Cagerettes work to improve

jen basketball (1)by Sofia Cuevas & Citlali Moreno 

photo taken by Sofia Cuevas

Hoping for another win, JV and Frosh cagerettes will compete away in the Artesia Tournament Dec. 17-21, while varsity will compete in the West Coast Holiday Festival Dec. 26-29.

In an away game yesterday, all levels faced off against the Cal High Condors, wrapping up their preseason. JV were triumphant with a score of 44-24 while frosh and varsity lost, 37-25 and 62-46, respectively.

Varsity cagerettes competed in the West Covina Classic Tournament from Dec. 3-8. They won 1 out of 4 games, losing against Sierra Vista Dons, JSerra Lions and the South Hill Huskies. However, they did manage to defeat the Charter Oak Chargers.

“The most important thing to remember this season is that we went out there playing our best and that we play like a team and have fun,” said senior Margarita Grajeda. “I expect my team to always go hard and play to our full potential.”

The Spartans ended their preseason with a record of 4-7-0.

Playing the Bonita Claremont Tournament Dec.1-8, the JV cagerettes were victorious against the Ruben Ayala Bulldogs , 39-21, but they were defeated by the Eleanor Roosevelt Mustangs, 41-20, and the Claremont High Wolfpack, 27-25. Coaches are hopeful as well as optimistic about their teams growing and learning from their past mistakes.

“I’m expecting really good improvements in some of the aspects and on understanding what they need to do,” said JV coach Stanford Tucker. “It depends on how much we pick up and adhere to what we are trying to do. The goal is to become a united team.”

The JV team ended preseason with a record of 2-5-0.

On a closing note, the frosh cagerettes completed their preseason with a record of 3-3-0. They defeated the Legacy Tigers, 27-4, and Ocean View Seahawks,17-12, during the Whitney Tournament Nov 17-21. However they took a loss from the Temple City Rams with a score of 49-18 in the same tournament.

“I expect my team to be serious at all times and give their 100-percent, come to practice and give their 100-percent, every single day,”said Kate Chavez, frosh sophomore, “It’s important to make sure that you’re a team. You’re not in an individual sport; never forget that this isn’t about you, it’s about everyone.”

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