The top two girls basketball players in Northern California will share the same court this weekend.
After spending the summer wreaking havoc together, Carondelet’s Jayne Appel and St. Mary’s-Stockton Jacki Gemelos will get to beat up on each other on Saturday.
Carondelet travels to Stockton to face St. Mary’s in the fourth edition of the annual meeting between the two teams at 4 p.m.
Appel and Gemelos both toured the country together on the East Bay Xplosion and competing at various camps, including the Nike and the USA development camp.
Saturday the two Pac-10 bound players will put their scoring talents on display. Appel, who will play at Stanford, has hit her high-school career high of 39 points twice this season. Gemelos, who will play at USC, scored 52 points back on Jan. 12. So expect a lot of scoring from the two. It is too bad that they won’t be guarding each other time with Gemelos being a guard and Appel playing in the post.
It should also be a big test for Carondelet’s defense, which hasn’t allowed an opponent to score more than 61 points this season. St. Mary’s has topped the century mark three times in its last eight games.