Paly girls basketball loses against San Ramon Valley 59-36


Tyler Martin, Staff Writer

The Paly girls basketball team fell short to San Ramon Valley with a final score of 59-36 yesterday afternoon. 

The team struggled to get things going offensively, falling to a 15-2 deficit in the first quarter. 

“When we play tough teams that push the pace of the game we tend to play at a speed that’s outside of our comfort zone,” Natalie Neumann (‘25) said. “Because of that, we tend to rush and get panicked, leading to a lot of turnovers.”

Despite the rough start, the team kept fighting, cutting it to just a nine-point game at halftime.

“In the second quarter, we outscored them,” Head Coach Scott Peters said. “I like that our team keeps fighting.”

Additionally, the team did a strong job making defensive plays.  

“I think that we did a pretty good job communicating on defense,” Neumann said. “It calms me down and helps me focus when I have my teammates talking to me.”

Although Paly could not secure the win, this game showed them areas for improvement. 

“The biggest thing that we have to do is make better decisions with the ball,” Peters said. We had too many turnovers.” 

The team falls to 2-2 on the season and looks to get back in the win column in an away game against Evergreen Valley next Saturday.