Girls Varsity Basketball Season Comes to a Close

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Girls Varsity Basketball Season Comes to a Close

Girls Basketball practicing at the Cam High gym.

Girls Basketball practicing at the Cam High gym.

Ian Lattimer

Girls Basketball practicing at the Cam High gym.

Ian Lattimer

Ian Lattimer

Girls Basketball practicing at the Cam High gym.

Shannon d'Huart, Staff Writer

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Cam High’s girls varsity basketball team ended their regular season on Thursday, Jan. 31, before they continued on to play in two rounds of the CIF championships the following week.

Starting on Nov. 14, the girls varsity team played 28 regular season games as well as two CIF games. They won 25 of the 30 games they played and are currently ranked 31st in the state and 162nd nationally. The team consists of 12 players. They practice for two hours each day from Mondays through Saturdays since the beginning of the season. The team also practices and games year-round during their off-season.

The girls have grown closer during the season because of the time they spend together at practice as well as outside of school. “As a team, we prepare by keeping in mind that we are in fact a team. I don’t think anyone of my teammates has ever been a selfish player on the court,” said Shae Weight, junior.

The team qualified for the 2019 CIF Southern Section Ford Girls Basketball Playoffs-Division 1 tournament and played in two games against Foothill and JW North. They lost against JW North 53-38 on Feb. 9, losing their spot in the tournament. Their top scorer was Gabriela Jaquez, freshman, with 16 points and Alyssa Marin, junior, with 14 points.

“The teams that were the most difficult to play would most likely be Sierra and the last game we played against JW North,” said Marin, who is the top-scorer of the varsity girls’ team. This year, she averages 18.3 points per game as point guard after two years of playing shooting guard.

“I would have to say, Bishop Montgomery was our biggest challenge to go against. They are ranked pretty high in the state and have a lot of talent. We had the opportunity to play them in a tournament and gained a lot of experience from the game,” said Weight.

“Coaching-wise, we changed a few things to fit our style of play. We graduated two starters from last year’s team and our 6th man as well. We had a couple of bumps in the road but for the most part, they got better as the season progressed,” said Coach Mike Prewitt.

Cam High’s varsity girls basketball team’s next season begins in Nov. 2019.

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