The Salesian High School girls basketball team completed its most impressive season in school history. For the third year in a row, the Salesian Lady Pride were crowned Northern California Regional Champions. With a victory over Miramonte in the title game at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, the Lady Pride became the first team in school history to be crowned NorCal champions in the Open Division. Despite a valiant effort, the team fell short against No. 4 nationally-ranked Long Beach Poly of Southern California in the State Championship game.
Led by Louisville-bound McDonald's All-American and East Bay Girls Basketball Player of the Year Mariya Moore, Salesian finished the season with an overall record of 30-7 and is ranked No. 1 in the Bay Area and No. 23 in the nation. Salesian alumnus and girls basketball head coach Steve Pezzola '74 was named East Bay Girls Basketball Coach of the Year by the Contra Costa Times.
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