Junior and varsity point guard Shyla Latone takes a free throw in the second quarter of the game. She scored 1 point at the time. Photo by Simon Vaillancourt.

Junior and varsity point guard Shyla Latone takes a free throw in the second quarter of the game. She scored one point at the time. Photo by Simon Vaillancourt.

By Lauren Arvizu
STAFF WRITER
@laurcrusader

Bonita Vista High School’s girls’ varsity basketball team lost their first home game 40-76 against Mount Miguel High School on the 30th of November.

“It was a tough one. We need to work on our plays, communicate more and just talk throughout the entire game,” junior and varsity point guard Shyla Latone said.

During the first quarter the score ended 11-10 with the Lady Barons in the lead. As the game went on, BVH maintained their streak but due to a foul, MMH was able to score. After this play, the team was not able to recover. The quarter ended with a score of 13-23.

“Our team should help Shyla out because she is the only one playing on offense, that’s what I see. In order to play as a team, we have to step our game up,” sophomore and varsity point guard Jaylean Arenas said.

Junior Madison Piscini received a knee injury during the second quarter. She was able to walk off the court however, she sat out the rest of the game. As the game progressed into the third quarter, two 3-point shots were made by Latone and Laryssa Kure. After the shots there was still a large gap in points between the opposing teams and the second quarter ending with a score of 26-59.

“We have to work hard. Mt. Miguel is ranked number four in the county right now, so this game let us know where we [stand]. We just have to get in the gym and work hard on defense,” varsity girls’ basketball coach Tristan Lamb said.

Once the fourth quarter began, Miguel would score a two pointer then Bonita would score two points as well and continued to score back and forth. The basketball reached both ends of the court several times. Despite efforts during the fourth quarter, the Lady Barons were unable to catch up to Mt. Miguel and therefore ultimately lost the game.

“Well tonight’s game was a tough one. They are a really good team. Those are girls that have been playing together for a long time but I think that our next game is against Brolley, and it is going to be a different outcome that game. After that we have another tough one against Sarah so we just have to make sure we are practicing and ready to go,” Lamb said.