11 Numbers That Show The Magnitude Of No. 1 St. Mary's Stunning Loss
It's the upset of the season in high school girls' basketball. No. 1 St. Mary's (Stockton, California) fell 72-69 to tiny Pinewood (Los Altos, California) on Tuesday night in the CIF Open Division regional semifinals at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton.
Here are 11 numbers to illustrate the magnitude of the upset.
0: Before Tuesday night, teams from California that had wins over St. Mary's since the start of the 2014-15 season. Miramonte (which, by the way, plays Pinewood next) was the last to do it, and that was in the CIF regional quarterfinals in 2013-14.
1: Before Tuesday night, St. Mary's losses since the start of the 2014-15 season. By contrast, the Rams had won 62 games during that that time span.
4: Seniors on St. Mary's roster. And you haven't heard the last of them. Three already have signed with Division I schools. Kat Tudor is taking her long-distance dead aim to Oregon State, Mi'Cole Cayton and her game full of flair are headed to Nebraska, Sydney Fadal is sticking close to home and has signed with Pacific, and Angel Johnson, the do-everything glue player, is undeclared.
5: Pinewood losses this season.
8: All-time state titles won by St. Mary's, including last year.
13: Points by which St. Mary's beat Archbishop Mitty earlier this season at the Nike Tournament of Champions in Arizona.
19: Points by which Pinewood lost to Archbishop Mitty two weeks ago in the California Central Coast Section Open Division title game.
14: Consecutive weeks St. Mary's has held the No. 1 ranking in the espnW 25 Power Rankings. Undefeated Duncanville, which has already claimed its state title in Texas, has been No. 2 for the past 10 weeks.
16: 3-pointers made by Pinewood in its epic upset of St. Mary's.
57: Consecutive wins for St. Mary's prior to Tuesday's loss.
Dec. 20, 2014: Before Tuesday, date of St. Mary's last loss, to Blackman (Murfreesboro, Tennessee), at the Nike Tournament of Champions in Arizona.