To say St. Mary’s has a few pieces would be an understatement. The young ladies from Stockton, CA took care of business Saturday (3/3/18), defeating Folsom 71-48 and in the process, captured the 2018 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Girls Basketball Championship. The Lady Rams have a senior-laden team, many of whom stepped up and out, showing skills you just don’t see everyday.
Baylor commit the Real Deal.
Aquira DeCosta lived up to her billing. The #4 overall prospect, #1 for her position in the Class of 2018 – who’s punched her ticket to the University of Baylor, impressed not only with her skills and ability to get buckets, but also with her poise, patience, and unselfishness with the rock. Her transition to the next level will be a joy to watch, keeping Baylor rocking and rolling for years to come.
Also impressive was Class of 2018 Sr. PG Ariel Johnson. The Florida Gator commit showed advanced skill-sets at the point, with intangibles to stop and pop or pull the bow and arrow. Her ability to penetrate and dish also kept Folsom’s defense honest. She displays superior handles, possessing capabilities to finish with both hands off the dribble. She fancy.
Other players that showed great potential were 6’1 Jr. F Anna Blount and 5’10 G Jada Moss. We love the court presence of Anna. Her ability to work the paint on both ends of the floor was special. She kept active while contesting and rebounding shots. Jada Moss showed the ability to shimmy herself around defenses. She was able to maneuver herself to the bucket and either drop a dime or finish/draw the foul.
Class of 2018 Captain Neenah Young (Princeton) showed nice leadership capabilities. Her intensity and focus kept St. Mary’s intact early on when Folsom came out on fire, with a mindset of stealing the game within the first few minutes. Neenah was having none of that, wreaking havoc on the defensive end with on the ball pressure that allowed her team to convert turnovers into fast break opportunities. Impressive.
A few clips of The Lady Rams in action against Folsom during the 2018 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Girls Basketball Division I ‘Ship played March 3, 2018 at the University of Pacific in Stockton, CA.
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