After a strong 9-4 start, the girls’ basketball team’s momentum began to slow down near the end of December, during a period where the Wolverines played five games in six days, winning the first two and falling in the following three.
The Wolverines followed the three game losing streak with a another three game winning streak, defeating Notre Dame, Highland High School and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy.
Center Glenne Carter ’14 is one of the senior leaders on this young girls’ basketball team and has, along with Zoe Bohn ’14, dominated in the paint this season.
“I think the team was struggling for a few games, but now we have the mindset of taking one game at a time and playing competitively and leaving it all out on the court,” Carter said. “We can always improve in certain areas like boxing out and just doing the small things.”
“I think that we’ve been playing our hardest,” guard Teeana Contangco ’15 said. “We’ve just been battling some really tough teams that are pretty highly ranked.”
In their last six games, the Wolverines are 3-3. The team accumulated wins against Louisville, Notre Dame and FSHA. In their last game, the Wolverines fell 54-39 against Chaminade.
“I actually do think there was a mental issue,” Carter said. “We went scared and afraid into games against teams we were expected to lose. But regarding Thursday nights Chaminade game, I think it shows that we now are starting games with the thought that we are going to play our hardest and most intense no matter who our opponents are.”
The Wolverines have one more game left in the season at Alemany tomorrow. Earlier this season, they lost to Alemany Jan. 28 59-34.
“The team has impoved so so much since the summer and fall,” Contangco said.
After the regular season, the Wolverines will march into the CIF playoffs, where they reached the second round during the 2012-2013 season, defeating Notre Dame 47-45 in the first round and then falling to Bishop Montgomery 57-42.
“I am completely satisfied,” Carter said. “I think even though we struggle every once in a while, we don’t hang our heads and we easily start to focus on the next game. I am really confident for the next games and playoffs. We definitely need to come out strong against Alemany on Thursday to show we can compete.”