Priory Girls and Boys Basketball Capture CCS Championships!
In a historic night, both the girls and boys teams won the CCS Division V Championship for the first time.
Priory girls defeated Castilleja, 71-32, to win their second straight Central Coast Section Division V championship. Tatiana Reese, scored 16 points, grabbed eight rebounds and recorded five assists against the Gators. Ila Lane added 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Panthers. Lala Niu had 13 points and six rebounds. In fact, 10 of the 11 players who got into the game scored. Gabby Ruiz had eight points, six rebounds, three assists and blocked a shot. Anna Barton added seven rebounds, a blocked shot and four points. Shannon Fitzgerald had six rebounds, a steal and an assist.
Then the boys battled a very familar opponent in Pinewood. The two teams split in the regular season, and both games were close. This game was no different, going down the the final minutes, ending with 41-36 Priory victory. Emmanuel Ajanku-Makun grabbed 12 rebounds and had four blocked shots. Ayo Aderoboye Aderoboye was the focal point of Pinewood's defense, which worked to an extent. He only made three baskets, two of them 3-pointers. But he also made all nine of his free throws and finished with 17 points. Lucas Harris and Adrian LaValle nailed huge shots that sealed the deal down the stretch.
Next up is the NorCal playoffs. Both the girls and the boys have been moved up to Division IV. The girls are the #1 seed and host #16 Moreau Catholic on March 7th at 7:00pm. The #10 seeded boys travel to #7 Calaveras on the same day for a 7:00pm game. Calaveras is located at 350 High School Street in San Andreas, CA 95249.
Good luck to both teams as they take the next step to the State Championship!