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

16-Time League Champions

1987, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2017, 2018

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Alumna Golfer Marissa Mar ’10 Reaches Mid-Am Round of 16

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – St. Francis Alumna Marissa Mar ’10 advanced to the Round of 16 in match play at the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur on Tuesday before losing on the final hole.

Mar lost to Gretchen Johnson in an exciting match. She trailed by two after three holes before tying the match on the ninth hole. She fell down by two again on the back nine again before tying it on 17 after winning back-to-back holes. Johnson won the 18th to clinch the match. Overall, Mar squared the match four times after falling behind early.

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FinalForms Online Athlete Registration

FinalForms Online Athlete Registration

We are very excited to announce that St. Francis Catholic High School has partnered with FinalForms, an online forms and data management service. FinalForms allows you to complete and sign athletic participation forms for your students. The most exciting news is that FinalForms saves data from season-to-season and year-to-year, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice! FinalForms also pre-populates information wherever possible, for each of your students, saving you time.

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Basketball Programs Travel to Chico State This Weekend

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis basketball program will travel to Chico on Friday for a three-day tournament at Chico State University for all three programs. Here is a breakdown of the game for the Troubadours. New head coach Heather Brownholtz will lead the varsity program, Junior Varsity head coach Gary Ender will lead his team and new Freshman Head Coach Brian Montes will lead the new Troubies from the Class of 2022.

Chico State Basketball Schedule

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Summer Basketball Starts June 4

Summer Basketball Schedule (PDF)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis summer basketball starts June 4 with practices and summer league games. All student-athletes must get a physical on file with the athletic department by June 6 or attend Sports Physical Night.

All three levels will be attending a camp at Chico State June 15-17 and the varsity team will play in a tournament in South Lake Tahoe.

For more information on the Frosh first practice, contact Brian Montes at 916-600-8210.

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Athletics Department Celebrates Spring Signing Day

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Nine St. Francis Catholic High School seniors representing seven different sports made commitments or signed National Letters-of-Intent to play sports in college next fall at a ceremony at the school today.

“It was what I have been waiting for,” said senior Logan Kelly from Rio Linda, who signed with Lewis & Clark College. “It was exciting and I was so glad to get to sign with all the girls from my class. It was a really neat ceremony and I am so grateful for everyone who was a part of it.”

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Logan Kelly to Play Basketball at Lewis & Clark

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior basketball player Logan Kelly will play at Division III Lewis & Clark in Portland, Ore., next fall, making her commitment official on April 11 at the St. Francis Spring Signing Day celebration.

“I am extremely excited and kinda nervous too,” said Kelly. “Playing basketball in college was something I always hoped I could do. Coming into my senior year, Lewis & Clark was where I wanted to be. After visiting over the summer, I got a feel for the campus and the people were amazing. It was exactly what I was looking for (in a school).”

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2017-18 Basketball Highlights

  • The St. Francis basketball team lost at eventual section champion Antelope 81-51 in the Sac-Joaquin Section quarterfinals. No. 8 seed St. Francis opened with a win over No. 9 Roseville 41-37. The Troubadours finished the season with an 18-11 overall record.
  • St. Francis won the Delta League Championship for the third consecutive season and 15th overall in school history. The Troubadours recorded a 12-2 league record.
  • Seniors Marlee Nicolos and Logan Kelly joined junior Nika Bagatelos on the All-Delta League First Team. St.
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Basketball Head Coach Vic Pitton Retires

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis Head Basketball Coach Vic Pitton has decided to retire from coaching the Troubadour varsity team and teaching at the school. He will be moving to Mississippi with his wife, Susan, at the completion of the academic year to be near his daughter and their two grandsons.

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Thirty Troubadours Honored with SportStars All-City Honors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis had 30 Troubadours represented on the 2016-17 SportStars River Cats All-City teams announced before Sunday’s game with against the Nashville Sounds. Overall, SportStars Magazine celebrated 500 athletes at the eighth annual event.

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2016-17 Basketball Highlights

  • The St. Francis basketball team was eliminated from the CIF Division I NorCal Regional quarterfinals with a 63-48 loss to No. 3 Heritage. No. 11 seed St. Francis opened NorCals with an 81-52 upset over No. 6 James Logan in the first round. The team finished with a 22-9 record.
  • St. Francis ranked among the top teams in the nation and state in three-pointers made (259, 16th in the nation, fifth in the state), three-pointers made per game (8.4, 4th in the state), assists (17.5, 29th in the nation and 7th) and scoring (64.3, 16th in the state)
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Basketball Player Razo Signs with Dominican

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior basketball player Julia Razo will continue her basketball career at Dominican University in San Rafael.

“I am really grateful for it and I was not expecting it,” said Razo. “I am really excited for a new beginning. It has always been a goal to play in college so I am glad I got it.”

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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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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.