Burbank Leader Announces All-Area Team!

April 22, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 


Margeaux Gupilan, Junior, Guard, Bell-Jeff 

Earned All-CIF and All-Santa Cruz League first-team honors for the state-champion Guards. Averaged 14.1 points, 6.3 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 3.1 steals a game.




Rishonda Napier, Freshman, Guard, Bell-Jeff 

Made an instant impact in her first season, earning All-CIF and All-Santa Cruz first-team accolades. Along with averaging 14.1 points a game, she also averaged 3.8 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 2.6 steals in a Southern Section title run.




Elizabeth Hawthorne, Senior, Guard, Bell-Jeff 

Earned her second-straight All-CIF honor, making the second team, while averaging 8.7 rebounds, 8.1 points and 3.2 assists a game. She was also an all-league first-team selection







Bryan Camacho, Bell-Jeff 

His Guards had the finest season ever produced by a girls’ basketball team in the area. Along with being the first team to capture a state title, the Guards also won a CIF Southern Section Division V-A title and finished with an impressive 34-1 record.

Players and Coach Make All-Area Teams!

April 6, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

The Los Angeles Daily News just released their All-Area Teams which included several Bell-Jeff players and a coach.

For the Boys, Senior Alexis Bersabe received Honorable Mention

On the Girls side, awards were numerous: 

All Area First Team

Senior – Shelley Gupilan

Shelley earned Div. V-A Player of the Year honors and MVP of the Santa Cruz League while averaging 18.3 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.3 steals. After transferring from Keppel of Alhambra for her junior year, Gupilan made amends this season leading Bell-Jeff to a section and state championship. The Guards lost in the Div.IV-AA final in 2008.

All Area Second Team

Junior – Margeaux Gupilan

Freshman – Rishonda Napier

Honorable Mention

Senior – Elizabeth Hawthorne, Bell-Jeff, Sr.

Julia Tani, Bell-Jeff, Jr.

All Area Coach of The Year

Bryan Camacho

Camacho molded a group of experienced seniors and returners with three talented freshmen to come up with a Div. V state championship. Camacho guided the Guards to the most wins in school and area history, including victories against Chatsworth, Marlborough, Beverly Hills, Alemany, Saugus and St. Mary’s Academy (twice). click here to see a pictorial tribute to their Historical Run for the State Championship!

Top Ten Teams

1. Bell-Jeff (34-1)

2. Chatsworth (24-9)

3. Notre Dame (26-7)

4. Harvard-Westlake (22-10)

5. Knight (22-4)

6. Newbury Park (22-6)

7. Thousand Oaks (25-5)

8. Taft (18-9)

9. Oaks Christian (22-2)

10. Valencia (22-7)

Daily News – Read full story here

All CIF Honorees Announced!

March 30, 2009 by · 2 Comments 



Player of the Year – Shelley Gupilan, Bellarmine-Jefferson, 12
Coach of the Year – Bryan Camacho, Bellarmine-Jefferson

First team
Margeaux Gupilan, 12, Bellarmine-Jefferson
Rishonda Napier, 9, Bellarmine-Jefferson
Dajyanah Vines, 11, Santa Clara
Shareen Dunham, 12, Santa Clara
Chantel Dooley, 11, Montclair Prep
Stephanie Scamman, 12, Montclair Prep
Breanna Madrazo, 10, Chadwick
Talor Hixon, 11, St Anthony
Michelle Miller, 9, Pasadena Poly
Kayla Mortzky, 11, St Margaret’s


Second team
Elizabeth Hawthorne, 12, Bellarmine-Jefferson
Haley Bush, 11, Chadwick
Rina Towne, 11, St. Anthony
Kelly Pray, 12, Pasadena Poly
Jennifer Jimenez, 12, Bishop Diego
Lindsay Schapiro, 11, Buckley
Clair Hosinski, 11, St. Margaret’s
Jasmine McDuffy, 11, Mojave
Sahkinah Douglas, 12, Riverside Christian
Lashaun Kochampanasken, 12, Sherman Indian


Guards Take State Title!

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BURBANK –  Shelley Gupilan leads way with 22 points, as Bell-Jeff defeats Pinewood, 55-47, to win first team championship in city history. Read more

Bell-Jeff Captures Girls’ Basketball State Title!

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SACRAMENTO – Gupilan cousins lead Bell-Jeff to area’s first girls’ crown. As the final seconds ticked off the clock and Bell-Jeff Read more

Napier Dominates – Bell-Jeff Girls’ Win Div. V Final!

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FULLERTON – Freshman guards don’t usually score 19 points in a regional championship game.
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Bell-Jeff Girls Capture Div. V-A Crown!

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SANTA ANA – One year older, one year wiser, one year more experienced and one year better, Bell-Jeff of Burbank Read more

A Change For The Better!

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BURBANK- Bell-Jeff’s Hawthorne and Melchor have experienced the complete turnaround of the Guards program the last four years Read more

Guards Ready For Challenge!

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BELLARMINE-JEFFERSON HIGH — There was a friendly exchange taking place throughout the CIF Southern Section Division VA Read more

Guards Advance to Finals!

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Wilmington, CA – Bell-Jeff 68, Chadwick 42  In the first half of its Southern Section Div. V-A semifinal game, it looked as though Read more

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