Girls Basketball: Defending Champions
The high expectations set for South’s girls basketball team may be met this season after last year’s 6A championship win. So far they remain ranked #1, with their overall record being 15-1 [15 wins and 1 loss]. Their most recent game on Jan. 19 against North Salem was a win, in which they won 74-8.
During their latest game, South remained on top the whole time, ending the second quarter 39-4 in their favor. Overall there were 35 rebounds, 20 assists, and 26 steals, with Evina Westbrook ‘17 and Jordan Woodvine ‘16 leading the game. Westbrook scored 12 points by herself, in addition to 5 assists and 5 steals throughout the game. Meanwhile, Woodvine scored 14 points, and had 5 rebounds, 1 assist, and 3 steals. Other notable players include Dani Harley ‘17, Tori Swanson ‘16, Simone Leaks ‘16, Morgan Winder ‘18, Cori Harley ‘18, and Amanda McGhee ‘17.
Their second to last game was another win against West Albany on Jan. 15. Even though the game was initially in West Albany’s favor, what with South shooting 1-11, it ended as a win for South. Westbrook scored 28 points, with 20 alone in the second quarter. By the end of the second, the box score was 40-17. With Woodvine as the lead scorer, combined with players such as Woodvine, Harley, Swanson, Alexia Hicks ‘18, and Sophia Huston ‘17, South managed to end the game 71-54 in their favor.
Along with their 8-0 league record, and near undefeated record, they have scored the highest amount of points in their conference, at 1029, North Salem following behind them with 900.