AURORA | With Colorado school districts closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the extent of the Aurora prep sports action on Monday took place out of state.

The Regis Jesuit girls basketball team wrapped up a 2-2 trip to play in Brooklyn, New York, with a 58-49 loss to South Shore — a Brooklyn school — on the final day of the 2017 Rose Classic Super Jam at Nazareth Regional High School.


Coach Carl Mattei’s Raiders (8-5) found themselves trailing by double figures after one quarter, but pulled within four points by holding the Vikings (12-3) to just six in the second period. South Shore maintained its edge for the rest of the game.

Junior Noelle Cahill poured in 18 points — her second double-digit scoring effort of the road trip — and pulled down eight rebounds for Regis Jesuit, which also got nine points and 12 rebounds from sophomore Francesca Belibi (more about her, here) eight points from junior Emma Wrede and seven from junior Jasmine Gaines.

In Rose Classic Super Jam play, the Raiders defeated New York’s Archbishop Molloy (38-32 in its opener Jan. 14) and Newark Tech from New Jersey (71-40 on Jan. 15). Outside of the tournament, Regis Jesuit lost at Mary Louis Academy — which features a recently named McDonald’s All-American in Notre Dame recruit Danielle Patterson — 72-42 Jan. 14.

The Raiders returned on Monday and turn around to play host to Rock Canyon in Continental League play at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Full Rose Classic Super Jam results, here.


Courtney Oakes is sports Editor and photographer with Sentinel Colorado. A Denver East High School alum. He came to the Sentinel in 2001 and since then has received a number of professional awards from...