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Friday, February 16, 2018

Girls Varsity Basketball Recap

kAs winter sports draw to an end, players from each team start celebrating in locker rooms, or feeling a bit melancholy because they didn’t do so well; but either or, let’s not forget the way our girls varsity basketball team played their hearts out this 2010-2011 season!

All and all, the girls did pretty well. With such a solid roster there’s no doubt that they had a nice record of 6-4. Our girls got third in the Peninsula-Bay league only trailing to Terra Nova (10-0) who’s in first and Mills (7-3) in second.

“We did pretty well, and I still think we could have done better as a team. Coming in third place is nothing to be ashamed of, but we were so close to second its sort of disappointing.” says Jane Hafoka, a junior at San Mateo high school who is looking forward to their Girls Basketball season next year.

In the final game of the season, against Mills, players on each side played as hard as they could on the wooden floors of Millbrae, for this game represented who came in second or third. With both teams at a record of 6-3 before the game, a match like this was hard fought. In the end, the score was a 44-54 loss, San Mateo coming out with a third place finish.

“We should have played with our hearts and not our minds,” said Kandice Stephens, another junior this year on the Varsity team.

Although San Mateo lost, we still need to look on the bright side of things and learn from our mistakes in the past. Like Stephens tells us, a team who has the will to pull through and tries their best all the time proves to be more successful.

Compared to last year’s season, we did considerably better this time around. Last year we also got in third, and had the same record of 6-4, but at that time they were in a lower division. As Grayce Ujihara, a senior this year at San Mateo high school accurately puts it.

“It was almost like last year all over again, we got in third both years and lost again to the second place team by one game. But I still believe we got better because we went up a division and got the same results.”

As for the seniors, this was their last year for them to play as San Mateo Bearcats in their entire lives. When they finished their last game many goodbyes were said and the players will always miss them. Stephanie Okimura, another senior this year, explained to us.

“It was a great experience playing other teams with my teammates and I’m definitely going to miss them, it’s been like four years since we started playing with each other. Those years really went by fast.”

So what are the girls thinking about next year? Definitely some more games and tougher practices than this year. And maybe they can even pull off a second place finish this time around. But even before the season starts the team sees some flaws.

“We’re going to be losing Grayce next year. Someone’s going to have to step up and take her place,” said Hafoka when asked about what she thinks will happen in the next season.

Make sure to come see what will happen next year for the Girls Varsity Basketball teams and don’t miss out.

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