1979 San Joaquin Memorial Girls Basketball
Basketball Team
Class of: 2017


The Panthers dominated their Central Sequoia League competition and other Valley rivals en route to a 25-3 season record.

The combination of high-scoring Jackie White, point guard Sue Mahackian and innovative coach Mary Brown paved the way for the Panthers.

Memorial not only rolled to a 14-0 Central Sequoia League record, but it also claimed the title of the Holiday Invitational Tournament and won its third straight CIF "Valley" championship.

These accomplishments earned the Panthers a berth in the Tournament of Champions for the second consecutive year.

The Panthers often put 60, 70 or more points on the board, and they did it while playing with the same large ball that the boys played with – and without benefit of the 3-point shooting line.

Players: Gina Defendis, Stephanie Moreno, Peggy Neumeier, Mary Ray, Anne Frye, Sue Mahackian, Maureen Gill, Julie Anderson, Katie Danks, Jackie White, Mary King, Diane DuPrey.

Managers: Diane Yraceburu, Pete Gutierrez.

Coach: Mary Brown.

Honoring the Past
Celebrating the Present
Inspiring the Future