Girls basketball defeats Palisades Charter High School in non-league game

Charlie Seymour

The girls basketball team furthered its seven-game win streak in its 56-34 victory against Palisades Charter High School May 6, giving the team an overall record of 14-2. This is the second time the Wolverines have beaten the Dolphins this season, as they defeated them 72-41 at home on April 19. Guard Jordyn Call ’23 said that the team’s strong connection is the key to the squad’s success thus far this season. 

“I think our team connection and family-oriented spirit has really helped us be successful this season, and you see that both on and off the court,” Call said. “Before most of our games, we do team lunches and watch the game film so we can all be together before it’s showtime.”

With the Wolverines’ usual winter season being postponed to Spring due to the coronavirus pandemic like the majority of other sports this year, Call says the beginning of the season required the team to adjust to one another but is stronger because of the hurdles the players have surpassed.

“This year has been a little bit odd because of COVID-19, but our team has really come together and overcome all of the obstacles that were thrown at us this year,” Call ’23 said.

The Wolverines started the game off strong with 20 points in the first quarter and 17 points in the second quarter, putting them up 37-16 at the end of the first half. As the team nears the end of its season, with only five games remaining, Call said she believes the team can still improve upon certain aspects of play. 

“In order to keep being successful the rest of this season, we need to continue to grow together and communicate better on the court,” Call said. “We’ve also implemented some new plays that will hopefully give us an extra boost, especially in these upcoming CIF playoffs.”

With the announcement of CIF-SS playoffs coming for girls basketball on May 24, the team looks to remain first in Mission League by continuing its winning streak in its next, non-league game against Rolling Hills High School on May 11 at home.