Varsity Lady Scots take the win against the Wildcats

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The Carlmont Scots Girls Varsity team effortlessly won against the Woodside Wildcats during their second home quad game on Friday night for a final score of 62-25.

The first quarter started off with Woodside scoring but soon after Carlmont followed with a basket of their own, tied 2-2.

For the first five minutes of the quarter the Scots and Wildcats were neck in neck in points, until junior Rachel Lum (#15) was fouled and made two free throws, putting the Scots ahead 7-6.

The Scots saw their one-point lead as an opportunity and took full advantage of it, leaving the Wildcats behind. Senior shooting guard Anisha Smith (#11) flew down the court in an attempt to make a layup, was fouled, and scored two free throws. Carlmont now ahead 9-6.

With just two minutes left on the clock,  junior and forward Sabrina Miller (#3) scored three more points from a lay up and one free throw before Carlmont called a timeout. 12-6 Scots.

Carlmont scored one more point and held the Wildcats on defense, preventing them from scoring. The quarter ended 13-6, Scots.

“One of the biggest strengths this year is that the girls are all playing together. Our team theme is togetherness and they really showed it out there. They’ve all bonded as a group and are playing as a team. Their attitude is much more positive and that carries on to the court,” said head coach Dan Mori.

During the second quarter, the Scots secured their win as the Wildcats demonstrated their lack of the much needed offensive techniques and struggled against the defensive Scots.

Woodside only scored a total of three points in the quarter, however the Scots kept making shot after shot. The quarter ended with a score of 29-9 Scots.

Smith heated up the court with her slick tricks and quick moves, scoring a total 22 points throughout the game.

“It felt great to win even though it wasn’t one of our tougher teams to play. It was a very physical game but we kept our composure and overall did what we had to do together as a team to get the win,” said Smith.

Carlmont continued to dominate Woodside. The Wildcats frustration and anxiety was revealed as they were unable to catch up to the Scots and got physical.

Freshman Scots player Cam Kondo (#23) acquired an injury while she was playing defense. Kondo was examined on the court by Carlmont Althetic Trainer Jessie Little. Although Kondo was not severely injured, she watched from the sidelines for the remainder of the game.

“I was proud of the way my girls played against the team, especially when they got very physical,” said Mori.

The excitement picked up as freshman shooting and point guard player Alexa Bayangos wowed the crowd in the three quarter with her multiple three-point shots. Bayangos shot a three-pointer with just one-second left on the clock, causing the crowd to roar.

The quarter concluded with 53-15.

Bayangos said, “I have learned a lot for the older girls like Rachel [Lum] and Anisha [Smith]. My skills are really improving and it’s great to be a freshman on the varsity team.”

Although the fourth quarter started off slower in the first half of the quarter, it picked up in the few minutes as both teams battled it out. Neither team wasted any time.

With just five seconds left, Woodside scored their final basket concluding the game with 62-25.

“We did really good and made a lot of shots in the second half of the game and our defense was really good. We just need to work on getting more intense in the first half,” said Bayangos

“Our next game will be a tough one against Mills. They are currently undefeated in the league and we have one defeat so if we beat them we will be tied for first place [in league]. It should be a really tough and intense game,” said Mori

The Scots are working to improve their defensive focus and offensive strategies as they prepare for their game against the Mills Vikings at Carlmont on Wednesday.

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