The 2016-17 season ended with a bang as Saints won the Open Division Title again over Torrey Pines with a hard fought 47-44 victory. The CIF Title vaulted the team into the State Playoffs against the preseason #1 team in the country Sierra Canyon. Saints claimed arguably the biggest win in school history with an exciting 88-81 victory. The win ended the season for likely #1 pick in next year’s NBA draft Marvin Bagley. The win then pitted the boys against the #5 team in the country the Mater Dei Monarchs. In spite of a great team effort the Saintsmen fell to 7’1” Bol Bol and his teammates 63-57. The varsity lost 5 games on the year—3 times to Mater Dei. The six seniors finished their careers with a record of 28-5 on the season
and had the distinction of never losing a home game. In fact with the closing of Dougherty Gym the Saints Varsity finished with a 5 year home winning streak. 5 of the 6 seniors will continue to play in college. Jack Peterson (Claremont McKenna), Josue Lara (Monterrey), Otto Taylor (Pacific), JT Cox (Coast Guard Academy) and Tariq Thompson (SDSU-football) will all continue their careers while ASB President Sean Panada will continue his education at UCLA. What a great group of young men! The 2017-18 Varsity squad is full of youthful optimism as the team returns no seniors and only 3 juniors in Seth Hayes, Jared Stearns and Misael Rosado. The team looks to defend its undefeated league championship season from a year ago led by the junior class as well as sophomores Tyson McWilliams, Chibuzo Agbo, Luke Haupt and Alex Dennis.