Girls Basketball triumphs over SMHS

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  • The girls huddle around Coach Christopher Kroesch to hear the game plan for winning.

  • Susie Reynoso (12) attempts a two-pointer while her team looks at her with anticipation.

  • Catherine Beus (12) dribbles past her defenders for the shot.

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  The stands are full with anticipation. The lights shine brightly on Mission Hills’ gym floor. Excitement fills the homeside as our fellow student-athletes aim for victory versus San Marcos High School.

  The game started beautifully as the Mission Hills girls were not only the first to score, but they were the first to score with a three-pointer.

  Of course, there were still some bumps in the road to victory. The first quarter ended with the close score of 19-16, with the Knights only three points behind. However, the ladies remained strong and were determined to keep their lead. As the game rolled on, the point gap between the two increased significantly until the final quarter ended with a score of 81-43.

   “During the game, there was a lot of tension knowing that these are our team rivals, but our girls exploded, and it was very fun to watch. It looked like they were on a whole other level. During a fast break, Amber Schmidt (9) swatted down a basketball midair, and the crowd went wild. That got me really hyped,” Victoria Ngo (9) said.

  Prior to the eventful evening, the girls worked on building their skills and teamwork to show San Marcos High School what Mission Hills is made of.

  Despite the threat of facing our school rivals, the team went onto the court with nothing but confidence and excitement, and of course, it showed through their playing. The crowd clearly saw how ready the team was to face their competitors head-to-head.

  “I was excited; it’s always exciting facing a rival team… I wasn’t really that nervous, because I already knew that we would beat them,” Kathryn Neff (12) said.

  Overall, the varsity girls basketball team represented the Grizzlies proudly, leaving everyone eager to see how our Lady Grizzlies will play in their later games.