Girls’ basketball prepping for league play

By Ryan Nakamura,

Staff Writer

South Pasadena girls’ basketball is gearing up for their first debut league event only weeks away.

“We’re really pumped up, especially since we have such a fierce goal of winning league this year,” senior Elise Takahama said. “Though we’ve been working really hard, our coaches  keep reminding us not to take things for granted, so when league starts I know we’ll leave everything we have on the court.”

The girls have kept up their impressive record of 10-1 since the beginning of the season. In their most recent game on December 18, the team faced Canyon High School, whose roster included five players 6’ foot or above. Although moving to overtime, South Pas emerged victorious with a score of 65-62. They also took a lopsided win against Polytechnic High School with a score of 61-22 on December 16. Against Flintridge Prep stole the show in a 77-55 win on the 15.

During their preseason, the girls also received the opportunity to play in two tournaments hosted by Brea Olinda and San Marino High Schools.

During the Brea Olinda Tournament, the Tigers ran out of steam, losing 68-48 in the December 6 final against Brea Olinda. This was the girls only loss in their entire fall season so far, as they earned second place in the Brea Olinda Lady Cat Classics.

In their first Tournament hosted by San Marino, the girls defeated St. Monica High School on November 29 to take first place in the Event with a score of 46-38.

The teams final non conference game will be held at Marlborough High School at 6 p.m. on January 6 and their first league event is at Blair High School on January 14.