Tartans Advance to Girls Basketball CIF Semifinal With 60-47 Win
St. Margaret's defeated Immaculate Heart Wednesday evening.
St. Margaret's girls basketball program advanced in the CIF-SS Div. 5AA playoffs with a 60-47 win over visiting Immaculate Heart High School on Wednesday night. With the win, the Tartans continue their quest for the school's first CIF championship in girls basketball.
St. Margaret's out-paced another stubborn opponent, with Taylor Francois leading the Tartans with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Annika Tifo and Harper Gideons both contributed 10 points each, while Sophia Gazzaniga had 13 rebounds in the win.
"Last night was a gritty win for our group. We didn't necessarily play our best, but our girls were able to find a way to win against another tough opponent," said head coach Josh Markum. "Our team is excited about the opportunity to go to the semis for the first time in school history, but not satisfied until we reach out ultimate goal."
The Tartans will travel to take on South Hills High School in the quarterfinal round of the Div. 5AA playoffs. Tip-off is set for Saturday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m.
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