24 Grant St. Francis 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 28 Christian Brothers St. Francis 3:30 p.m.
Jan. 30 at Davis Davis 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 1 Elk Grove St. Francis 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 7 at Franklin Franklin 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 10 Monterey Trail St. Francis 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 13 Sheldon St. Francis 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 15 at Grant Grant 5:30 p.m.
Athletic schedule

2016-17 Freshman Basketball Schedule

Date Opponent Site Time/Result
Dec. 1-3 at Robby Nakamura Holiday Classic Kennedy TBA
Dec. 6 Kennedy St. Francis 4:00 p.m.
Dec. 9-10 at Pittsburg Tournament Pitsburg TBA
Dec. 20-22 at Oak Ridge Tournament Oak Ridge TBA
Dec. 27-29 at Antioch Tournament Antioch TBA
Jan. 10 at Woodcreek Woodcreek 4:00 p.m.
Jan. 11 at El Dorado El Dorado 4:00 p.m.
Jan. 14 at Antelope Antelope Noon
Jan. 18 at Sacramento Sacramento 4:00 p.m.
Jan. 24 El Dorado St. Francis 4:00 p.m.
Jan. 26 at Lincoln Lincoln 4:00 p.m.
Jan. 27 Sacramento St. Francis 4:00 p.m.
Jan. 28 Christian Brothers St. Francis 2:00 p.m.
Jan. 31 at Bethel Bethel 4:00 p.m.
Feb. 1 Woodcreek  St. Francis 4:00 p.m.
Feb. 2 River Valley St. Francis 5:00 p.m.
Feb. 8 at Sacramento Sacramento 4:00 p.m.
Feb. 14 Bethel St. Francis 4:00 p.m.
Feb. 15 at Sacramento Sacramento 4:00 p.m.
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St. Francis Adds Krossover for Volleyball and Basketball

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis athletics department has signed a multi-year deal with Krossover to provide their full-service game film analysis, statistics and sharing tools for the sports of basketball and volleyball.

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St. Francis Named NFHS Network Select School for TroubieTV

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis Catholic High School has earned recognition as one of 88 schools of distinction from the NFHS Network for the efforts of the Sports Media Club in producing TroubieTV.

TroubieTV produced 58 events in 2015-16 including games and contests from the sports of basketball, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, volleyball and water polo. They also showcased the three St. Francis National Letter-of-Intent celebrations, the Homecoming Pep Rally and International Night among the other broadcasts.

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St. Francis Renews Agreement with adidas Team Sports

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis Catholic High School has renewed its exclusive partnership with adidas Team Sports for four years, Athletic Director Mark McGreevy announced.

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St. Francis Athletics Partners with SportsLeader

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis High School and the Troubadour Athletic Department will partner with SportsLeader over the next four years to implement their Catholic virtue-based formation program for coaches.

“In offering athletics programs at St. Francis we seek to use sport as a context for physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth,” said Athletic Director Mark McGreevy. “Our partnership with Sports Leader represents a continuation of that great Troubie tradition in a very intentional way.”

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Troubie Sports Camps Photos 2016

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Troubadours Place Second in Delta League All-Sports Award

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis athletic department placed second overall in the All-Sports Award standings for the Delta League among the girls programs for the 2015-16 season, losing to Davis by two points. The Troubadours recorded a league-best seven combined first and second-place finishes.

“We congratulate Davis and appreciate the great competition in our league,” said Athletic Director Mark McGreevy. “Winning is not a primary goal but a byproduct  of doing things well and we are proud of the efforts of our student-athletes and coaches.”

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Basketball Summer League & San Diego Classic Tournament

Please use the form here: https://stfrancishs.formstack.com/forms/summer_basketball_league  to register/ pay for Summer league and or San Diego Classic Tournament fees. 

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Sports Passes Information

The St. Francis Athletics Department will sell Sports Passes for the 2016-17 volleyball and basketball seasons.

Season highlight

2015-16 Basketball Highlights

  • The St. Francis basketball team’s postseason run ended with a loss in the CIF Division I State Championship but not before posting a set of accomplishments that will be remembered forever in the school’s history books.
  • St. Francis lost 64-51 to Brea Olinda in their quest for the second state championship in school history. The Troubadours had not reached the state final since the school won the Division III title in 1993, bringing back memories from alumnae and fans alike. Several members of the 1993 attended the state final at Sleep Train Arena.
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Booster Club Award Winners Announced

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Five student-athletes were recipients of the Booster Club Awards on Wednesday at the St. Francis Awards Ceremony.

Tennis and soccer player Avery Spector and volleyball player Nina Sanfilippo were the Booster Club Leadership Award winners. The recognition is given to the student or students who demonstrate leadership in athletics.

Photo Caption (From L to R): Maggie Oys (Water Polo), Ashley Newland (Soccer), Emily Peters (Swimming), Avery Spector (Tennis), Elle Minor (Water Polo), Ally Tambornini (Water Polo), Lilly Enes (Track and Field), Ariane Arndt (XC/Track and Field), Chase Worthen (Cross Country), Sydney Vandegrift (XC/Track and Field) and Shelby Tevis (Softball).
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Twenty-One Troubadours Earn River Cats All-City Sponsored by SportsStars

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis had 21 selections to the River Cats All-City teams sponsored by SportsStars presented prior to the game Sunday at Raley Field. The Troubadours had student-athletes selected to each team led by four from the Sac-Joaquin Section winning water polo team.

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Basketball’s Craig to Sign to Play at Pepperdine

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Lauren Craig has committed to play basketball at Pepperdine University next fall on a full scholarship.

“I am so excited,” said Craig. “It is a dream come true. I love the school and the program. It is great.”

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Basketball’s Huffman to Play at Knox College

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior forward Kyra Huffman will continue her basketball career at Knox College located in Galesburg, Ill., next fall.

“It has always been a dream of mine,” said Huffman of playing college basketball. “To finally fulfill it is an amazing feeling.”

Knox is a member of the NCAA Division III and the Midwest Conference (MWC), one of the oldest conferences in the nation. Competition in the conference is intense and spirited, including the local rivalry between Knox and Monmouth College — the sixth-oldest athletic rivalry in the country.

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Basketball Programs Celebrate Seasons

The St. Francis basketball program celebrated their 2015-16 seasons at the annual banquet at the Old Spaghetti Factory on April 28. Here is a list of all the award winners from all three levels.

Varsity Basketball Awards

Comeback Player of the Year – Kyra Huffman

Most Improved Player - Aliyah Williams

Record 3-Point Shooter – Janae Fairbrook

Most Inspirational Player - Tia Hay

Rookie of the Year – Jackie Koerwitz

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Basketball’s Lauren Craig in Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Lauren Craig is among the six athletes featured in the Faces in the Crowd segment of this week’s edition of Sports Illustrated. TNT Sideline reporter Craig Sager is on the cover of the May 2, 2016 edition on newsstands now.

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Pitton, Craig Among All-Metro Honorees by the Sacramento Bee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis Head Coach Vic Pitton was named the Sacramento Bee Girls Coach of the Year and senior Lauren Craig was selected to the All-Metro first-team, one of four Troubadour players named to the All-Metro team.

“It is certainly and honor to receive the award,” said Pitton. “It is representative of our entire coaching staff, certainly not just me. Unless the players perform really well, you are not in consideration. It really shows for the whole program – the players who performed and the whole coaching staff that helped get them there.”

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Basketball’s Dream Season Ends in Championship Game

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – After a memorable comeback Saturday to reach the CIF Division Championship, the St. Francis Troubadours could not repeat the feat Thursday, falling 64-51 to Brea Olinda in their quest for the second state championship in school history.

“The class and grace that they have shown in winning was also evident in defeat,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “They are the epitome of what high school athletics in all about.”

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Faith over Fear: Troubies Play in State Championship Thursday

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Head Coach Vic Pitton pointed to each player individually at the end of practice on Wednesday. “I believe in you”. “I believe in you”.  “I believe in you”. He went around the circle of Troubadours and they ended their final practice.

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State Championship Game Notes

St. Francis Catholic Troubadours (29-5) vs. Brea Olinda Wildcats (28-4)

2016 NorCal Division I Champions

2016 Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Runner-up

2016 Delta League Champs

Television: Time Warner Cable (Steve Quis, Casey Jacobsen, Kelli Tennant)

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1993 State Champs Look Back on Title Run

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – When the 2016 St. Francis basketball team qualified for the state championship game on Saturday, there was a group text started between 12 players. The achievement brought back memories and feelings for the only people in St. Francis school history who can relate: the 1993 state championship team.

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Spirit Tailgate Set for Thursday at Sleep Train

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – It’s time to support our NorCal champion basketball team as they play for the CIF DIVISION 1 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Thursday, March 24 at 6:00 p.m. at Sleep Train Arena. St. Francis will host a “spirit tailgate” in the Sleep Train Arena parking lot from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Wear your school colors or “Zoo” shirts to support your Troubie sisters and stop by for pom poms, signs, tattoos, face paint, and more. FREE Adidas St. Francis shirts to the first 20 fans. Snacks and bottled water will also be provided.

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Giving Back: Alumnae Help Troubadours to State Title Game

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis Alumnae Sole Montemayor ’01 and Maren (Martinelli) Christie ’00 are both assistants on the basketball staff and played for Head Coach Vic Pitton during their days on campus. They have played a big role in helping the current team reach the CIF Division I Championship game on Thursday.

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Broadcast and Ticket Information for the State Championship Game

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  – Comcast SportsNet Bay Area will show the St. Francis – Brea Olinda CIF Division I State Championship game live from Sleep Train Arena on Thursday at 6 p.m. The game will also be live streamed on the Time Warner Cable website at twccommunity.com.

Tickets are $16 for adults and $10 for children and students. 

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Basketball Nor Cal Championship

Photos by Phil Roina

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Basketball Advances to State Championship Game

NATOMAS, Calif. – St. Francis won the CIF NorCal Division I Championship Saturday with a 66-52 come-from-behind victory over Castro Valley. 

“They laid it all on the line the last 16 minutes,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton, the Delta League Coach of the Year. “They played very hard in the first half but we just could not make our shots. We were not accounting for No. 15 (Nina Bessolo). That is the only charge I gave them at the half was to keep shooting and have a bit more patience on offense to create some seams to attack in their zone.”

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Hay and St. Francis Basketball Playing for Nor Cal Championship

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis will play for the Nor Cal Championship for the fourth time in school history on Saturday with a berth in the CIF State Championships at stake. Senior guard Tia Hay has helped lead the postseason run that has seen the Troubadours reach the Sac-Joaquin Section final and now the Nor Cal final.

“It feels really good being able to contribute to the team and bring something different,” said Hay.” It is pretty cool to bring in my basketball (background from Australia) and work with all the other players. We are playing well together and going far.”

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Basketball Advances to Nor Cal Finals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis basketball team defeated Menlo-Atherton 74-51 Tuesday night and advanced to CIF Nor Cal Regional finals on Saturday at 2 p.m. against Castro Valley, a 63-59 winner over Oak Ridge.

“These girls have earned it with the effort they have put forth,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “We played our game and I knew we had an advantage with our team speed. We were able to utilize it especially in the first half.”

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Huffman’s Comeback Keys Special Season

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – For senior Kyra Huffman, the CIF State Championship run by the St. Francis basketball team over the past three weeks has been memorable. But back in July, playing basketball was a faraway dream when her life became a scary nightmare.

“In the beginning we thought it was just a cold and I could play through it,” said Huffman of the illness that knocked her down in more ways than one. “It got progressively worse. I had never been in the hospital before. To spend 15 days in the ICU was probably the scariest thing I have ever been through.”

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Basketball Advances to Nor Cal Semifinals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis advanced to the CIF State Championship Nor Cal regional semifinals with a 81-36 win over Lincoln of San Francisco in a Division 1 second round game Saturday.

“I thought we came out with a lot of energy,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “I was little concerned because we had not played for a week and that is unusual. It went away quickly. I told Janae to look for her shot and she did. She got us started off.”

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Senior Lauren Craig Standing Tall for the Troubadours

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Lauren Craig has developed into one of the best players in the area and has her team in the hunt for a chance to win a CIF Division I State title. The Troubadours host No. 8 Lincoln on Saturday at 5 p.m. and stand just three wins away from playing for the title.

“We are really confident but we do not want to get over confident,” said Craig. “We still want to play our own game, play hard and keep our composure.”

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CIF State Tournament Bracket

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State Playoff Game Time Changed to 5 p.m.

SACRAMENTO, Calif.- The game time for the CIF State Championship regional game on Saturday has been moved up to 5 p.m.

St. Francis basketball earned a No. 1 seed in the Nor Cal Regional bracket of the CIF State Championships and will host a game against the winner of the matchup between No. 9 Oakland (11-12) and No. 8 Lincoln of San Francisco (25-6) on Saturday, March 12 at St. Francis at 5 p.m.

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St. Francis Earns No. 1 State Championship Nor Cal Seed

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis earned a No. 1 seed in the Nor Cal Regional bracket of the CIF State Championships and home court as announced by the selection committee Sunday afternoon.

“It shows we are a quality team and the girls have really performed well this year,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “The fact that we get home court and, hopefully can keep it, is a great advantage. We enjoy playing in front of our crowd.”

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Basketball Falls in Section Finals; Awaits Nor Cal Bracket Sunday

NATOMAS, Calif. – The St. Francis basketball team lost 94-58 to No. 1 nationally-ranked and No. 1 tournament seed St. Mary’s Saturday at Sleep Train Arena.

“We wanted to maintain our positivity and celebrate our successes,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton of his postgame message. “We wanted to encourage everything we didn’t do well so we can get better. It was a challenge to play such a fantastic team with super athletes that are extremely well coached as well. They are not the No. 1 team in the country for nothing.”

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Sac-Joaquin Section Finals Ticket Information

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Tickets for the Sac-Joaquin Section finals at Sleep Train Arena on Saturday are $17 for adults and $8 for students (K-12) and children age 5 and under. St. Francis plays St. Mary’s at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at Sleep Train Arena and at all TICKETMASTER TICKET CENTERS. The phone number is (916) 649-TIXS. Tickets may be purchased at Sleep Train Arena the day of the game and online (service fee apply).

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Basketball Advances to Section Finals

STOCKTON, Calif. – St. Francis advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section finals with an 88-61 victory over Oak Ridge Tuesday night at the Alex G. Spanos Center in Stockton.

“I can’t put it into words (how well) they have come together,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “They have fulfilled the commitment they gave to each other at the retreat. The selfless basketball they played tonight, it was all about team and how they played together. They love to share the ball and feed off each other. It is a pleasure to watch as a coach.”

Photo by Izzy Quiniola.
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Basketball Advances to Section Semifinals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Seniors Kyra Huffman, Lauren Craig and Tia Hay combined for 50 points to lead third-seeded St. Francis to 67-62 win over No. 6 Lincoln of Stockton. The Troubadours (25-4) advance to the section semifinals for the first time since 2011.

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Get to Know: #14 Jackie Koerwitz

Freshman Jackie Koerwtiz made the varsity team in her first season at St. Francis. She has averaged 4.0 points per game and notched double figures two times. She plans to play soccer later this spring and plays for the San Juan Soccer Club. 

What has been the highlight of your freshmen basketball season?
“The highlight has probably been being able to start a few games. It has been super fun. I love starting games.”

Photo by Isabella Quiniola.
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Basketball Opens Playoffs with Win

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior guard Tia Hay scored 15 points as No. 3 seed St. Francis advanced with a 81-39 win over No. 14 Woodcreek Tuesday night in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. St. Francis (24-4) advances to face Lincoln of Stockton in a home game on Thursday.

“It was a collective effort,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “We had contributions from everyone who went in there. It is really rewarding when you talk about being a team and they did that tonight. The energy from the crowd was fantastic and much appreciated for a first-round playoff game.”

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Basketball Earns No. 3 Seed, Chance to Host Playoff Game

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis varsity basketball team was given a No. 3 seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Girls Basketball Bracket announced Thursday. The Troubadours (23-4, 14-0 Delta) will host No. 14 seed Woodcreek on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at St. Francis at 7 p.m.

“I think we are positioned well,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “We have the opportunity we were looking for and the most important thing on our agenda is Tuesday night against Woodcreek.”

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Basketball Claims Delta League Title; Playoffs Await

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis finished the regular season with a perfect 14-0 record with a 93-25 win over Grant Tuesday night, capturing the 2016 Delta League title.

“I am extremely proud of my team,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “They have put in a lot of work and sweat equity and they deserve everything they have got so far. They are playing very well and are sharing the ball. They improved tremendously defensively and, when we are in transition, it is a lot of fun to watch.”

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Varsity Basketball Improves to 12-0, Clinches Delta League

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Janae Fairbrook scored 15 points on five three-pointers to help St. Francis to a 71-37 victory over Franklin Tuesday night.

St. Francis (21-4) clinched the Delta League title with the victory with two games remaining in the regular season schedule. The Troubadours travel to Monterey Trail on Friday night before hosting Grant on Tuesday, Feb. 16 for Senior Night.

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Basketball Clinches Share of Delta League Title

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis basketball team clinched a share of the Delta League championship with a 90-60 win at Sheldon Friday night. The Troubadours (20-4, 11-0) remained undefeated in league play with three games remaining in the regular season with a three-game lead in the standings.

“Anytime you go undefeated in any league it is a good feeling,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “We still have three more games and the story is not written. We have work to do. But through this part of the season, I am very proud of our young ladies.”

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Freshman Basketball Taking a Formal Approach

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – All sports teams have uniforms and many teams have travel gear. But the St. Francis freshmen basketball team has taken their travel gear to a new level.

“Throughout the season, I started to realize the girls needed to mentally prepare earlier and focus an hour before the game not at halftime,” said Head Coach Heather Volek Brownholtz. “I came to the conclusion that dressing up would help create a more serious approach as we travel to games. We have had a lot of success with the strategy.”

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Basketball  Wins at Elk Grove

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Aliyah Williams scored 10 points as St. Francis improved to 10-0 in Delta League play with a 69-61 win over Elk Grove. Lauren Craig scored a game-high 26 points for the Troubadours and Kyra Huffman added 11 in the win. Freshman Nika Bagatelos added six points.

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Get to Know: #20 Kelly Kraeger

Kelly Kraeger is in her first season on the varsity team after playing for the Frosh team. She has averaged 4.8 points over the last five games and made her first start on Tuesday at Grant. As a freshmen, she averaged 4.9 points per game ad tallied five goals and five assists on the pitch.

How did it feel to make your first varsity start Tuesday at Grant?
“I was nervous but it was fun.”

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Junior Varsity Takes Down Pair of Eagles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – After a slow start, the St. Francis junior varsity basketball team posted a 45-37 victory over El Camino on Saturday, recording their second win in as many days and fourth straight overall.

“It was a good team effort and we did well,” said freshman Ally Gage, who led the team with nine rebounds.

St. Francis (18-3) was behind early 12-7 in the first quarter, just 22 hours after posting a 54-23 win over Pleasant Grove Friday night. The Troubadours outscored the Eagles 16-5 in the second to take control of the game and never trailed again.

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Basketball Edges Pleasant Grove as Senior Lauren Craig Scores 1000th Point

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Lauren Craig scored her 1000th career point in the first half but her back-to-back baskets in the fourth quarter sealed a 44-40 victory over Pleasant Grove Friday night.

“This is probably one of the biggest games of the year,” said Craig. “The fact we won proved we are really coming together as a team.”

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Get to Know: #23 Kyra Huffman

Kyra Huffman is in her third season on the varsity team. She is averaging 13.2 points per game and 7.8 rebounds during her senior season. She has recorded three double-doubles and tallied a season-high 23 points against Liberty. She is a two-sport letter winner who played goalie for the soccer team last spring. She likes to find her niece in the stands “because it brings a lot more joy to the game”.

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Varsity Wins at Grant

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Julia Razo scored 12 points among three players in double figures as St. Francis defeated Grant 79-39. The Troubadours improved to 7-0 after the first half of the Delta League season.

“It was all defense because the offense builds off our defense,” said Razo. “Our communication was non-existent.”

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JV Basketball Wins at Grant

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore Adrienne Graybill scored a team and season–high 13 points as the St. Francis junior varsity basketball team won at Grant 58-16 Tuesday night.

The Troubadours opened up an early lead in the first quarter as Morgan Kaeser, Graybill and Maggie Malaney had multiple baskets in the first quarter.

“We really brought it together as a team,” said Graybill. “We scored a lot of points (running the floor) because we were the faster team.”

St. John the Evangelist won the St. Francis P.A.L. Invitational title Sunday with a victory over St. James.
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St. John the Evangelist Wins 2016 St. Francis P.A.L. Title

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. John the Evangelist won the St. Francis P.A.L. Invitational title Sunday with a victory over St. James. St. Michael’s won the third-place game over our Lady of Grace and St. Patrick’s won the Consolation title.

Photo by Mike Daily.
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Varsity Remains Undefeated in League

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Freshmen Jackie Koerwitz and senior Aliyah Williams each scored career-highs as St. Francis posted a 74-54 victory over Monterey Trail Friday night.

Senior Williams scored eight second-half points as part of an 11-point night and was active on the free throw line, hitting 5-of-10 while grabbing six rebounds. Freshmen Koerwitz tied her career high with 10 points, scoring in double figures for the second time in her career. She also contributed three rebounds and three assists.

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2016 P.A.L. Bracket

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Varsity Basketball Adds Three Freshmen, Activates Brennan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Three junior varsity players were promoted to the St. Francis varsity team by Head Coach Vic Pitton and junior Clare Brennan was activated effectively immediately. All four will be in uniform as the Troubadours take on Franklin on Tuesday.

Freshmen Megan Austin, Nika Bagatelos and Lauren Pank were all were brought up from the junior varsity team, while Brennan was serving as a manager while recovering from an injury.

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Six Triples by Bagatelos Paces Junior Varsity

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Freshman Nika Bagatelos had a career-high 24 points behind six three-pointers and Lauren Pank added 14 in a 60-39 win over Antelope Saturday.

“We been working really well as a team together,” said freshman Lauren Pank. “Whether it is passing, rebounds or shots, we are getting really good teamwork.”

Bagatelos started hot with 10 points in the first quarter and added two threes in both the second and third quarters.

“When the first one went in, it was just feeling right,” said Bagatelos, who is averaging 10.2 points per game.

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Rasmussen Leads Frosh to Win over Antelope

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – McKinley Rasmussen scored seven points as the St. Francis freshmen won their sixth consecutive game with a 45-11 victory over Antelope Saturday. The Troubadours won their sixth consecutive game to improve to 14-4 overall.

Both teams got off to a slow start with St. Francis leading 6-2 after the first eight minutes. Gabi Lopez scored four points to pace the team. The offensive pace picked up in the second as Brynne Burrows got started with seven points and Reilly McDonald added two baskets. SF held the Titans to just two baskets and led 19-6.

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Antelope Hands Basketball Loss 69-55

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Antelope made 12 three-pointers and used a 14-2 run to start the fourth quarter to pull away from St. Francis 69-55 in a matchup of two of the area’s top teams. The Titans were ranked No. 2 by the Sacramento Bee, while St. Francis was No. 5 in the latest poll.

Titan Nadia Johnson made seven three-pointers for a game-high 21 points, while her teammate A.J. Baylon added 19 and Nia Johnson scored 14.

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Basketball Improves to 4-0 in the Delta League with Win over Sheldon

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Four players scored in double figures as St. Francis rolled to an 85-36 win over Sheldon Friday night to improve to 4-0 in Delta League play.

“It was a lot of fun tonight,” said freshman Jackie Koerwitz, who scored five points and grabbed a career-high eight rebounds. “Everyone got to play a lot and show how hard they have been working in practice. “

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Basketball’s Tia Hay to Sign with Colorado State

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Tia Hay, a 5-7 guard from Australia, will sign with Colorado State on Nov. 11 to play for the Rams next fall.

“I visited a couple weeks ago and I had never been to Colorado,” said Hay. “It was cool to visit and is a really nice campus. They really like the coaching staff and team and the campus is beautiful.”

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Sleep Train Game Sets Attendance Record

Thanks to all the parents, students and families that came out to Sleep Train Arena on Friday, Jan. 8 to support the Troubadours against Davis. With Davis and Jesuit High Schools, we set a record for regular season high school event at the Arena with over 1,000 fans.

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Basketball Posts 58-48 Win over Elk Grove

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Kyra Huffman scored 14 of her 18 points as St. Francis pulled away from Elk Grove in the second half for a 58-48 victory in a Delta League matchup.

“We took the pain of losing Saturday and turned it into some fire today,” said Huffman. “We do not want to lose any more games. It felt really good to be back on our home court.”

The Troubadours trailed at the half 21-19 as Thundering Herd junior Mira Shulman scored nine points. She finished with a game-high 22 points.

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Basketball Drops Holy Hoops Game

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis was out-scored 22-9 in the fourth quarter and missed their last nine free throws as Christian Brothers posted a 52-47 victory in the annual Holy Hoops game between the rivals Saturday in front of a sold out crowd.

“We had a lot of unforced turnovers, some forced and poor handling of the ball,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “We had plenty of opportunities. We failed to capitalize.”

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Frank Leads JV Basketball in Holy Hoops

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Nicole Frank scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the St. Francis junior varsity basketball team posted a 66-39 win over Christian Brothers in the Holy Hoops matchup.

“The energy was great and our team really worked together to get all the points we had,” said Frank. “It was the passing and our chemistry together. The rhythm was really great.”

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Frosh Open Holy Hoops with Big Win

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Krysta Alvarez scored a team-high 12 points to lead St. Francis to a 44-14 win over Christian Brothers to start off a fun Holy Hoops trifecta of games Saturday.

“It feels great,” said Alvarez. “We had team work and the crowd was great so I have to give props to them and our coaches. It is awesome. We played as a team so it felt great.”

Alvarez scored baskets in all four quarters and had multiple baskets in both the first and fourth quarters as the Troubadours improved to 11-4 on the season. She added seven rebounds, three assists and two steals.

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Basketball Defeats Davis at Sleep Train; Prepares for Holy Hoops

NATOMAS, Calif. – After a nervous first half, the St. Francis varsity basketball team calmed themselves to hand Davis a 67-59 loss at Sleep Train Arena Friday night as part of a doubleheader at the home of the Sacramento Kings.

“It was such a great experience and it was so fun to watch my tem come together and play as a unit,” said senior Aliyah Williams, who scored two points. “It is exactly what we wanted.”

Senior Kyra Huffman led the team with 22 points, including 15 in the second half to fuel the win for the Troubadours.

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Burrows Buries Davis with Career-High 16 Points in Freshmen Win

DAVIS, Calif. – Brynne Burrows scored a career-high 16 points to lead the St. Francis freshmen to the 41-25 win over Davis Thursday night.

“I was really nervous before the game,” said Burrows. “After the first quarter, I think I loosened up and got comfortable. We started attacking the basket and playing really good defense all together which helped.”

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Kaeser’s Basket Caps Comeback Win at Davis for JV Hoops

DAVIS, Calif. – Sophomore Morgan Kaeser hit the game-winning basket to cap off a furious comeback in the final three minutes as St. Francis defeated Davis 56-54 Thursday night.

“It is huge,” said Kaeser of the win. “It is probably one of our biggest competitions and is especially great before Holy Hoops.”

St. Francis (10-2) trailed 51-40 as the clock went under three minutes remaining in the game. But freshmen Nika Bagatelos keyed the rally for the Troubadours, hitting three consecutive three-pointers and Kaeser added a basket.

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Basketball Opens League with Win at PG

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Junior Janae Fairbrook had a team-high 22 points to lead St. Francis to a 64-54 win over Pleasant Grove in the Delta League opener for both teams.

“”It was great and really important that we go the “W”,” said Fairbrook of the league win. “It shows how we have progressed in the preseason and are ready for the season.”

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Frosh Basketball Posts 41-0 Shutout over Dixon

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  – Gabi Lopez scored a game-high 17 points as Sat. Francis freshmen basketball team shutout Dixon 41-0 in the home opener for the team. The Troubadours improved to 9-4 on the season.

Lopez scored nine of her 17 points in the first half as SF built a 27-0 lead. Krysta Alvarez added 10 points and Lily McLoughlin chipped in eight points. Sydney Galvan, Brynne Burrows and McKinley Rasmussen each added two points in the win.

St. Francis travels to Davis on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. for a Delta League matchup with the Blue Devils.

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Holy Hoops Game to Be Televised by Access Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Access Sacramento will televise the St. Francis-Christian Brothers Holy Hoops matchup on Saturday, Jan. 9 for re-broadcast as part of the Hometown Sports Game of the Week. The actual re-broadcast dates will be announced.

Access Sacramento Game of the Week can be seen on Comcast and Consolidated Communications (SureWest) cable on Channel 17 and on AT&T U-Verse Channel 14 and 99. All broadcasts are streamed live on the internet on www.AccessSacramento.org (Push Watch TV Channel 17).

 

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Fifteen Basketball Games to be Shown on TroubieTV

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  – The Sports Media Club will broadcast 15 St. Francis basketball games on TroubieTV over the next two months and all varsity postseason games, starting with the freshmen basketball game against Dixon on Tuesday, January 5. The first week will also feature the St. Francis game against Davis at Sleep Train Arena on Friday, Jan. 8.

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Basketball Loses West Coast Jamboree Final

PLEASANT HILL, Calif. – The St. Francis varsity basketball team lost in the final of the Ruby Bracket to Sheldon (Ore.) 67-63 at the West Coast Jamboree Wednesday.

Senior Lauren Craig led the team with 24 points, scoring 20 second-half points to lead a valiant comeback effort. St. Francis (9-2) fell behind in the first half after Autumn Baumgartner scored 32 points for the Irish.

Junior Janae Fairbrook tallied 14 points and senior Kyra Huffman added 13 in the loss.

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Basketball Reaches West Coast Jamboree Championship

PLEASANT HILL, Calif. – St. Francis basketball advanced to the championship game of the Ruby bracket of the West Coast Jamboree with a 58-50 win over previously undefeated Acalanes. Seniors Kyra Huffman and Lauren Craig combined for 27 points as the Troubadours advanced to Wednesday’s final against Sheldon (Ore.) at 6 p.m.

Acalanes (10-1) was out-scored 22-12 in the final quarter as the Troubadours pulled ahead in the final quarter. Craig scored nine of her 13 points, while Huffman added four baskets as the senior duo put away the Dons.

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Huffman Scores 23 in West Coast Jamboree Win

PLEASANT HILL, Calif. – Kyra Huffman had a career-high 23 points as St. Francis won its opening game in the Ruby Bracket of the West Coast Jamboree.

St. Francis (8-1) trailed at the half after an 8-point second quarter but rebounded in the second half. Huffman scored six points in the third and 14 in the fourth to lead the Troubadours. She hit 11 of 14 at the line, including 10 of 12 in the final period.

Senior Lauren Craig added 15 points in the win and sophomore Marlee Nicolos tied her career-high with 10 points.

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Freshmen Basketball Finishes Third at DC Elite 8

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis freshmen team finished third at the Del Campo Elite 8 tournament with a 58-33 win over Antelope. The Troubies went 2-1 in the tournament with a win over Rio Americano and a loss to Del Campo.

Krysta Alvarez led four players in double figures with 14 points. She added four rebounds, four steals and three steals. Nikki Morissette added points and Lily McLoughlin contributed 11 points. Gabi Lopez had 10 points and six steals.

The team returns to tournament action on Dec. 28 at the Rocklin JV Tournament. They play El Camino at 9 a.m.

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Basketball Finishes Third in Nike TOC Bracket

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Lauren Craig scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead St. Francis to a 72-59 win in the third-place game of the Gold Bracket at the 2015 Nike Tournament of Champions.

“It felt great,” said Craig after the game. “After the game yesterday, we all wanted to come out and play our best to redeem ourselves. It was a great way to end the tournament because  we all played extremely hard.”

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Basketball Loses Semifinal Game Against Fairmont Prep

PHOENIX, Ariz. – The St. Francis basketball teams lost for the first time this season in the semifinals of the Nike Tournament of Champions Gold Bracket, dropping a 67-42 decision to Fairmont Prep out of Anaheim.

St. Francis (6-1) fell behind 15-5 early and trailed by 11 after one quarter and the Troubadours would not get any closer. Fairmont led 41-20 at the break with junior Janae Fairbrook scoring 17 of the 20 points to give St. Francis a chance.

The Troubadours cut the deficit to 15 two times in the third quarter but never got any closer.

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Basketball Advances to Semifinals at Nike TOC

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Sophomore Marlee Nicolos had a career-high 10 points and four players scored in doubles figures as St. Francis advanced to the semifinals of the Gold Division at the Nike Tournament of Champions Saturday.

“It felt really good,” said Nicolos. “I think this was the first game I have had where the entire time I was not tired and I was ready to go. I was so ready for that game.”

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Basketball Opens Nike TOC with a Big Win

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Senior Angie Ortiz scored eight points as St. Francis opened the 2015 Nike Tournament of Champions with a 63-24 win over Wilson (Ore.) High School at the Salvation Army KROC Center.

St. Francis (5-0) used an 18-2 run to start the second half to pull away from the Trojans after leading by 10 at the half. Junior Janae Fairbrook hit four second-half three-pointers as part of her team-high 15 points to go with five assists, three steals and two blocks.

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UPDATE: Basketball Travels to Arizona for Nike Tournament of Champions

PHOENIX, Ariz. – The St. Francis basketball team will open the Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix against Wilson (Ore.) HIgh School at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec 18 at the Ray Kroc Center.

“It is always a great event to travel out of state with the team and play some competition we otherwise would not see,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “We get to stay in a first-class resort and build the team chemistry. I expect that we will be very competitive this year and I have high hopes.”

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Freshmen Fall to Flames in Bella Vista Final

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis freshmen basketball team lost to Lodi 35-31 in the finals of the Bronco Bill JV Tournament at Bella Vista. The Troubadours (5-1) beat two JV teams (Sacramento, Nevada Union) en route to the finals.

“It is really exciting,” said Gabi Lopez of the team’s performance in the JV Tournament. “It shows that we are really improving and we will do better when we are older.”

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January Madness Basketball

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The first week of the second semester will tip off with a pair of fun game for the Troubadours and the Zoo. St. Francis will play back-to-back games Friday, January 8 and Saturday January 9 including a key Delta League game against Davis at Sleep Train Arena and the Holy Hoops games versus Christian Brothers.

The Troubies will play Davis Friday, January 8 at Sleep Train Arena at 6 p.m. The game will be part of a doubleheader with the Jesuit- Davis boys game tipping off at 7:30 p.m.

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Junior Varsity Hoops Wins Kennedy Tournament

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Freshman Nika Bagatelos scored 17 points behind five three-pointers as the St. Francis junior varsity team posted a 53-49 win over Del Oro to win the Robby Nakamura Holiday Classic at Kennedy High School.

“I am really excited (to win the tournament),” said Bagatelos, who averaged 12.3 points per game in the three-game tournament.. “Last week we played a really good team and a really good game but we lost. We got it back today against a really good team.”

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Basketball Teams Advance to Tournament Championships

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis junior varsity and freshman teams both won on Friday to advance to their respective tournament championships on Saturday. Sophomore Morgan Kaeser scored 12 points to lead the JV team to a 65-18 win over West Campus, while Brynne Burrows tallied nine points to aid a 32-30 win over Nevada Union.

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JV Basketball Opens Kennedy Tournament with Win

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Freshman Jorie Keitges hit four three-pointers in a big first quarter as the Troubadours won their opener 84-37 in the Robby Nakamura Holiday Classic JV Tournament at Kennedy High School.

“It felt good,” said Keitges. “I was really feeling the game today. The team had great energy. (We had) good defense, rhythm and shooting.”

St. Francis (4-1) posted a 30-point quarter led by the 12 points of Keirges and six from Nicole Frank while holding the Inderkum to just four points. Keitges finished with a game-high 17 points in the game.

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Get to Know: Basketball’s #1 Tia Hay

Tia Hay is new to St. Francis this year after moving to Sacramento from Australia over the summer. She keeps up with her friends back in Melbourne on Skype and via social media. She has got off to a good start, averaging 15.0 points per game and 6.7 assists per contest in earning all-tournament honors at the Folsom-Vista Tip-Off last weekend. She signed with Colorado State on Signing Day.

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Basketball Rolls Kennedy Behind Strong First Half
Troubadours Move Up to No. 5 in Sac Bee Poll

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Freshman Jackie Koerwitz had a career-high 10 points among four  players in doubles figures as St. Francis posted an 89-50 victory over Kennedy Tuesday night.

“I thought the first half was outstanding,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “We got a little complacent in the second half and lost the mental edge. It is something that happens until you have been there a few times. Our pace on the floor was really up tempo and the passing was phenomenal. We are really showing an understanding how to run the floor.”

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JV Hoops Falls to Sacramento in Tourney Final

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis junior varsity basketball team placed second in the Battle on the Bridge Tournament on Saturday, dropping a 66-51 decision to Sacramento in the championship game.

“I think we did great,” said Ally Gage. “We passed the ball and played like a team.”

Nika Bagatelus led the team with 13 points in the loss, while Nicole Frank scored nine points for the Troubadours.

St. Francis (2-1) had two players earn all-tournament honors, including freshmen Jorie Keitges and Ally Gage.

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Basketball Wins Folsom-Vista Tip-Off

FOLSOM, Calif. – Senior Kyra Huffman recorded a double-double and junior Janae Fairbrook scored a career-high 22 points to lead St. Francis to a 73-41 victory over fifth-ranked Folsom in claim the Folsom-Vista Tip-Off title Friday night.

“Before the game we talked about earning carrots, what Coach Vic (Pitton) likes to call them,” said Huffman, who scored 18 points and had 15 rebounds. “This is a stepping stone into our season and I think it was great to put that energy out there.”

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Basketball Advances to Tip-Off Finals with Big Win

FOLSOM, Calif. – Four players scored in double figures and St. Francis opened the game with a 23-0 run to cruise into the finals of the Vista-Folsom Tip-Off with a 76-14 win over Vista del Lago.

“We put good pressure on the ball and rotated well into the passing lanes and got a lot of deflections and steals and then we were off to the races,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “We were really running the floor well looking to share it. We finished most of them tonight.”

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Basketball Opens Season with 72-50 Win over Ponderosa

FOLSOM, Calif. – Senior Lauren Craig scored 20 points and senior Tia Hay added 19 to lead St. Francis to a 72-50 victory over Ponderosa Wednesday in the opening game of the Folsom-Vista Tip-Off. The Bruins entered the game ranked No. 6 in the Sacramento Bee preseason rankings.

“It felt great and gave us a lot of confidence,” said Craig. “It is going to help us moving forward because we know we can come together as a team and pull out the win.”

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Basketball Teams Tip-Off in Three Area Tournaments

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  – All three St. Francis basketball teams will take part in various tournaments across the city this week starting with the varsity team in the Folsom-Vista Tipoff Wednesday afternoon.

The Troubadours, who were 66-53 winners over West Campus Monday night, take on Ponderosa at 4 p.m. at Folsom High School. They play co-host Vista del Lago on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Folsom.

The Junior Varsity team will open its season at 3:45 p.m. Thursday against Rocklin in River Cirty in the Battle on the Bridge tournament.

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Basketball Pulls Away on West Campus to Win 66-53

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Janae Fairbrook scored 16 second-half points to help St. Francis post a 66-53 victory over West Campus Monday night in the Sac-Joaquin Section Foundation game.

“I was feeling it and it was really cool to see my team feeding off my energy,” said Fairbrook.

Tied at 24 at the half and holding just a four-point lead heading into the final quarter, Fairbrook scored eight points in the final quarter as the Troubadours pulled away from the Warriors. She finished with a game-high 19 points with five three-pointers on the night.

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Get to Know: #13 Marlee Nicolos

Marlee Nicolos is playing her first full season on the varsity after being called up last year. She plays soccer for the San Juan Soccer Club and was a standout for the St. Francis freshmen team last year. She played in Surf Cup this past weekend in San Diego. She is the youngest of five siblings with four older brothers. 

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Basketball Team to Play Davis at Sleep Train Arena

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis varsity basketball team will play Davis Friday, January 8 at Sleep Train Arena at 6 p.m. The game will be part of a doubleheader with the Jesuit- Davis boys game tipping off at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for the game can be purchased online for $30 and includes a ticket to the February 29 Sacramento Kings game against the Oklahoma Thunder.

NIGHT AT THE KINGS – St. Francis High School Basketball

Come out and support the Troubadour Basketball team

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Sports Passes Information

The St. Francis Athletics Department will sell Sports Passes for the 2016-17 volleyball and basketball seasons.

2015-16 St. Francis Varsity Basketball Team -- Back Row (L to R): Manager Clare Brennan, Angie Ortiz, Kyra Huffman, Carlie Deterding, Lauren Craig, Julia Razo, Jackie Koerwitz, Manager Rica Baccay. Front Row (L to R): Marlee Nicolos, Kelly Kraeger, Aliyah Williams, Janae Fairbrook, Tia Hay, Logan Kelly.
Roster

2015-16 Varsity Basketball Roster

No.  Name Pos. Ht. Class Hometown
1 Tia Hay G 5-7 Senior Melbourne
5 Janae Fairbrook G 5-3 Junior Carmichael
10 Carlie Deterding P 6-1 Freshman Carmichael
13 Marlee Nicolos F 5-7 Sophomore Elk Grove
14 Jackie Koerwitz W 6-0 Freshman Carmichael
20 Kelly Kraeger W 5-9 Sophomore El Dorado Hills
22 Logan Kelly F 5-10 Sophomore Rio Linda
23 Kyra Huffman F/PG 5-11 Senior Sacramento
24 Lauren Craig P/W 6-2 Senior Sacramento
30 Julia Razo W/PG 6-0 Junior Woodland
31 Angie Ortiz W/PG 5-9 Senior Sacramento
32 Aliyah Williams P/PF 5-9 Senior Antelope

Head Coach: Vic Pitton
Assistant Coaches: Sole Montemayor, Ron Blanchette, Maren Martinelli, Bobby Williams.
Manager: Clare Brennan, Rica Baccay.

Roster By Class

Seniors (5) Lauren Craig, Tia Hay, Kyra Huffman, Angie Ortiz, Aliyah Williams. Juniors (2): Janae Fairbrook, Julia Razo. Sophomores (3): Logan Kelly, Kelly Kraeger, Marlee Nicolos. Freshman (2): Carlie Deterding, Jackie Koerwitz.

2015-16 St. Francis Junior Varsity Basketball Team: First Row (L to R): Raenalyn Montemayor, Annie McDaniel, Jorie Keitges, Lauren Pank, Adrienne Graybill, Sarah Huang. Back Row (L to R): Nika Bagatelos, Ally Gage, Nicole Frank, Maggie Malaney, Megan Austin, Morgan Kaeser, Isabella Quiniola.
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2015-16 Junior Varsity Basketball Roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Class Hometown
1 Adrienne Graybill G 5-6 Sophomore El Dorado Hills
3 Sarah Huang G 5-5 Sophomore Sacramento
4 NIka Bagatelos G 5-6 Freshman East Sacramento
5 Nicole Frank F/C 5-8 Sophomore Granite Bay
10 Lauren Pank G 5-4 Freshman East Sacramento
12 Isabella Quiniola G 5-6 Sophomore Sacramento
13 Megan Austin G/F 5-8 Freshman Sacramento
14 Morgan Kaeser F 5-6 Sophomore Sacramento
15 Raenalyn Montemayor G 5-0 Sophomore West Sacramento
20 Maggie Malaney F 5-9 Sophomore El Dorado Hills
21 Anne McDaniel G 5-3 Sophomore Grass Valley
23 Jorie Keitges G 5-5 Freshman Sacramento
31 Ally Gage P 5-9 Freshman Sacramento

Head Coach: Gary Ender (11th Season)

Assistant Coaches: Kayley Funk ‘06 (FIrst Season)

2015-16 Freshman Basketball Team: Back Row (L to R): Azareyah Edwards, Natalie Chan, Brynne Burrows, Sydney Galvan, Gabi Lopez, Erika Alarcon. First Row (L to R): Krista Alvarez, Lily McLoughlin, Marie Pahos, Nikki Morissette, McKinley Rasmussen, Reilly McDonald.
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2015-16 Freshman Basketball Roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Class Hometown
1 Marie Pahos G 5-2 Freshman Land Park
2 McKinley Rasmussen F 5-5 Freshman Sacramento
3 Nikki Morissette G 5-3 Freshman Carmichael
5 Gabi Lopez SF 5-8 Freshman Sacramento
10 Lily McLoughlin G 5-6 Freshman Sacramento
14 Reilly McDonald F 5-7 Freshman Carmichael
21 Erika Alarcon F/C 5-6 Freshman Sacramento
22 Sydney Galvan P 5-10 Freshman West Sacramento
23 Brynne Burrows C 5-10 Freshman Carmichael
24 Krysta Alvarez G 5-5 Freshman East Sacramento
25 Azareyah Edwards P 5-6 Freshman Elk Grove
30 Natalie Chan F 5-10 Freshman Sacramento

Head Coach: Heather Brownholtz (First Season)

Assistant Coach: Mike Kelly (FIrst Season)

Coach

Vic Pitton
Faculty and Head Basketball Coach

Vic Pitton is entering his 15th season overall in 2016-17 at St. Francis High School as the varsity basketball coach. He has led teams to eight league and three section titles during his tenure and his Troubadours have earned 294 victories under Coach Vic.

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Coach

Gary Ender
Head JV Basketball Coach

Gary Ender is entering his 12th season with the St. Francis basketball program.  He has led the junior varsity unit for the last eight years after coaching three seasons at the freshman level.

Ender first started coaching at St. Mary’s, where he coached the Mustangs for seven years. His daughter, Kayley, was a 2006 St. Francis graduate and 2010 graduate at UCSB. She served as his assistant coach during the 2015-16 season.

Ender is a 1980 graduate of Christian Brothers. He works in sales in the dry cleaning and laundry business.

Coach

Heather Volek Brownholtz
Head Freshman Basketball Coach

Heather Brownholtz is in her second season as the Head Freshman Basketball coach at St. Francis.

She led the team to a 21-5 overall record in her initial season and the team won two tournament titles (DC Elite, Robby Nakamura Kennedy Tournament).

She brings to the program 14 years of youth basketball coaching experience.  She recently coached the Cal Red Raiders eighth-grade boys team, leading the team to a 30-5 mark and three Black Division Championships.

Caption: Thirteen St. Francis Troubadours participated in the National Letter-of-Intent and College Commitment Celebration at St. Francs on Wednesday. Front Row (L to R): Katie McIntee (Swimming, San Jose State), Tiffany Wong (Diving, UC San Diego), Lilly Enes (Track & Field, Yale), Mel Baccay (Softball, Michigan State), Caroline Coyle (Crew, UCLA). Back Row (L to R): Maggie Oys (Water Polo, Santa Clara), Tia Hay (Basketball, Colorado State), Jenna Barthels (Water Polo, Cal-State Northridge), Chloe Mitchell (Swimming, Fordham), Nicole Spring (Track & Field, Brown), Julianna Qvistgaard (Crew, Cal), Julie Zanobini (Water Polo, Loyola Marymount), Ariane Arndt (Track &Field, Cal).
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2015 Fall Signing Day

Thirteen St. Francis Troubadours participated in the National Letter-of-Intent and College Commitment Celebration at St. Francs on Wednesday.

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Thirteen Seniors Make College Commitments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Thirteen St. Francis Troubadours participated in the National Letter-of-Intent and College Commitment Celebration at St. Francis on Wednesday.

Senior Ariane Arndt, who will attend UC-Berkeley out of the Pac-12 Conference, headlined a class representing seven sports committing to 12 different schools, including five out-of-state school. The schools for the Troubie signees include Brown, Cal, Cal-State Northridge, Colorado State, Fordham, Loyola Marymount, Michigan State, San Jose State, Santa Clara, UCLA, UC San Diego and Yale.

Athletic schedule

2015-16 Varsity Basketball Schedule

Date Opponent Site Time/Result
Nov. 30 West Campus St. Francis W, 66-53
Dec. 2 vs. Ponderosa# Folsom W, 72-50
Dec. 3 vs. Vista Del Lago# Folsom W, 76-14
Dec. 4 at Folsom# Folsom W, 73-41
Dec. 8 Kennedy St. Francis W, 89-50
Dec. 18 vs. Wilson (Ore.) at Nike TOC Phoenix W, 63-24
Dec. 19 vs. Lutheran (Colo.) at Nike TOC Phoenix W, 74-36
Dec. 21 Fairmont Prep at Nike TOC Phoenix L, 67-42
Dec. 22 Huntington Beach at Nike TOC Phoenix W, 72-59
Dec. 28-30 vs. Liberty at West Coast Jamboree Pleasant Hill W, 67-61
Dec. 29 vs. Acalanes Pleasant Hill W, 58-50
Dec. 30 vs. Sheldon (Ore.) Pleasant Hill L, 67-63
Jan. 5 at Pleasant Grove* Pleasant Grove W, 64-54
Jan. 8 at Davis* Sleep Train W, 67-59
Jan. 9 at Christian Brothers Christian Brothers L, 52-47
Jan. 12 Elk Grove* St. Francis W, 58-48
Jan. 15 Sheldon* St. Francis W, 85-36
Jan. 16 Antelope St. Francis L, 69-55
Jan. 19 at Franklin* Franklin 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 22 Monterey Trail* St. Francis W, 74-54
Jan. 26 at Grant* Grant W, 79-39
Jan. 29 Pleasant Grove* St. Francis W, 44-40
Feb. 1 Davis* St. Francis W, 69-60
Feb. 3 at Elk Grove* Elk Grove W, 69-61
Feb. 5 at Sheldon* Sheldon W, 90-60
Feb. 9 Franklin* St. Francis W, 71-37
Feb. 12 at Monterey Trail* Monterey Trail W, 80-45
Feb. 16 Grant* St. Francis W, 93-25
Feb. 23 Woodcreek – Section Playoffs St. Francis W, 81-39
Feb. 25 Lincoln – Section Playoffs St. Francis W, 67-62
March 1 Oak Ridge – Section Semifinals UOP 7:30 p.m.
March 5 St. Mary’s – Section Finals Sleep Train L, 94-58
March 12 Lincoln – Nor Cal Playoffs St. Francis W, 81-36
March 15 Menlo Atherton- Nor Cal Playoffs St. Francis W, 74-51
March 19 Castro Valley- Nor Cal Final Sleep Train W, 66-52
March 24 State Championship Sleep Train 6:00 p.m.
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2015-16 Junior Varsity Basketball Schedule

Date Opponent Site Time/Result
Dec. 3-5 at Battle on the Bridge (JV) River City Bracket
Dec. 3 vs. Rocklin River City W, 51-39
Dec. 4 vs. Vanden River City W, 82-45
Dec. 5 vs. Sacramento River City L, 66-51
Dec. 8 Kennedy  St. Francis W, 75-31
Dec. 10 vs. Inderkum  Kennedy W, 84-37
Dec. 11 vs. West Campus Kennedy W, 65-18
Dec. 12 vs. Del Oro Kennedy W, 53-49
Dec. 28-30 at Antioch Tournament  Antioch Bracket
Dec. 28 vs. Pittsburg Antioch W, 66-24
Dec. 29 vs. Berkeley Antioch L, 55-43
Dec. 30 vs. Hayward Antioch W, 59-11
Jan. 5 at Pleasant Grove* Pleasant Grove W, 48-42
Jan. 7 at Davis*  Davis W, 56-54
Jan. 9 at Christian Brothers Christian Brothers W, 66-39
Jan. 12 Elk Grove* St. Francis W, 66-22
Jan. 15 Sheldon* St. Francis W, 63-31
Jan. 16 Antelope St. Francis W, 60-39
Jan. 19 at Franklin* Franklin L, 58-50
Jan. 22 Monterey Trail* St. Francis W, 57-36
Jan. 26 at Grant* Grant W, 58-16
Jan. 29 Pleasant Grove* St. Francis W, 54-23
Jan. 30 at El Camino El Camino W, 45-37
Feb. 1 Davis* St. Francis L, 43-33
Feb. 3 at Elk Grove* Elk Grove W, 51-13
Feb. 5 at Sheldon* Sheldon W, 63-35
Feb. 9 Franklin* St. Francis L, 39-35
Feb. 12 at Monterey Trail* Monterey Trail W, 60-21
Feb. 16 Grant* St. Francis W, 64-18
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2015-16 Freshman Basketball Schedule

Date Opponent Site Time/Result
Dec. 3-5 at Robby Nakamura Holiday Classic Kennedy Bracket
Dec. 3 vs. Sacramento Kennedy W, 61-14
Dec. 4 vs. El Camino Kennedy W, 66-25
Dec. 5 at Kennedy  Kennedy W, 45-41
Dec. 10-12 at Bronco Bill JV Tournament Bella Vista Bracket
Dec. 10 vs. Sacramento Bella Vista W, 30-21
Dec. 11 vs. Nevada Union Bella VIsta W, 32-30
Dec. 12 vs. Lodi Bella VIsta W, 35-31
Dec. 21-23 Del Campo Elite 8 Del Campo Bracket
Dec. 21 vs. Rio Americano Del Campo W, 49-2
Dec. 22 vs. Del Oro Del Campo L, 43-28
Dec. 23 vs. Antelope Del Campo W, 53-38
Dec. 28-30 at Rocklin JV Tournament Rocklin Bracket
Dec. 28 vs. St. Francis Rocklin L, 55-32
Dec. 29 vs. Enochs Rocklin W, 37-30
Dec. 30 vs. McClatchy Rocklin L, 48-29
Jan. 5 Dixon St. Francis W, 41-0
Jan. 7 at Davis* Davis W, 41-25
Jan. 9 at Christian Brothers Christian Brothers W, 44-14
Jan. 12 Del Oro St. Francis W, 38-20
Jan. 15 Sacramento St. Francis W, 42-20
Jan. 16 Antelope St. Francis W, 45-11
Jan. 21 at El Dorado Placerville W, 53-33
Jan. 26 at River Valley River Valley W, 31-23
Jan. 30 at El Camino El Camino L, 31-30
Feb. 1 Davis* St. Francis W, 47-37
Feb. 3 at Antioch Antioch W, 39-24
Feb. 4 at Sacramento Sacramento W, 58-33
Feb. 9 El Dorado St. Francis W, 62-33
Feb. 12 St. Mary’s St. Francis W, 42-19
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Basketball Conditioning

Basketball conditioning begins Thursday, October 1 from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m.in the Armory.  Although conditioning is not mandatory, it is highly recommended.  All 3 levels – varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen – participate in conditioning.  On Friday, October 2 we will meet in the Fitness Center.  The varsity will go from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., and the jv and frosh will go from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m..  Other than the first two days, we will meet Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in the Armory, and Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Fitness Center.

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Former Collegiate Basketball Coach and AD Morrison Speaks to Athletics Department

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Former college basketball coach and athletic director Stan Morrison was the keynote speaker for the St. Francis athletics department retreat in August 2015. Morrison started his coaching career at El Camino High School before embarking on a career that would include head coaching jobs at Pacific, USC, San Jose State Basketball coach and as the AD at both UC Santa Barbara and UC Riverside.

Morrison had several messages for the Troubadour coaches intertwined among his tremendous coaching experiences and stories that highlighted his talking points.

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Basketball Alumna Limcaco Graduates from Menlo College

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Jolise Limcaco ’11 recently graduated from Menlo College with a degree in Accounting and already has an offer to work at Frank Rimerman + Co. LLP after she graduates due to her exceptional job as an intern. She was a member of the Student Athletes Leadership Committee (SALC) the past two years and worked for the athletic department in her free time.

Season highlight

2015 Basketball Highlights

St. Francis advanced to the quarterfinals of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs, losing to eventual state champion St. Mary’s. The Troubadours defeated Bella Vista in the opening round and posted 20 wins on the season, the most for the program since the 2011 season.

Overall, the team went 9-5 in Delta League action, finishing third overall in the standings.

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Sports Physical Night Reminder
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 6-8 p.m.

Sports Physical Night Reminder - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Parking Lots Open at 5:15 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m. Physicals Start at 6 p.m.

Cross Country Meeting – Room 300 – 5:45 p.m.

Basketball Meeting – Theatre – 7:30 p.m.

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River Cats to Honor 11 Troubadours with All-City Honors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento River Cats will honor 11 St. Francis student-athletes as members of the 2014-15 River Cats All-City teams in a ceremony before the game against Memphis on Sunday, May 24 at Raley Field.

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Booster Club Leadership and Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Awards Announced

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The St. Francis Booster Club Leadership and Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Awards were presented at the Senior Awards Ceremony May 13 and numerous student-athletes were recognized among the honorees.

Soccer player Anna Gregg and water polo’s Lauren Charter received the Scholar-Athlete Awards, while cross country/track athlete Miranda Myers and basketball player Susie Rogers received the Leadership Awards. 

Each student-athlete will receive a $1000 scholarship to be used for their school. 

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Basketball’s Rogers Excited About Optimist Opportunity

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior guard Susie Rogers is excited about her opportunity to represent her school in the Optimist All-Star game Saturday night at Center High School. Game time is 4 p.m.

“It is cool,” said Rogers, who participated in a pair of practices this week with her teammates. “Everyone is going to be really good so it will be fun. Coach Vic (Pitton) is coaching so that is cool. It is going to be fun.”

Nicole (‘16) and Alex Freund (’18) are on the track and field team #NationalSiblingDay #TroubieTakeover
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St. Francis Athletics Celebrates National Sibling Day – April 10

St. Francis is known for its sisterhood. Here is a collection of photos of Troubie sisters who play sports for the Troubadours, as well as shots with their sports-playing brothers at Jesuit in honor of National Sibling Day.

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Basketball Head Coach Vic Pitton to Coach Optimist Game, Rogers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis Head Basketball Coach Vic Pitton has been selected to coach the South team at the Optimist All-Star game on Saturday, April 11 at Center High School in Antelope. The 38th annual Optimist game features many of the area’s top graduating seniors, including St. Francis senior Susie Rogers.

“It certainly is an honor to have the opportunity to coach these fantastic graduating seniors in their final performance,” said Pitton. “I am very blessed to have that opportunity.”

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Four Basketball Players Earn Postseason Honors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Susie Rogers and junior Lauren Craig were both named to the Delta League All-League first-team as selected by the coaches, while juniors Angie Ortiz and Kyra Huffman both earned all-league second-team honors.

Rogers, who was the named the team’s the outstanding defensive player, averaged 7.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.2 assists, tying for the league-lead. She also ranked third in the Delta League with 3.0 steals per game.

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Basketball Program Banquet and Season Awards

The Basketball Program celebrated their season and handed out their team individual awards. 

Varsity Awards

Outstanding Defensive Player – Susie Rogers

Outstanding Offensive Player – Lauren Craig

Most Improved Player – Angie Ortiz

Most Inspirational Player – Maureen Cobile

Coaches Award – Kyra Huffman

Junior Varsity Awards

Outstanding Offensive Player – Marlee Nicolos

Most Improved Player – Logan Kelly

Coaches Award Player – Avery Myers

Basketball Watches the Section Selection Show
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Basketball Watches the Section Selection Show

Senior Annie Randle shows us a behind-the-scenes look as the St. Francis Troubadour basketball prepares for the playoff and their bracket selection.

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St. Francis Falls to St. Mary’s

STOCKTON, Calif. – St. Mary’s of Stockton posted a 98-55 victory over St. Francis Thursday night in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.

“We fought hard the whole game,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “They have more athleticism and great shooters. We wish them the best of luck.”

St. Mary’s, the No. 1 seed and No.4-ranked team in the nation according to ESPN, broke open a close game over the last 10 minutes of the first half. The Troubadours kept the game close early, tying the game three times with the last coming at 15 all six minutes into the game.

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Troubadours Roll into Second Round

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Susie Rogers had a game-high 20 points to lead St. Francis to a Sac-Joaquin Section playoff win 84-50 over Bella Vista Tuesday night.

“Susie played a very good game, Janae knocked down her shots and Kyra finished strong reading those passing lanes,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “We got good help from the bench. It was an all-around team effort.”

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Rogers and Troubadours Begin Sac-Joaquin Section Playoffs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Susie Rogers and her teammates open the 2015 Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs Tuesday against Bella Vista. With a win, they could record their 20th victory for the first time since 2011 and advance to the second round for the second consecutive season.

“I hope we have a good practice and it carries over to tomorrow and we play well and to our potential to get a win,” said Rogers before practice Monday.

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Section Playoff Game on TroubieTV

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis Sac-Joaquin Section playoff game against Bella Vista will be shown online on TroubieTV at 7 p.m.

Fans must register to watch online via the NFHS Network and live playoff games require a membership

The broadcasts are productions of the St. Francis Sports Media Club. Seniors Claire Perez and Trinity Connaughton will handle the call of the game.

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Freshmen Basketball Forms Future Foundation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis freshmen basketball team had a strong season that was based on team chemistry and formed a solid foundation for the program in the coming years.

“I am really proud of them, not only for their record, but the improvement that I saw,” said Head Coach Ray Poncini, who was in his first season leading the team. “They worked hard both individually and as a team to get better and improve their skills to be more prepared for the JV level of basketball, one of the goals of the program.”

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Myers Called Up to Varsity for Playoffs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore Avery Myers was called up to the St. Francis varsity team for the playoffs, Head Coach Vic Pitton announced.

“Avery brings a lot of energy,” said Pitton. “She brings a defensive presence and is a ball-hawking guard. She has an enthusiasm that is going to help us in practice and hopefully be there to help ignite these girls as we go forward.”

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Basketball Garners No. 8 Seed, Will Host Bella Vista

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis basketball team was given a No. 8 seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section Girls Basketball Bracket announced Wednesday night. The Troubadours (19-7, 9-5 Delta) will host No. 9 seed Bella Vista on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at St. Francis at 7 p.m.

“Anytime you get in the playoffs it is great and when you get a home game in the playoffs it is even better,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “We are glad to have that first home game.”

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Basketball Closes Regular Season with Fifth Straight Win

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis closed out the regular season with a 64-40 win over Grant to improve to 19-7 overall on the season. It was the fifth consecutive win for the Troubadours, who finished in third overall in the Delta League with a 9-5 mark.

St. Francis earned a berth in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. Brackets will be announced live online at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

Vacaville’s Isabel Soloaga was recognized at St. Francis Senior Night on Feb. 13 with her sister Camille, parents Kathy and Dean, and grandparents.
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Vacaville’s Isabel Soloaga Closing St. Francis Basketball Career

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Isabel Soloaga has driven 35 miles each way every day for four years to attend St. Francis Catholic High School in Sacramento. She plays for the Troubadour basketball program and will play her final regular season game Tuesday.

“I want to finish my career on a high note,” said Soloaga. “We need to get the win to get our position for the playoffs.”

Soloaga, who has played in all 25 games this season, is playing her second season on the varsity team. She comes off the bench for Head Coach Vic Pitton, providing an outside threat for the team.

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JV Basketball Wins Big over Monterey Trail

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Reina Deol scored 10 points and Logan Kelly added 11 as all 10 players scored in a 51-29 win over Monterey Trail.

St. Francis (17-7) took control of the game early, holding the Mustangs to two points in the first quarter and were never threatened in the contest.

Kelly scored seven points in the first half as the Troubadours built a 23-12 advantage. Deol scored eight of her 10 points in the third quarter as St. Francis extended the lead to 39-25.

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Basketball Closes Home Schedule with Win over Monterey Trail

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Lauren Craig had 16 points and 14 rebounds to lead St. Francis to a 52-21 Senior Night win over Monterey Trail Friday night. The win secured third place for the Troubadours in the Delta League and a berth in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.

“It was nice and reassuring (entering the playoffs),” said senior Maureen Cobile. “We have a good streak going right now and we have some momentum which will help us in the playoffs.”

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Freshmen Basketball Falls to Roseville

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis freshmen team dropped a 47-41 decision to Roseville Thursday night. The Troubadours dropped to 15-5 on the season.

Kelly Kraeger led the team with nine points, while Adrienne Graybill scored eight and Morgan Kaeser and Isabel Quiniola each added seven.

The Troubadours play their final game of the season against Monterey Trail at 4 p.m. on Friday.

ROSEVILLE 47, ST. FRANCIS 41

SF – Kraeger 9, Graybill 8, Kaeser 7, Quinioloa 7, Frank 5, Ordorica 3, Huber 2.

 

 

Get to Know: Adrienne Graybill
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Get to Know: Adrienne Graybill

St. Francis freshman Adrienne Graybill is finishing her freshmen season with the basketball program. She has had a busy start to her Troubadour career after making the varsity golf team this fall and then playing on the freshmen basketball team. The El Dorado Hills native was interviewed for a halftime feature for a #TroubieTV broadcast.

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