Girls’ basketball beats Marymount

Girls’ basketball beats Marymount

Genesis Aire '19 shoots the ball while warming up against Marymount. The team has beat Marymount in both games against them so far. Photo Credit: Rileigh Repovich '20

Girls basketball beat Marymount today 70-31, adding to their three game win streak and marking their 19th win of the season.

In the team’s two games against Marymount, the Wolverines are undefeatead, winning each game by more than 35 points. Despite the big win, center Kiki Iriafen ’21 said that the team still has some areas to improve on.

“Our transition offense is getting better, but we are still working on moving the ball up the court quickly without wasting dribbles,” Iriafen said.

Starter Jayla Ruffus-Milner ’18 was out again today due to a shoulder injury. She also missed last game against Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy on Thursday.

The team jumped out of the gate strong, going up 24-10 after the first quarter and 44-19 at halftime. Iriafen said that guard Kimiko Katzaroff ’21 added to the team’s success.

“[Katzaroff] did an excellent job today. She took the role of point guard and was able to penetrate and eliminate the defense,” Iriafen said. “She made great passes and gave people opportunities to score. She also crossed a player up which was cool. Overall, she played great.”

Iriafen said that the team has really improved at rebounding which contributed their win .

“We have been working on box outs since the beginning of the season and today we did a phenomenal job at finding a man and boxing out.”

The Wolverines are now 19-4 overall with a 6-0 record in the Mission League and are scheduled to play Fairmont on Thursday. Forward Ella Price ’20 said that the team still needs to be prepared even though it is a non-league game.

“If it’s league or not, we still want to win every game,” Price said. “We are still going to need to focus like we do before our league games.”

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