Girls basketball successful in first game

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The girls basketball team poses at the Winter Sports meeting after practice.

Grace Yi, Staff Writer

The junior varsity girl’s basketball team dominated in their first preseason game against Live Oak High School on Nov. 30, 2012.

The game began with Live Oak in possession of the ball. Carlmont defended with the three to two zone defense throughout the whole game and were in the right position at all times. The result of Carlmont’s defensive plays resulted in Live Oak not being able to drive down the court and run for a quick lay up. Live Oak had to rely on their three point shots outside the key.

Rebounds were not seen as much in the first quarter, thus JV coach Eric Caslow encouraged the eight players  to jump for the ball.

The first quarter ended with Carlmont in the lead 8-2.

In the beginning, Vianka Adamovitch, a wing player with a record of four fouls against the opponent and one of the starting five, thought that during warm ups, “the opposing team looked intense and hard to beat because of their many tall players and the good shots they had made.”

However, after the game, Adamovitch said, “[In the] first half, I think they underestimated us. They played well but I don’t think they thought we would score as much. [In] the last two quarters they started getting fired up.”

With the strong defensive barrier and the driving offense, Carlmont terminated the game with a 27-15 lead.