March Madness: Basketball Heads Into the Post-Season
The men’s basketball team is seeded No. 1 in the North Coast Section playoffs and continues to defeat opponents by wide margins, as they head for the NorCal playoffs with a 25-5 record. Meanwhile, seven SJND basketball players were named all-league by the coaches of the TCAL.
The Pilots won the TCAL league championship by beating Salesian, 64-42, on Feb. 22. Salesian has won the league seven times in the past 11 years, and SJND has won it three times.
As they proceed through NCS playoffs, the Pilots have defeated Head Royce and are poised to play University at 7 p.m. on March 5.
The women’s basketball team entered the NCS playoffs, seeded third. They played to the second round before being defeated by St. Vincent.
Seven SJND basketball players were named all-league by the TCAL coaches, including:
- Temidayo Yussuf ’14, named MVP of the league and first team
- Lamont Banks ’15, second team
- Alyssa Gable ’15, second team
- Marcus Harris ’15 and Jade Smith ’17, honorable mention
- Austine de los Santos ’14 and Mira Love Sangco ’17, honorable mention