Carlmont girls basketball wins pre-season game

Jiselle Vigil, Staff Writer

Shots were made, the Scots’ defense got low and played hard, and their bench was loud cheering for the five girls that were playing on the court.

The Carlmont girls varsity basketball team won their first pre-season home game on Saturday Dec. 12 against El Camino High School.

After a two-minute rough start for the Scots, junior Alexa Bayangos made the first two-point shot for the team. After the first shot successfully sunk in the basket, the whole team got pumped.

“The intensity level was amazing out their on the court and the bench, and the crowd made it better while cheering us on,” said Bayangos.

This year, the varsity team welcomed two new freshmen players to their team: Ashley Trierweiler and Jayla Chee. Both share the same position, playing as forwards on the court.

“It is a huge honor to play on varsity for my first year here at Carlmont; I love my team and I am really looking forward to playing with them in this year’s basketball season,” said Trierweiler.

Both freshmen shone on the court. Trierweiler scored eight points and had three deflections and Chee scored nine points throughout the game. Both girls played outstanding defense, getting low and D-ing up.

At the end of the third quarter the game came to a tie of 25-25. Both Carlmont and El Camino intensity levels were high knowing they had one more quarter left break this tie. Varsity sophomore player Victoria Mataele stepped up her game by rebounding, blocking shots, and putting up six lay-ups, all during the fourth quarter.

“It felt good making those many shots, because it help lead my team to a win at the end,” said Mataele.

The Scots defeated El Camino with a score of 49-34, by following their team motto PRIDE and working well as a team by making good decisions on the court.