The varsity girls basketball team has kicked off its season with a win after they beat Franklin High School 59 – 29 on Nov.30 at a home game.
This year the girls varsity team is more experienced and confident than last year. The team had been playing tournament games which were leading up to this win. With a thirty point lead, the team was able to blow up the court. Center, SAS Sophomore Michelle Zuniga, had 12 rebounds and ten points, and she is considered to be the player of the game. Leading scorer and point guard, Mary Mikaelian, SAS sophomore, scored 18 points, and guard, Sandy Perez, SAS sophomore, had 16 points.
When asked how he felt his team played, coach Lou Herron said, “They handle adversity really well because they could have caved in but they decided to play well.”
The team suffered some injuries. Team captain, SAS Senior Diana Lopez, collapsed during the first quarter and was out for the remainder of the game. Even with a fallen captain, the team continued to play against Franklin. By the time the third quarter had come around, the Sheiks were well on their way to victory.
Unfortunately, not all the teams had a win. Junior varsity lost but they still played a great game for their first time.
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Camera and Editor: Abigail Tapia