2018-19 Varsity Basketball News

  • First Athletics Hall of Fame Class Inducted
    April 06, 2019
    St. Francis Catholic High School held its inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner on April 6 in the school gymnasium. The 2018 class included the 1993 CIF State Championship basketball team, golf coach Diane Aguer, three-sport star Karen Lysaght Perkins '81, volleyball and softball standout Jill Haas Benson '93, swimmer Katie Younglove Zylstra '98, golfer Sarah Huarte Glynn '00, and tennis star Emani Decquir '09. Dotty Brandenburger, who was the official scorekeeper for the softball program for 35 years, completed the class in the contributor category.
  • Basketball’s Lauren Pank to Play at Linfield (Ore.) College
    March 14, 2019
    Basketball senior Lauren Pank has committed to play basketball at Linfield College in Oregon.
  • Fleming-Mullins Named MVP at Basketball Banquet
    March 07, 2019
    Junior Mia Fleming-Mullins was named the Most Valuable Player for the St. Francis varsity basketball team at their banquet.
  • Basketball Lands Three on All-Delta League Squad
    February 23, 2019
    The St. Francis basketball team placed three players on the All-Delta League team as selected by the league’s coaches. Seniors Nika Bagatelos and Lauren Pank joined junior Mia Fleming-Mullins on the first team.
  • Basketball Falls in Playoffs to Inderkum to End Season
    February 11, 2019
    The St. Francis basketball team was eliminated in their playoff opener against Inderkum 52-41 on Monday night.
  • St. Ignatius Wins St. Francis P.A.L. Tournament Title
    February 10, 2019
    St. Ignatius won the 2019 St. Francis P.A.L. Tournament title with a 40-32 win over St. John Notre Dame in the championship game. SI advanced to the title game with wins over St. Rose (41-16) and St. Roberts (34-13).
  • Basketball Earns Playoff Berth in SJS Division I Bracket
    February 09, 2019
    The St. Francis basketball program earned a playoff berth in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I bracket and will host Inderkum on Monday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. The Troubadours are the No. 16 seed while Inderkum (13-13) is the No. 17 seed.
  • Basketball Wins Senior Night Battle with Sheldon
    February 05, 2019
    Senior Nika Bagatelos hit four free throws in the final 25 seconds to secure a 48-44 win over Sheldon to keep the playoff hopes alive for the St. Francis team.
  • Basketball Win Second Straight with Season-High Tying 71 Points
    February 01, 2019
    Three players scored in double figures and 11 scored overall as St. Francis posted a 71-51 victory over Pleasant Grove Friday night, tying the team’s best offensive output of the season.
  • Get to Know: Basketball's #2 Jasmine Lee
    January 31, 2019
    Jasmine Lee is in her third season in the basketball program and first full season with the varsity team. She has scored in double figures in three games and has averaged 4.6 points over 24 games. She also participated on the swimming team during her freshman season, while participating on clubs like ERA, Young Democrats and Guardian Angels. Jasmine is the Vice President for the junior class.
  • Basketball Pulls Out 63-61 Overtime Win over Elk Grove
    January 29, 2019
    Sophomore Mackenzie Le scored all eight points in overtime to help St. Francis post a 63-61 win over Elk Grove Tuesday night in a key Delta League game.
  • Basketball Defeats Campolindo in Lamorinda Classic
    January 26, 2019
    The St. Francis basketball team stepped out of league play for a game against Campolindo in the Lamorinda Classic Saturday, defeating the Cougars 53-41 at Miramonte High School.
  • Get to Know: Basketball's #4 Nika Bagatelos
    January 23, 2019
    Nika Bagatelos has been a four-year varsity player after her call up freshmen season for the CIF State playoff run. She has reset her single-season best for three-pointers and is chasing the school’s career three-point mark. Nika hopes to play hoops in college and has talked to coaches at UC Santa Barbara and Chapman. Nika’s fun fact is that she loves sports and watches SportsCenter all the time.
  • Basketball’s Comeback Falls Short at Cosumnes Oaks
    January 23, 2019
    The St. Francis basketball team overcame a 15-point first-half deficit to tie the game late before falling 43-34 to first-place Cosumnes Oaks Tuesday night.
  • Cosumnes Oaks, Davis Golden 1 Basketball Games to Be Televised by Access Sacramento
    January 22, 2019
    Access Sacramento will televise tonight’s game at Cosumnes Oaks and the St. Francis-Davis matchup on Thursday, Jan. 7 as part of the Hometown Sports Game of the Week.
  • Get to Know: Basketball's #23 Jorie Keitges
    January 22, 2019
    Jorie Keitges is in her third season with the varsity team, playing in 76 career varsity games and scoring more than 300 points. She wants to play basketball in college. Jorie’s fun fact is that she is a big Disney fan and she collects Disney crystals of each character. She plans to go to Disneyland for a week later this year. Jorie also plays on the varsity lacrosse team.
  • Basketball Falls to Christian Brothers in Holy Hoops Game
    January 19, 2019
    Senior Ally Gage had a career-high 14 points and team-best nine rebounds but the St. Francis varsity team lost to rival Christian Brothers 46-40  in the annual Holy Hoops game in front of a sold out gymnasium.
  • Basketball Falls Despite Late Comeback to Davis 54-48
    January 16, 2019
    Despite trailing by 17 at the half, the St. Francis varsity basketball team rallied in the second half before falling to rival Davis 54-48 in Delta League game.
  • Basketball Wins Second in a Row, Defeats Sheldon on the Road
    January 14, 2019
    Sophomore Mackenzie Le scored a team-best 11 points off the bench to spark the St. Francis basketball team to a 52-46 win over Sheldon on the road.
  • Bagatelos Leads Basketball to Delta League Win
    January 11, 2019
    Senior Nika Bagatelos scored a game-high 26 points to help St. Francis record their first Delta League win of the season with a 55-49 win over Pleasant Grove Friday night.
  • Get to Know: Basketball's #21 Ally Gage
    January 11, 2019
    Ally Gage is a returning senior letter winner for the basketball team. She will be attending Dominican University in the fall on a soccer scholarship. A fun fact about Ally is she has attended the last three NBA Finals and her favorite moment was the Warriors winning the title in Cleveland.
  • Holy Hoops Ticket Sales Start Saturday, January 12
    January 08, 2019
    Holy Hoops ticket sales to St. Francis and Christian Brothers students, parents, fans and alumna will open on Saturday, January 12 at 8 a.m. (Limit 4 per person). A passcode will be sent to your St. Francis student email account on Friday to access the tickets.
  • Basketball Drops Game to Franklin 44-39
    January 07, 2019
    St. Francis overcame a double-digit deficit in the second half twice but never got the lead late as Franklin prevailed 44-39 Monday in the first of three Delta League games this week.
  • Get to Know: #3 Megan Austin
    January 07, 2019
    Megan Austin is in her fourth year on the varsity team and is having her best season to date, averaging 6.4 points per game and has scored in double figures in two of the last three games with a career-high 11 against St. Vincent-St. Patrick. Her fun facts include that she has been to Peru and can juggle.
  • Get to Know: Basketball's #42 Maya Curiale
    January 04, 2019
    Maya Curiale is her in first full season on the varsity team after sitting out last season after her transfer from Bella Vista. She has seen action in 11 games and is coming off a season-best four-point performance against Vanden in West Coast Jamboree. She hopes to be a firefighter and just got a puppy named Pearl for Christmas.
  • Basketball Drops Delta League Opener
    January 04, 2019
    The St. Francis varsity basketball team fell to Cosumnes Oaks 44-40 in the Delta League opener for the team.
  • St. Francis Basketball Team to Play Davis at Golden 1 Arena on Feb. 7
    January 03, 2019
    The St. Francis varsity basketball team will play a game against Delta League rival Davis on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Golden I Center as part of a high school doubleheader with the Jesuit Marauders. The Jesuit-Davis boys contest tips off at 7:30 p.m.
  • Basketball Finishes Fourth at West Coast Jamboree Bracket, Preps for Delta League
    December 29, 2018
    The St. Francis basketball team lost 68-48 to Vanden in the West Coast Jamboree Opal Division bracket to finish fourth, going 1-2 on the weekend. The Troubadours also defeated Atwater in the bracket opener and lost by seven to host St. Vincent-St. Patrick in the semifinals. All three teams were ranked among the state’s Top 50 by Maxpreps entering the weekend.
  • Basketball Overcomes Big Deficit, Wins Second Straight at Nike TOC
    December 22, 2018
    The St. Francis basketball team won for the second consecutive day at the Nike Tournament of Champions with a comeback effort for a 44-38 victory over Boulder Creek (Ariz.) to finish the tournament with a 2-2 record.
  • Basketball Posts Nike TOC Win over Basha
    December 21, 2018
    The St. Francis basketball team recorded a 59-42 win over Basha (Ariz.) at the Nike Tournament of Champions Friday afternoon at Mesquite High School.
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