Wilson beats girls’ hoops

Without its top two scorers healthy for the second half of the season, the girls’ basketball team fell to Wilson in the first round of CIF competition last month. After an undefeated start in league, the team hit a rough patch with leading scorer Nicole Hung ’10 out with a knee injury and point guard Nicole Nesbit ’10 slowed by back problems.

“Down the stretch, it was hard not having Nicole [Hung],” co-captain Clare Bergman ’08 said. “It left a hole in our scoring, and [pointguard] Nicole’s [Nesbit] injury meant that it was hard for her to run the offense in a way that made up for that.”

Co-captain Lizzy Brooks ’08 agrees, but believes that the team’s playoff loss cannot be blamed on its injuries.

“Obviously injuries have plagued our team,” she said. “But Wilson was a good team. They had really great shooters, and they spread the floor in a way that made it hard to defend them.”
The team battled all game, but lost momentum in the third quarter when it gave up the lead to Wilson.

“It was close throughout the whole thing,” Hung said. “After they went up in the second half, we didn’t make a run when we needed to in the fourth quarter, and that’s when it got away.”
Although the team expected more with three returning sophomore starters, next year’s prospects are good.

“There’s a really positive outlook on next year,” Hung said. “There won’t be any seniors at all, so the juniors will have to assume leadership roles, but we want more next year; we’re fired up.”