Girls Varsity Basketball · CIF LOOKING LIKE A CAKE WALK


After dispatching La Habra Sonora High in the first round of CIF by a wallop, 70-17, Coach Jesus Martinez figured the “easy” games through CIF wouldn’t last.

But the #3 seed Lady Wolves is a “special team,” to put it in Martinez’s words, and despite the escalating competition by round, the girls are still making it look easy.

On Friday night, King took on  J-Serra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano and won by something short of a thump,  67 to 41.

The winning formula for King has been repetitive through two games: Great defense and unselfish team ball.

Raya Smith had 21 points and Olivia and Nyah Moran added 16 and 9 points respectively.

After the game in locker room Olivia reminded the team that the championship they seek will happen “one step at a time, one game at a time.”

Two games into the CIF season, the rounds have resembled a cake walk, thus it was only fitting that the team celebrate at Krispy Kreme donuts.

“That’s what you do after a big win” Martinez noted with obvious glee.

A fitting celebration indeed.

Perhaps because with defending CIF Champ Chaminade up next on Wednesday at home, Martinez figures the cake walk is over.