Girls’ basketball beats Chaminade

Girls’ basketball beats Chaminade

Ashlee Wong '18 controls the ball in a 69-52 victory over Chaminade. Credit: Sophie Haber/Chronicle

The Wolverines solidified their perfect league record tonight, defeating Chaminade 69-52.

Both teams were undefeated going into the game, so the win set up the girls’ basketball team for a top seed in Mission League.

“It feels really good,” team captain Ashlee Wong ’18 said. “Chaminade’s always been a rival of ours, but we knew we could beat them in our own house.”

Freshman players took on a leading role in the game, with both center Kiki Iriafen ’21 and guard Kimiko Katzaroff ’21 starting. Iriafen scored 17 points and Katzaroff scored 15 points for the Wolverines.

The team focused on improving on their defense and boxing out during the past few games. After seeing strong defense tonight, Wong said next they have to work on their accuracy in the last seconds as the shot clock runs out.

“All our shooters were hitting all of their shots today,” guard Krista Semaan ’21 said. “We fed the post really well. We were just playing great defense and we were ready.”

The win brings the team closer to its goal of a Mission League title. After a win against Alemany Jan. 18, team captain Jayda Ruffus-Milner ’18 said she became confident that the team could come out victorious this year despite falling short of the league championship in the past.

Now, with their 4-0 league record, the team aims not only for a league championship, but also to win a CIF title and move on to state.

“To win all three is the main goal,” Wong said.

The team will play Flintridge Sacred Heart, which has league record of 0-3, at home Thursday.

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