August 03, 2014

South Bay loses a close one at Kezar

Bird, Bri, Kish and their South Bay teammates took on reigning champion Mission Rec Center in the San Francisco Pro-Am semifinal game at Kezar on Saturday in front of an audience of about 100 fans that included Kailee, Lili, and six members of Lili's family.

The game started almost on time this week. South Bay fielded six players (Bird and five guards); Mission Rec had the advantage of nine players and more height.

Summer basketball is not good basketball, but it's very competitive and sometimes unexpectedly exciting.

Mission Rec took the opening tip and control of the game for quite a while. They played better as a team than is usual for the pick-up action at Kezar, and all their players were capable scorers. But South Bay didn't let the game get away; they stayed within 10 -15 points of Mission Rec. The score was 35-25 at the end of the first half.

Bri had played all 20 minutes of the first half; Bird and Kish and the other three South Bay players (player names were not announced) each got a few minutes of rest on the bench.

South Bay came back strong after the break with manic defense that forced a lot of Mission Rec turnovers. South Bay slowly cut into Mission Rec's lead and were behind by just five points (55-50) when Bri fouled out with about eight minutes left to play. A minute later, the Mission Rec coach protested a call with excessive enthusiasm and was called for a Technical. South Bay took its first lead (56-55) on the ensuing free throws.

The score was tied 66-66 with a minute left to play and 68-68 at 19.1 seconds. Mission Rec scored on its next possession. South Bay had the ball with 3.2 seconds left to play, but missed a last desperate shot, so lost 68-70.

I kept score only for the Stanford players ‐ Bird scored 26 points, Bri had eight and Kish had five.

Bird stops and pops
Bri drives to the basket
Kish puts it up
Bri lays it up and in
Bird Power

August 01, 2014

The 2014-15 Schedule

The complete 2014-15 schedule has been announced. It features a home game against defending NCAA champion Connecticut, Thanksgiving in Hawaii, a December trip to Tennessee and 10 NCAA Tournament opponents from last season.

This is the announcement from Stanford Athletics. To be announced in September are games times, specific conference game dates and TV coverage.

This is the schedule from the FBC. Game information includes links to each opponent's women's basketball website and maps of the venues. Links to media coverage (TV, live streams, radio, live stats) and FBC pre-game and post-game events will be added as soon as the information is available.