Two powerhouse teams in their respective sections met in Berkeley last night. SMB pressing from the start jumped off to a 10-0 start. The game was never in doubt and the score didn't reflect the many miss layups and freethrows by SMB. Cal recruit Mikayla led SMB with 20pts and Kelli Hayes led the Monarchs with 19pts. Mikayla is playing with a lot of confidence and made shots from inside and outside. Her best was taking a pass from Gabby Green just inside the half court line, catching it in the air and laying it off the backboard for 2pts. I think Coach K and Kai approved of it as they stared at each other! Gabby had her moments driving and setting up her teammates but she like her teammates missed many layups and FT. I could only remember her taking 1 outside shot. Since the season is still early I look for her to improve as the season progress.
I personally thought the best players last night was Mikayla and Kelli Hayes. Mitty was still missing their pt guard, so lots of ball handling and setting up plays were done by Kelli. Mitty is a very patient team that try to use up as much of the time as possible where Kelli usually either work for her shot or setup her teammates. One thing about her I like her tenacity in pressing SMB and was able to make many steals. Kelli would be a fantastic 3. She can handle the ball, shoot and able to go to the hoop. Don't we need more than one in the 3 position? Mitty's Anderson who was 4-5 against BOD last week, made only 1 shots yesterday. She didn't play much..as I think SMB made an effort to stop her.
Nonleague St. Mary's 51, Archbishop Mitty 40
Archbishop Mitty (1-2)
Alexander 1 0-0 2, Anderson 1 0-0 3, Dinger 2 0-0 5, Chi 1 2-2 4, Hayes 7 5-6 19, Todd 0 2-2 2, Galipeau 1 3-4 5. Totals 13 12-14 40.
St. Mary's (4-0)
Berry 3 0-0 6, Cowling 9 2-5 20, Serrell 2 0-0 4, Goodwin 4 1-3 9, Green 4 4-8 12. Totals 22 7-16 51.
Mitty 11 8 5 16-- 40
St. Mary's 22 13 8 8-- 51