Sacred Heart Prep have had some resounding victories this season against outclassed teams such as Harker and Crystal Springs Uplands from its own West Bay Athletic League.
The Gators certainly weren’t expecting another Central Coast Section semifinal game, but that’s exactly what happened Thursday in a 90-48 win over Scotts Valley.
Sacred Heart Prep (14-7) will play for the CCS Division IV Championship on Saturday against a team he knows well, The King’s Academy, in a 7 p.m. start at the SHP. TKA (9-4) qualified with a 67-53 victory over Menlo School in Thursday’s other semi-final.
SHP, the second place WBAL team, beat third place TKA twice, 78-55 and 77-66.
“Anytime you face a team three times after you’ve already beaten them twice, you have to be careful not to complacent,” said SHP coach Tony Martinelli. “Play a full game, play four quarters, that’s what we’re going to have to do. You’re not just going to show up and win a CCS Championship. ”