Girls basketball beats Flintridge Sacred Heart 65-22 in first league win

Keila Mccabe

Girls Basketball beats Flintridge Sacred Heart 65-22 in first league game of the season. After losing just their third game of the season, the Wolverines came back strong with a big win at Sacred Heart.


Team members said they saw the game as an opportunity to resume their winning momentum to maintain a good league season. Center Kiki Iriafen ’21 said she saw the team improve on issues in past games.


“We corrected our mistakes from our last games and ran our offensive transition so well that everyone was able to touch the ball before we took a shot,” Iriafen said.


Team captain and guard Ashlee Wong ’18 said that hard work played a big role in the big win.


“In practices, we’ve been working on our full court press, which has been quite successful,” Wong said.  “We moved the ball well against a zone, which we have struggled with. We haven’t been able to get the ball into the post as much as we would like, and I think today it was one of our strengths.”


Iriafen said that strong upperclassmen leadership motivated her to work harder in season.


“When I get down about something I did in practice or I can’t figure something out, they encourage me to not give up and they give me advice based on their past experiences,” Iriafen said.


With an official record of 13-3, the team has said they look forward to more successes throughout the season.


The Wolverines will take on Marymount in their first home league game on Jan. 11.