Dominating the basketball court
After a record of 4-6 in the Pacific Coast League (PCL) last year, Northwood’s Varsity Girls Basketball team is looking to improve from last season as they prepare for the upcoming winter season.
“I’m really looking forward to playing with my teammates as for some of them it is their last season with Northwood,” junior Erin Matsutsuyu said.
With the leadership of coach Lauren Bowie, the team has been working hard after school and has started the preseason off strong with a win against Mission Viejo.
In order to prepare for the PCL, the girls have been practicing hard during after school practice sessions, conducting rigorous shooting drills and scrimmages.
“A lot of drills we do are focused on building endurance through fatigue shooting, which allows us to get our shots off quickly, splitting into posts and guards, in order to work on our separate skills and conducting scrimmages to build team chemistry,” senior Lauren Ta said.
The Timberwolves had considerable success last season, making it all the way to the first round of CIF, and this season, they hope to go further into the playoffs.
Although the team has lost key seniors such as Jenna Huskinson and Bethany Murphy, many upperclassmen have stepped up—including first team all-PCL pick Matsutsuyu and captain Ta.
Currently, the Timberwolves are working hard and preparing for their home game against University High School this evening at the Northwood gymnasium.