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Monday, October 14, 2019

Boys Varsity Basketball

Our boys varsity basketball team finished the season going 3-5 in the season, beating Sequoia twice, one of them being the night of senior night. Our seniors did show up to play their last home game during the regular season. They won the game with a nail-biting 4th quarter; the game was close from wire to wire. In the last possession of the game, San Mateo ran a inbound play, designed by the varsity coach Julian Hudson. He drew up a play to get the ball to Eduardo Trujillo below the hoop, and with just a few seconds left on the clock, he threw up a contested lay up. It went in to win the game, the final score being 34-33. They also beat Oceana at their home court with a blowout game beating them by 20 points by the end of the game.

With a overall record of 4-19 coming in close with many teams, they surprised many people when they won their first playoff game against Carlmont High, a school which is in a higher league than our varsity boys team, who are in the Lake division, and Carlmont being in Ocean league. This was also a surprise to many people because when they played Carlmont the first time they lost 63-46, so Carlmont probably thought they had an easy win, but our varsity boys came back, improved, and ready to play hard to keep their season going, because the PAL playoffs is a one-loss elimination.

As the team moved on in the playoffs after their win against Carlmont, they played Jefferson High. They also beat Carlmont in the regular season by one. The two powerful teams collided February 16th at Jefferson High, and which ever team lost went home and ended their season. Our varsity team played hard but wasn’t able to keep their season going, in the end they got beat in a battle that ended towards Jeffersons favor. Unfortunately, our varsity team did not qualify to make CCS playoffs, so the season ended for them.

Although the team did not do very well during the season, it was a great fun experience for all the players and they definitely had many memorable moments throughout the season, especially for the seniors whom will not be coming back next year to play anymore. “I think playing against Carlmont, going off, and getting the win was the best experience for me,” said senior Donovan Washington. “Beating Carlmont in the playoffs and dunking on them when I got the assist from Donovan,” said junior Ben Skelton. “I think when we dog piled Eddie after he hit the game winner on senior night at home,” said junior Darren Yamauchi.

Since the seniors will be moving on and leaving this year, next year the juniors will have to step it up and lead the team victory. “Next year we need to get better by working harder during the offseason so that during the regular season, we will be ready to play,” said junior Darren Yamauchi. “Next year we need to work on and have better chemistry to be able to improve from this year,” said junior D’armon Collins.

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