CORONA: Last night at Corona High School the Lady Wolves made history! With a 74 to 20 win over the Lady Panthers, King secured sole possession of the Big VIII league title for the second year in a row. King is now 20 -4 overall, and 9-0 in league here in 2018.
The Lady Wolves started strong, finishing the half on a 21 to 2 run. They never looked back, adding to their lead with an aggressive press and great shooting. Olivia Moran led the Lady Wolves with 17 points and 11 rebounds, and Shae Johnson added 11 points and 14 rebounds.
After the game, Senior Haylei Janssens addressed the team: “I am so proud of all of us…we believed in ourselves when no one else gave us a chance. We showed them that you can’t measure heart.”
“Talk about inspirational!” exclaimed head coach Jesus Martinez who’s been at the helm of the program for 8 seasons. “The Big VIII is one of the toughest most competitive leagues in all of Southern California, so this is no small feat. My coaching staff and I push these girls like no other; they are consistently watching video, conditioning, practicing on holidays, etc. It was an amazing, emotional moment to watch them celebrate last night as they accomplished something that they worked so hard for and put in so much time and effort to obtain.”
The league title is the 137th in school history, spanning all sports. King High opened it’s doors in the 1999-2000 school year. It is the fifth league title for the girls’ basketball program in that span.