Freshman Girls’ Basketball Defeated by Vista Ridge 39-37

By Darya Mohajeri, Heritage Events Coordinator

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  • Kayla Martinez '22 dribbles the ball across the court.

  • Gabbi Wallace '22 dribbles across court to score a basket.

  • Elaine Ren '22 looks for a teammate to pass the ball to.

  • Gabbi Wallace '22 dribbles the ball across the court.

  • Elaine Ren '22 shoots to score a basket.

  • Izzy Brown '22 throws the ball into the game.

  • Gabbi Wallace '22 jumps to throw the ball.

  • Gabbi Wallace '22 shoots a basket.

  • Lydia Harris '22 jumps to shoot as one of Vista Ridges' player tries to block.

  • Lydia Harris '22 prepares to throw the ball.

  • Izzy Brown '22 shoots a basket.

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The freshman girls’ basketball team lost to the Vista Ridge Rangers 37-39 on Friday, Dec. 7.

The first quarter consisted of the Lady Warriors taking the lead, with Gabbi Wallace ‘22 scoring a three-pointer halfway through the quarter. However, the quarter ended with the teams tied 11-11. The Warriors started the second quarter off strong, leading 15-11, but despite their efforts, the quarter came to an end with a score of 17-22 with the Lady Warriors falling behind.

The following quarter was filled with free throws. With the team making three baskets and two free throws, the quarter ended 25-28, with Vista Ridge leading. The final quarter was one that had the crowd on the edge of their seats. With eight seconds remaining in the game, the Warriors made a basket pushing the score up to 37-38, putting them just one basket away from victory over the Rangers. However, Vista Ridge ultimately won the game, ending with score of 37-39.

“One of the big goals today was to break the press. We knew that they were going to press us, they did press us the whole game, and we broke the press very, very well throughout the entire game. We came up a little short, but I’m super, super proud of their effort tonight,” Coach Jennifer Scazzero said.

The team will face the McNeil Mavericks on Friday, Dec. 14 in the Westwood Auxiliary Gym.