2023 NCS Boys' and Girls' Basketball Championships
Congratulations to both boys and girls basketball teams as they compete tomorrow in the NCS 2023 championships!
The girls will go into the Division II championship for the first time since the 90’s, with an overall record of 20-8. The team made headlines for the last two seasons as they were back to back NCS Division III champions in 2022 and 2020.
Coach West who has been preparing the team with the entire coaching staff, in reflection about the last month of coaching, “What I have been blessed to witness in this past month is them coming together to form a team culture that displays resiliency, teamwork and grit. Along with the trust and belief from the team and coaching staff, it has been an incredibly fun month of hard work and support. They could have folded and crumbled, in fact in more cases than not, people look for excuses or reasons to not work hard. However this group did the opposite and I have seen every single player demonstrate having a Mariner Mindset off and on the court, and it’s extremely fun to be a part of.”
With six of the returning seniors winning two NCS titles during their four years, the team is leading with leadership and hunger for that third championship. Going into Saturday playing against Catholic rival, Bishop O’Dowd, the team looks to take down the Bay Area giant on Saturday at Dublin High School.
Coach West had this to say about going into the championship game, “I am so very excited for the players to be reaching their goals of not only getting to the championship game, but also securing a bid to State. After moving up a division, it is sometimes hard to find the same success instantly. So their success this year speaks a lot to their determination, and the strong team foundation they have built.”
The boys go into the Division I championship with a record of 23-5, defeating programs such as Folsom, Fairmont Prep, and Bishop O’Dowd. The team was knocked out of the playoffs in 2022 in the semi-final and the boys are out to win it all this year.
Team captain, Lebrie Goudy Lee ’23 stated when asked about the teams championship run this year, “It means a lot. We were supposed to be here last year. The fact that we weren’t here last year made me very upset.”
The teams fire to get to the championship over the 4-month season, helped Moreau Catholic boys basketball get to the precipice of the sport again, on a 16-game winning streak and eager to face Clayton Valley Charter in the section championship Saturday at Dublin High School.
Good luck to both teams as they compete on Saturday in the NCS championship for the 2023 season. To purchase your tickets for both games please see the links below. We hope that the green and gold community will come out and support our teams as they make their way to the championship title.