The Girl’s Basketball team has had a very good start to the season as they boast a 12-8 record, including a 1-1 record in league play. Coach Nate Jackson’s fastbreak offense has been great at wearing down opposing defense and opening up nice easy looks at the rim. The team is doing great but they will need to get some big wins if they want to clinch a seed in playoffs. As of right now, Maxpreps predicts that our Girl’s Basketball team would earn the 10th seed in the D-III playoffs. This Tuesday, the team plays at 4:00 against PAC Rodge at our home court. Hope to see you there!
The Girl’s Basketball team has been led by senior guard, Kaylee Herring and by sophomore guard, Ally Carmichael. Kaylee lead the team in scoring and assists, average 11.6 PPG (points per game) and 2.8 assists per game. Ally is average 7.2 PPG and has played some stifling defense. Two players to watch out for as the season progresses are freshman center, Mia Hays and sophomore guard, Emily Young. Mia has missed some games due to injury but in the games that she has played in, the 5’10 center averaged 14.2 rebounds per game, truly an amazing clip. Emily’s shooting has been lethal all season. She’s shooting 39% from the field and 42% from 3-point range.
In a senses this has been a rebuilding year for the Girl’s Basketball with the introduction of four freshman, but unlike most rebuilds, the team has been very competitive and is in a great position to make the D-III playoffs and, perhaps, win league. Mia Hays, Tiffany Nguyen, Brianna Bortoluzzi, and Maya Dawson are the four talented freshman, contributing with their own individual talents. The future is denoted y bright for Nate Jackson’s Girl’s Basketball team.
After finishing 11-7 in non-League play, the Girl’s Basketball team suffered a 61-38 loss against Tri-City but bounced back, beating Escondido Adventist by a final score of 37-32. The team now boasts a 12-8 record and will hope to improve upon that this week, when they match up against Pac Ridge and Calvin Christian. Then on January 25, after watching the Boy’s Soccer team play at home, make sure to stick around to see the Girl’s Basketball team go up against our rivals, Tri-City, in what is sure to be a thrilling rematch. Plus, Chick-fil-A is being served for all MCS students for FREE! So, even if you don’t like basketball, at least stay and get the free food.by Jacob Smith