The Lady Dons won a thriller in the second round of NCS playoffs Friday night 69 to 67 over Redwood. It was a game of many momentum swings throughout. The Dons raced out to an 8 point lead after one quarter. The lead didn’t last long, as the resilient Redwood squad fought back and closed the gap to 1 point at halftime. Momentum changed again in the 3rd quarter with Emma Godfrey asserting herself in the paint and an aggressive full court press being unleashed.
The Lady Dons established a 10 point lead late in the 3rd, however, the tables turned again when Emma Godfrey picked up her 4th foul and then a technical which disqualified her for the rest of the game. Redwood wasted no time storming back and built a lead as large as 6 points in the 4th quarter. Finally, Roni Marrone and Brooke Panfili took over the game late in the 4th quarter and willed their way to victory. Brooke Panfili was the high scorer on the night with 21 points, while Emma Godfrey added 18, Roni Marrone dropped 15 points, and Lauren Kobashigawa contributed 11 points. The Lady Dons move on to play Montgomery Wednesday night in Santa Rosa.
In Tuesday’s action…
Basketball NCS Playoffs
It was a good night for the basketball teams in the NCS playoffs.
The boys pulled away from Santa Rosa HS 75-52 to advance to the quarterfinals Friday at Moreau HS at 7:00.
The girls held off a determined Rancho Cotate HS team 64-52 to advance to the quarterfinals as they host Redwood HS Friday at 7:00.
The girls lacrosse team fell to EBAL power Foothill HS. The jv team fared very well defeating Foothill HS 11-6.
In Wednesday’s action…
Boys Soccer NCS Playoff
Don’t miss the epic battle as the boys soccer team hosts Richmond HS in the NCS semifinals at 7:00.
hosts Rodriguez HS at 3:30.
Note: At all NCS playoff games, there is an admission charge. $10 general admission and $5 for students, children and senior citizens. No passes or ASB stickers will be honored.
The girls lacrosse team opened up their 2017 season in the rain against a strong Foothill High team and fell 12-18. The Lady Dons were lead by senior Julia Mueller with 4 goals and 3 draw controls and junior Susie Bush with 4 goals. Junior Jenna Kisner, sophomores Marcy Morse and Claire Gallagher each contributed a goal. Morse was impressive with the draw control in her debut after being sidelined a year with an injury. Anna deRoque lead the team in assists with 3. Goalie Jamie Wendt tallied 7 saves in her first varsity start as goalie. The Lady Dons open up DAL play against Alhambra next Tuesday.
The Junior Varsity girls were impressive defeating Foothill HS in their season opener.
The Lady Dons posted a 64 to 52 victory in round 1 of the NCS Division 2 playoffs Tuesday night over Rancho Cotate. After a back and forth first half of play the Dons had a small halftime lead. Both teams largely spent the first half feeling each other out. Finally, the Dons began to assert themselves in the 3rd quarter behind the point guard leadership of Brooke Panfili, inside the paint domination of Emma Godfrey, and all around outstanding play of Roni Marrone. The lead grew to double digits early in the 4th quarter and the girls didn’t look back the rest of the way. Brooke Panfili made multiple key shots in the second half on her way to a game high 21 points. Meanwhile, Emma Godfrey scored 18 points and Roni Marrone added 15 points. The ladies are back in action Friday night at home for round 2 of the playoffs against Redwood!
In Tuesday’s action…
Acalanes High School teams play Northgate HS.
At Acalanes HS, jv girls at 4:00, varsity girls at 5:30 and varsity boys at 7:00.
At Northgate HS, jv boys at 4:00 and freshman boys at 5:30.
In Friday’s action…
And they are the DAL Champions. The boys soccer team defeated Miramonte HS 1-0 to claim the title with an overall record of 16-2-4 and a 9-1 record in league.
was defeated by Miramonte HS.
pulled out a 49-44 victory to sweep Campolindo HS this season. The jv team also won 53-45 and the freshman team won a great defensive battle 38-35.
was defeated by Campolindo HS.
In Saturday’s action…
competes in the NCS Dual Meet Championships at Berkeley HS.
Freshman Boys Soccer
plays at Berkeley HS at 11:00.
Frosh-Soph Girls Soccer
plays at Northgate HS at 9:00 and hosts American Canyon HS at 2:00.
hosts San Leandro HS in a scrimmage at 2:00.
Friday’s individual standouts…
Bryan Bamford scored the lone goal to be named the “Man of the Match.”
Varsity Boys Basketball
Mitchell Smith scored 17 points. Carson Etnyre was clutch at the free throw line shooting 6 for 6 and four for four in the last 30 seconds.
JV Boys Basketball
Charlie Koch scored 16 points and Trevor Shephard and Chris Descoins each scored 12 points.
Freshman Boys Basketball
John Kalil scored 14 points and Isaiah Coleman 8 points.