Basketball looks forward to new season

Carolina Manrique, Writer

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A new basketball season has officially started and as always people are wondering how the teams will do this year.

Last year, both varsity basketball teams made it to CIF and won! Boys basketball made it to the open division and the ladies made it all the way to state.

This year the coaches for the varsity girls are looking to improve their free throws while the varsity boys are looking to improve their leadership skills.

There were several great players on both the boys and girls varsity teams but only one senior from last year, Joice Beda, got a scholarship for basketball. She’s currently at Sonoma State University where she has played in three games and is currently shooting 100% from the free throw line.

The girls varsity team this year is once again in Division 1 and they are shooting to end up in open division by the end of the season. One of their main goals this year is to go to CIF once again. Coach Smyth, the girls varsity coach, has added three freshmen into the varsity team, since the freshmen seem to be looking good this year. Players to look out for this year are: Chloe Webb, junior, Marissa Sanchez, sophomore and Talejah Baxter, junior.

The boys varsity team is also once again in division 1 and are aiming to be in open division by the end of the season. One of their main goals for this season is to also go to CIF.

This season the boy’s varsity coach, Coach Caesar, has added five freshmen to his varsity team, along with one sophomore. Although he thinks that they will be good players, “they [are] freshman, they have never played at this speed with these old guys.”

His expectation for, not only the newcomers, but the whole team is that they play hard. He also wants to focus on really coming together as a team, and be able to work well with each other. Players to look out for this year are: Trey Anderson, senior, Beon Riley, sophomore, Joshua Tawhiao, senior, and Reginald Jackson, senior.

The Varsity boys’ first game is January 5th against Otay Ranch High School at Mater Dei Catholic High School, but they have the Westfield’s Tournament starting December 1st.

The Varsity girls’ first game was November 28th against Torrey Pines High School at Mater Dei Catholic High School, which resulted in an 85 to 56 win.

All future games are posted on the school website.

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