Girls’ basketball wins first 5 games, loses to Mater Dei

By Alex Edel

After a 4-0 start to the season, the girls’ basketball team will head to Phoenix, Az. tomorrow to play in the Nike Tournament which will continue through Dec. 23.

In its first official game of the season, the team beat El Camino 66-40. It then went on to play in the Mater Dei Tournament where it won all four games, placing first in the tournament. The Wolverines played their first game on Monday, Dec. 7 against Chaparral, winning 73-56. On Dec. 8, the girls played Mayfair, winning 84-44 and on the ninth they played Corona Santiago, winning 61-55. They ended up getting second place in the tournament losing only to Mater Dei.

“We were 3-1 and although we lost to Mater Dei, we never gave up at any point in that game, which I can say makes me very proud,” Sydney Haydel ’10 said.

“This year we are looking forward to defending our title and, hopefully, winning state,” Nicole Hung ’10 said.

Their first league game will be on Jan. 7 against Chaminade. However, before school starts in the fall, the team will play in the West Coast Holiday Classic.

“We can improve on offense, executing our half court offense, and rebounding,” Hung said.

“Since it’s my senior season I’m just looking forward to spending this last year with the team and winning,” Haydel said. “We are also looking forward to the Arizona tournament coming up. We get to bond with each other. We all get along and you’ll always find us laughing.”

The team’s last game will be on Feb. 11 against Flintridge Sacred Heart. It will play 10 league games in total, playing one home game and one away game against each of the team’s five league opponents, Chaminade, Flintridge Sacred Heart, Louisville, Notre Dame, and Alemany.