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


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.


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)


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)


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.


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.”


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.”


Varsity Remains Undefeated in League

Photo by Mike Daily.

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.


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.


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.


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. “


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.”


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.


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.”


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.”


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.


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.”