Senior Makaley Whittle shot a 3 – pointer, and in mid-air her opponent fouled her. Swish. After she made three, Whittle went to the freethrow line, attempting a four point play.

Girls’ Varsity basketball had a record of 16-13 in the regular season. They did not win the CIF title, ending league with a record of 3 – 5, but headed to State on March third.

As the team neared the competition, they focused on their team dynamic, strengthening their play, and focused on the little things to get them ready to play their best. 

“It’s always a great experience for the girls. We get to extend our season longer and the girls can learn a lot about themselves as a team,” Coach Jay Trousdale said.

Last year girls’ basketball made it to the second round of State playoffs before their season ended. The team had hopes to make it as far as possible this year.

Girls’ Varsity Basketball has qualified for state 14 times in past years, getting the chance to compete with teams outside of their league.

“It’s an opportunity to show people all over California what you’ve got,” Varsity Team Captain Colby Neal said.

This year Poway played against Viewpoint in Calabasas near Thousand Oaks who had a record of 18 – 9. Going to State was a huge accomplishment that the team had worked for all season. 

“Knowing that the season is coming to an end, we have to go into each of the games with the mentality of leaving everything on the court, because at this point we don’t know when our last game will be,” senior Team Captain Makaley Whittle said when preparing for the game.

Our Titans lost 25 – 59 in the first round of State Playoffs, but put up a fight, ending the season with a 19 – 19 overall record.