Girls’ basketball dominates Avocado League


The team chants “Let’s Go Poway” in their huddle? before the last quarter starts.

Aisling Barry, Staff Writer

   It’s a home game, and the crowd is going wild. Fans, friends, and family fill the stands to watch the Titans crush their opponents, and the girls definitely delivered. The Titans beat the Mission Vista Timberwolves on Feb. 3, 66-38, stunning the crowd and asserting their dominance.

   The Varsity Girls Basketball team has had a successful season so far, and their victories don’t seem to be stopping.

   With an overall record of 23-2 and a league record of 9-0 as of Feb. 7, the Titans are destroying the competition while barely breaking a sweat.

   The Titans opened league play with a pair of 19-point road wins over the San Marcos Knights and Mission Vista.

   Their largest margin of victory came on Jan. 21 in a neutral game against the JSerra Catholic Lions to single-digits in a 58-7 victory.

   Paired with a new head coach this season, the Titans took the change in stride and have thrived under her guidance ever since. The girls are confident in their abilities and know what needs to be done in order to win.

   “Most of the time, I’m thinking about time and score because there’s certain actions I need to do, like set a screen, before the shot clock runs out,” junior Mackenzie Parsons said. 

   Like Parsons, senior Raye Weatherford also keeps a concentrated mind when on the court. Weatherford’s skills and confidence are largely due to her experience. 

   “I’ve been playing basketball since fourth grade, and honestly my parents made me sign up, but from there on it just became something I loved to do all the time,” Weatherford said.

   CIF playoffs began Feb. 15 and quarterfinals start Feb. 18.

   “My favorite memory on the team is being able to practice with my teammates as well as having fun outside of the sport because we have really great people on the team,” senior McKenna Bizjack said.