Girls Basketball: Learning From Their Mistakes

by Darian Aldaco & Getsemani Cazares

Girls basketball is now halfway through their season, and with a record of 7-14 (as of Jan. 28), their conference games are now coming to an end. 

Clearly, the girls’ basketball season is not going as expected, however, they continue to push forward and make the best out of the remaining season.

Coach Ismael Galindo said, “The goal is always the same, State championship; unfortunately, with a recent loss, we are out of the state tournament for the first time in five years.”

Galindo has a few words to say about his young varsity team.

He said, “I’m always excited about freshmen because it gives me time to teach them, although I feel that I can teach anyone who wants to learn.”

Freshman point guard Victoria Cazares is making huge strides as the leading scorer and starter for the varsity team.

She said, “Being a freshman on the varsity team takes hard work and dedication. A spot on the varsity team isn’t given, it’s earned.”

Myla Truitt, another Class of ’23 freshman, is a shooting guard and a starter on varsity. 

She said, “Playing on varsity is fun, it’s more competitive and faster pace. Our season has been good, but it could be better.”

Coach Galindo said the season is not over until it’s over; however, he does admit that the team will have to make some adjustments.

He said, “I’m not giving up on this season, but we can take what we’ve learned this season and use it for motivation to work harder and get better for next season.” “The differences year to year doesn’t really matter. Players have to play, and coaches have to coach,” he said.

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