Top Athletes Of February



   One athlete that has been shining all season long is freshman Jena Scott on the Pinewood JV Girls basketball team. She is starting guard, and has led her team to an 11-10 season. In her last game of the season on Feb. 18, Scott had 15 points and four assists in the close match against Menlo School.

                     On the boys varsity basketball team,
junior starting point guard Nathan Beak has been in the spotlight after receiving a flagrant foul in the first quarter of the game against Kings Academy. He was immediately ejected and had to sit out the rest of the game. He was further suspended from playing until the league saw a video of the foul, but on Feb. 17, the call was overturned. Beak averages about eight points and two assists per game according to MaxPreps, contributing largely to the team as a leader
on the court.

   Also on the boys varsity basketball team, sophomore Matt Peery, the youngest member of the squad, has proven himself a huge asset to the team, especially under pressure. In recent games against Kings Academy and Harker School, Peery had 10 and 11 points, respectively. Also, in the last minutes of a tight game against Harker, Peery hit a tough corner three to win the game at the buzzer. The boys are lucky to have this talented guard for two
more years.

   Standing 5’11 and averaging five rebounds per game, senior post player Nia Craig has put on a show for the girls varsity basketball team. In the team’s last league game against Castilleja, Craig had two assists and added 13 points to the teams booming 82-37 win at home. Against Menlo earlier in the week, Craig led the team with nine boards. She is a huge threat on both defense and offense and adds height to the small team.