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Girls Varsity Basketball · KING UPSETS CROSS TOWN RIVAL, JW NORTH


Written by Jesus Martinez. Photo for illustration.
Saturday night at King high school, the Lady Wolves had their first home game of the season, hosting the 10-1 JW North Huskies, who came in ranked 20th in the state of California.  When all was said and done, The Lady Wolves put together a strong second half and defeated the Huskies 52 to 45.  The win should propel the Lady Wolves into one of the top spots in the Southern California.
<After a rough first quarter that saw the Lady Wolves turn the ball over 5 times, senior Haylei Janssens huddled her team and asked for complete effort and less nerves and turnovers.  The Lady Wolves responded, ending the half on a 7 to 0 run, tied 20 to 20. 
The second half saw 8 lead changes and some very exciting basketball.  Raya Smith, Olivia Moran and Nyah Moran contributed tremendously toward the end of the game, scoring 11 of King’s final 13 points.  After all was said and done, the Lady Wolves put the game away in the last 2 minutes and downed the JW North Huskies 52 to 45.

After the game, the Moran twins (Olivia and Nyah) both said it was the biggest game they had ever been apart of.  When asked what stood out the most after the win, Junior Captain Aniyah Pewett said it was the way the team came together and overcame a rough start to the game. The Lady Wolves will now host the Santiago Sharks on Wednesday night at 6PM  to begin league play.