The Serra High boys' basketball team suffered just its second loss of the season on Wednesday night in the opener of the West Catholic Athletic League schedule.
Henry Caruso recorded a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds but it wasn't enough as the Padres dropped a 58-52 decision to visiting Sacred Heart Cathedral (1-0, 8-3).
The Irish scored the first six points of the contest and never trailed, although Serra (0-1 in the WCAL, 9-2 overall) managed to tie the game, 8-8, after the first quarter.
Serra will look for its first league victory when it travels to St. Francis in Mountain View for a 7:30 p.m. scheduled tipoff.
The Lancers (1-0, 6-5) opened their league season with a 77-43 win over Valley Christian (0-1, 5-6) while league favorite Mitty (1-0, 7-3) edged Bellarmine (0-1, 10-1), 65-63. St. Ignatius (1-0, 10-1) beat Riordan (0-1, 9-2).
Jacqui Biggins added 11 points for Serra in the loss to the Irish.
Elsewhere, Hillsdale High (8-3) hosts Wesrmoor (10-1) in a nonleague boys basketball game today at 5:30 p.m.
The San Mateo girls' basketball team plays a nonleague game at Notre Dame in San Jose.
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