The Gators (14-11) move on to the Central Coast Section Division IV second round on Tuesday, where they face No. 2 seed host Pacific Grove at 7 p.m.
SHP forward Jai Deshpande led SHP with 17 points, and teammate Brendan Carney had 14 points -- five points in the fourth quarter, including the go-ahead free throw with 4.4 seconds remaining in the game -- to lead the Gators.
The Varsity Girls Soccer team, ranked 3rd in Division IV, will host Alisal in the Quarterfinals of the CCS Tournament on Saturday morning at 11AM. The Boys, ranked 1st in the Division 1 bracket, will host South San Francisco immediately following the Girls game, at 1PM.
Both the Boys and Girls soccer teams were victorious in WBAL play yesterday. The Boys defeated Harker 3-0 to remain in sole possession of 1st place, while the Girls beat The King's Academy 3-0 to strengthen their own chances of postseason play.
The West Bay Athletic League boys soccer race won't be decided any time soon and there's only two or three matches left to play. The top three teams all won Tuesday and even though Harker is the third place team in the equation behind Sacred Heart and Menlo, the Eagles are going to have a say in the championship race.
The Varsity Boys Soccer team stopped by The Riekes Center over the weekend to discuss their season. The Gators are off to an impressive 13-0-2 start, including a 7-0-1 record in the WBAL. The Boys are currently in sole possession of 1st place in league, and are ranked by Prep2Prep Sports as the #4 team in the CCS (trailing only Bellarmine, St. Ignatius, and St. Francis).
The Gators defeated rival Menlo 60-55 to take over sole possession of 3rd place in the WBAL. With the win, SHP swept the regular-season series against the Knights, with a potential 3rd meeting taking place in the Division IV CCS playoffs.
The Varsity Girls Basketball team rallied from an early deficit to beat Priory and take over sole possession of fourth place in the WBAL. Meanwhile, the Varsity Boys Soccer team remained perfect on the season, defeating Priory 7-0.
She was only two months old at the time, but Maddy Johnston was already in her element — the swimming pool. The San Francisco native joked that she initially floated and blew bubbles during her lessons, but fast forward 20 years, and she is now a vital member of the Michigan Wolverines Water Polo team.
The Varsity Boys Basketball team defeated the defending WBAL champion Menlo Knights 50-48 in overtime. The Gator's were led by Brendan Carney's 12 points on 8 of 9 field goals, while Jai Deshpande chipped in 9.
The Varsity Boys Basketball team outscored Pinewood 21-3 in the third quarter en route to a 70-34 league-victory over Pinewood. The Varsity Girls Soccer team defeated Castilleja 2-1 behind 2 goals from Elle Lessing.
In the end, it was an 18-point victory for West Bay Athletic League girls basketball powerhouse Pinewood but it seemed much closer than that thanks to some determined play from Sacred Heart Prep and perhaps a little too much leftover holiday on the Panthers part.