Freshman Girls’ Basketball Secures Victory Over McNeil

Sophia Sartor, Heritage Section Editor

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  • Stretching high, Ava Sartor ‘25 aims to tip the ball off to one of her teammates. Sartor is part of the starting lineup.

  • Evading incoming defenders, Caroline Dougherty ‘25 calls out a teammate’s name as she throws a pass. Dougherty was the top scorer of the night with 18 points.

  • Dribbling down the court, Ava Sartor ‘25 looks for a clear path to the basket. Sartor had three steals during her time in the game. “I think our game today went very well,” Sartor said.

  • Jumping into the air, Milana Gerrard ‘25 aims for the basket. Gerrard was able to make five rebounds in the game.

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Instantly taking control of the game, Ava Sartor ‘25 scored a basket in the second minute, the first of many points the  Warriors (6-2) would make in their 47 – 31 win against McNeil (0 – 8) at Westwood Jan. 21. With their current record, the Westwood girl’s freshman team sits second in the district.

With only a five-point lead at the end of the first quarter, the team stepped up their game in the second to set Caroline Dougherty ‘25 up for an astounding five baskets, broadening the score to 27 – 16 by the third quarter.

“I think our games are getting a lot better as we are learning how to work together as a team and starting to flow,” said Sartor.

The team was able to continue their streak throughout the third and final quarter with several layups from Lauryn Greene ‘25 and a three-point shot by Ahana Thakur ‘25, strengthening their lead for a 47 – 31 win.

“I really thought that everyone on the team contributed positively for this game, and that is something that we have been struggling with,” head coach Jennifer Scazzero said. “I was so proud of the girls tonight for all contributing to our win.”

Even though the team ended the game with a victory, there were some struggles. The team was missing several players for the game, and members had to fill positions they didn’t usually play in. 

“Having some people out, we missed a big part of our team,” Green said. “I feel like we all came together, however, and we pulled out a win.”

The team’s next game will be against Round Rock High School on Friday, Jan. 28.