Girls’ basketball sets sights on league title

By Alex Edel

The varsity girls basketball team has an overall record of 16-7 and 7-1 in league record going into their last week of competition. The team will play one more league game before CIF starts next week.

The team is currently tied for first in Mission league with Notre Dame, both teams having the same in league record.

The team’s biggest win of the season was their fifteen point victory over Notre Dame at Notre Dame.

“It was huge for us because they’re our biggest rivals in league and we had never beaten them at their gym before,” Nicole Hung ’10 said.

Consequently their biggest loss this season was when Notre Dame beat them last Thursday at home by three points.

“We didn’t come out very hard, and allowed them to set the tone early on in the game so instead of playing our game, we played theirs and it was tough because it was a battle the entire time,” Nicole Nesbit ’10 said.

After losing many players to college, the team is extremely with no seniors. Hung and Nesbit, both juniors are the team captains.

During winter break the team placed second in the Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix Arizona, only losing to St. Mary’s.

The girls will play Flintridge Sacred Heart on Thursday in the last preseason game before CIF starts on Saturday. Flintridge has a 4-8 record and lost to Harvard-Westlake two weeks ago, 23-73.

“Our philosophy this year has been “All Five” which is just a stress that we are all in this together no matter how hard it gets, we are all there for one another.,” Nesbit said.

Last year the team only made it to the first round of CIF where they lost to Wilson High School, who were ranked number one in the Miramonte league.

“To get ready for CIF, we’re trying to turn up our defense and communicate better with each other on the court,” said Hung.

“We will approach it with a goal, and that is to make it to the finals, and take the title this year. We know we do have a much better chance this year because out division is not nearly as good as last year, but we will not underestimate it either,” Nesbit said.