Senior finishes 2nd in 3-point contest at all-star game

Jeremy Tepper

Varsity basketball player Natalie Florescu ’13 played in the Battle of the Valley all-star basketball game on May 4 at L.A. Valley College. Florescu, who played for the east team in a 73-49 loss, scored four points in the game on two for seven shooting, along with three assists and three steals.

Florescu is a four-year varsity letterman and won CIF and State titles in her freshman year on the team. She was team captain for the last two seasons, and led the team to a second round playoff appearance this past year.

“Being in an all-star game and playing with all those talented girls, we tried to make the game really fun for those who watched, throwing a ton of behind the back passes, no-look passes, and even some alley-oops here and there,” she said.

Florescu, who is committed to play at Westmont College next year, also participated in a 3-point shooting contest during halftime of the all-star game. The shooting guard finished second in the event to Cora Chan of El Camino Real, a fellow Westmont commit.

“It felt like a great way to close off high school basketball and begin a new chapter of my career,” Florescu said.