They Shoot, They Score!

Varsity Basketball Impresses



There are many telltale signs that it is Pinewood basketball season – students roaring in the Panther Pit, chants that send chills down the opposing team’s back, and undeniable skill, sportsmanship, and verve that are all left on the court by our athletes.

Boys varsity basketball currently has an overall record of 9-6 overall and a league record of 3-3. The Panthers are doing well so far with wins over Woodside Priory and Kings Academy; however, the annual matchup at Sacred Heart’s house, Gatoraid, was a heartbreaking 57-64 loss after a very competitive game with multiple lead
changes and ties.

With the boy’s successful start to the season, it is no question that they have CCS in mind.

“The season is going great so far and we really appreciate people showing up in the panther pit. I think we will definitely make it to CCS this year,” Sophomore Hitsch Daines said.

The boys face a tough test on January 31, when the Sacred Heart Gators come to Pinewood. Results from this game were not available at press time

To no one’s surprise, the girls varsity basketball team is dominating. The girls are 16-2 overall and 4-0 in league – their only losses to Bishop O’Dowd and Highlands Ranch. Much of the girls’ success this season, according to sophomore Kaitlyn Leung, has stemmed from the team’s cohesiveness, chemistry and familiarity with one another.

“We didn’t lose a lot of people this year, so we really know how to play together and as one,” Leung said.

The girls varsity team will play back to back games on January 31 and February 2 against Eastside Prep.