Scots soar past Lincoln in triumphant win


Ari Ravi

Aylin Salahifar defends the point guard as she dribbles the ball.

Carlmont JV girls basketball team exited Stogner Gym victoriously after defeating Abraham Lincoln High School in their first scrimmage of the season.

On Nov. 19, the Scots dominated on the court for all 48 minutes of the game. Because of their smart passes, good shots, and strong defense, they were able to score 32 points in just the first half, eventually beating the Mustangs 58-24.

“I think our defensive intensity looks really good. Our passing looks really good as well. We’re still working on some of our help defense, and we’ll keep getting better. Overall, I’m really pleased because this is our first scrimmage,” said Erin Hoops, head JV coach.

The girls got out to a substantial lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Although they were dominating throughout the entire game, the Lady Scots never got too comfortable and continued to play to the best of their ability.

Lauren Chow, a sophomore, stood out with her defensive takeaways. Her critical plays contributed to what ended up being a strong defensive showcase for the JV team.

Ari Ravi
The Scots huddle up as they prepare to take the court.

This preseason win instilled confidence and joy into the minds of the Scots.

Shailae Sagon, a sophomore, said, “Our team has changed a lot from last year. I am really excited about this new season. We get a new chance to win and prove how good we are to others. I hope I can be a leader on this team.”

There was nothing but high-fives and cheers all around as the final buzzer sounded. As Carlmont continues to work on becoming a cohesive team, they grow more and more excited about what the future holds.

“We’re happy about this win. It is good to start off on the right foot, and we can only go up from here,” said Rachel Reed, a freshman.

The Lady Scots will have their next scrimmage at Half Moon Bay on Nov. 23.

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