2018-19 Varsity Basketball News

  • 2018-19 Basketball Highlights
    June 11, 2019
    The St. Francis basketball team went 13-16 overall in the first season under Head Coach Heather Volek Brownholtz.
  • Pax et Bonum Winner Brynne Burrows Chosen as Valedictorian
    May 22, 2019
    St. Francis senior Brynne Burrows will have a special view of St. Francis graduation on Thursday at the Memorial Auditorium. She will be on stage as the school’s 2019 Valedictorian speaker. It is an honor bestowed on her for her outstanding representation of the school based on her diverse experience as a Troubadour.
  • Student-Athletes Recognized as Booster Club Announces Annual Awards
    May 15, 2019
    Seniors Elise Urkov and Patricia Sweeney were honored as the Booster Club Scholar-Athletes of the Year, while Myra Anwar and Jade Borg received the Booster Club Leadership Award.
  • 20 Troubadours Earn All-City Recognition from SportStars and RiverCats
    May 13, 2019
    St. Francis was represented by 20 selections at the SportStars All-City Sports Awards Sunday at Raley Field.
  • Basketball’s Bagatelos to Play at Chapman University
    May 07, 2019
    Senior guard Nika Bagatelos has committed to continue her basketball career at Chapman University in the fall and attend the school.
  • Nine Senior Troubadours Sign to Play Collegiate Sports
    April 17, 2019
    Nine St. Francis seniors have made commitments to play collegiate sports this fall and were recognized at a ceremony at the school, bringing the total to 23 student-athletes for the Class of 2019. The Troubadours who signed on April 17 represent seven sports (basketball, cross country, lacrosse, rowing, swimming, tennis and water polo) and will be attending schools in four states (California, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington).
  • 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.
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