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Girls basketball continues winning streak with a fatal blow to Sylmar

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CHRISTOPHER MONTERROSA
Cara Dechathong (#40) gets ready to shoot the ball at the home game against Sylmar on Jan. 10. The Wolves easily overpowered the Spartans 61-39 for their tenth consecutive victory.

The bottom line | The girls basketball team battled against the Sylmar Spartans on Wednesday, Jan. 10, and crushed them with a score of 61-39.

Highlights |

  • The first quarter ended with the Wolves up by two points, ending with the score at 8-6.
  • At half time, the Wolves were in the lead by six points with a score of 26-20.
  • By the third quarter, the Wolves had finally crushed the Spartans’ dreams with a score of 41-32.

Points scored each quarter |

  • First: VNHS 8 SHS 6
  • Second: VNHS 18 SHS 14
  • Third: VNHS 15 SHS 12
  • Fourth: VNHS 20 SHS 7

What’s next | The team hits the road for their next game on Wednesday, Jan. 17, against San Fernando High School. They then hit the road the next day to play against Canoga Park on Thursday, Jan. 18.

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Team thoughts | “This game had its ups and downs,” team member Angie Volpe said. “In the beginning, our team was trying to keep up with Sylmar, but by half time our team was up by many points so we had a hope of winning. Luckily we did.”

Our thoughts | After a three-week break, the team was able to beat yet another team, making this the tenth game that they have won in a row. The team is doing great with only one loss in the books, displaying the hard work they put in at practice to massacre most of their opponents. The team will continue to be successful throughout the season, so make sure to stop by the big gym on their next away game and show them some support.

For the books |
10 wins, 1 loss
Valley Mission League

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Isabel Valles
Isabel Valles, Athletics Editor
Through participating in multiple sports writing competitions, I was able to prove my commitment to the class and was chosen to become sports editor in my second year of journalism. My love for sports writing came around the time my love for sports developed around 6 years ago. Another thing I love about writing about sports is being able to inform and catch up readers about games that they may have missed. Currently I play three sports, flag football, track and field, and basketball. After high school I plan on attending either the University of Pennsylvania or the University of Santa Cruz. My goal for this year as editor is to become a better leader and learn from any mistakes that I might make in the process.
<b>CHRISTOPHER MONTERROSA</b>
From taking photos on my iPhone to taking them on Sony cameras, my passion for photography has always been prevalent. The desire to capture beauty in an instant has motivated me to continue to pursue this hobby. Although only my first year in journalism, I hope to utilize the tools and equipment that is offered to help me thrive as a photographer. As a senior at Van Nuys High School, I plan to maximize this year to the best of my abilities.
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