We knew the Bishop O’Dowd girls basketball team would be very good this year. The Dragons return four starters from a state championship team and recently had four players sign Division I scholarships.
So how good are the Dragons expected to be? Well, they’re the No. 1 team in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 preseason national rankings. O’Dowd will get a chance to back up that ranking with a pretty impressive schedule. The team will play in the top division at the Nike TOC the week before Christmas, then head to the Oaks Christian Holiday Hardwood Invitational less than a week later (Windward and Long Beach Poly are also in the field). O’Dowd also has games scheduled with defending state champions Archbishop Mitty and La Jolla Country Day as well as St. Mary’s-Stockton.