BASKETBALL: Varsity finishes 2-1 at Woodland tournament




The varsity girls basketball played in the Woodland tournament last week, finishing with a 2-1 record, with wins against the Armijo Indians and the Pioneer Patriots, but a loss in the championship game against the Enterprise Hornets.

The girls opened the tournament against Armijo, winning comfortably with a score of 70-17. Junior forward Maddie Amos thinks the team came out really strong, and took quick care of the weaker opponent.

“We came out strong and fast, but they weren’t very good,” Amos said. “It was a good confidence booster for our next couple of games.”

The girls went on to play Pioneer next, winning by a score of 73-52. Shanaijah Davison, Pioneer’s leading scorer, has been having a monstrous season so far, averaging 41.6 PPG and 6.4 RPG.

Roseville managed to slow down Davison a little bit, holding her to 37 points and seven rebounds. According to Amos, the team gave junior Bailey Bowen-Seay the job of guarding Davison, and her defense was key to their victory.

“Bailey played really well throughout the whole game,” Amos said. “She locked her down really well, and that played a huge role in our victory.”

After winning the first two games, the girls moved on to the championship game against the Enterprise Hornets. The Hornets have had an impressive season thus far, as they were 7-1 before heading into the championship gama against the Tigers.

Junior guard Haley Loughran thinks the team came out slow in the beginning of the game, and the team had to work from behind the whole time.

“We just came out slow and let them get ahead,” Loughran said. “We got close in the third quarter, but we were never able to get a lead and I think that was because of our start.”

The Tigers don’t play again until December 26 in the Huntington Beach Tournament, against Yorba Linda High.