Basketball Madness Kicks Off The Season!

November 19, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Bellarmine-Jefferson High School – The Bell-Jeff Guards 2009-2010 Basketball season officially gets underway Saturday November 21, 2009 at 6pm with Basketball Madness.

“The Small School with BIG Results” will use this annual event to introduce both the defending Div 5A CIF-SS and Div V CIF State Champion girls varsity team along with the new and improved boys basketball program.

Both the girls and the boys programs are now under the direction of CIF Coach of the Year Bryan Camacho who has installed a new system for the boys based on attacking offense and suffocating defensive strategies.

Along with a repeat of last years success from the girls, Coach Camacho predicts the boys program will also do some amazing things this season. He and his coaching staff intend to compete for the Santa Fe league and CIF Championships this year. 

Basketball Madness will feature a different approach this year with the focus on recognizing Bell-Jeff alumni. Several former players from the 1960’s thru the early 2000’s will be in attendance, many who have been practicing on the weekends to scrimmage against coaches, faculty, alumni and current players alike.

Everyone is encouraged to come out and support the kick off event on Saturday night and please come early, because the Guardhouse will be packed!

Also, please mark the date 12/11/09, this will be an all day event with all level’s of both boys and girls playing on that day. The Boys program takes on Providence and the Girls will play Bishop’s from La Jolla, CA. There is also a special jersey retirement celebration planned on that day for former Lady Guard, Kansas University Jayhawk and WNBA player Jaclyn Johnson.

Story by: Eric “Rico” Reed