Girls varsity basketball pulls off first season victory against M-A


Lum stands guard on defense at MA pointguard looks to pass

Claudia Leist, Highlander Editor

The victory was sweet as the Carlmont girls varsity defeated the Menlo-Atherton High School Bears in a tough game on both sides.The game started off with frequent turnovers from the Scots and the inability for them to make their layups. They had good offensive movement, but the Bears managed to get better looks and easier baskets.

The second quarter was full of Menlo-Atherton turnovers and odd shot choices, while Carlmont was getting lucky with some calls in their favor. They still had trouble making layups and they couldn’t seem to easily break the press, but junior Anisah Smith began to light it up and had 16 points by halftime. The score was 23-13 with Carlmont in the lead.

The third qarter was fairly chaotic as M-A caught up with the Scots. Carlmont still couldn’t make their layups and shots down low, but they got more open looks on offense as the game went on.

The last quarter consisted of crazy calls and high intensity on the court and off. Smith had various offensive fouls called against her and sat for the remainder of the game. Carlmont stepped it up on defense and kept M-A in the zone as they battled for the win. M-A tried but failed towards the end as the Lady Scots grabbed the win at 46-40 at the final.

The high scorer of the game was Anisah Smith with 18 points and sophomore Sabrina Miller followed with 9 points.

Lum stands guard on defense at MA pointguard looks to pass