Girls varsity basketball defeats defending North Coast Section champs St. Joe’s


Aideen Murphy

The girls huddle up in Kezar Pavillion on Dec. 5.

Aideen Murphy, Staff Writer

Urban’s girls varsity basketball demonstrated its skill and determination in a victory over the two-time North Coast Section defending champions St. Joseph Notre Dame School of Alameda by a score of 51-39 on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at Kezar Pavilion.

“Before the game, we talked about how this game is going to set the season for us, and our coach echoed that at the end of the game. For the first time in a while, we rolled with the punches and instead of folding when St. Joe’s gained momentum halfway through the 4th quarter, we held our ground and came out on top,” wrote team captain Charlotte Blanc (’13) in an email after the win.

After a one-point loss in their first game to Lincoln High School, the varsity girls recovered in their Nov. 30 home opener to rout Leadership by a score of 77-6.

Blanc also expressed her thoughts for the rest of the season. “I know we are a good team and I absolutely believe that we are going places this season.  The league is seriously up for grabs (there is no obvious #1 team), and this year, we’re going to be the team to grab it.”

The team’s next battle comes on Dec. 7 against Galileo High at Kezar Pavilion.