Play to Win


With league coming to an end, varsity girls basketball has to fight for every last minute.

Although their recent defeat by league opponent Oaks Christian appeared to be the end, the girls still have one final go at playoffs.

“I feel like we connect with our personalities and I also feel like we have a lot of fun on the court,” Sam Sobel said. “We all have enough of a mutual understanding of the game to be able to win games together.”

Hopefully, this team chemistry comes in handy and helps them conclude their season successfully. 

On Thursday, Feb. 6, which is both the last home game and last game of the season, our lady lancers will be playing the undefeated first-place team in the league, Westlake. 

In order to secure third place, and an automatic berth to playoffs, the team must successfully defeat Westlake on their Senior Night.

The team has six seniors, Katie Messer, Jesika Magallanes, Jordyn Daniels, Emma Finnagin, Camryn Rogers, and Sierra Smith.

“The seniors on the team are definitely leaders, and since we’re losing them I think It will definitely be a lot different next year,” freshman Madilyn Polasi said.

Although the team is very senior heavy, there are still a few younger players who have contributed greatly to the current position of the team.

The squad includes freshman Madilyn Palosi, sophomores Kendall Huggins and Samantha Sobel, and finally junior Gaby Abarzua. 

If the team fails to pull out a victory over Westlake, the team might have to fight it out on Friday night for a spot in the playoffs. 

“I think that all of us want to make it far and want to go to the playoffs,” Palosi said. “So if we do that then I definitely think that we will feel accomplished.”

After a strong start of the season, and a current record of 18 and 8 the teams goals are in reach. 

“I do believe that we have improved as a team,” Coach Dave Goosen said. “We are looking like we have a great chance to qualify for the playoffs and I believe we can make some noise in the future.”