Guards Wait For CIF Run!

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Southern Section Playoff Pairings!

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Dual League Championships!

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GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: Bell-Jeff clinches third straight title in blowout, 73-25.

BELLARMINE-JEFFERSON HIGH — Technically, the Bellarmine-Jefferson High girls’ basketball team clinched its third straight Santa Cruz League championship Thursday evening.

Ranked No. 1 in the CIF Southern Section IVA Division, the Guards were no doubt the favorites to capture the league title again this season.

Maybe it was that expectation, or the fact the clinching game came with a 73-25 blowout win against St. Mary’s Academy at Bell-Jeff, but the moment was definitely anticlimactic.

The Guards (21-5, 7-0 in league) didn’t storm the court and they didn’t scream and yell after the win. Instead, the players appeared to take the title in stride.

But Bell-Jeff Coach Bryan Camacho said don’t take the lack of emotion from his team as an indication that the championship doesn’t matter to it. On the contrary, he said it means a great deal.

“We are very appreciative that we have been able to win our third straight Santa Cruz League championship,” said Camacho, whose squad captured Southern Section and state titles last season. “We know it’s a big accomplishment to win a league title, and we definitely don’t take it for granted.”

Camacho said his squad will relish its latest crown because one never knows what the future might hold for the program.

“I tell the girls that sometimes success comes in cycles,” Camacho said. “You might be winning now but you never know what’s going to happen down the road. So, I told them to enjoy the moment and be proud of what they accomplished.”

After finishing up the regular season Friday, the playoffs are next up for the Guards. The postseason is set to begin next week, and it’s likely that Bell-Jeff will get a bye for the first round.

Against St. Mary’s (8-13, 3-5), the Guards took charge early. The hosts jumped out to a 27-12 lead after the first quarter, and increased the advantage to 48-15 at the half.

After leading, 62-21, after three quarters, a running clock was implemented for the final quarter.

“In games like this it’s all about getting better and learning,” Camacho said. “We just want to get better with each and every game.”

Freshman Leslie Lopez-Wood paced Bell-Jeff with a game-high 14 points. Another freshman, Tiffany Kho, added 13 points and sophomore Kiah Jones had 10.

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